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The bulletin for the service for September 17th, the Sixteenth 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 17 – September 24 (**New Items, *Revised Items)

**Thank you to Sean Tiernay for filling in as Worship Leader this Sunday while Daniel is on vacation. 

*Please Stay for a Back to School Brunch today after the 10 am service. The St. Luke’s Sunday School Team will provide a pancake brunch following the service for everyone to enjoy and to kick-off the new Sunday School year.

*Office Transitions – After two years as our Parish Administrator, Andy (Andrew Lloyd) has submitted his resignation. His last day with us was September 14th. We thank Andy and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Thanks also to Neil Patterson who will be filling in while we look for a new Parish Administrator.

**St. Luke’s Parish Administrator Job Posting – We are seeking an individual who likes people, is gifted in administration, and enjoys working with a team to achieve the mission and goals of the parish. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, September 22nd.The job description and application information are available at our website at:

Coffee Times in the Fall – We need people to make coffee in the fall. We all enjoy the coffee times after the 10 am service! Please look at your calendar and find several Sundays when you can make coffee for the coffee time. Please let Barb Felsing know when you can help out. If you haven’t volunteered in this way yet, instructions and “on the job training” will be provided.

Attention Crafters! Joanne Jolson and Heather Simpson are hosting a craft night on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month in the Sequoia Room (Lounge) from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The next Craft Night will be on Thursday, September 21st. Crafts included (but not limited to) knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlework, quilting, card making, woodworking, or other forms of crafts. Please talk to Joanne or Heather if you have any questions.

*Safe Church Workshop – Next Saturday, September 23rd – 10 am to noon in the Sequoia Room (Lounge) of the hall. The Safe Church Workshop is for those in leadership positions who haven’t taken the training (or completed the necessary Praesidium modules) in the last 5 years. Those needing to complete the training have been contacted. Others are welcome to attend to find out about Safe Church or to prepare for joining Parish Council in the future or taking on a new volunteer role with children or vulnerable adults. For more information, please talk to Barb Prescott.

Join us for our Fundraising Concert, Crowd Pleasers Only, on Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm in the church. Audience favourites will be performed by David Palmer and Rosemary Laing (organ), Ben Parker (trumpet), Erika Simpson (voice), Elena Antontceva (cello), Neala St. Hilaire and Naomi Barcley (piano), and Susanne Reul-Zastre (organ and piano). Enjoy a great variety of showstoppers by Bach, Mozart, Donizetti, Bernstein, Brahms, Widor and others. Admission is by donation ($20 suggested; identifiable donations of $20+ are eligible for a tax receipt). All proceeds will go towards a new roof for the church!

A Vintage Fashion Show and Tea will be held Wednesday, September 27th from 2 – 4 pm in St. Luke’s Hall. Vintage Fashion Showcase will present Fall Fashions from 1860 to 1980. Afternoon tea will be served.  Tickets are $25 and are on sale now from Claire White and via the e-mail.

Speed Friending 70+ – Thursday, September 28th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Are you interested in meeting new people in a welcoming, safe, and fun environment? Rotate between nineteen other adults getting the chance to connect, share a laugh, and maybe a spark of friendship! Registration is now open. Cap of 20 participants. This free event is brought to you by the Saanich Community Services and Luther Court Community Health Center. See more information at the Events page.

*Our first Fantastic Friday this fall will be Friday, September 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm – Invite your friends, neighbours, children, and grandchildren to join in the fun and find out why these Fridays are fantastic! Dinner is included. In November, Fantastic Friday will again be on the first Friday of the month. For more information or to offer to help (always greatly appreciated!), please talk to Tara Poilievre, Barb Prescott, Sharon Hallsor, or Claire White.

Mark Your CalendarsThis year’s Celebration Sunday and Celebration of St. Luke’s Patronal Festival will be on October 29th. Watch for more information to come about this special event.

The September Faith Tides 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. See more information on the News page.

**Cedar Hill Middle School School Replacement Project Update For the last two years, School District 61 and Cedar Hill Middle School have been working with architects on a school replacement project. See the project plans at the News page of St. Luke’s website.

Jazz Vespers at St. Philip Oak Bay – Sunday, September 17th at 7:30 pm. Diane Pancel, vocals; Attila Fias, pianist extraordinaire; Ryan Tandy, acoustic bass; Bob Watts, drums. Admission by donation ($20 suggested).