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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 Thomas Collins, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Toronto. Black begins his commentary by discussing the point made by the Cardinal about the summer jobs programmes. In…

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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 new growth programme announced today. More than 100 new churches will be created in a £27 million drive “to revive the Christian faith in coastal…

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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 Services when they arrived at the church after midnight. The security system had notified Peterborough Fire Services of an alarm at the church. After a…

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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 worship when they cottage in the area. This is a great article by Judy. Article used with permission.   It is true that people’s attitudes…

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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 salad and other fresh salads as the main course before the dessert feature. And for that dessert, the local strawberries were at peak ripeness —…

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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 World Council of Churches (WCC), Mark MacDonald, the Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Anglican bishop, met Pope Francis, leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.…

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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 kind of guide book about the kingdom of God. Instead Jesus always spoke about the kingdom of God in the form of parables which can…

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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 100 years old. Barb faithfully attends every Sunday at St Luke’s. She arrives promptly each Sunday chauffeured from her retirement home by shuttle. Barb is…

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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 the Diocese of Toronto. He will become the 12th Bishop of Toronto when Archbishop Colin Johnson, who currently holds the position, retires at the end 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 items for sale on the front lawn of the parish. A number of vendors rented  tables for $25 to sell their wares at great prices.…

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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 bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. His position is similar to that of the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. The…

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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 Harry and Meghan Markle. See the Order of Service

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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 on the highland pipes with the accompaniment of organist, Ian Morton. The feature of the afternoon was 4 Heaven’s Sake who sing gospel music in barbershop…

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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 afternoon. The Tea began at 1:30 pm and there were two seatings during the afternoon to accommodate the guests from the neighbourhood and nearby area…

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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 weep for those who have died. I join in prayer for those who are physically injured or suffering emotionally from having witnessed such carnage, and…

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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 People of St Luke’s gathered to celebrate the Baptism of seven little ones. They represented a small flock of grandchildren connected to the parish. Father…

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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 they received the Sacrament of Confirmation. In order to recall their Baptisms, the Bishop also anointed each one with Holy Oil. Earlier in the Liturgy,…

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The Church needs generous givers — here’s why

The Anglican April 2018 by Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship, Diocese of Toronto Last month’s article on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Churches garnered considerable interest as evidenced by the emails and conversations I had concerning the topic. It seems that most of us are aware of the changes taking place in the church…

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Easter — it’s not just one day but 50 days

Easter isn’t just one day — it’s 50 days From Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada 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 of 50 in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter…

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Good Friday with Bishop Riscylla

Bishop Riscylla shares in Good Friday Liturgy On 30 March, Good Friday, Bishop Riscylla shared in the Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday at St Luke’s in the morning followed by a similar Liturgy in the afternoon at St Matthew-St Aidan in Buckhorn. Father Glenn Empey is priest-in-charge at both parishes. He said that Good Friday…

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How come people eat fish on Fridays

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday A great short article from US National Public Radio by MARIA GODOY It sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown thriller: A powerful medieval pope makes a secret pact to prop up the fishing industry that ultimately alters global economics. The result: Millions of…

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Victoria Matthews to step down as NZ bishop

 Victoria Matthews, a Canadian Anglican who once served as Bishop of Edmonton, is stepping down as Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aoteaora, New Zealand and Polynesia. According to an ACNS story, dated Monday, March 19, Matthews announced she would be resigning May 1 after discerning through prayer that God wanted her “to lay…

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The ‘wee people’ were out for St Paddy’s

The wee people had a lot going on in Peterborough and in the area but there were lots of leprechauns who chose the Irish Stew dinner at St Luke’s on the Feast of St Patrick. There were no line-ups but a steady flow of people that comfortably filled the parish hall. “The stew was phenomenal,”…

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Vigil for Murdered-Missing Indigenous Women

A Gathering at Trent University on International Women’s Day for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for the Status of Women and MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, was a keynote speaker at this special event held 8 March in the Gathering Place, Gzowski College, Trent University. She spoke about how the “millennial generation”…

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Oscar Romero and Paul VI to be named Saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman who became a hero for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be canonized along with the reformer Paul VI. Francis signed a decree confirming miracles attributed to two…

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A model for self-determination from NZ?

