St. Luke's Outdoor Worship: Sunday, July 4th, 2021 4 p.m.

The weather looks good for tomorrow, so hoping to see you for outdoor worship! The Dominican College is on Empress Avenue. There is an entrance into a parking lot off Empress Avenue, not far from Somerset Street West, and that's where we'll be! Please do register by clicking the link below.

We'll share in a Eucharist. Congregational singing is not permitted, but we'll enjoy the sounds of nature, the sound of the singing bowl, and some recorded music.

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.

Cathedral Newsletter for July  4th, 2021Christ Church Cathedral Partnering with St. Luke's 

Sunday, July 4th, 2021
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

8:30 Holy Eucharist

Celebrant Dean Beth Bretzlaff
Preacher Canon Doug Richards

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

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Celebrant The Reverend Victoria Scott
Gospeller and Preacher Canon Doug Richards
Assistant Dean Beth Bretzlaff
Cantor  Katriona Lane
Organist  James Calkin

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


A Service of the Word for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

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


A Virtual Musical Offering

Prelude:  Trio in D Minor  by J. S. Bach
Hymn 354:  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Postlude: Fanfare by Jean-Joseph Mouret

It is thought that Bach composed a set of six trio sonatas for his eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann to prepare him to be great organist that he became.  As well as the six sonatas (each containing three movements) he left four separate trios including the Trio in D minor.  The opening motive sounds very similar to the subject of his great Fugue in G Minor (for organ).
The hymn text Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing was written by Robert Robinson in 1758. The hymn tune NETTLETON first appeared as a two-part tune in John Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music (published in Harrisburg, PA in 1813). In the index it is identified as a new tune, and no composer's name is given. The tune has been attributed by some to Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), a well-known evangelist of the early nineteenth century, who compiled Village Hymns (1825). However, this compilation contained no music, and there is no evidence that Nettleton wrote any tunes during his life.

Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682–1738) was one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his France. Around the age of 25, Mouret settled in Paris. News of his arrival did not take long to spread and he was introduced to Anne, Duchess of Maine, whose salon at Sceaux was a centre of courtly society in the declining years of Louis XIV.  Mouret produced music in the company of the most favoured musicians and for the most select audience in France. Mouret also wrote airs, divertissements, cantatilles, motets, and instrumental works (sonatas, fanfares). Among his other compositions are two Suites de symphonies (1729). The first suite, renowned for the arrangement of its opening rondeau which served as the theme for Masterpiece Theatre.  Today’s postlude is the third movement and is scored for trumpet, oboe, strings, bassoon and timpani.
The world, this palpable world, which we want to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus.

(Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

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.

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; our Indigenous sisters and brothers; our LGBTQ2+ sisters and brothers; all those on our hearts.

Our Diocese of Ottawa
Shane, our Bishop;  St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa, The Reverend Tim Kehoe, The Reverend Michael Garner; St. Thomas, Woodlawn and St. George’s, Fitzroy Harbour, The Reverend John Stopa.

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; The Right Reverend David Greenwood, the clergy and people of the Diocese of Athabasca.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Bishop Michael Pryse; The congregations of the southern 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 our Indigenous sisters and brothers
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

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
Our Diocesan Church

Hello and welcome to COVID Communiqué 59. Wonderful news this week, as you’ll learn in this pastoral letter from Bishop Shane.
As you see, the diocese will move to our Amber Stage protocols next Tuesday, July 6th. That means you can return to in-person worship as soon as July 11th — but it’s important to note that you don’t have to. If it feels like too much of a rush to reopen so quickly, please take your time. Assuming Ontario and Quebec continue to do well controlling COVID-19, you can reopen anytime between now and September 12th, on which day, as the bishop explains, all churches must be open for in-person worship. (It’s not possible yet to say what stage of the pandemic plan we’ll be in for reopening: that will depend on COVID rates and will be announced closer to the date).  
It's a long time since we were in Amber, and the protocols have been revised since we were, so please take the time to re-read the Amber section of the diocesan pandemic plan, In this Together, before you start getting ready to reopen. Also, bear in mind that our four stages of Red, Amber, Yellow and Green do not necessarily correspond to provincial reopening rules. Where the provinces are stricter, ALWAYS FOLLOW PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES. Here again are links to the two provinces’ guidelines—Ontario and Quebec.
While you’re reviewing Amber, consider — even if you don’t feel ready to start services immediately — the other ways Amber lets you connect with people. They include some in-person pastoral care (with permission of the executive archdeacon), meetings of adolescent youth groups (with a maximum of 10 participants, outdoors preferred, but inside is allowed) and — if you are offering in-person liturgies, Sunday school and social hour (with some restrictions). Full details are available in paragraphs 30 to 83 of In this Together.
Our National Church


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A letter from the Territory of the People on the fire in Lytton, BC

Please click here for a letter regarding the devastating fires in the Lytton area. 

Additional Resources
Reconciliation toolkit 

For more than three decades, the Anglican Church of Canada has been on a journey of listening, truth-telling, repentance and healing with Indigenous Peoples, both within and outside the church. There is an urgent need for further healing and justice-seeking across the land, and we all have a role to play. Please click here to access.
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

7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 11th, 2021

2 SAMUEL 6:1-5, 12B-19; PSALM 24; EPHESIANS 1:3-14; MARK 6:14-29

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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