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This week's bulletin is posted here to read online or download. This week's bulletin includes the service booklet for this Sunday's service.

To read or download bulletins from previous weeks, click here to go to the Bulletins page.

  THIS WEEK’S PARISH NEWS – September 21 – 27 (**New Items, *Revised Items)

*Next Sunday, September 27th, will be a Service of the Word starting at 9:30 am. Visit the Events page of St. Luke’s website for the link to register at EventBrite. 40 spaces will be available. Registration will open at noon on Sunday, September 20th and will end at noon on Friday, September 25th. You can also register by calling (250-477-6741) or e-mailing ([email protected]) the office. The service will be recorded and posted later that day as well.

*Sunday Coffee Time via Zoom – Join us today and next Sunday after church at 11 am for Coffee Time in your home via Zoom. To take part, use the link which is sent out during the week and on Sunday morning. If you have questions, please e-mail Barb Prescott ([email protected]). Hope to see you there.

**On Sunday, October 4th, we will hold our first Eucharist Service since the church closed in March. Please note that the starting time will be 10 am. Visit the Events page of St. Luke’s website for the link to register at Eventbrite. 40 spaces will be available. Registration will open at noon on Sunday, September 27th and will end at noon on Friday, October 2nd. You can also register by calling (250-477-6741) or e-mailing ([email protected] the office. The service will be recorded and posted later that day as well.  

**On Sunday, October 4th, we will hold a Blessing of the Animals Service outside at 2:30 pm (weather permitting). In case of inclement weather, we will be in the hall. Watch for more details to come.  

**St. Luke’s Yard Sale – Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the Yard Sale last Saturday a success! While the weather didn't cooperate as much as we hoped, we were pleased with the final results. Just over $2,100.00 was raised! There will be more to come as some additional items will be sold separately over the next two months.

Order Your Anniversary T-Shirt Now – Exciting news! Heather Simpson is taking orders for our anniversary t-shirts with the wonderful, colourful design chosen through the T-Shirt Design Contest earlier this year.The t-shirt will be available in sizes S-3XL. The cost will be $20 each. The t-shirt is white. Because the design is so colourful, the committee felt that it will look best on white. To order a t-shirt, please call (250-477-6741) or e-mail ([email protected]) St. Luke's Office and Bonnie will pass your message on to Heather. See the design and more information at the News page of St. Luke’s website.

Retirement Event For Bishop Logan – Join the Diocese of Islands and Inlets on October 23 at 7:00 pm for a special video event in celebration of Bishop Logan McMenamie’s ministry. With +Logan as our special live guest, we’ll take everyone on a journey that will include photos, music, special messages from all over the diocese, and live-streamed presentations. The event will be viewable on the diocesan website, Vimeo, and Facebook Live, simultaneously. All you need to do is find a comfortable viewing location, pour yourself a beverage, and click the link at 7:00 pm on October 23. The link to the event will be distributed the week of and more information can be found at this link:

**Donations to the Bishop’s Purse – As is customary in the Anglican church when celebrating the retirement of a bishop, the diocese is collecting “a purse” to express our gratitude to Bishop Logan for his years of dedicated ministry. Due to restrictions by the Canada Revenue Agency, all contributions must be made DIRECTLY to Bishop Logan and cannot be received or transferred through the diocese or our parish. If you would like to write a cheque, please make the cheque payable to Logan McMenamie (not to St. Luke’s or the Diocese). You can also contribute cash. We will collect the cash donations and prepare a bank draft for those donations. Contributions can be put into the collection plate or dropped off at the office. Make sure to note that your contribution is for the Bishop’s Purse. Please make your contributions by October 13th. Contributing to the Bishop’s Purse is considered a personal gift to Bishop Logan. You will NOT be issued a charitable receipt for your contribution.

The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is looking for a Development Officer to join their amazing team. The purpose of this new position is to increase total annual revenue and capital funds of the Shelbourne Community Kitchen with a focus on organizational growth, funding an upcoming move, and long-term sustainability with an understanding of the effects of COVID-19. They are seeking a part-time energetic, self-motivated team player who thrives on accomplishing goals, getting results and improving the organization’s bottom line. If you are as adept at making financial decisions as you are at communicating with others, you are invited to submit an application to join the team. Download the job description details from the News page of St. Luke’s website.

Gardening Help Needed – Gordon Dawson has retired from his work caring for the Memorial Garden. Thank you, Gordon, for your three years of work on this garden! Your work is greatly appreciated. Is there someone else could take on looking after this area? If so, please contact Barb Prescott through the Church Office or by e-mail ([email protected]). Gordon would be happy to meet with the new gardener to “show you the ropes.”

The Diocesan Post will not be sent by mail this fall. The September issue is available to read online at the link sent to you by e-mail. If you would like a paper copy of the Diocesan Post, some are available in the church and in the church office. If you are not able to pick up a copy, please call the Parish Office and we will mail a copy to you.

This Sunday’s service will be posted online at St. Luke’s Facebook page and St. Luke’s website. Please join us on your electronic device (computer, phone, iPad, etc.) to watch the service. The service will be posted at the Video Links page of the website and at St. Luke’s Facebook page later on Sunday. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to access this link.

Thank You for your Support for the Ongoing Ministry of St. Luke’s Church by writing a cheque, making a donation online through Canada Helps, and by signing up for ECP. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Please refer to the Donate page for more information.

Even if you are not able to attend church at this time, your support is greatly appreciated. Your donations can be sent in the mail, dropped off at the parish office, or picked up from your home. To mail a donation to St. Luke’s, please send it to: St. Luke’s Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., Victoria, BC V8P 2M6. If you would like your donation picked up, please call St. Luke’s Office (250-477-6741) to arrange for someone to pick up your donation.