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Events

Prayer Changes Things (a Cursillo Prayer Conference)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:00am

Cost: $25.00 -- Includes Prayer Book with a Cursillo Focus

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Service of Healing Prayer

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Sunday May 20, 2018 @10:00am 

We believe that, as a christian church and a body of believers in Jesus Christ that we have been instructed to pray for those among us who are sick.
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Groups

Chinook County Quilters

 

Chinook Quilters

Meet Every Monday (Except Stat Holidays)

 The Chinook Country Quilters are a group of Ladies from Okotoks and the surrounding area.

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Book Study

 

Peter

Meet every Wednesday @ 9:30am

Book Study Group

Book Title: PETER, Learning to be Like Jesus
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Creative Souls

 

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Meets the 3rd Saturday Of Every Month @ 1:00 pm

 

Creative Souls meets monthly to exercise and expand our creative and artistic talents.

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We Celebrate

Betty

Betty Cole


Betty grew up in Okotoks and has been a faithful and much treasured member of St. Peter’s parish since 1956 when she married her Anglican husband. She is the mother of three, grandmother of seven and a great grandmother of two.

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Marian

Marian Waltho


Marian, along with her husband Ken moved from Fareham, Hampshire, England in 1981 to Calgary. Later, they bought land in West Bragg Creek and had a house built. Then in 2009 (in their 40th wedding anniversary year!), they moved to Okotoks and sought out St. Peter’s. They feel very much home in this church.

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Church Season

The Liturgical Season Of Ordinary Time

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Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.   John 4:35 NIV

Christ has ascended, and until He returns...

The rest of the year following Epiphany and Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning "common" or "mundane," this term comes from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Trinity, etc.), which is probably a better way to think of this time of the year.

In Common Worship, the first section of Ordinary Time starts on the day after Candlemass ( February 2nd) and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent. Ordinary Time resumes after Pentecost and always begins with Trinity Sunday and ends with Christ the King Sunday (last Sunday before the beginning of Advent).

The season of The Sundays after Trinity usually focuses on the evangelical mission of the church to the world and its responsibility in carrying out that mission of proclamation.

The Liturgical colour for Ordinary Time is dark green, although other shades of green are commonly used. Green has traditionally been associated with new life and growth.

Readings

Season after Pentecost
Year B
First* reading and Psalm Alternate* First reading and Psalm Second reading Gospel
Trinity Sunday
May 27, 2018
First Sunday after Pentecost
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 29

  Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth 
May 31, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 2:1-10

Psalm 113

  Romans 12:9-16b Luke 1:39-57
Proper 4 (9)
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 3, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81:1-10

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6
Proper 5 (10)
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 10, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)

Psalm 138

Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35
Proper 6 (11)
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 17, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13

Psalm 20

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34
Proper 7 (12)
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 24, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

Psalm 9:9-20

or

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16

Psalm 133

Job 38:1-11

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41
Proper 8 (13)
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 1, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

Psalm 130

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24
or
Lamentations 3:22-33

Psalm 30

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43
Proper 9 (14)
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 8, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

Psalm 48

Ezekiel 2:1-5

Psalm 123

2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13
Proper 10 (15)
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 15, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Psalm 24

Amos 7:7-15

Psalm 85:8-13

Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29
Proper 11 (16)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Psalm 89:20-37

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm 23

Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Proper 12 (17)
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
July 29, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 11:1-15

Psalm 14

2 Kings 4:42-44

Psalm 145:10-18

Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21
Proper 13 (18)
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 5, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a

Psalm 51:1-12

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

Psalm 78:23-29

Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35
Proper 14 (19)
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 12, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33

Psalm 130

1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34:1-8

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51
Proper 15 (20)
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 19, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Psalm 111

Proverbs 9:1-6

Psalm 34:9-14

Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
Proper 16 (21)
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 26, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43

Psalm 84

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

Psalm 34:15-22

Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69
Proper 17 (22)
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 2, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Psalm 15

James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Proper 18 (23)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 9, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

Psalm 125

Isaiah 35:4-7a

Psalm 146

James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37
Holy Cross
September 14, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Numbers 21:4b-9

Psalm 98:1-5
or
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38

  1 Corinthians 1:18-24 John 3:13-17
Proper 19 (24)
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 16, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 1:20-33

Psalm 19

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-9
or
Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1

James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38
Proper 20 (25)
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 31:10-31

Psalm 1

Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
or
Jeremiah 11:18-20

Psalm 54

James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37
Proper 21 (26)
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 30, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

Psalm 124

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Psalm 19:7-14

James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50
Proper 22 (27)
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 7, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Psalm 26

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 8

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
October 8, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Joel 2:21-27

Psalm 126

  1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33
Proper 23 (28)
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
October 14, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Psalm 22:1-15

