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The bulletin for the 10 am service for June 23rd is posted below. 

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

THIS WEEK’S PARISH NEWS – June 23 – June 30 (**New Items, *Revised Items)

**No Coffee Time this Sunday Coffee Times will resume next Sunday. 

**The Church Office will be closed on Friday, June 28th when Neil takes one of his vacation days and will reopen on Tuesday, July 2nd at 9 am after the Canada Day Holiday.

**The Church Office will be closed some other Fridays over the summer (as well as Friday, June 28th), when Neil takes some of his vacation days. The office will be closed: July 12th, 19th, and 26th, and August 16th, 23rd, and 30th. 

**The Men's Fellowship will meet Wednesday, June 26th at 6 pm at the White Spot, Quadra and McKenzie. If you will be attending, please advise Harry Felsing. 

We welcome Emma Robertson to role of videographer. Emma will be looking after the videography at the 10 am service three Sundays per month. Neil will continue to provide videography services one Sunday each month.

Looking for a Prescription Editor In the Easter Prescription, we mentioned that Sharon McMillan would like to step down as The Prescription editor in order to make time to pursue her own creative endeavours. This is a chance for someone else to take on the fun of helping to create The Prescription. This is not an “every week kind of a job” as some volunteer positions are. One just needs some time available four times a year (during about a 2-3 week period leading up to publication) to work on pulling together the articles and pictures sent in for the Prescription. Barb plans to continue as co-editor but we would like someone else to take on Sharon’s part of the process. Please talk to Sharon or Barb Prescott or one of the Wardens if you are interested.

*The Outsider Presented by St. Luke’s Players. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy. The last performance is today, June 23rd at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18, available through EventBrite or at the door. See more information at the Events page.

The May and June Faith Tides is now available online at the News page of St. Luke’s website. 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.

*Still Spaces Available for this year’s Amazing Journey Day Camp, which will be held in the mornings, July 22nd to July 26th. Children born January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2020 are eligible to be campers. The Registration Form is available at the News pageRegistration fees are $55 for the first child, $50 for the 2nd child, and $45 for the 3rd child. 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 and the theme will be “Mending God’s World.” We are also looking for Middle School students to be Leaders in Training and High School students to be Small Group Leaders. Registration final deadline is July 10th.

Level Ground Fundraising Will End This Month – On June 30th, Level Ground will wrap up their fundraising program. Please make any orders for coffee, tea, or dried fruit before the end of the month to take advantage of this fundraising opportunity for St. Luke’s. Level Ground will make the final payout to St. Luke’s once Quarter 2 (April 1-June 30) has closed. See more information at the Fundraising page.

**Our Next Cemetery Cleanup will be Saturday, July 13th from 9 to 11:30 am. Please bring gloves and, if possible, tools such as clippers, scrapers, rakes, or outdoor brooms. Many hands make light work!

**Tour of the Cedar Hill Garden at St. Luke's – The Shelbourne Community Kitchen invites you to a tour of the Cedar Hill Garden (the garden behind South Island Counselling Centre) at 3 pm on Thursday, July 18th. Come to see what they have in store for summer gardening. Over the past three years, the partnership between St. Luke's and The Kitchen has flourished in the form of fresh vegetables and herbs that have greatly impacted the way The Kitchen operates. Enjoy a refreshment as you hear about what is growing and what The Kitchen has planned for the coming months! A sign up sheet is at the back of the church. The tour is limited to 20 spaces so please sign up to let us know that you are planning to come.

An Invitation from St. Michael’s Church – On Wednesday, June 26th, at 5 pm, St. Michael's Anglican Church (4733 West Saanich Road) invites you to a 30-minute service of Evening Prayer in its outdoor worship space (rain location: the church). This service will include a couple of brief readings, three varied pieces of music, and time for quiet reflection and prayer. All who wish to bring a picnic supper are invited to remain after the service to enjoy additional time together. For further information, please speak with Sara Baker at 250-479-0540. 

**Pride Eucharist – Wednesday, June 26th, 7 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. The service will feature guest preacher Rebecca Yeo. The Rev'd Canon Jeannine Friesen, Priest in Charge, will preside at the Eucharist. Mark McDonald, Assistant Director of Music, will be directing a pop-up choir. The service will be in person and livestreamed. It will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the nave. All are welcome! See more information at the Events page.

Pride Parade July 7th Church of the Cross has invited St. Luke’s to take part in the Pride Parade with Church of the Cross and Inclusive Christians. If you are interested in marching in the parade, please contact Pr. Lyndon at Those marching will meet around 10 am. The parade begins at 11 am. If you are arriving late, you’ll have better chance of catching the parade near the end of the route leading into James Bay. There is a Pride Festival immediately after the parade at MacDonald Park in James Bay, where the parade ends.



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.

June 30    Jesus healing a woman and a child – what could that look like as a photo – Use your imagination.
July 7       From Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness” or Jesus sends disciples – two by two… Entering a house – welcome…
July 14    King David dancing in celebration. Celebration with a big meal. Sharing food.
July 21    Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while. Crowds of people – Jesus preaching from boat (a man in a boat?)
July 28    Jesus feeds the multitudes – Jesus Walks on water. People in a boat on a stormy sea.
Aug. 4     Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (Image of Bread).
Aug. 11   Therefore be imitators of God, live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us (Eph)/Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. John 6
Aug. 18   More on John 6 (I am the bread of Life – Unless you eat of this bread)

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.