Cathedral Newsletter for June 27th, 2021

Christ Church Cathedral Partnering with St. Luke's 

Sunday, June 27th, 2021
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

8:30 Holy Eucharist

Celebrant Dean Beth Bretzlaff
Preacher The Reverend Victoria Scott

CLICK HERE to open your Order of Service for the 8:30 Holy Eucharist (BCP)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Celebrant Canon Doug Richardsa
Gospeller and Preacher The Reverend Victoria Scott
Assistant Dean Beth Bretzlaff
Cantor Gary Dahl
Organist Nicholas Walters

CLICK HERE to open your Order of Service for the 10:30 Sung Eucharist (BAS)


A Service of the Word for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

This Service of the Word is offered for those setting apart a time of prayer on a Sunday morning.


St. Luke's: Outdoor Worship - RESCHEDULED

Unfortunately, we’re going to have to cancel the outdoor worship service scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 4 p.m., as the weather is just not cooperating. Even if it’s not actually precipitating tomorrow at 4 p.m., the forecast is for thunderstorms, and today’s rain will make the ground too wet.

While this is disappointing, we’ll hope for better weather next weekend and try again on Sunday, July 4th, again at 4 p.m.!

Some other things to consider again this time:
  • Safety protocols will be followed, including masking, and maintaining distancing
  • You'll be asked to bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on
  • Please register here. It's important to register in keeping with pandemic guidelines and restrictions, but it will also allow us to be in touch if we need to cancel because of the weather.

A Virtual Musical Offering

Prelude:  Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major  by Samuel Prowse Warren
Hymn: Revive Thy Work, O Lord
PostludeFinale Jubilante by Healey Willan
Samuel Prowse Warren (1841-1915)--son of organ builder Samuel Russell Warren–grew up in Montreal, but most of his career was as a church musician in New York City.  He was a founding member of the American Guild of Organists in 1896, and served as its president in 1902.  His Prelude and Fugue in A-flat dates from 1900 and is very similar in style to Mendelssohn’s Prelude and Fugue in G Major for organ.  Towards the end of the prelude, he gives a new definition to the term deceptive cadence.
Albert Midlane (1825-1909) lived in Newport, Isle of Wight and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn (Hark! in the presence of our God), was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use.  Revive Thy Work, O Lord, ideal for today’s gospel reading, dates from 1858.  The text is sung to the hymn tune Carlisle, composed by Charles Lockhart (1745-1815). Though blind from infancy, Lockhart had a distinct musical gift, and was especially known for training children’s choirs. Lockhart was first organist of the Lock Hospital, and was for some years associated with Martin Madan in the musical arrangements there. He published a set of hymn tunes about 1810.

Born in England, Gerald Wheeler came to Canada in 1956 to become organist of St. Matthew’s Church in the Glebe—a position he held until 1965 when he became organist if Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal.  During his time at St. Matthew’s he had the English firm of Hill, Norman & Beard rebuild the organ and Healey Willan composed Five Pieces for the 1959 re-dedication of the organ.  Finale Jubilante is the last piece in the collection. 
In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds meaning, such as the meaning of sacrifice.

(Victor Frankl)

Our Parish
Our clergy, staff, and members of St. Luke's; participants and staff of St. Luke's Table, neighbours and local businesses in this unusual and challenging time; That the Holy Spirit may encourage and unify us. For those who raise up the contributions of our Indigenous sisters and brothers as we continue to work toward goals of truth and reconciliation.

Those on Our Hearts
Brad, Ken, Sarah, Laura and family; Ron; all who suffer discrimination based on race; all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; all those on our hearts.

Our Diocese of Ottawa
Shane, our Bishop;  The Reverend Carol Hotte; Parish of West Quebec, The Venerable Eric Morin,The Reverend Susan Lewis; St. Thomas the Apostle, Stittsville, The Reverend Lee Lambert.

Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem and The Middle East
Archbishop Hosam Naoum; The Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem and the  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and for peace in the Middle East.

