This Sunday's services:
Sunday, 19 May 2013 (The Day of Pentecost):
8:15 am – Holy Eucharist [said]
10:30 am – Sung Eucharist
Sunday, 26 May 2013 (Trinity Sunday):
8:15 am – Holy Eucharist [said]
10:30 am – Choral Eucharist
4:00 pm – Choral Evensong
Next Sunday, we join with Evelyn and Harold Christie in celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Harold has picked all the music for both choral services, including two chants that he has composed.
DID YOU KNOW - there are services held at St. Luke's Monday–Thursday mornings?
Mondays at 9:15am - Meditation in the Quire
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15am - Morning Prayer in the Quire
Thursdays at 9:15am -
Holy Eucharist in the Soldiers' Chapel.
Doors Open Winnipeg
Once again (for the third time), St. Luke's will be participating in Heritage Winnipeg's "Doors Open Winnipeg" - the event's 10th anniversary.
Our open times are: Saturday, 25 May - 11:00am–5:00pm and Sunday, 26 May - 12:00–5:00pm.
The weekend will end with a joyful Choral Evensong on Sunday at 4:00pm.
If you would like to volunteer time to guide tours, provide security, or work in the canteen, please see Blair Anderson or E-mail.
Here is your opportunity to learn more about St. Luke's and share our beautiful buildings and heritage with the public.
We are in need of hosts for after-service refreshments for the months of June, July, and August.
Please see Barbara Calder: E-mail or telephone - 204.453.9219
Cancer Care Support Group
St. Luke's has an active cancer care support group that provides "...faith based cancer care support for those living with, after cancer and their families."
You and your family and friends are invited to join the group which meets the first and third Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at 10:00am.
Please feel free to print this poster and post where you believe it will be of information and use to those involved with cancer.
Education for Ministry
Theological education for ordinary Christians.
- Feel confident and competent as a Christian
- Experience ongoing personal growth
- Take what you learn and integrate it into your life
Interested? Read on...
What is EfM?
EfM is an international Anglican Christian education program used in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Bahamas.
EfM is theological education, not bible study.
The materials are equivalent to those used in Anglican schools of theology. Students meet in small groups of six to eleven students with a trained mentor, usually weekly from September to June.
EfM requires a significant commitment of time - two or more hours of readings each week, plus attendance at the seminars.
The Content -
There are four years, although students only commit to one year at a time.
Year One: The Old Testament
Year Two: The New Testament
Year Three: Church History
Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Relations
Materials are available in both print and digital format.
Throughout the year there are a series of common lessons which help to focus on telling a personal faith story, theological reflection, prayer and worship.
For more information, including a prospectus or brochure, contact:
Barbara Calder: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Doreen Blackman: <email@example.com>
Susan Roe-Finlay: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are two sessions available this coming autumn:
An afternoon session which will start Tuesday, 10 September - 1:00-4:00pm
An evening session which will start Wednesday, 11 September
Soldiers' Chapel and Accessibility Program
When the Columbarium was designed, there were two options, one for two windows and one for three windows. At that time, it was decided to go with the two windows and leave the third window for future expansion.
When accessibility became a factor, the parish decided to build an elevator, which would serve the four floors, basement, ground, church, and Church House. At the same time the brochure showed and called for accessibility to the day care, which meant widening the two doorways between the church and the day care. This part was never done.
This then left the Soldiers' Chapel and day care in a non-accessible position for handicapped people.
An idea was promoted to St. Luke's that there could be private funding to create and extend the Soldiers' Chapel to include half of the old conference room, with accessibility from the church proper. This would include altering the two hallway doors to accommodate wheelchairs, installing a lift, changing the entrance to the west end of the Soldiers' Chapel and creating a suitable entranceway.
Architect's drawings have been created and discussed with the Corporation and is now in the process of being prepared for tender.
Last September, an Accessibility Grant was applied for, approved, and received in early April, 2013. A large part of the private funding is in place and subject to the final tenders being satisfactory, the balance of the funds will be committed, including a margin for unforeseen expenditures. Construction will not start until all permits have been
received and the funding is in place.
The architect's drawings will be on display during Coffee Hour this Sunday and for "Doors Open Winnipeg" - 25 and 26 May.
Saturday, 7 Sept., 9:00am–1:00pm.
Donations are being accepted on the downstairs hall table for the upcoming sale. Storage will be available for larger items. Please call the parish office for instructions about dropping off - Monday–Friday, 9:00am–12 noon. (204.452.3609)
Think ahead now and start baking for the Bake Table. We are seeking baking of any type for the sale - cakes, cookies, dainties, breads, pies, etc. Baking can be dropped off the morning of the sale on Saturday, 7 Sept. or earlier if frozen.
