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Bishop Riscylla visits St Luke’s

Bishop Riscylla visits St Luke’s On the Third Sunday in Advent, The Right Reverend Riscylla Shaw, Suffragan Bishop of Toronto and Area Bishop of Trent Durham, was the Celebrant and Preacher at the Sunday Eucharist It was a great pleasure for the people of St Luke’s to welcome Bishop Riscylla as Celebrant at the Holy…

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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 be some special appearances by a few of the young at heart too. Bishop’s Visit…

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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 Story with costumes and carols. A great experience for young and old with special cameo appearances to portray the three kings. Thanks to Marion, Hilda and their helpers, there were a…

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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. This blog article, by Andrew McGowan of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, is focused on the experience in the USA, but, it easily applies to the setting in…

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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 Asbil gave his Charge to Synod. Watch the video. He spoke about pruning for growth, of letting go of dead wood and trying new things for the sake of the gospel.…

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Innovative affordable housing project attracts national attention

Innovative Hamilton affordable housing project gets nearly $2M in federal cash — and national attention Via Matthew Van Dongen  The Hamilton Spectator The Hughson Street Baptist Church is building a new home that will be topped with 45 supportive housing units managed by Indwell. It could be a model for faith communities across Canada, they say.…

St Luke’s Community Gardens wrap up season

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 The first harvest of a wide selection of vegetables at the St Luke’s Community Gardens [has been completed now]. The project exemplifies one of the parish goals: “connecting with our…

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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 to care for the poor and for those in need. The resources here are to provide some references about needs and to foster thinking about how best to engage intentionally…

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We celebrate the Feast of St Luke

Sunday, 20 October: We celebrate the Feast of Saint Luke — our Patron Saint We gather as the community of faith to celebrate our Patron Saint This is a great day to gather for a Festive Eucharist and the Feast of St Luke, enjoy a meal together, and stay for some really great local music.…

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The Story of Poker Joe

The Story of Poker Joe Updating pastoral skills and tools of ministry The people of St Luke’s have a great sense of humour. Arnold, one of the parishioners, sent this little video along to our parish priest. Arnold wondered if the video could offer some tips that our priest could use to bring something new…

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“We have to learn how to relate to our culture as… pilgrims.”

What is the individual’s role in the Mission of God? “We have to learn how to relate to our culture as an exiled church full of pilgrims.” By Ed Stetzer – Outreach Magazine March 17, 2019 In the West, churches that take biblical authority seriously are entering a new season. The transition of nominals to nones…

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PWRDF mobilizes in response to Dorian

PWRDF mobilizes reponse to Dorian Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water. In response to the immediate and urgent needs on the ground, PWRDF is receiving donations and sending financial support to Episcopal Relief and Development of the Episcopal Church of the…

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Coming in October…

Great events coming in October Mark you calendars and spread the word — celebrate the Feast of St Luke Turkey Dinner A delicious full turkey dinner with all the trimmings for Harvest and Thanksgiving Season What a tasty way to get into the Fall Season. And.. you don’t have to cook a thing. It’s all…

New primate foresees time of change for national church

New primate foresees time of change for national church

New primate foresees time of change for national church BY  TALI FOLKINS August 26, 2019 The Anglican Journal photo – Geoff Howe The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top priority will be a review of the church’s mission and ministry—a re-examination of its role that could result in “painful” change for some as…

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Community Gardens … WOW !

Amazing community gardens Neighbours grow amazing produce ready for fall harvest from community gardens Neighbourhood gardeners in the Curtis Creek area of East City have had amazing results from their hard work at the St Luke’s Community Gardens. Most of the plants and vegetables were planted from seeds in the spring. Thanks to the attentive care…

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Anglican Church introduces new digital magazine

Anglican Church introduces new digital magazine BY Matthew Townsend The Anglican Journal Anglicans looking for in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on complex subjects have a new place to look: Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the Anglican Journal team. The summer issue of Epiphanies, published August 12, focuses on crisis within creation. This first issue offers in-depth reporting on the theology of…

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New issue — ‘community link’ newsletter features exciting news

Exciting news from the Planning and Options Group ‘community link’ newsletter feature: New sense of direction for the future The Planning and Options Group (POG) has been meeting on a weekly basis since the beginning of the year. On alternate Wednesdays, the group has been facilitated by Susan Abell and by Val Whalley. Both Susan…

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Affordable housing — Diocese of Ottawa

Diocese of Ottawa on target for 125 new affordable housing units In 2013 Anglican Church of Canada set action on homelessness and affordable housing as priority Via The Anglican Journal by David Humphreys On 11 May, the Diocese of Ottawa held a forum on homelessness and affordable housing as part of plans to implement its…

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Predictions about the future Church

10 predictions about the future of the Church Every generation experiences change. But sometimes you sense you’re in the midst of truly radical change, the kind that happens only every few centuries. Nieuwhof thinks we’re in that moment now.  read more about Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus…

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St Luke’s crew part of local food drive

St Luke’s takes part in local food drive Members of the parish join with Kawartha Food Share in local food drive One Saturday, 1 June, an energetic crew of people from St Luke’s joined with others throughout Peterborough for the annual Kawartha Food Share Food Drive. Many residents placed canned goods in paper bags on the…

