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“community link” newsletter

the 'community link' -- brand new newsletter from St Luke's Inaugural issue of the 'community link' Advent 2018 Volume 1 Issue 1 The 'community link' is a fresh, innovative communication...
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Advent and Christmas at St Luke’s – update

There's something for everyone at St Luke's Check out Advent and Christmas at St Luke's. Great for family and friends. Why not come by to get in touch with Christmas. Sing...
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The struggle of trust

The struggle of trust A person has to be discerning. A person has to sift through all the information, conflicting reports, and opinions that are foisted upon us -- news,...
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CoGS may discuss amendment this month, Hiltz says

House of Bishops seeks compromise Anglicans may have a better idea of what sort of amendment, if any, is likely to be proposed to a resolution on same-sex marriage in...
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Neighbours and parishioners toll bell on Centenary of Armistice

At sunset on Sunday, 11 November bell tolls 100 times Neighbourhood families gather with parishioners to toll church bell 100 times marking each year since end of World War 1 Neighbourhood...
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Bishops address Diocese of Toronto Synod

Archbishop Colin Johnson and Bishop Andrew Asbil address members of Synod at the 158th Session of Synod for the Diocese of Toronto in Richmond Hill Archbishop Colin Johnson retires at...
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Be like Bartimaeus

Be like Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 click for reading As a result of not being able to see, Bartimaeus was reduced to the sidelines of society from where he was forced...
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Pittsburgh: Statement from the House of Bishops

A Statement from the House of Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada Concerning the Events in Pittsburgh Over the Weekend On Sunday, 28 October 2018, The Most Reverend Colin Johnson...
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‘The Misfits’ vocal band are no misfits!

The Misfits Vocal Band -- nowhere near being misfits A fantastic afternoon of rock'n roll with musicians from the era It was a fantastic afternoon of oldie goldie rock'n roll...
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October Spaghetti Supper

Another great spaghetti supper for the community On Saturday, 20 October, 110 folks from the local community enjoyed another great meal "Best pasta sauce in town," one man remarked on...
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Video: Consecration of Andrew Asbil to Sacred Order of Bishops

  Consecration of Andrew Asbil to Sacred Order of Bishops The Very Reverend Andrew Asbil, Dean of Toronto, is consecrated Bishop at St James Cathedral The Very Reverend Andrew Asbil...
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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude A homily at Thanksgiving by The Rev'd Glenn Empey A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. This...
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Choir Festival organized by RCCO

Peterborough and area choirs gather at St Luke's Festival organized by The Royal Canadian College of Organists On 30 September, over 100 choristers from fourteen choirs gathered at St Luke's for a mass...
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Heartbeat of the Church

The heartbeat of the Church -- Letter from the Primate, Anglican Church of Canada -- September 2018 Dear Friends in Christ, This month marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of...
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Fond farewell for Nicky

A fond farewell for Nicky Godwin The parish gathered to show appreciation and pay tribute to Nicky for all she has contributed to St Luke's Nicky Godwin has been a...
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Handling spam email 🙂

How to handle spam emails The folks at St Luke's have a great sense of humour. Have you ever wanted to do this? A TED Talk by James Veitch  ...
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Practising collective neighbourliness

Practising collective neighbourliness  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first...
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Pikangikum — Clean Water

Clean Water for Pikangikum Clean water distribution to homes, cisterns, indoor plumbing and waste management efforts continue Pikangikum, population 3,000, is the largest First Nation Community in northern Ontario. 86...
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Why don’t people talk more about faith?