Slient Auction: Please assist with donations for the silent auction which will be held in conjunction with the sale. Auction preview and advanced bidding will take place on the sale day with final bidding at the coffee hour on Sunday, 8 Sept. The auction will close at 12:30pm with the announcement of winning bids. Suitable items: antiques, art work, new items, gift certificates, donations of time and/or talent (baked goods, flower arrangement, yard work, musical offerings, etc.).
Please contact the co-ordinators, Barbara Calder (204.453.9219) or Sara Sakowski (204.474-0705) with any questions or for further information.
Flowers on the Altar in honour of loved ones or in celebration of a special event can be given throughout the year by contacting Sara Sakowski, [ E-Mail ] or by calling the parish office.
The members of our Altar Guild work to ensure that all things necessary for the proper conduct of worship are in place. Worship at St. Luke's centers upon the celebration of the sacraments and so the work focusses primarily on the provision of wafers and wine for the celebration of the eucharist, preparing for baptisms and renewal of baptismal vows, preparing and care of vessels and linens for the altars.
We see the contribution made by the Altar Guild every Sunday throughout the year, but above all at the high liturgical seasons. At Christmas, and on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Easter Sunday, members of the guild put special effort into making the setting of our worship beautiful and fitting.
The guild is also responsible for candles and flowers. We use candles at the altars, in the votive candle stand, and in other places in the church. We burn them to represent the light of Christ illuminating the darkness.
Membership in the Altar Guild is open to every parishioner, male or female. New members are welcome and needed. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact the rector or the guild president, Sara Sakowski.
Our website has been updated with further information on our Haiti Ministry. Click HERE to view.
Looking Ahead - Leave a legacy
Please consider leaving your legacy, now and for future generations for the preservation and continuation of The Parish Church of St. Luke. Information leaflets on how to do this are available at the entrance lobby of the church or you can view/download a copy here.
The Parish Church of St. Luke thanks you.
Please consider St. Luke's parish for donations in memory of your loved ones. This can be in lieu of flowers or simply a donation as charity. You will be contributing to the sustainability of St. Luke's in the community.
Prayer/Comfort Shawl Ministry
Anyone interested in supporting this ministry by knitting or crotcheting shawls, please contact Cathy Jones at 204.488.8640. This ministry is being initiated by the Pastoral Care Team in support of those who are on our visitation list or in hospital.
If you or someone you know, might be interested in singing in the choir, our rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30, Sept–May. Contact our Organist and Choirmaster with any questions or see him at the console after service.
Servers are required. Contact our Parish Office for further details.
Lectors, Greeters, Intercessors, and Oblationers are all needed. Contact Susan Roe-Finlay at 204.783.3357 or E-Mail.
Church House Availability
If you and your family will be celebrating a reunion, bridal or baby shower, birthday, or anniversary, consider booking the Church House for your get-together. The kitchen can supply coffee urns and teapots. All other food and drink must be supplied by the users. As a parishioner, you have first dibs on availability.
Contact the Parish Office for costs and more information.
Not everybody knows that St. Luke's has a very nice Columbarium where the ashes of the deceased can be decently laid to rest. It is located in the Soldiers' Chapel, accessible by the main door to Church House. Single and double niches are available and these are being offered at a favourable and affordable rate (the initial cost includes perpetual care.) For details, contact Neil Almdal at 204.269.2312 or the Parish Office.
If you have ever looked carefully at the list of names in the Sunday pew leaflet - the list of people for whom our prayers have been requested - you must have noticed that some names have been on the list for weeks, months, even years. A few have been put there so long ago that no one knows who they are or who requested the prayers.
We are asking people to renew prayer requests at regular intervals. If you wish prayers for someone, we will happily add their name to the pew leaflet, but we will keep it there for two months only, unless you call or email the office to renew it.
Another form of prayer that is warmly supported by St. Luke's members is in the "St. Alban's Oratory." Near the side altar there is a wire screen with a number of tea-light candles, which people light as an act of prayer. Given the number of lights burning each Sunday, it is clear that many of us find this an important spiritual resource.
Also in the St. Alban's Oratory, next to the candle screen, there is a box beside which are small scraps of blank paper. If you write the name of someone for whom you are praying, and put it in the box, that name remains before the altar for the next few days. These scraps of paper are then collected and read at the Thursday morning Eucharist in the chapel, after which the papers are destroyed. This resource is well used by parishioners; not a Sunday goes by without the box having plenty of prayer requests by the end of the 10:30 AM service.
Pew leaflet requests, prayer candles, and prayer requests in the box – St. Luke's is truly a house of prayer.