The bulletin for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost is posted below.
To read or download bulletins from previous weeks, click here to go to the Bulletins page.
THIS WEEK’S PARISH NEWS – September 19 – September 26 (**New Items, *Revised Items)
A Letter from Bishop Anna to all parishioners is available at the back of the church and is posted at the News page. In her letter, Bishop Anna notes that at this time unvaccinated individuals over the age of 12 are asked to participate virtually over the next few months as vaccination rates continue to improve. The action to implement this change is based on our collective responsibility to care and protect the most vulnerable, particularly at this time, our unvaccinated children.
In-person Eucharist services starting at 10 am are being offered through the fall. Anyone wishing to attend will need to register by phoning (250-477-6741) or e-mailing the office (email@example.com) before noon on the Friday, prior to the Sunday service you wish to attend. (This will help us manage our capacity limits at this time.) You will need to wear a mask, be distanced in the church except within family groups or established bubbles, and use hand sanitizer when entering the church.
*Coffee Time via Zoom will start at 11:45 am after the in-person and livestreamed service. Note this slightly later start to allow those attending church in-person time to get home and join in on Zoom.Watch for the link, which will be sent out by e-mail and join us in your home via Zoom. Hope to see you there.
**Thursday morning services are now being held at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome at this mid-week Eucharist service.
*Thanks to all who helped with St. Luke’s Yard Sale in the Parking Lot on Saturday, September 11th. While the weather didn't cooperate the way we hoped, we had a great turnout and we were very pleased with the final results. $1902.60 was raised! We sold a lot of the items that had been stored in the basement for some time. It was good to find new homes for them. Well done, everyone!
Thank You for Your Support for the Ongoing Ministry of St. Luke’s Church through your offerings by writing a cheque, making a donation online through Canada Helps, and by signing up for ECP. We greatly appreciate your offerings each week, whether by putting an offering into the plate in the church, dropping off or mailing your donation, making a donation online through Canada Helps, or by signing up for ECP. Note that the offerings will now be taken forward to the altar each Sunday during the service, but we can’t pass around the collection plate at this time. If you miss putting in your donation as you enter the church, donations left in the collection plates after the service will also be collected.
*It’s Time to Order Your 2022 Canadian Church Calendars We will be placing our order for the Canadian Church calendars soon. In order to know how many calendars to order, please phone (250-477-6741) or email the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your copy (or copies) of the calendar. Please reserve your copy by THIS Monday, September 20th. These calendars will be $7.00 each. Bonnie will call you when the calendars arrive and you will pay when you pick up your calendar.
The 2022 Anglican Church Calendar will be ordered later in the fall. This calendar has the watercolours of Anglican churches, and includes the Sundays, Holy Days, Saints' Days and seasons of the Church Year, in accordance with the calendar from the BCP. This calendar will cost $9.00, as it is more expensive to purchase. When you phone or e-mail the office, please let Bonnie know which calendar you are ordering.
*A Video of Redevelopment Meeting is posted at the News page. A copy of the brochure handed out at the meeting is posted there as well. Copies are also available from the office. Thank you for all your questions at the meeting and those sent in afterwards. They are presently being reviewed and the responses will be circulated soon.
Livestreaming Help Needed – A big thank you to Sharon McMillan who has been the main person organizing the livestreaming since we started livestreaming in March. Thank you to Ray Lett as well who is learning the ropes in this area. We are hoping to create a roster of people who can help with the livestreaming each Sunday. We would like to find enough people to help so that two people could work as a team one Sunday per month. If we aren’t able to find enough volunteers, we’ll need to hire someone to cover off on some Sundays. If you are interested in learning new skills in this area, please talk to Sharon or Ray after the service, or to Daniel, or leave your name with Bonnie in the office. An orientation session and training will be provided.
The September issue of the Diocesan Post is now available online at the News page. Print copies are available in the church or from the parish office. Or please call the office (250-477-6741) to ask to have a copy delivered.
*Root – In this third episode of "Root", the Rev. Dawna Wall considers the reciprocal relationship between humanity and the trees that breathe life into our world. Watch this episode at the News page.
*Sound System Upgrade Appeal – Please read a letter from Daniel at the News page regarding an appeal for donations towards a very necessary upgrade to our sound system as livestreaming continues to be an important aspect of our ministry. Thank you to those who have already made donations through your envelopes or through Canada Helps. Donations as of September 16th total $3,118.05, 80% of the way to our goal of $3,900.
*Country Grocer Save A Tape Program Update – Please continue to collect your Country Grocer receipts and turn them in to Bonnie at the Church Office, mail them to the Church Office, or put them in an envelope in the mail slot. We have now collected $5,000.23 in grocery receipts and have reached our first goal of $5,000 in receipts to receive a $50.00 gift certificate. Well done, everyone! As of September 15th, we have $1,953.91 towards our next goal of $5,000 to receive a second $50.00 gift certificate. See more information at the News page.