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The bulletin for the 10 am service for April 21st is posted below. 

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

THIS WEEK’S PARISH NEWS – April 21 – April 28 (**New Items, *Revised Items)

*Please stay for Coffee Time this Sunday after the 10 am service – Park on Synod Road for easy access via the side door of the hall. Next Sunday, April 28th, there will be a special “Farewell” Coffee Time for Olivia Craster who’s moving at the end of the month.

*Old Cemeteries Society Tour of St. Luke’s Cemetery – Today, April 21st starting at 2 pm.This tour will feature the stories of the amazing women who are resting in St. Luke's Cemetery. The descendants of these women will tell their stories. Charge for the tour is $5 (cash please).

*A Family Service will be held today at 4 pm We will hold the service outside if the weather permits. Come and help celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday. This service is especially for children, but is open to all ages. The service will include lots of singing as well as movement.

*St. Luke’s Spring Fair is this Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Be sure to tell your friends! Our thanks to all the convenors and helpers who will be in charge of the many stalls, but we could use your help too, please! We will arrange and price items on Friday from 9:00 am onwards. Saturday, we will open the doors to the public from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Food Truck “Come and Get It” will be selling snacks and lunch items during the sale (a portion of the proceeds from the Food Truck will go to the Shelbourne Community Kitchen). But bring a bag lunch on Friday if you are helping. Please bring donations to the hall basement any weekday morning or Thursday evening. Plants and home baking can be brought on Friday. This is a fun event for the whole community. Please call me with any questions or to offer your help. Thanks so much, Carol Turnham.

*Plants for the Spring Fair – If you are dividing plants, please consider doing a few extra for the plant stall at the Spring Fair. We have extra pots if you need them, or if you need help with dividing, please call Noreen Saville.

**Thank You from Brenda – “All fabric donations were very gratefully received, but for now, I have enough to keep me quite busy.” So please no more fabric donations at this time.

Archbishop Linda Nicholls Will Visit the Diocese April 19th – 24thEvents to note include: 4 pm Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral today and Meet Our Primate at St. Peter Lakehill on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10 am to 12 noon. Registration is required for this event. See more information at the Events page.

**Our next Fantastic Friday will be Friday, May 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in St. Luke’s Hall – This Fantastic Friday will be a woodworking Fantastic Friday. Invite your friends, neighbours, children, and grandchildren to join in the fun and find out why these Fridays are fantastic! For more information or to offer to help (always greatly appreciated!), please talk to Tara Poilievre, Barb Prescott, or Sharon Hallsor.

**Some Work Completed Recently in the Cemetery – For a number of years, we have wanted steps by the shed to provide easier access to the graves in the upper terrace area (Rows M and N). We had been using a cement block there, which was a temporary solution. Finally, we now have two steps in that area. Christopher Barclay also repaired the dry stone wall on the north end of the cemetery that was bulging, and the broken concrete caps on several other walls. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of repairing the dry stone wall, creating the stairs, and other miscellaneous repairs in the cemetery (totalling just over $5,000), St. Luke's would be most grateful. Please make your tax receiptable donation by putting cash or a cheque (payable to St. Luke’s Church) in your envelope and noting on the envelope that the donation is for the cemetery. Another option is to visit the Donations for the Upkeep of St. Luke's Cemetery page to find out how to make a tax receiptable donation using a credit card or by e-transfer.

OEB Breakfast Company Certificates are available in the church. Bring the OEB Breakfast Company certificate to the OEB Victoria location, 856 Yates Street, and receive $10 off your meal. In addition, $5 will be donated to the Shelbourne Community Kitchen. The certificate is good for 8 weeks from their opening day of March 24th. OEB stands for: Outstanding People; Embracing Evolution, and Bold Food Integrity. See more information at the News page.

A Note From Genessa Poilievre – I need your help. I am taking part in 3 big adventures this year which require fundraising to cover the cost. I am going on an 8-day Ukulele trip to the USA, a 3-day band trip to Vancouver, and an 8-day Scouting Adventure at Camp Barnard in Sooke. I am raising funds to help pay for these adventures by collecting refundable cans and bottles. If you would like to help, please bring your empty refundable cans and bottles to church on any Sunday or call us to arrange for us to pick them up. If you aren't sure what is refundable, you can check at Thank you for your help, Genessa.

Save the Dates for this Year’s Amazing Journey Day Camp – July 22nd – 26th in the mornings, 9 am to noon. St. Luke's joins with Church of the Cross each summer for a week-long day camp hosted at one of the churches. This year's camp will be held at Church of the Cross. If you have children, grandchildren, or friends with children ages 4 through 11, please consider reserving this week for them to participate in the day camp. Children born January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2020 are eligible to be campers. We will also be looking for Middle School students to be Leaders in Training and High School students to be Small Group Leaders. Stay tuned for more information on our theme and activities.


A Note from Daniel: Friends, I am calling on your skills and talents in photography. We would love to use your photos for our bulletin covers. Photos will be chosen in relation to the theme of the Sunday readings. (See below.) I invite you to be imaginative with these words and themes.

April 28   Horse and Carriage, Water - Stream or Grapes / vines / branches
May 5      Word of God - Bible - Love - Abide in Love
May 12    Ascension Sunday:  Sky - Edge of cliff and sky - Clouds against blue sky
May 19    Pentecost Sunday: Flames - Holy Spirit - Tongues of Fire - Dove - birds

Remember that most of these pictures will appear as greyscale (B/W) on the bulletin cover so please consider how they will appear if they were printed in black-and-white.

Please send your photos to and include your name and the Sunday the picture is for in the file name. Pictures should be a small to medium file size (eg 800 or 1200 px on the long side).

Please send your pictures by the Wednesday of the week preceding the particular Sunday. I look forward to receiving your pictures in the weeks ahead.