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In-Person Worship: Sundays at 10 a.m.

If you would like to register for this coming Sunday December 13th, please fill in and submit this form.

Readers and Intercessors Needed

If you plan to attend in-person worship on Sunday and are willing to read or lead the prayers, please email Rev. Victoria.

Virtual Gathering 
11 a.m.

A Service of the Word with Lectio divina (Scripture Meditation) on the Gospel for Sunday.

Click here for the Zoom link. Click here for the order of service.


Virtual Social Hour: Time to Talk!

Click here to join the Zoom social hour this Thursday, December 10th, at 5:00 p.m.!

During this social hour, we can share stories, concerns, joys, hopes and sorrows, requests for prayer, and there is a way to wander, mix and mingle on Zoom, as well, just as we used to do! You can leave whenever you like!
Hope to see you on Thursday! Feel free to be in touch with Anne with questions: Anne Wright: 613-791-5494 


Rev. Victoria's Homilies on YouTube

Sunday, December 6th, 2020
The Second Sunday of Advent

Readings: ISAIAH 40:1-11; PSALM 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 PETER 3:8-15A; MARK 1:1-8

Click here to watch and listen.

Would you rather read it? Click here. You can also find previous week's homilies on the St. Luke's YouTube channel.

The deadline for the Christmas edition of The Jubilee is
Sunday, December 13th, 2020. Don't wait for the deadline - send submissions to Heather Matchett any time at

A Construction/St. Luke's Table Update

Sledgehammers were swinging at St. Luke's today, with construction underway to install new washrooms, showers and laundry facilities! Stay tuned for regular updates as things progress!

St. Luke's Table began operating upstairs last week. In One of the many things being offered is a place to stop and rest.

Advent and Christmas at St. Luke's

Each week of Advent, stones painted with Advent symbols painted on them will be available at St. Luke's, St. Martin's, All Saints, and Julian of Norwich and the four parishes will hold each other in prayer. This is offered as a tangible reminder that  even as we continue our pandemic response and cannot all join together in person, we can join together in prayer and devotion. The prayer will be included at in-person worship and in the newsletter. The stones will be handled carefully, with pandemic safety protocols in mind.

A "Blue Christmas" Service at St. Luke's

"Blue Christmas" is a gentle, contemplative liturgy for those who are carrying pain or loss in the Christmas season. St. Luke's will offer this service on Sunday, December 20th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required: Click here to register.


A Virtual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

A Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk has been recorded in our beloved space at St. Luke's, and is now being edited! It will be available online before December 21st, 2020.

Are you feeling anxious about Christmas?
As we enter the season of Advent and Christmas draws closer, many of us will find ourselves feeling worried or anxious about what Christmas will be like as we continue our pandemic response. Reverend Victoria is available by phone (613-698-6083) or Zoom to listen, talk, and pray with you.
Would you like to connect with another member of the community but aren’t sure how to reach them? Contact Helen Cathcart at, or leave a message on the church answering machine and we’ll make the connection.
We can get through this together!

In this episode of “Henri Nouwen, Now & Then“, Fr. Ron Rolheiser – well-known spiritual thinker, award-winning author, and speaker, joins host Karen Pascal to offer a deep challenge to us all. Click here to listen.


The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

Click here to read this article about the notion of presence as the antidote to fear.

Recommended Reading

Rev. Victoria mentioned this book in her homily on Sunday. Click here to read more about it.


To Look Backwards Before Looking to the Future

Click here to read these Advent thoughts by Kerry Baisley. Rev. Victoria mentioned this article's description of paths, trails and routes in her homily.

Hypatia’s Voice (Ottawa, Ontario) is an upper-voice choir led by artistic director, Deirdre Kellerman, and pianist, Claire Stevens. "Alleluia": a virtual concert premieres tonight! Listen here.

Click here to watch and listen to this thoughtful, meditative song by Ben Thomas with visuals by Nick Neumann. See the lyrics below.

"The Unraveling"

Israel cried patient through her pain 
“Let your face shine
and let us be saved.
Tear the heavens wide and stream
Glory to our eyes”

All we claim to know and 
All the ways we try to define God are being unraveled

A prophecy, a sign coming to life 
Fig trees bloom with life in mid-July
Temple walls will crack and cave 
Opening our eyes

All we claim to know and 
All the ways we try to define God are being unraveled

Welcome the foreigners
Break down the walls
A child will be born bring hope to us all

All we claim to know and 
All the words we write to define God are being unraveled.

(Ben Thomas - "The Wilderness" EP)

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