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St Luke's Anglican Church

caring and connecting

• Worship • Teach • Serve

St Luke's Anglican Church

caring and connecting

• Worship • Teach • Serve

The community of faith gathers each Sunday at 1030 am

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Advent and Christmas at St Luke’s

Advent and Christmas at St Luke's There's something for everyone during Advent and Christmas at St Luke's Pageant Sunday, 8 December 1030 am Come and join in the fun of the Christmas Story as interpreted by the parish children There'll...

News

Pageant brings smiles to faces at St Luke’s

Pageant brings lots of smiles to faces at St Luke's The parish kids, under the able guidance of Marion, Hilda and team, retell the Christmas...

There’s a war on Christmas … kinda

There's a war on Christmas ... kinda Dean of Yale Divinity School muses about 'the war on Christmas'. It's probably not what you've been thinking....

Bishop delivers charge to synod

Bishop delivers charge to synod Bishop Andrew says, "It's not a time to be afraid; it's a time to have courage." During the Eucharist, Bishop Andrew...

St Luke’s Community Gardens wrap up season

St Luke's Gardens wrap up the season It was a terrific year for the community gardeners and neighbourhood -- from November issue of The Anglican...

Learn about social justice

Social Justice and Advocacy - resources A collection of resources for learning about social justice issues Jesus' teachings make it clear that we are called...

Pageant brings smiles to faces at St Luke’s

Pageant brings lots of smiles to faces at St Luke's The parish kids, under the able guidance of Marion, Hilda and team, retell the Christmas...

Focus

How do I

The Sacraments and Ministry of the Church are available to you. The clergy of St Luke's would be honoured to respond to your pastoral need.

Be Baptized

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Baptism is the universal ritual of initiation into the fellowship of followers of Jesus Christ known as the Church. Christians, whether adults or infants, are baptized with water in the name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism is one of the two holy acts mandated by Jesus—the other is the sacred meal known as the Eucharist.

While people are baptized as individuals, they are baptized into a community of faith that promises to persevere in resisting evil, forgive one another as God has forgiven them, seek and serve Christ in all persons, strive for justice and peace among all people, strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation and renew the life of the Earth. Parents bringing children for baptism make a commitment to nurturing them in the faith and life of the Christian community.

Get married

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Blessings and congratulations to you. A wedding is a happy occasion to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a spiritual occasion and it is a Sacrament of the Church.

The best way to explore a wedding at St Luke's is by contacting the parish office and arranging to meet with our parish priest well in advance of your proposed wedding date. He will be happy to explain the process and to discuss your hopes for your special day.

In the Diocese of Toronto weddings are performed in the church. Under special circumstances, alternate settings may be possible. At least one of the couple to be married must have received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

Receive Ministry to the Sick

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Various Ministries of Healing are available in the Sacraments, rites, and ministry of the Church. These have been traditionally known as Ministry to the Sick. They include:

  • Communion for shut-ins and those in hospital
  • Healing Ministry - Anointing, Confession and Absolution, Laying on of Hands
  • plus other relevant pastoral ministries and pastoral visits

St Luke's also has a Team of Lay Visitors and Eucharistic Ministers who assist in meeting pastoral needs. You may also arrange to meet with our parish priest for any personal or pastoral matter.

Arrange a funeral

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Christians believe that the end of this life on earth is the beginning of a new life in Christ. Anglican funerals balance the grief of the living with a celebration of the life of the deceased and faith in the hope of the resurrection. If your loved one is approaching death or has died, the clergy of St Luke's would be honoured to walk with you and support you in this difficult time.

There prayer books offer various forms of services that provide opportunities for family and friends to participate.The parish priest and family together arrange the service structure. The prayer books assume the presence of the body or ashes at the funeral. Services may also be at the graveside or in a funeral home. A memorial service may also be requested.

Next steps

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The Sacraments and Ministry of the Church are available to you for the steps in life that mark major Life Events. They are in fact also available at all times. We invite you to speak with any of our clergy.

Or to find out more, please be in touch:

Telephone 705-742-6202

Email Parish Secretary, Susan Soble, or our Parish Priest, The Rev'd Glenn Empey

We will be pleased to respond and to connect with you. Blessings.

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