The Anglican Church of Canada
Linda our Primate, Anne our Metropolitan; Bishop David Parsons; Suffragan Bishops Joey Royal, Annie Ittoshat, and Lucy Netser, the clergy and people of the Diocese of the Arctic.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Bishop Michael Pryse; The congregations of the northern area of the Saskatchewan Synod.

Those On Our Hearts...

It is very important for us as a community to be able to hold people in prayer, especially as we are only able to gather virtually. If you would like to add someone's first name to the prayer list, please email Rev. Victoria

This artwork is now on the door of St. Luke's. Thank you, Sarah, for this statement of solidarity with the 215 children and their families.


It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.

(Khalil Gibran)

Give - giving made simple

As noted in previous weeks, St. Luke's revenue numbers are significantly lower so far in 2021. You have all demonstrated incredible generosity, and have made extra efforts to continue your donations through this pandemic. These pandemic days are continuing far longer than we had hoped and anticipated. Your continued generosity is very much appreciated, and your donations are gratefully received. 

You can donate online through Canada Helps
An Affirmation of Faith   
We believe in God whose love is the source of all life and the desire of our lives.  
Whose love was given a human face in Jesus of Nazareth.  
Whose love was crucified by the evil  
that waits to enslave us all and whose love,
defeating even death is our glorious promise of freedom.  
Therefore, though we are sometimes 
fearful and full of doubt,
in God we trust  
and, in the name of Jesus Christ,  
we commit ourselves, in the service of others,
to seek justice and to live in peace,
to care for the earth
and to share the commonwealth of God’s goodness,  
to live in the freedom of forgiveness and the power of the Spirit of life, and in the company of the faithful so to be the church for the glory of God. Amen.   

(Iona Community)
Our Diocesan Church

Hello and welcome to COVID Communiqué 58. First off, please accept our apologies for the confusion we created with last week’s communiqué. Our intention was to offer parishes an option for vacation coverage for services, but that wasn’t clear. Let’s begin again.
We’ve heard concerns from some parishes because they’ll have to shut down for a few weeks to ensure worship teams get the vacations they so badly need. Individual parishioners can choose to attend any of the services listed on our virtual services page (more on that in a moment) but if you’d like, you can formally connect your parish with one that’s open during the time you’re closed. That connection might include a special welcome, mentioning the “visiting” parish in prayers and even having one of the lessons read by someone from the visiting parish — or it can be as simple as giving all your parishioners the service details and link to your chosen host parish, so your people know they’re still worshipping together. The important thing is to let folks know there’s always a church available to them. Parish priests have the details on joining with another congregation during vacation breaks.
Now, on the list of virtual services: although new services have been added throughout the pandemic, it’s overdue for an overhaul. Please take the time to go to the virtual services page and check your listing. Is it still accurate? Are the times correct? Were you perhaps using Zoom when you started, but you’ve added YouTube or Facebook? If you have any changes, please send them to Heidi Fawcett at the diocesan office: . She updates the list regularly.
COVID Communiqué is produced by our senior staff:
Shane Parker, Bishop
Beth Bretzlaff, Dean
Linda Hill, Executive Archdeacon
Sanjay Grover, Director of Financial Ministry
Peter John Hobbs, Director General of Community Ministries
Jane Scanlon, Director of Communications & Stewardship Development
Carol Sinclair, Director of Human Resources
Michael Garner, Public Health Advisor 
Office of the Bishop
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6
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Additional Resources


Click here to access A Disciple’s Prayer book for the Anglican Council for Indigenous Peoples. Published by the Indigenous Theological Training Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

A Non- Traditional Blessing

May God Bless you with Discomfort, discomfort at easy answers half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God Bless you with Anger.  Anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for Justice, Freedom, and Peace.
May God Bless you with Tears.  Tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
May God Bless you with Foolishness. Enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
(Source Unknown)
Readings for Next Sunday

5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 27th 2021

Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

St. Luke's Anglican Church
760 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6P9

Pastoral Emergencies: 613-698-6083

The Reverend Victoria Scott, Incumbent
The Reverend Canon Christine Piper, Honorary Assistant
Sarah Whitehead, Rector's Warden
Helen Cathcart, People's Warden
Robert Jones, Organist and Choir Director


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