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Primate leads national prayers

Archbishop Linda Nicholls leads evening prayers for Anglicans coast to coast across Canada on the Fifth Sunday in Lent Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called Anglicans to prayer from coast to coast across Canada at 7 pm on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, 29 March 2020. The liturgy, led by…

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Palm Sunday -- Eucharist

The Holy Communion service includes readings from the Archdeacon of Manchester, Karen Lund and prayers by Lucy Hargraves from St Peter’s Church in Bolton. All three record contributions from their own homes in keeping with the rules on physical distancing.

In his sermon, Bishop David will speak of the strength and mutual support from the crowd that he addressed in Manchester city centre following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017

At a time when gatherings are no longer permitted in order to stop the spread of coronavirus, he said support and comfort was being drawn from events such as virtual church services and campaigns such as #ClapForCarers to thank NHS staff and key workers.

Palm Sunday Liturgy

As many provinces have suspended public worship, the Anglican Communion Office has put together this Service of the Word for Palm Sunday. The service is led by the Rev'd Canon Stephen Spencer.

Readings were recorded for us by various leaders in the Anglican Communion throughout the world. The homily is given by Archbishop Linda Nicholls, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The songs were recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic at St Luke's Anglican Church, Barbados; All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya; St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong; and Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA. 

The dramatisation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is taken, with permission, from JESUS © 1979-2020, Inspirational Films, Inc. You can watch more of the JESUS film on their YouTube channel: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtc...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement Thursday about the novel coronavirus, offering a reminder of the “vitally important part” every person plays in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“As (Prince) Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families, across the United Kingdom and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty,” reads the statement.

As more people around the world enter self-isolation, changing normal routines and regular patterns of life is for the “greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them,” said the Queen.

The Food Cupboard

We are even more keenly aware of needs with the community in light of the impact of COVID-19. As long as we have supplies and are able to distribute them in accordance with Public Health directives, we will do so.

Due to Holy Week, The Food Cupboard will be open on Thursday 9 April instead of Good Friday.

ST LUKE'S CARES ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

Would you like to help?

Find out more about St Luke's

St Luke's Community Gardens

Neighbours in East City come together to create vegetable gardens on front lans of the church. A great neighbourhood endeavour from grass-roots up.

The Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is here to provide quality clothing items at little or no cost. There is a wide selection of clothing to help with anything you may be missing. Clothing of all sorts for Adults, children and infants.

The Community Supper

Once a month St Luke's hosts a family-style spaghetti supper. Home-made sauces, caesar salad, rolls, desserts, coffee, tea or juice. It's 'justa like momma makes'. A small fee but no one is turned away.

AND WE PRAY FOR THE COMMUNITY

Especially for those in need

In Troubling Times

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A Prayer for all Health Care Workers

Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Diocese of Toronto
Selected Prayers

Bishop Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto, invites the diocese to prayer. Here are resources for home prayers that can be used throughout the day. Pray for those who are ill and for all those caring for them.

The Church of England
Daily Prayer

Join in prayer liturgies from the Church of England. There are liturgies for throughout the entire day. Prayers for morning, during the day, evening and at night. They are brief and suaitable for use alone and with family.

The Church of England
Prayers for Home

Resources to help those who are struggling to find words at this difficult and stressful time, and to enable Christians to worship in solidarity with one another even if it is not possible to gather in church

The Church of England
Experience of Isolation

This booklet is an excellent resource for coping and understanding the experience of isolation. It offers a wealth of suggestions and provides material for thought, reflection, and meditation. It gives advice ranging from putting aside time to rest and eating and sleeping well, to using the phone and the internet to reach those who may be struggling on their own. Making a list of all the good things - and people - that you miss when you are on your own and thanking God for them, can be a way of helping cope with loneliness, the guide says.

A Musical Diversion

Fleming College recently announced the release of a video of the song: "The spirit of giving and support for one another is evident within our communities, and Fleming College has proudly released a music video to the song, 'Lost Together,' in support for Fleming's COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund and the Peterborough Musicians' Benevolent Association," states a press release. -- Fleming College FaceBook

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