The bulletin for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and the words for the hymns are posted below.
To read or download bulletins from previous weeks, click here to go to the Bulletins page.
THIS WEEK’S PARISH NEWS – July 3 – July 10 (**New Items, *Revised Items)
Save the Date for a Confirmation Service at St. Luke’s – Wednesday, July 20th at 7 pm – The Bishop will confirm five candidates, Robert Hallsor, and Tara, Jesse, Daniel, and Genessa Poilievre. Please come and support these members of our parish at this special service.
**A Garden Party Thank You from Carol Turnham – A sincere thank you to all who helped to make the Royal Garden Party such a success. The hardworking ladies from St. Luke’s, directed by Sandra Lindberg and Brenda Morgan, looked lovely in their maids’ outfits. We raised a total of $2,260, which will assist in Ukrainian Relief through UNICEF. A good time was had by all!
**Thank You also from all who attended the Garden Party to the Vintage Fashion Showcase for their very interesting fashion show, and an extra thank you to the Turnham Family for hosting the Garden Party. The weather was perfect and we all enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the Turnhams’ beautiful garden!
A Big Thank You to Cloverdate Thrifty Foods for their generous donation of strawberries for the Royal Garden Party.
**Please pick up a letter from Daniel available on the table at the back of the church, regarding the bank robbery on June 28th.
In-Person Coffee Times are back! Today after the 10:00 am service an in-person coffee time will be held in the hall. Coffee/ tea and cookies will be available. Park on Synod Road for easy access via the side door of the hall. Note that there won’t be Zoom Coffee Times at this time.
**The annual Amazing Journey Day Camp will be held this week, July 4th to July 8th at St. George's, Cadboro Bay. We have 24 children registered for this exciting day camp! Please keep the campers, and the youth and adult volunteers in your prayers this week. This year’s camp will be based on the Wilderness Escape theme. We'll be singing and dancing, making crafts, playing games, and listening to Bible stories as we take a journey with the Israelites through the wilderness to the Promised Land.
St. Luke’s is now able to accept e-transfers – We are now set up to receive e-transfers for donations or payments. E-transfers should be sent to the Church office e-mail (email@example.com). When making a donation, please note in the message box of the e-transfer your envelope number (or e-mail or phone number if you don’t have an envelope number) and any special instructions such as a donation for flowers, to the Cemetery, or to the Shelbourne Community Kitchen, etc. The e-transfer donations will be added to your other donations and will be included on your charitable donation receipt at the end of the year.
Cookies for the Day Camp – Calling all of our bakers. We would love some cookies for the Day Camp. If you can make some cookies for the Day Camp, please call Barb Prescott or e-mail her (firstname.lastname@example.org) about arranging a time to drop off cookies at St. Luke’s. The cookies will be taken to St. George’s for the Day Camp.
Taking a Break from Livestreaming the 10 am service over the Summer – We are presently recording the services and posting them to watch later. The service should be posted by 2 pm on Sunday. Taking a break will give us some time to evaluate what we are presently doing and determine how we can provide consistently available livestreamed services.
*Thank You for your Continued Donations to the Shelbourne Community Kitchen Pantry Program – We’ve filled another large basket! Well done, everyone! Please keep dropping off your donations in the basket at the back of the church or the basket by the office in the hall. Please check the best before dates on items you are donating. The Kitchen is not able to accept items which have passed their Best Before dates.
Thank You for Your Support for the Ongoing Ministry of St. Luke’s Church through your offerings. Note that the offerings are taken forward to the altar each Sunday during the service, but we aren’t allowed to 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.
Country Grocer Save A Tape Program Update – Please continue to collect your Country Grocer receipts and turn them in to the Church Office, mail them to the Church Office, or put them in an envelope in the mail slot. We have completed our third $5,000 and are eligible for $150 in gift certificates. Well done, everyone! We have now started collecting towards our 4th $5,000 for another $50 gift certificate. Our total to date for this next gift certificate is $920.98. Please keep dropping off your receipts so we can reach another $5,000. Please keep dropping off your receipts so we can reach another $5,000. See more information at the News page.
Fairway Market Community Shopping Cards – Please continue to use your reloadable Fairway Market Community Shopping Card so that St. Luke's can receive 5% from Fairway Market for every dollar loaded on the card. To join in this program, please pick up your reloadable card from St. Luke's Office. Please contact St. Luke's office or talk to Brenda Morgan for more information or visit the Fundraising page.
Level Ground Fundraiser – The total we have received to date from this program now is $90.53. Please continue to take part in this fundraising program to benefit St. Luke’s when you buy coffee, tea, and dried fruit through Level Ground Trading. When you order online at Level Ground Trading, St. Luke's will receive 15%. ONLINE ORDERING IS EASY! Visit Shop at Level Ground (https://levelground.com/collections). At checkout, use the code StLuke to ensure the 15% comes to St. Luke's. The minimum order is $40 for the 15% return to St. Luke's and this includes free shipping. See more information at the Fundraising page.