- Tuesday, September 16
- 10:00 a.m. Christian Meditation
- 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study
- Wednesday, September 17
- 7:30 p.m. Loving Kindness Meditation
- Thurdsday, September 18
- 6:30 p.m. Labyrinth Autumnal Equinox
- 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice
- Sunday, September 21, Pentecost 15
- 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
This Week's Readings
- September 21, 2014
- EXODUS 16:2-15
- PSALM 105:1-6, 37-45
- PHILIPPIANS 1:21-30
- MATTHEW 20:1-16
Welcome to St. Peter's Anglican Church
- We are a people seeking to know, love, and follow Jesus in serving God's mission.
- We invite you to join us.
The Parish of St. Peter is a Christian faith community in the Anglican tradition located in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba.
St. Peter's is committed to establishing relationships - with God and with one another. We believe that relationships are critical in our high-tech/low-touch world and we want to create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity for a life-changing relationship with God.
Daily Bible Readings
This past Lent, members of St. Peter's participated in the study Making Sense of Scripture. (See the excellent article My First Lenten Study in the June Elm Leaf.) Several participants wondered about resources to help them make Bible reading a part of their daily life. One resource for this is the Daily Office Lectionary found in the Book of Alternative Services. Beginning on page 450 of the B.A.S., it offers daily Bible readings on a two year cycle. Of course, not everyone has a B.A.S. at home so, for the convenience of our readers, St. Peter's is pleased to provide the following link to the Lectionary, complete with the biblical text.
Summer Reading at St. Peter's
One of the pleasures of summer is having the opportunity to relax with a cold drink and a good book. To help you make that happen, St. Peter's Adult Christian Education Committee has put together a list of books we've found well worth the read.
- green grass, running water by Thomas King (Perennial Canada)
- The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel by Louise Erdrich (Harper Perennial)
- Children of the Day by Sandra Birdsell (Random House)
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (Harper Collins)
- All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday Canada)
- Changing the Conversation by Anthony Robinson (being read by Vestry this summer. Limited copies available to borrow from the office.)
- A Great Restlessness: The Life & Politics of Dorise Nielsen by Faith Johnston (University of Manitoba Press)
- The (Un) Common Good by Jim Wallis (Baker Publishing Group)
To help you decide which book(s) work for you, follow this link to read a synopsis of each one. Lynda Wolf has suggested some people might like to meet in the fall to discuss their reading experiences. Please speak with her, or let the office know, if this would interest you.
Elm Leaf June 2014
Follow the link to the latest edition of the Elm Leaf. You'll find thoughtful and interesting article on a variety of topics, including St. Peter's Visioning Process, the Emerging Artists Exhibition and Sale, Recycling at St. Peters. In addition, you can read some of our regular features and see St. Peter's in Pictures.
For a glimpse of what was happening at St. Peter's and in the wider church 10 years ago take a look at the Elm Leaf from May 2004.
Fall 2014 at St. Peter's
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - A Montessori Based Sunday School
- Resumes September 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
- Trained catechists will offer classes for two age groups:
- 3 - 5 year olds and 6 - 9 year olds
- Nursery will be available for children under 3 years of age
resumes Tuesday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Lectionary Based Adult Bible Study
resumes Tuesday September 16 at 10:00 a.m.
- Call and Response: God and his people in Genesis to Deuteronomy
- Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. September 23 - October 21, 2014
What does it mean to be God’s people? Who is this God we worship? Should I bother reading the Old Testament? What about those sacrifices in Leviticus? What can I learn from the matriarchs and patriarchs of faith?
Come to this 5-week mini-course taught by the Rev. Dr. Lissa Wray Beal and find out what The Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) is all about, and how it connects with your Christian faith. Read more about this course.
- Bible and Breakfast: In conjunction with Call and Response: God and God's People in the Pentateuch
- Saturday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m.
- Saturday, November 15th at 9:00 a.m.
St. John's College will present two sessions of Bible and Breakfast featuring the Rev. Dr. Lissa Wray Beal. The first - Saturday, September 20th - will launch the Pentateuch study series. The second - Saturday, November 15th - will conclude it.
- What If I Got Hit By a Bus?
- Saturday, September 27 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Peter's
What if something suddenly happens that leaves you unable to communicate wishes and important information to your family members? This seminar is intended to help you organize your personal information and wishes, ensuring that family members have the information at their finger-tips, thus reducing stress at a very stressful time. Details and registration form.
Everything changes radically from the moment you know yourself as being sent into this world. . . The change of which I speak is the change from living life as a painful test to prove that you deserve to be loved, to living it as an unceasing "Yes" to the truth of that Belovedness. Put simply, life is a God-given opportunity to become who we are, to affirm our own true spiritual nature, claim our truth, appropriate and integrate the reality of our being, but, most of all, to say "Yes" to the One who calls us the Beloved.
- This Month's Discipleship quotes taken from:
- Life of the Beloved
- Henri J.M. Nouwen
Season After Pentecost
Also called Ordinary Time
“Clearly the human-divine relationship in the Trinity, the unifying force of the Eucharist, the mercy of God, and the lordship of Jesus bring all the scriptures of Ordinary Time to life. These feasts, born of popular devotion and theological thought, make Ordinary Time a time for making the faith the force of daily life.”
Joan Chittister, ‘The Liturgical Year’