St. Luke's is returning to a twice weekly pattern of newsletters on Tuesdays and Saturdays each week. Saturday's newsletter will feature worship resources, and news from the Diocesen and National Church. On Tuesdays you can look forward to parish and community news and more. This Tuesday look for an auction update, information on the upcoming Pride workshop, information about Thursday Storytelling Time and the St. Luke's Order of Good Cheer as well as the link and order of service for the Wednesday Virtual Gathering with Lectio Divina.

Christ Church Cathedral - Partnering with St. Luke's: Live-Streamed Services

On the Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa YouTube channel

Sunday, June 6th, 2021
The Second Sunday After Pentecost
Readings: 1 SAMUEL 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15); PSALM 138; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:13-5:1; MARK 3:20-35

8:30am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant Canon Doug Richards
Preacher Canon Hilary Murray

Order of Service for 8:30

10:30am Sung Eucharist

Celebrant The Reverend Victoria Scott
Assistant Canon Doug Richards
Preacher Canon Hilary Murray
Cantor Andrew McAnerney
Organist James Calkin

Order of Service for 10:30

In keeping with our Diocesan pandemic guidelines, only clergy and Cathedral music staff will be present for the live-streamed services. 

Information about all live-streamed services is posted on the Events page of the CCCO website at

A Service of the Word for Those at Home

The following service is offered for those setting aside time for prayer and reflection on Sunday morning.

A Service of the Word for The Second Sunday After Pentecost

A Virtual Musical Offering

Prelude:  Pieces for Musical Clock - Franz Joseph Haydn
Hymn 293: Your Hands, O Lord, In Days of Old
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Major  (BuxWV 147) - Dieterich Buxtehude

There is a small collection of music, written by Haydn and other composers, for the mechanical organ clock, a popular eighteenth century luxury item which combined a clock with a small, mechanized organ.  Mozart’s three organ pieces that we have come to know (K. 594, 608 and 616) were actually composed for a mechanical organ clock. It appears that his motivation was strictly financial. In a letter to his wife Constanze, dated October 3, 1790, he wrote:

If it were on a large clock-work with a sound like an organ, I’d be glad to do it; but as it is a thing made up of tiny pipes only, which sound too shrill and childish for me.
Joseph Niemecz, the librarian of the Esterházy court where Haydn was employed, created a number of elaborate organ clocks, some with multiple stops.  Haydn composed 32 pieces for mechanical organ clocks.
Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821-1891) was an eminent classical and biblical scholar who gained prominence in both church and university. Educated at King's College, London, and University College, Oxford, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1846 and he ended up as dean of Wells Cathedral. Plumptre served as a preacher at Oxford and a professor of pastoral theology at King's College, and held a number of other prestigious positions, ending up as the dean of Wells Cathedral. His writings include A Life of Bishop Ken (1888), translations from Greek and Latin classics, and poetry and hymns. Plumptre was also a member of the committee that produced the Revised Version of the Bible. His hymn text Your Hands. His writings include A Life of Bishop Ken (1888), translations from Greek and Latin classics, and poetry and hymns. Plumptre was also a member of the committee that produced the Revised Version of the Bible. His hymn text Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old dates from 1864.  Another of his hymn texts loved by Anglicans is Your (Thy) Hand, O God, Has Guided (CP 444).  ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published in 1789 by William Gawler (1750-1809).  In some hymn books the tune is attributed to Franz Josef Haydn (hence my choice of some pieces by Haydn for my prelude).
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) was organist at St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck. It afforded him considerable latitude in his musical career, and his autonomy was a model for the careers of later Baroque masters such as G. F. Handel, Johann Mattheson, Georg Philipp Telemann and J. S. Bach. Although many of Buxtehude’s bigger organ works are multi sectional (improvisatory alternating with fugal), the Prelude and Fugue in G major is precisely two movements. Incidentally, in 1703, Handel and Mattheson both traveled to meet Buxtehude, who was by then elderly and ready to retire. He offered his position in Lübeck to Handel and Mattheson but stipulated that the organist who ascended to it must marry his eldest daughter, Anna Margareta. Both Handel and Mattheson turned the offer down and left the day after their arrival!

