OCTOBER 30, 2017

And suddenly it was Hallowe'en! The leaves have fallen and raking is the order of the day as we move on into November. It has been a busy month at St. David's. From Thanksgiving to Rummage Sale, we have been showing the power of community. Alison and her Perfectly Imperfects offered a stellar performance of "Up from the Earth" as they told the story of 150 years in the life of Calgary in word and song. And... the upcoming month of November will feature the Chameleon Drama Group  presenting "Nearest Neighbours" on November 19 after service.

The Rummage Sale sponsored by the Choirs of SDUC under the leadership of Ian McDonald focussed the congregation during the last week of October as load after load of goodies arrived at the door for the sale of the year! Both the sanctuary and Robertson Hall were filled with tables laden with everything imaginable. Books, golf clubs, dishes, you name it, it was there.  


The Perfectly Imperfects  performed their musical theatre commemorating 150 years of living in Canada and in Calgary this past weekend. Through word and song, they wove a story that at times was funny and at other times, sad. Written and directed by Alison Demeter, the musical offered an opportunity for the participants to show the depth of their talents and to show how cooperation was such a large part of Calgary's story. Special mention of PSALT's Barry Marcellus must be made as he magically managed the sound board and made sure that everyone was heard. Brent added his piano magic to the "Pearl Miller Blues" song that concluded Act 1. Refreshments were served to the "full house" crowd both on Friday night and Saturday afternoons. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this amazing event. 

Meanwhile, Ian McDonald and his team are busy stowing away items for the Rummage Sale that will keep all of us busy all day on October 28. There is still time to make donations and be sure to book time for a visit to St. David's this coming Saturday. 

Congregants and friends will be gathering this week to say good-bye to two long-time St. Davidians whose contributions to our church over the years will be remembered in services. Joyce Hobbs Funeral and Reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 and Thelma Young's Funeral will bring us together on Thursday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 15, 2017

PSALT had a work out on Friday as we prepared sound, light and projection for the upcoming Perfectly Imperfects performance of "Up With the Good Earth."

Be sure to take time, either Friday evening or Saturday afternoon to attend this timely musical that recognizes Canada's 150th birthday. Alison Demeter, writer, composer and director, has found a way to tell Calgary's story in a light-hearted, informative and entertaining fashion. Her team of singers and actors from Confederation Seniors have really given their all to prepare this show for you. 

As well, add your gently used donations to the growing stockpile of goodies at St. David's, in anticipation of the October 28th Rummage Sale. You could even bring along things on Thursday while you enjoy Coffee and Muffins at church. Great conversation awaits you (goodies, too).

OCTOBER 11, 2017:

Friends and family gathered to bid good-bye to Homer Young on Tuesday afternoon. Condolescences are extended to his wife, Thelma, and to his children, Phil (Wanda), Catherine (Tim), granddaughters, Dana (Adam) and Jenna (Mike), grandsons, Michael (Jeanine) and Chris (Angela) and four great grandchildren. Legion #264 was present to honour Homer's service during World War II. 

Don't forget to bring your gently used belongings to St. David's on Wednesday and Friday mornings between 11 and 1. Ian will be on hand to greet you!

OCTOBER 5, 2017:

On Wednesday evening, folks gathered to hear the amazing voice of Emmet Cahill, Irish Tenor, who is making a tour of Canada and USA. At each location, he is joined by a local choir and last night was no exception. Two standing ovations, the first following a medley of requests showcasing both the depth of talent of Seamus, pianist, and Emmet, a member of Celtic Thunder. Well done!!


The days are growing shorter and the morning sun is rising later -- it must be Autumn!!

Our programs at SDUC are in full swing with 35 folks registered in ACTS Monday Night Book Study (40 books sold), the first Coffee and Muffin Ministry Thursday, September 21, well attended, the ACTS Thursday Morning Bible Study about to gather for session 3 of 10, Choirs and orchestra busily preparing for worship services and the upcoming Emmett Cahill Concert, October 4, Thanksgiving Sunday Service, October 8, the Friendship Club going to Fort Calgary on October 13, the Perfectly Imperfects presenting "Up from the Good Earth" (written, composed and directed by Alison Demeter and orchestrated by Garrett Krause), #2 Coffee and Muffin Ministry on Oct. 21st and the Fall Rummage Sale, sponsored by St. David's choirs, on October 28. Wow!! That should keep us busy. 

Check out the October 1 Newsletter attached as a file below. 

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