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Psalm 90:12-17

Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31
Proper 24 (29)
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)

Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

Isaiah 53:4-12

Psalm 91:9-16

Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45
Proper 25 (30)
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
October 28, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)

Jeremiah 31:7-9

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52
All Saints Day
November 1, 2018
(Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November)
ART -- PRAYER
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
or
Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 24

  Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44
Proper 26 (31)
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 4, 2018
(If All Saints not observed on this day)
ART -- PRAYER
Ruth 1:1-18

Psalm 146

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalm 119:1-8

Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34
Proper 27 (32)
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 11, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Psalm 127

1 Kings 17:8-16

Psalm 146

Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44
Proper 28 (33)
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 1:4-20

1 Samuel 2:1-10 **

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16

Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8
Thanksgiving Day, USA
November 22, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Joel 2:21-27

Psalm 126

  1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33
Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34)
Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
November 25, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 23:1-7

Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm 93

Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37

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The Liturgical Season Of Eastertide

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Eastertide - a Single Joyful Feast

No matter which translation we read, as a worldwide church we celebrate God's love for us at Easter.

  • Greater love than this hath no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends. — 1599 Geneva Bible
  • This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. — The Message
  • Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. — English Standard Version Anglicised
  • And here is how to measure it—the greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends; — Living Bible

Easter services at St. Peter's Church info

Eastertide is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.

It is celebrated as a single joyful feast, indeed as the "great Lord's Day". Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter, and, after the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, while the whole fifty-day period concludes with Pentecost Sunday.

Readings

Easter
Year B

Easter
Year B
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Easter Vigil
April 1, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Old Testament Readings and Psalms
  • Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  • Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
  • Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
  • Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  • Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
  • Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
  • Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
  • Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98
New Testament Reading and Psalm
  • Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114
Gospel
  • Mark 16:1-8
Resurrection of the Lord
April 1, 2018
Easter Day
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 10:34-43
or
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
or
Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18
or
Mark 16:1-8
Easter Evening
April 1, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter
April 8, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31
Annunciation of the Lord 
April 9, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45
or
Psalm 40:5-10
Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Third Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48
Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 22, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18
Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 29, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 6, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17
Ascension of the Lord
May 10, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47
or
Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 13, 2018
(If Ascension not observed here)
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19
Day of Pentecost
May 20, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 2:1-21
or
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27
or
Acts 2:1-21
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

* During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Ezekiel is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.

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Countdown To Trinity Sunday

What You Want To Know

The problem with using analogies to explain the Holy Trinity is that you always end up confessing some ancient heresy.

From our friends at TheLutheranSatire

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Author: Marion Bowen

This All Age Service was inclusive meaning children stayed for the entire service and were encouraged to participate in all the fun activities.  Worship songs were geared to  participation with mouth/foot/hand actions. Rubbing our tummies, raising our hands and stomping our feet got us all ready for more.

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On Thursday March 29, we celebrated a Passover Meal as a church body. It was a huge success. We ate together, sang together and celebrated a traditional Passover meal. The traditional food was substituted with items that are easily obtained in this area of the world, but the importance of them was not lessened as a result. I was particularly touched to be able to serve communion to my table-mates and enjoy their company as we remembered Jesus last night with his

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Good Friday Services at St. Peters Okotoks are an important part of the Easter events. Traditionally, the church has held an evening service that included elements of the Passion as a  reminder of the final hours of Christ’s life on earth.
This year a new service was introduced to our Parish which was a different but

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Author: Marion Bowen

An inclusive ‘All Age Service’ was held today at St. Peter’s Church, this 3rd Sunday in Lent.   Our congregation is made up of all ages from those approaching 100 years and those just born.  Lent and Passover were the focus

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A blessed day was had by all when Bishop Greg spent Sunday at St. Peter’s Church.  Bishop Greg shared a solid message about living our faith and discussed how different the

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Author: Billie Hogan

Saturday, December 9, marked our church's Annual Christmas Dinner. It was an opportunity to fellowship with our church family and prepare for the advent season.

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We've moved to our new address – stpo.ca

ST. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks has a new home, and we're

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As a conservative, why do I remain in the Anglican Church of Canada? Here are five reasons.

By Dean Mercer

The Rev. Dr. Dean Mercer is incumbent of the Anglican Church of St. Paul, L’Amoreaux, an instructor in liturgy at Wycliffe College, Toronto, and a member of the Canadian chapter of the Anglican Communion Institute.

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My dear, dear Family in Christ Jesus,

Adaptedfrom Romans 1:1-7 

Timothy, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Jane provided these prayers at our Spring conference. 2015

Ask God to bring deep conviction of sin, spiritual brokenness, a holy fear of God and genuine repentance among His people.  

2 Corinthians 7:10Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but

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