Rev. Victoria's Homily for Trinity Sunday

If you missed it, you can watch and listen here, starting at the 23:10 mark. Would you rather read it? Click here

St. Luke's: Outdoor Gathering

As mentioned last week, Rev. Victoria had a very positive meeting with Fr. Yves Beriault about the possibility of gathering on the grounds of the Dominican College to worship and connect as a community. While this is not permitted yet, stay tuned in the coming weeks for information about this. Hopefully this will be possible soon!
We honour the Indigenous Children whose bodies were found in Kamloops, and whose lives matter very much. Holy One, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, of story and of song, of heartbeat and of tears, of bodies, souls, voices and all relations: you are the God of all truth and the way of all reconciliation. Breathe in us the grace to trust in your loving forgiveness, that we may face our histories with courage. Guide us with holy wisdom to enter through the gates of remorse that our feet may walk gently and firmly on the way of justice and healing.

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, Inez, Ken, Sarah, Liz; Lyton; 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; St. Columba, Ottawa, The Reverend Karen Coxon; St. Barnabas, Deep River, The Reverend Patrick Stephens; St. Barnabas, Ottawa, The Reverend Canon Stewart Murray.

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 theological colleges and training programs within the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario: Canterbury College, Huron College, Renison College, the Anglican Studies Program at Saint Paul University, Thorneloe University, Trinity College, Wycliffe College.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Bishop Michael Pryse; Luther College at the University of Regina and Luther College High School.

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
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

St. Luke's and Doors Open Ottawa

Doors Open Ottawa is now open and available for your virtual visit, and St. Luke's is glad to be part of this year's offering! Thank you, Wendy, for all your work on this! 

For the full Doors Open experience, CLICK HERE to view all of this year's venues.

Rev. Victoria's Office Hours on Zoom
Rev. Victoria resumes regular office hours on Wednesday afternoon this week. She will be on Zoom from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and you are invited to drop in to Zoom to connect any time during that hour. You may see other St. Luke's friends when you join! Click here to drop in to Zoom any time between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

She will also be available by phone or Zoom from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. if you would like to book an appointment for one-on-one conversation. Please email her by Tuesday each week to book your time.

If Wednesdays aren't convenient for you, just email Rev. Victoria to find another time to connect.

These are difficult days, but we can get through this together!
“We’re trying to change the world, but we have to change ourselves because we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Everything starts from within."

(Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons)
Our Diocesan Church
Statement from the Bishop of Ottawa concerning the Indigenous Children who perished in the Kamloops Residential School  

Statement from the Bishop of Ottawa concerning the Indigenous Children who perished in the Kamloops Residential School

On May 27, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the discovery of the bodies of 215 Indigenous Children at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This news is heartbreaking and horrifying, and is profoundly distressing for Indigenous people, especially Survivors and intergenerational Survivors.

Now is a time to listen to Indigenous voices, and to hear the profound pain, anger, and wisdom in those voices. The lives of the Indigenous Children matter very much, and the voices of Indigenous People matter very much as we absorb the full reality of this heartbreaking horror. 

Read more


Hello and welcome to COVID Communiqué 55. There’s good news in numbers: Quebec reported just 209 new cases on Tuesday, and Ontario’s 699 new cases was the lowest daily total in months. If trends continue, shifts in Ontario’s restrictions are expected mid-month. Quebec is moving steadily ahead with reopening. As well, Ontario announced late last week that 65% of adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine and Quebec announced June 1 that 61% of its population has had one dose. 
All this, after much suffering, is much to be thankful for. For one thing, it means we can begin to move toward reopening ourselves. Next week we’ll release revisions to the pandemic plan that cautiously ease some Red stage restrictions and update Amber and Yellow stages to reflect how understanding of the pandemic and safety measures have evolved. We still need to be patient, and keep our focus on safety, but June is bringing hope. 
Stay safe, encourage each other, and know we will start moving out of these hard times soon.
If you have questions for us, please contact the helpdesk:
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 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

Our National Church

  The Anglican Church Welcomes You

Every Child Matters

Last week the Chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation revealed news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of an unmarked burial ground at a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. The identities of the children are unknown at this time. The grief of families and communities unleashed by this news is heartwrenching and profound. Please click here to read more of this statement from our Primate.

Click here for the latest news from our National Church. 

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 O storyteller,
you sit me down
and fill me with tears
and love
and laughter.
Come into my life,
and tell your story
through me.

(Ruth Burgess)

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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