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Monday, 01 July 2019 19:53

Rob Hinings

Rob was born in Grantham, England met his wife, Mary when he was 12 and she, 14.  They attended an Anglican church in Edmonton after emigrating to Canada and came to St. Peter’s in 2006.  They have three daughters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, all much loved.
Rob was educated at the University of Leeds graduating with first class honours.  He was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Montreal in 2011.  He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.  He has written nine books and more than 130 papers.
Rob cycles in the summer time, enjoying Okotoks’ paths and parkways.  He loves to walk and travel which fits with his “semi-retirement-part-time-jobs” lifestyle! As an Octogenarian, he still flies overseas to conduct teaching seminars and in the past year has taken on a consultancy position with the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Rob enjoys the Wednesday morning Bible Study and often does the Sunday Bible Readings as well as serving the Eucharist. Weekly days of Prayer at St. Peter’s are something both he and Mary look forward to.  Rob was the head of the search committee which brought us Fr. Norbert.
Rob quotes Galatians 5:22, which speaks to the Fruit of the Spirit, as his favourite.  He exhibits those fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness and self control in his daily walk with our Lord, and is an inspiration to all of us.­­

Saturday, 01 June 2019 19:50

Norma Schofield

Norma was born and raised in Kent, South East of London. After graduating from Technical College in the 60’s she moved to London to work in the fashion industry. In 1968 Norma was sharing an office with Haydn’s sister and it was agreed that Norma and Haydn should meet at a party on a blind date. They were married in April 1971 and began married life in the British Army; moving about 12 times in 8 years.
Having accepted Christ in 1977 and Haydn in 1978, Haydn retired from the army to study theology at St. John’s College Nottingham. Upon graduation in 1983 Norma and Haydn joined the Diocese of the Arctic, where they adopted two children and served for 23 years before moving to Calgary (St. Luke’s) and then retiring to High River in 2012. During this time in the Arctic Norma has variously served as Lay Reader, Sunday School leader, teacher and Church Thrift Shop manager as well as working as a recreational therapist assistant for a while.
Norma is currently part of an inter-denominational leadership team that holds a monthly outreach brunch and she also leads a women’s weekly Bible study in High River. She is deeply committed to the presentation of the Gospel to women through these outreach events.
In addition to being an advocate for the children and grandchildren, she is an avid gardener and is using her talent and interest in flower arranging to present Biblical events and gospel teachings.
While claiming not have a ‘favourite’ verse, Norma appreciates Psalm 139 and Psalm 103:1-5.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 18:34

Michael-Ann Elard

St. Peter’s was first recommended by a friend to Michael-Anne over fifteen years ago.  Not long after, she brought her fiancé, Ron to church with her and they’ve been here ever since. As God would have it, Michael-Ann and Ron were married at St. Peter’s in 2003. One of her bridesmaids even brought a favorite horse inside St. Peter’s West Wing at their wedding reception!  (There’s nothing like a bond between a girl and her horse). She is (not-so-wicked) stepmom to Ron’s children and Grandma to their children. And of course, loving Mom to their Labradoodle, Chase! (pictured on the left with Mike)
Michael-Ann is an accomplished horsewoman who trained in the animal health industry. Her love of horses is fulfilled working with a friend on her ranch southeast of Okotoks where she spends many hours each week. Michael-Anne takes pleasure in hiking in the mountains and also thoroughly enjoys travel. She and Ron spent several years working in Trinidad and still maintain many friendships there.
Mike has been active in the Cursillo ministry working at Entheos during Cursillo weekends helping those who attend understand their calling to live out a Christian life. She works behind the scenes as part of the kitchen team at St. Peter’s helping out whenever possible cooking and serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  She thrives on being part of services at St. Peter’s as Crucifer, Reader, and leader of Prayers of the People. She has a wonderful sense of humour and loves to laugh.  
She and Ron have lived in Calgary for many years but recently purchased a home in High River.  They will move this summer.  We’re so glad to have them a little closer!
Philippians 4:4-8 speaks to rejoicing in the Lord always which is what Michael-Anne refers to for spiritual ‘food’ keeping her aware of presenting everything to God.   

