From St Martins-in-the-Field Church of England Mark the First Sunday of Advent with this online Comfort and Joy service. From St Martin-in-the-Fields with Rev Sam Wells, the service observes the start of Advent with music, reflection and prayer. Watch Available Sunday 29 November from 9 am GMT (4 am ET)

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“You that are blessed by my Father…” Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 25:31-46 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Christ_King_2020.mp3 Listen to the homily. Jesus tells a story of a king who says, “When…

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13 November 2020     Dear Friends in Christ:   Numbers. It feels like we have been tracking a lot of numbers lately. Polling numbers. Ballot counts. Attendance stats. Online views. Financial data. But of course, the numbers we’ve all been watching closely, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, are the infection transmission rates. And…

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Message of hope from the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Linda Nicholls shares thoughts and reflections in this short video In this short video message, Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls reflects on the challenges we are facing as individuals and as a community of faith during this time of pandemic. The light on the…

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Great gardeners, peak produce The amazing gardeners at St Luke’s Community Gardens have wrapped up another bountiful season. Congratulations and commendations for all the hard work that produced a bountiful harvest for the second year of cultivation! Neither a late spring nor the constraints of COVID-19 stunted the activity of planting nor the care extended…

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9 October 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   I recently had the privilege of dedicating a new stained-glass window at Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto. The window, located high in the chancel, depicts two heroes of our faith – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi. On that wonderful morning, the sun…

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Model of service to community On 6 October, front-page in the Peterborough Examiner, reporter Matthew Barber wrote about Marilyn McKenzie (photo above – right) and her 50 years as a faithful volunteer with Meals on Wheels.   “[Marilyn] McKenzie … has been with the organization for 50 years, and started volunteering and bringing people meals…

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Episcopal Candidates: New Westminster From the Diocese of New Westminster This Episcopal Election will be the first election conducted on-line [in the Diocese of New Westminster].  [The Diocese] is in the process of establishing a working relationship with a third-party provider who has experience in conducting on-line elections.  Once we’ve completed our negotiations, there will…

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Coming back together There has been much behind-the-scene preparation over the last few months for us to gather once again as a community of faith. Sincere thanks to our Churchwardens, especially to Lorraine Brown, who has taken the lead in organizing all the moving parts. Thank you to Susan Soble for handling the ‘registration’ process.…

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