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); all who suffer discrimination based on race; all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; all those on our hearts.
Shane, our Bishop; The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer and Paul Dumbrille, Ottawa Representative and for all parish representatives. All Parish Administrators in our diocese. Martin Luther Lutheran Church and their pastor Friedrich Demke.
Our Companion Diocese of Jerusalem
Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and their Coadjutor Bishop, Christ Church, Nazareth, Israel
Linda, our Primate; Anne, our Metropolitan; The Right Reverend John Organ, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Western Newfoundland.
The Anglican Church of Canada
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Susan, National Bishop; The dean, council, and congregations of the Georgian, Huronia and Bay Areas of the Eastern 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
Please note that tax receipts were mailed this week. Those who have given through Canada Helps will receive tax receipts from Canada Helps directly. Be assured that we do receive this donations. We thank you all for all of your support, in time, talent, prayer, and financial offerings!
A Lenten Prayer
Let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent
come from You, be inspired by You. I long to be closer to You.
Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life
unless it glorifies You in some way. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of my life and keep saying,
"Tomorrow, I will spend more time in prayer,"
but now my longing meets Your love and I want to do it now.
Help me to rely on You for help. The prayer asks you that I reach perfection. Please, Lord, remind me that "perfection"
isn't the crazy, "successful" way I try to live my life,
but a perfection of my most authentic, real self.
My "perfection" might be holding my many flaws in my open hands, asking You to help me accept them. Heal me, Lord, and help me to find You in the darkness of my life. Let me reach out in this darkness and feel Your hand and love there to guide me.
St. Luke's Annual Vestry
A reminder that St. Luke's will hold our Annual Vestry tomorrow Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Thank you to those who attended the Pre-Vestry Budget Information Session last Sunday.
If you've not yet registered for our Annual Vestry Meeting you can do that here. While we would not normally register for an Annual Vestry Meeting, this will assist with preparing for and running the meeting. One of the things the registration form deals with is affirming the Solemn Declaration, which is a Canonical requirement of our Diocese.
Many thanks to those who submitted Vestry reports. The Vestry Booklet and Zoom link have been circulated in a separate email.
Please feel free to be in touch with Rev. Victoria or one of the wardens with any questions.
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. Last Thursday, fifteen of us enjoyed travelling vicariously on a pilgrimage along various Santiago de Camino paths with Wendy Robbins. Thank you Wendy!
Thursday March 4: Deirdre Piper on Transitioning
Thursday March 11: Rachel Robinson on St. Luke's Table
Thursday March 18: Susan Perry (from St. Thomas the Apostle) about her journey with Katie (who often serves as altar server when we are able to gather in person)
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!
s with creativity, courage, and resilience is for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering what next? Read more here
Living the Questions: A Civil Rights Elder on Exhaustion and Rest, Spiritual Practice, and the Necessity of Loving Community
to listen to an OnBeing Podcast with Lucas Johnson and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons.