Dear friends,
 
 Blessings as we begin the month of February.    A schedule for the month is in the sidebar.  A few things to highlight include:  
 
Pub night - We have had to move February's pub night from Monday to Tuesday because of a previous booking at the pub.  Please make note of this change. In March we will be back to the first Monday.   
 
Annual Meeting - Our annual meeting will take place on Sunday, February 23rd after the service.    At the meeting we will deal with financial matters and elect a new warden, parish council members and synod delegates.   Please join us for this important part of our shared life. The meeting will  not be long and will be followed by lunch.  All welcome.  The annual report should be available in church on February 9.  However you are encouraged to help us save paper by emailing Kelly (after Feb 11) and asking for an electronic copy.  Kelly's email is adminassist@stlaurence.ca   
 
Interfaith Bible Study- The ever-popular interfaith Bible study will pick up again on Wednesday, February 19th from 1:00 - 2:30 at Beth Tzedec Synagogue (off Glenmore Trail) We will meet every Wednesday afternoon through until March 25.  All welcome and come to as many (or as few)  sessions as you can. Bring a Bible!    We will finish a fascinating discussion of Leviticus and then move to Numbers.  These sessions are led by myself, Pastor Walter Bornhuse, Rabbi Mark Glickman and Cantor Russell Jayne.   
Ash Wednesday and Lent - Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 26th.  Please join us either at 10 am or at 7:30 pm for the Imposition of Ashes.     This year instead of the daily Lenten meditation we are inviting you to take part in 'Lent madness'  Carolyn will tell you a bit about this and hand out booklets during "Conversations" on Sunday, February 9.  You are also encouraged to join up on their website lentmadness.org and to like them on  Facebook  
 
Finally, I am going to the UK to see family Feb 7 - 17.  In case of a pastoral emergency during my absence please call 
Carolyn @403-685-0903.  
 
 
With every blessing,  
 
Anna   
 
 
   
 
 

 
 
   
February at 
St. Laurence
  
Sunday, Feb. 2,
10:00 am 
 Anna to Preach. 
Pam Rocker of Affirming Connections is our guest for Conversations to speak about the motion before council to ban conversion therapy in Calgary.   

Thursday Feb. 6
10:00 am
Contemplative Prayer with Geri Urch
7:30 pm Choir Practice

Sunday Feb. 9
10:00 am
Cathy Fulton to preach. 
Conversations: Carolyn will introduce the 'Lent Madness' booklets we are offering this year.  Lots of fun with your favorite saints!
  
Thursday Feb 13 10:00 am
Prayer Group with Stuart McKay
7:30 pm Choir Practice

Sunday, Feb 16
10:00 am 
Carolyn to preach. Family Day Weekend so no 'Conversations'

Wed. Feb 19
1:00 -2:30 pm
Bible Study at Beth Tzedec 

Thursday Feb. 20
10:00 am Contemplative Prayer with Geri Urch
7:30 pm Choir Practice

Sunday Feb 23
10:00 am 
Transfiguration Sunday - Anna to preach
Annual General Meeting after the service.  Lunch will be served following the meeting. All welcome.

Tuesday Feb. 25
5:30 pm
Shrove Tuesday Dinner at Lakeview United Church. Please sign up on sheet in the narthex.

Wed Feb 26
10:00 am
Said Ash Wednesday Service
7:30 pm 
Ash Wednesday Service with Choir

Social Events at
St. Laurence
 
Tuesday Feb. 4   
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Pub Night 
Wildrose Brewery 
Barracks Room 
  
Tuesday, Feb 4
11:30 am
Loretta's Lunch 
Lemongrass Restaurant
 
Tuesday, Feb 11
10:00 am 
Coffee and Chat 
Garrison Green Assisted Living 3028 Don Ethell Blvd. SW. 
  
Wednesday, Feb. 12
11:30 am Larry's Grill
Shillelagh Pub
  
 Tuesday, Feb. 25 
9:30 am Larry's Griddle
Grey Eagle Casino