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 10:46

Prayer Sheet For April 7th, 2019

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. George, Calgary and Clara King, their Priest

The Men’s Spring Cursillo – April 11 to 14

Our companion Diocese of the Windward Islands; the Cathedral Church of St. George (Parish of St. George & St. Andrew) with Transfiguration, The Ascension and Holy Redeemer and their priest Samuel Nichols

Diocesan Officers: Grenville John, Idris Baptiste, Clifton Nedd and Dionne John

Please keep in prayer:

Monday, 25 March 2019 14:22

Jacques Plamondon

After moving to Okotoks in 1998, Jacques and his wife Carolyn began attending St. Peter’s because the people were very friendly and the atmosphere so inviting.  At home with his family, and in Quebec where he grew up, Jacques is actually “Jack”.  Only in Okotoks and Calgary do people use the French pronunciation of his name.  Go figure!  They have one daughter, Dayna who lives in Lethbridge with her family including Jacques’ first grand-daughter Olivia.  If he gets his hands on the baby, Grandpa is highly unlikely to give her up and Grandma is out of luck!
Jacques retired in 2017 and has had about enough of that!  He is a professional Chef by trade, having trained in the Canadian Army based in Alert, NWT. At one time he was the Canadian equivalent to the chef on Air Force One in the US, and prepared meals for the Queen!  He has done the catering for the many events we host; among them fundraiser dinners, women’s breakfasts and other celebrations.  Under his direction, St. Peter’s Stampede Breakfasts for 400-500 people were a special favorite to those who attended, and except for one year when health issues prevented, Jacques has cooked St. Peter’s Annual Christmas dinner.  His black forest cake is legendary!  Since he’s been feeling better, he’s ready to get back into the swing of things and would welcome requests to cater.
He has served well on Parish Council and enjoyed that time but is most often found behind the scenes in the kitchen – acting very “chefly”, and creating teams of loyal sous chefs who are happy to work under his direction.  Besides knowing what he’s doing, he’s a lot of fun! He’s avid about the Montreal Alouettes and Canadiens (or really, he just hates the Maple Leafs) and is another Dawg’s baseball fan who rarely misses a home game.
Jacques knows God will see him through anything because of the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul………Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:40

Prayer Sheet For March 10th 2019

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 

We pray for St. Mahloire, Drumheller, St. John the Baptist, New Brigden, All saints, and Catherine Holland their priest. In our companion Diocese we pray for St. Patrick, Barrouallie with St. David, Our Lady of Perpetual Succou, All Saints and Mary Magdalene on St. Vincent and Leopold Friday their Bishop 

Please keep in prayer 

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:11

Ken Waltho

Ken and his wife Marian moved from Fareham, Hampshire, England in 1981 with their two daughters to SE Calgary and some time later built a house in Bragg Creek. Following that, they moved to Okotoks and sought out St. Peter’s as they’ve always been Anglicans and our church became their home.  
Ken is a retired Engineering Technologist, having worked for Fluor, in the oil and gas industry; (a great profession to be retired from, these days).   He loves to travel and has been to many countries including India, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, many parts  of the U.S., Spain, the Panama Canal, Nicaragua and most recently cruising (a favorite way to travel), to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  (He spent part of his school years in Malta!)
Ken loves woodworking and is also quite a handyman and gardener.  He uses his love for these activities, especially the handyman part, to minister in our midst.  You will find him behind the scenes (or when there aren’t a lot of people around) repairing things which need attention, crawling around the attic and clearing away items which can be disposed of from storage areas (like old files, empty boxes, scraps of lumber and other useless paraphernalia. He’s also right-hand man to his wife and is her go to guy when tables and chairs need to be set up for various hospitality functions and food needs to be hauled. He’s one of the people who gathers the offering on Sundays and who removes the cushions at the front.  He’s always willing to help and is exceptionally able.
A favorite favourite Bible verse is Exodus 23:20, “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” This must be the place God had in mind and Ken is much appreciated for following His leading!  

Monday, 11 March 2019 09:08

StPO Kids and FCCO Kids

We are so excited to announce that StPO kids will be joining FCCO’s kids Grade 1-5 Fun Friday Program!  This Friday, March 15th will be held at St. Peter’s Church in the west wing. It’s RETRO GAME SHOW NIGHT. We will be playing games then have snack and Paster Dave will do a teaching. 

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Monday, 04 February 2019 10:53

Prayer Sheet for February 3rd 2019

Diocesan Cycle Of Prayer

February 3, 2019

St. Paul, Calgary

The Rev. Fergus Tyson

The Rev. Cyril Haynes (Hon.)

The Rev. Dr. Norman Knowles (Hon.)

The Rev. Charles Alexander (Hon.)

St. Andrew with Holy Innocents, St. Giles and St. Michael, on Grenada - The Rev. Michael Marshall

St. John with St. Mark and St. Matthew, on Grenada -The Rev. Coleridge Booker

Christ-the-King with St. Francis, on Grenada

 

Monday, 04 February 2019 10:52

Prayer Sheet for January 27th 2019

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

January 27, 2019

St. Mark and St. Philip, Calgary

The Rev. Joselito Vallejo

 

St. Martin, Calgary

The Rev. Tasha Brubaker-Garrison

St. Mary, Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm; St. Michael, Canouan, Mustique; and St. Matthias, Union Island

The Ven. Everton Weekes

The Rev. Frank Garraway

 

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