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Dear friends,
Please take a couple of minutes to take in the February at St. Laurence schedule.   
Sunday, February 3rd is a 'normal' Sunday at 10 am at St. Laurence.  The Rev. Cathy Fulton will be our preacher and we look forward to hearing from her and Carolyn about a recent course they took.  
Sunday, February 10th there is no service at St. Laurence instead we are going to Christ Church for a combined 10:30 am service.  The Rev. Travis  Enright, a wonderful Cree Priest from Edmonton, will lead our worship service and preach.  I have experienced worship with Travis before, he does a beautiful job of bringing his Cree heritage and customs to the Anglican tradition.  Be sure not to miss this service.  Travis will also be giving a lecture at St. Laurence on Friday, February 8th and a workshop at Christ Church on Saturday, February 9th.  More information and registration at the Wisdom Centre website  
Sunday, February 17th we are back at St. Laurence for Family Day weekend.    
Sunday,  February 24th we will have our annual meeting following the 10 am service. The annual meeting is a time to report on our financial situation, elect officers and, this year, pass a motion to go ahead with making improvements to our parking lot including drainage, paving and lighting.  We are in the happy situation of having received a grant from the provincial government of about $90 000 to cover half the cost of this project.  The annual report will outline our plan to pay for the other half mostly using existing capital maintenance funds and future rental income.   We expect that the annual report will be available for pick-up on Sunday, February 10th at Christ Church and/or you can email Kelly in the office and request an electronic copy.  
The Interfaith Bible study will continue to meet Wednesday afternoons in February but please note that we are switching locations and going to Rabbi Glickman's Temple B'nai Tikvah at 900 47th Ave SW.  All welcome, bring a Bible.   
As members of the Calgary Interfaith Council St. Laurence members are also invited to the first annual inter-faith prayer breakfast that is taking place on Tuesday, February 5th at 8:00 am at Beth Tzedec (1325 Glenmore Trail). If you could like to join me at this breakfast please rsvp by clicking here  There is a $10 suggested donation.  Major Naheed Nenshi is the keynote speaker.  
Saturday, February 23rd we are invited to join a Study Day on the Marriage Canon that our own Elizabeth McLennan has organised for the Diocese.   The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink of Montreal Theological College will present some of the historical context that has led to the proposed changes to the marriage canon.   He will be doing this by teleconference and the Calgary location for this event is Holy Nativity Church by Southcentre Mall.    More information and registration information here.  
Finally, I should say that Easter is very late this year so we don't get to Ash Wednesday until March 6th.  Please plan to join us at either the 10 am or 7:30 pm service at St. Laurence.  
Also, you may wish to mark Saturday, March 16 on your social calendar as that will be the night of our much-loved St. Patrick's Day/Eve potluck.  
With every blessing,  


February at 
St. Laurence

Sunday, February 3
10:00 am 
Cathy Fulton to preach 
 Cathy and Carolyn to lead "Conversations" on feminist midrash.

Wednesday, February 6
1:00 - 2:30
Bible Study, B'nai Tikvah

Thursday, February 7
10:00 am Contemplative prayer with Geri Urch
7:30 pm Choir Practice
Friday, February 8 
7:30 pm Travis Enright  
@ St. Laurence
Saturday, February 9
9:30 am -3:30 pm
Travis Enright Workshop 
@ Christ Church 
Sunday, February 10
10:00 am 
There will be no Service at St. Laurence
Travis Enright to preach @ 10:30 am @ Christ Church. 3602-8 Street SW

Wednesday. Feb. 13
1:00 - 2:30
Bible Study, B'nai Tikvah
Thursday, February 14 
10:00 am Prayer Group with Stuart McKay
7:30 pm Choir Practice
Sunday, February 17
10:00 am 
Carolyn to Preach
Family Day Weekend 

Wednesday, Feb.20
1:00 - 2:30
Bible Study,  B'nai Tikvah
Thursday, February 21
10:00 am Contemplative prayer with Geri Urch
7:30 pm Choir Practice
Sunday, February 24 
10:00 am 
Anna to preach and give her annual charge to the parish.  
AGM to follow the service. Everyone welcome.  Sandwich lunch following AGM.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
1:00 - 2:30
Bible Study, B'nai Tikvah

Thursday, February 28
10:00 am Prayer Group with Stuart McKay
7:30 pm Choir Practice  

  Social Events at
St. Laurence
Monday, February 4
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Pub Night 
Wildrose Brewery 
Barracks Room

Tuesday, February 5
11:30 am
Loretta's Lunch 
Lemongrass Restaurant 
Wednesday, Feb. 13
11:30 am Larry's Grill
Shillelagh Pub 
Tuesday, February 26
9:30 am Larry's Griddle
Grey Eagle Casino