For more than a decade CLTS, St. Catharines (lately in co-operation with CLS, Edmonton), has provided all LCC congregations with a wall calendar primarily meant for use by altar guilds. The calendar contained the liturgical festivals of the three-year and one-year lectionary series, together with their parament/vestment colours and space to write notes. In recent years, however, printing and mailing these large posters has become somewhat burdensome to the seminary.
This year we are trialling a different approach. Rather than printing and mailing, we are offering a pdf file of the calendar for you to download and print for yourself. While this saves on costs, it also offers certain advantages. The calendar can be printed in colour, making it easier to see the liturgical colour of the day or season. Each month fills one letter-sized page–slightly larger with more room to write than the old posters. If you do not have room for a large poster on the wall, it can be hung one or two months at a time. Or the pages can be posted side by side to see six months or even the whole year at a glance.
You may download the file here. If you don’t have a colour printer at your church, perhaps you could ask someone in your congregation to print it for you. In the new year we intend to survey congregations to find out if the new approach is welcome. We pray this resource will help with the details of providing God’s gifts to His people in the divine services of your church.