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Results of St. Luke’s Special Vestry Meeting: Monday, November 30th, 2020

Many thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday's Special Vestry! The proposed resolution received unanimous support. The paperwork was signed today, and construction will begin downstairs any day now!

A St. Luke's Table Update

St. Luke's Table will operate upstairs while work is happening in the basement. Lunch has been being served at Tom Brown Arena in recent weeks, but will now be available at St. Luke's. This will save many of our neighbours from having to make their way along to the arena. St. Luke's Table has been serving  between 35-50 breakfasts each day, and seeing an average of 80 people for lunch. Meals are kept on hand and heated up for those who are hungry in the afternoon and evening.

In her homily on Sunday, Rev. Victoria described the efforts of Parish and Table as shining a light in the darkness, especially in these pandemic days. May that light shine warm and bright on our corner of Somerset and Bell Streets!


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

If you would like to register for this coming Sunday November 22nd, 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 3rd, 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, November 29th, 2020
The First Sunday of Advent

Readings:  ISAIAH 64:1-9; PSALM 80:1-7, 16-18; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:3-9; MARK 13:24-37

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.

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.

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!

Click here for Walter Brueggemann on Advent along with his prayer The Grace and the Impatience to Wait.
Recommended Reading

Rev. Victoria mentioned Barbara Brown Taylor's book "Learning to Walk in the Dark" in her homily this week. Click here to read more about it.


An exciting new collection of choral music by Margaret Rizza, performed by the Gaudete Ensemble, directed by Eamonn Dougan. Click here to listen.
Advent and Christmas Services at St. Luke's

Sunday, December 6th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Advent II)
Sunday, December 13th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Advent III)
Sunday, December 20th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Advent IV)
Sunday, December 20th, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. "Blue Christmas" Service
Thursday, December 24th, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day

Celebrate the Season of Advent with the Brothers at SSJE

Click here for live-streamed services and Advent resources from the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Click here for interactive daily worship from the Iona Abbey Worship Book.
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