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Here grows the community gardens

Here grows the community gardens at St Luke’s Local community gardeners put in a full day in getting the gardens ready for planting Thanks to the support of Peterborough GreenUp, the SUN Programme, and Nourish plus local gardeners, the community gardens at St Luke’s have become a reality. A dozen or so gardeners did all the…

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Organ Recital: Ian Morton (audio)

Beautiful lunch-time music recital by Ian Morton Ian performed a wide range of music as part of Peterborough Lunch Time Organ Recitals Ian selected a varied repertoire of music for his recital on Ascension Day, 30 May 2019 at St Luke’s. This was the fifth lunch-time recital among a series held at various Peterborough Churches…

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Chorus concert at St Luke’s

Ontario Presbyterian Chorus visits St Luke’s Chorus Director, Alastair McCallum, brings chorus to Peterborough for evening of sacred choral music click a photo for full-screen On Sunday evening, 26 May 2019, St Luke’s was blessed by the joyful voices of the Ontario Presbyterian Chorus. About 125 local folks, including parishioners plus many others from the…

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Letter to Premier from Bishop Andrew

Responding to 2019 Ontario Budget Letter to Premier from Bishop Andrew on behalf of the Diocese and Social Justice Advocacy The 2019 Ontario budget was released 11 April 2019.  While there was some good news around funding for affordable housing and partnerships with non-profit and cooperative housing providers, much of the budget includes cuts to…

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Great teamwork at High Tea

Great teamwork at High Tea event Parish team creates another successful event for the local community Another great effort by the parish team for another successful parish event. Thanks to June, Kathy, and all team members! And thanks to those who came by to enjoy tasty fancy sandwiches and the sweets. It was all very…

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We can’t just rebuild

We can’t just rebuild The Rev’d Terence Chandra serves with his wife, the Rev’d Jasmine Chandra, in Saint John, New Brunswick. They are community priests at Stone Church, an Anglican ministry based in the urban core.  By Terence Chandra The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is not merely a triumph of Medieval architecture —…

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Pray for Sri Lankans

Pray for Sri Lankans Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate for Anglican Church of Canada, calls for prayer in aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE In the terrible aftermath of bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, I ask for your prayers for all affected by these hate…

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Easter is 50 days

The Easter Season extends to the Day of Pentecost ‘Pentecost‘ is derived from the Greek word for fifty and it is 50 days after Easter BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE While society makes much of Easter Day and largely from the perspective of bunnies and chocolate and springtime, it is for Christians the first day…

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What’s Holy Week anyway 14-20 April

Holy Week — most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Week marks the final days of Jesus life on earth. This led from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through days when the…

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Parish update info

Parish update info Information for parishioners from the Planning and Options Group Every second Wednesday since the end of January the members of St Luke’s Planning and Options Group have been meeting with Susan Abell and Val Whalley as our facilitators. The sessions have been productive and continue to be so. There is a high…

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“Singing our faith” — Ontario Presbyterian Chorus, Sunday 26 May

“Singing our faith” — Ontario Presbyterian Chorus An evening of choir music at St Luke’s

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Canadian House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election

Canadian Anglican House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election The Canadian House of Bishops has nominated five bishops from among their number to stand for election as the next Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 27 MARCH 2019 Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who was elected the 13th Primate of…

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Was it the fig tree’s fault?

Was it the fig tree’s fault? Audio – listen … Message for Third Sunday in Lent Gospel Reading – Luke 13:1-9  At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in…

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Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS

Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS “We need to be praying for a revival in the life of our church,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told Council of General Synod -14 March BY JOELLE KIDD –  The Anglican Journal March 15, 2019 Mississauga, Ont. In his…

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Revive — equipping lay leaders

Revive: Equipping lay leaders to be spiritual leaders Revive is a small-group discipleship programme that celebrates the dedicated service of lay leaders and helps them grow into deeper relationship with God. A new programme offered by Forward Movement seeks to inspire and reinvigorate lay leaders of the church. Created by the Rev. Canon Dawn Davis, Revive is…

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A Word to the Church from General Synod

A Word to the Church: Considering the proposed amendment of Marriage Canon XXI This Word to the Church was passed by consensus by the Council of General Synod on March 16, 2019.BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 16 MARCH 2019 NOTE: The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is comprised of lay and clerical representatives…

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Just when you thought you missed Saint Paddy’s

You didn’t miss Saint Paddy’s after all Even if you did take in Saint Patrick’s Day, you can never get enough home-made real Irish Stew There is absolutely no reason not to do Saint Paddy’s Day twice. Or if you missed it on the 17th, you’re in luck — the ‘wee people’ are still around!…

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The truth about St Patrick’s Day

The truth about St Patrick’s Day James Farrelly — Religion News Service 15 March 2019. Republished from The Conversation under Creative Commons Licence. In 1997, my students and I traveled to Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo, as part of a study abroad program course on Irish literature I was teaching for the University…

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Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours

Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON MARCH 15, 2019 — The Anglican Church of Canada Our hearts are aching for Muslims across our country and around the world in the wake of the massacre of so many faithful Muslims in the midst of their Friday prayers in Christchurch, Aotearoa-New Zealand.…

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Be a pilgrim: get these excellent resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on the cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension…