A Prayer for Illumination
Scripture tells us that your word is written on our hearts,
But we struggle to hear it.
Is it possible that we have covered up your words with our own self-narratives? Is it possible that we have erased your truth to write our own?
Is it possible that we have forgotten your words entirely?
Take us back to the beginning.
Remove the self-talk that distracts.
Clear away the cobwebs of doubt.
Show us how to look inside ourselves for your truth, And then write on our hearts once more.
We are listening.
We are hopeful.
We are here.
(“Prayer by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.”)
Our clergy, staff, and members of St. Luke's; participants and staff of St. Luke's Table in this unusual and challenging time
Those on Our Hearts
Brad, Inez, Ken, Sarah, Bryan W.; Ron; Kathleen; Liz Demelo (long-time Community Ministries staff member); Charles (brother of Dianne Parsonage); all who suffer discrimination based on race; all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; all those on our hearts.
Shane, our Bishop; Christ Church, Bells Corners and their clergy The Venerable Kathryn Otley, Major The Reverend Michael Gibbons and Deacon Tamara Connors.
Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and their Coadjutor Bishop Hosam Naoum; Saviour Church, Kufr-Yasif, Israel.
Linda, our Primate; Anne, our Metropolitan;
The Anglican Church of Canada
The Right Reverend Mary Irwin-Gibson, Bishop, and the people and clergy of the Diocese of Montreal.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Susan, National Bishop; Deacon Michelle Collins, Assistant to the Bishop and the staff of the Manitoba – Northwestern Ontario Synod.
The generosity of all of you who continue to make the extra effort required at this time to offer your financial support is appreciated so very much. It is making all the difference. Thank you!
You can donate online through Canada Helps here
The deadline for the next Jubilee is
Sunday, March 21st, 2021
Thanks to all who provided articles, pictures, cartoons and chuckles for the Christmas edition of Jubilee.
Perhaps you would like to write an article about the year that was (2020) and how it affected you and/or your family for inclusion in the Easter edition of Jubilee.
Please send all submissions to Heather Matchett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays 11 a.m.
All are welcome at this Service of the Word with Lectio divina
Click here for the Zoom link. Click here for the Order of Service.
St. Luke's Storytelling and Social Time
Do you need support?
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom
You're invited to drop in to St. Luke's Story Time
On zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84464919588?pwd=ajBEL0x6UnFMZWtWV3hNQ1FweXlXdz09
Meeting ID: 844 6491 9588
It's a great place to enjoy deepening friendships with one another through a focused conversation on a topic shared by one of our own. Many thanks to Susan Perry (from St. Thomas the Apostle) for her heartfelt sharing about her journey with Katie (who often serves as altar server when we are able to gather in person)
March 25: Gerry Dalton - known for his green thumb! - will explain the steps he uses in organizing plant material in a harmonious design to create a stunning balcony garden.
April 1: Susan Kehoe will join us to explain what drew her to the study of the labyrinth as a path to spiritual development.
Hope you will join.
Anne Wright and Helen Cathcart
Each one of us is experiencing these pandemic days in a different way. If you would like to check in, have a conversation, share a laugh or a cry, or be prayed with, please be in touch with Rev. Victoria (email@example.com or 613-698-6083) to set up a Zoom meeting or phone conversation.
Would you like to connect with another member of the community but aren’t sure how to reach them? Contact Helen Cathcart at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message on the church answering machine and we’ll make the connection.
We can get through this together!
Returning To In-Person Worship: Survey
Thank you very much to all who responded to the survey last week regarding the possibility of returning to in-person worship.
As per the note from our Bishop above, the decision has been made to remain in the RED phase of our pandemic response until further notice, meaning that there will not be in-person worship for Holy Week and Easter. St. Luke’s will continue to partner with the Cathedral for Sunday morning live-streaming as long as we remain in RED.
We will reach a “new normal” on our beloved corner of Somerset and Bell Streets, and in the meantime, as we continue to do what we need to do to manage this pandemic, may our spirits be lifted by the news of vaccines and the spring sunshine.
As always, you are welcome to be in touch with Rev. Victoria, or with one of the wardens, if you have questions.