St Luke's Anglican Church

A community that cares in East City, Peterborough

We are a community of faith and followers of Jesus of Nazareth -- The Christ

  • Supporting social justice initiatives locally and beyond
  • Providing food with Kawartha Food Share Programme
  • Offering quality clothing at minimal or no cost
  • Providing meeting space for community organizations
  • Putting our vision for affordable housing into action
  • Venturing forth in faith to respond in a changing world

Sundays 10 am. Parish Office - Tuesday to Thursday 9 - 4:30 pm

Peterborough East City's Anglican Church

Countdown to Easter

Lent is a time of getting ready for Easter

When Jesus was just getting started with his work, he went into the desert for 40 days to be all alone with God. He even went without food and prayed, and was tempted away from what God wanted him to do in all kinds of ways, but he resisted that temptation. You can read that story here: Matthew 4:1-11.

Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day

  • Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day
  • Long ago, Christians traditionally used up all the eggs and fat they had in store by making pancakes and feasting on them. This was because when Lent came, they would eat less food, or even fast (do without food sometimes) to help them focus on God and not on the things they wanted. This tradition has been passed down the generations
  • Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter, a date which changes every year
  • With eggs, flour, milk and butter, anyone can join in with Pancake Day.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer

  • Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent
  • The ashes are made from the palm crosses of last year's Palm Sunday
  • The ashes are blessed and are used to make crosses on people's forehead
  • The custom dates back to the middle ages
  • Ash Wednesday services set the tone for Lent, with sombre readings and hymns and a focus on penitence (saying sorry for and turning away from sin)

 

We warmly invite you to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes 22 February 4 pm at the church

15 minutes ... for quiet and stillness

Every Wednesday, mid-week and mid-day at noon, a group gathers for a few moments of prayer

  • This Service sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Parishioners may connect through the Parish Portal
  • Anyone who wishes to join in is welcome
  • To connect, please get in touch so we can send you the Zoom link

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Community Programmes

We care about our local community

The Food Bank

We are keenly aware of needs within the community amidst economic pressures and the lingering impact of COVID. The Food Bank is provided by parish volunteers in partnership with Kawartha Food Share.

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.

St Luke's Community Gardens

Neighbours in East City come together to plant and nurture vegetable gardens in individual plots on the front grounds of the church. A great neighbourhood endeavour from grass-roots up.

Snapshots of parish life

The people of St Luke's are down-to-earth folks

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St Luke's Anglican Church

A community that cares in East City, Peterborough

We are a community of faith and followers of Jesus of Nazareth -- The Christ

  • Supporting social justice initiatives locally and beyond
  • Providing food with Kawartha Food Share Programme
  • Offering quality clothing at minimal or no cost
  • Providing meeting space for community organizations
  • Putting our vision for affordable housing into action
  • Venturing forth in faith to respond in a changing world

Peterborough East City's Anglican Church

Countdown to Easter

Lent is a time of getting ready for Easter

When Jesus was just getting started with his work, he went into the desert for 40 days to be all alone with God. He even went without food and prayed, and was tempted away from what God wanted him to do in all kinds of ways, but he resisted that temptation. You can read that story here: Matthew 4:1-11.

Pancake Day -Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day

  • Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day
  • Long ago, Christians traditionally used up all the eggs and fat they had in store by making pancakes and feasting on them. This was because when Lent came, they would eat less food, or even fast (do without food sometimes) to help them focus on God and not on the things they wanted. This tradition has been passed down the generations
  • Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter, a date which changes every year
  • With eggs, flour, milk and butter, anyone can join in with Pancake Day

 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer

  • Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent
  • The ashes are made from the palm crosses of last year's Palm Sunday
  • The ashes are blessed and are used to make crosses on people's forehead
  • The custom dates back to the middle ages
  • Ash Wednesday services set the tone for Lent, with sombre readings and hymns and a focus on penitence (saying sorry for and turning away from sin)

We warmly invite you to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes 22 February 4 pm at the church

15 minutes set aside for quiet and stillness

Every Wednesday, mid-week and mid-day at noon, a group gathers for a few moments of prayer

  • This Service sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Anyone who wishes to join in is welcome
  • To connect, please get in touch so we can send you the Zoom link

Community Programmes

A community that cares in East City, Peterborough

The Food Bank

We are keenly aware of needs within the community amidst economic pressures and the lingering impact of COVID. The Food Bank is provided by parish volunteers in partnership with Kawartha Food Share.

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.

St Luke's Community Gardens

Neighbours in East City come together to plant and nurture vegetable gardens in individual plots on the front grounds of the church. A great neighbourhood endeavour from grass-roots up.