Message from Bishop Andrew at Pentecost “Stay in Jerusalem,” Jesus told them on Easter. Stay until you have been clothed with power from on high. So, for fifty days they remained all together watching, waiting and praying for that day to come. Since the third Sunday of Lent (that’s 65 days and counting), we have been dwelling…

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Resources to assist our visioning with regular updates RATIONALEThe purpose of the Resources is to stimulate thought, creative dreaming, and discussion — “the conversation” NEW Insightful article on the church post-COVID “The future is unkind to the unprepared. The best thing a leader can do is prepare.” By Carey Nieuwhof May 2020  “The good news…

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Join the movement Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost (21 May – 1 June) for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from…

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SCAM ALERT We have reasons to believe a telephone scam that targets unsuspecting members of local churches may be underway in Peterborough. The caller says that he is calling on behalf of a person’s church. He explains that the church has incurred damage to its building and that he is raising funds on behalf of the…

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Planting to begin soon at St Luke’s Community Gardens Mother nature has delayed the planting season just as much as has the Coronavirus. But now that the provincial government has identified community gardens as essential services, the community gardeners are eager to launch their second season at St Luke’s. They’ve had enough with poring over…

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New parishioners COVID-19 has had unprecedented impact on the local church. People may not be able to be physically present in the pews but people have found creative ways to continue responding to those in need. The Food Cupboard at St Luke’s is one such example. Through it, the people of the parish are making…

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Do YouTube sermons feed the hungry? Opinion comments in The Church Times by The Rev’d Alice Whalley, Vicar of St John’s, Brownswood Park, in London diocese, UK. by The Rev’d Alice Whalley ON 18 March, I promised my congregation and the local community three things: that we were not closed; that we would not allow…

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Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Now what? In a letter to the Diocese, Bishop Andrew looks into the Fifty Days of Easter and into the ‘new normal’ Friday, 17 April 2020   Dear Friends in Christ, Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Now what? Amid the joy, the…

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People of St Luke pay it forward on Palm Sunday 2020 Although the people of the parish did not gather on Palm Sunday, they did model their sense of gratitude and hope by paying it forward in the community. The parish made a donation of one thousand dollars to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)…

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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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