The Anglican Journal The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province’s third primate will be Bishop Don Tamihere, currently bishop of Tairawhiti. The Church of ANZP is unique in the Anglican Communion in having three primates of the whole province, but with special…

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Fun Fashions for East City and Spring

Fashions from Alia N’ TanJay of Lansdowne Place, Peterborough, were the feature of the afternoon Fashion Show on Tuesday 6 March. For the eighty woman who attended there were fantastic home-made desserts to be enjoyed as part of the fashion fare. The majority of those in attendance were from the local neighbourhood and Peterborough area.…

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Grise Fiord’s only church a ‘total loss’ in fire

While the skeleton of the only church in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, still stands, the interior is completely gutted after a fire Tuesday night. The pews are gone as is a devotional image of Jesus and Mary, which had hung in the church for years and was painted by a partially-sighted woman, according to the community’s mayor Meeka Kiguktak.…

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Billy Graham, laid to rest near his childhood home

(RNS) The highly scripted funeral was also a testament to Graham’s extraordinary reach. He preached to an estimated 215 million during the course of his career — both in person, on television, and via satellite and the internet. His message resonated with a cross section of the globe, from American presidents to European royalty to…

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What’s involved in being the Bishop of Toronto

What’s really involved in being the Bishop of Toronto? Archbishop Colin Johnson offers advice to Synod members as they consider the upcoming electoral Synod on June 9. “Becoming the Bishop of Toronto is not a promotion. It’s a special calling among the three Orders of Ministry–Deacons, Priests, and Bishops.” Archbishop Colin Johnson  Notice of…

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An appeal for a good conscience

An appeal for a good conscience BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2018 Last Sunday, we heard in a reading from the First Letter of Peter that baptism is “not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God for a good conscience through Jesus Christ” (3:21-22). This view of baptism calls…

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Church of England shows the way

— from Anglican Communion News Service ACNS Church of England shows the way Tens of thousands of Christians from churches around the world are expected to take part once again in a global wave of prayer for evangelism between Ascension and Pentecost. Thy Kingdom Come began two years ago as an invitation from the Archbishops…

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Electing a new Primate for Canada

by  Joelle Kidd – Anglican Journal – January 16, 2018 Archbishop Fred Hiltz announced January 9 that he will resign as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in July 2019. At that time, a new primate will be elected to lead the national church and represent it internationally. But how will this process unfold? Hiltz has stated that he…

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Building on community connections

Over two hundred people enjoyed the fare of the community meal on Saturday, 20 January in the parish hall. In January, the community meal is one event in the month-long Peterborough SNOFEST programme. Many who attended the dinner had spent the day by taking in the numerous SNOFEST events many of which were held at…

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C of E announces £24.4 million for renewal

Photo Credit: Skitterphoto / Pixabay ACNS — by The Anglican Communion News Service The Church of England has announced grants of £24.4 million in the latest tranche of its Renewal and Reform programme funding. The money is being provided by the C of E’s Strategic Investment Board, which was created as part of a change in…

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Helping local families thrive and enjoy Christmas

Over recent years, the People of St Luke’s have partnered with Armour Heights Public School in a project to help local families have a Happy Christmas. The project provides food hampers for local families who would otherwise not be able to enjoy the family festivities that should accompany the celebration of this Holy Season. The…

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Folks connect at community dinner …

For several years now, each month St Luke’s invites neighbours from the local community for a home-made spaghetti dinner. In December, the fare changes to a pre-Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings. This year the turkey dinner was on 9 December. The cost was still a toonie or a free-will offering but no one…

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Awesome addition to Lessons and Carols

On 10 December, Second Sunday of Advent, the St Luke’s family gathered for the Annual Lessons and Carols Service. This year children and parents brought the added touch of acting out the stories told in the scripture readings. Ian Morton and the choir added a festive touch to the liturgy with a great selection of…

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We’d like to help in our neighbourhood … your ideas?

originally posted 19 November 2017 We’re looking for ways to help in our neighbourhood by making a positive difference for our neighbourhood. We’d love to get your input and hear your ideas. So… what are your thoughts and ideas on how to do this? what would make a positive difference meet a neighbourhood need help…

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Blessings to our Servers

l-r Christopher Nadeau-Lavallée, Autumn Konkle, and Trinity Garvey Blessings to our Servers and welcome to our new Servers. It is great to have each of you as part of our Celebrations of the Eucharist each Sunday. Father Doug has been working with our young people in preparation for Confirmation. As interest has grown among the…