Parish News

In-Person Worship at St. Luke's

 Thanks to high vaccination rates and a change in the government and Diocesan COVID-19 plans, St. Luke’s is moving to a new stage of reopening beginning on Sunday, November 7th, 2021.

Unless you are under 12 years old, you will need to show proof of double vaccination, or a medical exemption, and photo ID when arriving at worship.

There are no capacity restrictions and there will be no need to pre-register for worship. Distancing rules will be relaxed. Masks must continue to be worn at all times, except when receiving communion. We will not resume serving refreshments during the social time after the service just yet, but look forward to that in the future.

Please feel free to be in touch with Rev. Victoria by phone (613-698-6083) or email ( with any questions or concerns. 

Homily and a Hymn

Click here to watch and listen to Rev. Victoria's most recent homily. Click here to read it.

Click here to listen to Sunday's closing hymn "Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us".

A Construction Update

The next phase of construction at St. Luke's is to the existing kitchen in the basement, including the installation of a much needed industrial dishwasher, and a new washroom and kitchen upstairs to support parish life and ministry.  The work continues steadily! If you were at church this past Sunday you'll have noticed that the "Green Room" is blocked off. We are able to access the single washroom in the basement that is located in the hallway by the elevator. Elevator access remains uninterrupted. 

These renovations will support St. Luke's Table operations, and enhance St. Luke's parish life and ministry and we can look forward to completion in about 2.5 months, with the upstairs renovations scheduled to be completed first. 

Volunteers Needed!

Please be in touch with Rev. Victoria by phone (613-698-6083) or email ( if you are willing and able to take on a role on a Sunday morning -  greeter, reader, intercessor, chalice bearer - and thank you for sharing in the life of the community this way.


Chi Rho Berry Fundraiser

Chi Rho will be having it’s one and only fundraiser in November.
Details will be available soon, so stay tuned!

All Souls' Requiem  

All Souls' Requiem

Commemorating our loved ones

On Sunday, November 7th at 4 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral will offer an All Souls' Requiem Eucharist for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. This year, our Bishop will read the names of those members of households in our diocese who have died during the pandemic, and offer a prayer of commendation. This promises to be a very moving and beautiful service.

Register to attend in-person at Christ Church Cathedral on November 7th at 4 p.m. 


A Virtual Service of the Word with Lectio Divina

Our Wednesday gathering on Zoom continues at 11 a.m. each week. We'll share in a Service of the Word, and let our encounter with the Gospel be guided by the following questions: 
  • What word or phrase stands out for you?
  • What is speaking to you in the Gospel?
  • What meaning had you not perceived before?
  • What is the Gospel asking you to do today?
Click here for the Zoom link. Click here for the Order of Service. 

Please be in touch with Rev. Victoria with any questions. 


Click here to read "A Brief Theology of Halloween".

Fall Triduum

Cynthia Bourgeault suggests that the fall also offers us a Triduum in those great three days encompassing Halloween (October 31), All Saints Day (November 1), and All Souls Day (November 2). Click here to read more.


"The Cottage" - Diana Butler Bass

Rev. Victoria mentioned this blog in her homily on Sunday. Click here to check it out. 

Marilynne Robinson

Rev. Victoria also mentioned American novelist Marilynne Robinson in her homily. Best known for her novels Housekeeping (1980) and Gilead (2004), her novels are noted for their thematic depiction of both rural life and faith. Click here to read more about her and her books. 

Give - giving made simple

St. Luke's revenue numbers continue to be significantly lower. You have all demonstrated incredible generosity, and have made extra efforts to continue your donations through this pandemic. Your continued generosity is very much appreciated, and your donations are gratefully received. 

You can donate online through Canada Helps here.

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

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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