Why are people so reluctant to talk about faith these days? A study by the Barna Group The Barna Group is an independent for-profit research organization that has been conducting...
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Jesus is the bread of life … not was

Jesus is the bread of life -- not was the bread of life A homily for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey -- read text John 6: 51-58...
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Scriptural imagination in a secular age

Restoring scriptural imagination in a secular age -- The Living Church -- This article, by Timothy O'Malley writing in an e-newsletter for The Living Church, is a bit heavy and academic...
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“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…”

"Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs ..." Homily for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey – John 6: 24-35 (click for text) Over the years, there have been times when I...
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Study indicates many baby-boomers turning to churches

Many boomers returning to churches in search for meaning -- University of Southern California study A study over generations that began in 1970 indicates the baby-boomers are engaging more in...
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Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal

Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal Lord Conrad Black of Crossharbour, author and former media mogul, recently opined in The National Post about a letter circulated by Cardinal...
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C of E creates 100 new churches

Church of England announces 100 new churches in £27 million growth programme -- Anglican Church News Service ACNS -- New Christian communities are to be created across England in an ambitious...
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A bit of excitement on Canada Day weekend

Some excitement in the 'wee hours' Canada Day weekend In the wee hours on Monday of Canada Day weekend, Churchwardens, Randy Guest and Bill Nicholls, were greeted by Peterborough Fire...
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Where are you on the Evangelism Spectrum?

The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are You? The Institute of Evangelism - by Judy Paulsen Judy and Pat often gather with the People of St Matthew - St Aidan in nearby Buckhorn for...
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Steady attendance at Strawberry Dinner

Steady attendance at Strawberry Dinner Joyce says it was great. Wonderful strawberries ... well worth the trip from Lakefield. It was a great evening to enjoy baked ham, home-made potato...
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National Indigenous Bishop meets Holy Father

National Indigenous Bishop meets Holy Father The Anglican Journal - Tali Folkins   In a personal highlight of what he and many others are calling a “historic” meeting of the...
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“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.”

"The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed." Homily by Father Glenn Empey - Mark 4: 26-34 Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an instruction manual or some...
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A picnic for a very special centenarian

Guest of honour: Barb Lee -- parish family celebrates her 100th birthday at annual picnic It was a perfect summer day to celebrate a milestone birthday. Parishioner Barb Lee is turning...
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Coadjutor Bishop elected – update

Synod elects Coadjutor Bishop on third ballot --By Stuart Mann-- The Very Rev. Andrew Asbil, rector of St. James Cathedral and dean of Toronto, has been elected coadjutor bishop of...
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Baking and lots of stuff at Lawn Sale

Baked goods and lots of great items at St Luke's Lawn Sale On Saturday 2 June 8 am to 1 pm, there were tables filled with a wide selection of...
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Justin Welby and Michael Curry – Sky News interview

Michael Curry - presiding Bishop for the US Episcopal Church - wows the congegation gathered for the wedding of Harry and Meghan The Right Reverend Michael Curry is the presiding...
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US Presiding Bishop preaches at Royal Wedding

US Presiding Bishop preaches at Royal Wedding Bishop Michael Curry - the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church - gave a rousing sermon at the royal wedding of Prince...
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Gospel quartet sings at St Luke’s

Gospel quartet sings at St Luke's It was a great afternoon of music for those who made it out to St Luke's on Sunday, 6 May. The repertoire began with Peter Irwin playing airs...
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Spring High Tea at St Luke’s — a tasty outing

A great day for tea, fancy sandwiches and tasty treats More than a hundred people came to St Luke's parish hall to enjoy the Spring High Tea event on Saturday...
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Message from Archbishop

In wake of tragedy in Toronto on Monday: message from ++Colin Johnson, 23 April 2018 Nearby Toronto churches open for prayer and vigil Tragedy has struck our city today. I...
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Baptisms and Confirmation

Busy weekend: 7 Baptisms and 4 Confirmations Confirmations on Saturday with Bishop Riscylla at St Thomas, Millbrook plus Baptisms on Sunday at St Luke's On the Fourth Sunday of Easter: The...
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Confirmation for Deanery

Confirmation for Deanery in Millbrook On a bright and sunny afternoon on Saturday, 21 April, four candidates (confirmands) from St Luke's received Laying on of Hands from Bishop Riscylla as...