Diocese of Rupert's Land • Anglican Church of Canada
and the community
16 December 2018
The Third Sunday of Advent
A comprehensive service booklet is prepared for each service, which includes hymns, prayers, responses, psalm, collects, lessons, etc.
This week’s is available to view online or download for your computer, smartphone, or tablet device by clicking below:
When at church, you can access St. Luke’s guest
Wi-Fi network: Gloria password: inexcelsis
Next week -
23 December: The Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:15 am - Said Eucharist
10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
4:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
24 December: Christmas Eve
6:30 pm - Family Eucharist
10:00 pm - Choral Eucharist
25 December: Christmas Day
10:30 am - Said Eucharist with Carols
Recordings of some services at St. Luke's -
The Winged Ox
St. Luke’s parish magazine.
Submissions may be e-mailed
or dropped into the Parish Office.
Next issue is the Lent/Easter edition.
Deadline is Sunday 31 March 2019.
Past editions -
Harvest Thanksgiving/Patronal Festival 2018
Please be aware that our late evening Choral Eucharist on Christmas Eve is being held at 10:00 pm.
Gluten-free wafers -
If you require gluten-free wafers at Communion, please let the sidespeople know when you enter the church.
The Winged Ox -
The Advent/Christmas edition has been E-Mailed to the newsletter mailing list. Printed copies are available on a table at the rear of the nave.
Hospitality Drop-in -
Thank you for all the wonderful Donations of coats, socks, gloves, hats and scarves as this has been a cold season. If you are wondering if it is enough as I do, one of our guests said to me one day - “Do you realize how you have helped me? Four weeks ago you gave me a backpack, then two weeks ago you gave me socks, and now you are giving me gloves. I do not think you know how much you have helped me during this time. Thank you so much for your help.”
Our Parish has really stepped up to the plate to help out our patrons.
Thank you for your offerings of love. Barbara Calder - 204.453.9219. <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
Hospitality Drop-in - Christmas “Big Breakfast” -
Tuesday 18 December - 6:30am. For your generous giving, we need donations of the following foodstuffs: bacon, sausages, butter, fruit.
Our weekly number of guests is edging up. We find over 80 hungry people at our doors on just a ‘normal’ Tuesday morning. They need us and we need your generous giving of time, food, and, in particular, money that goes toward the Safeway gift cards.
Thank You. - Barbara Calder and others.
Jesse Tree -
What is it? Jesse trees are a very old Advent tradition, first started in medieval times. The name comes from Jesse who was the father of the great King David. One prophecy in the Bible, in the book of Isaiah, states, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.”
A branch is a sign of new life and new beginnings. Jesus was a descendant of King David and Christians believe that Jesus is this new branch.
The first Jesse trees were large carvings, tapestries, or even stained glass windows put in churches that helped illiterate people learn about the Bible from creation to the Christmas Story.
At St. Luke’s we adorn the tree with warm apparel such as mittens, scarves, socks, and toques that are removed just before Christmas and given to the less fortunate.
Your skills and compassion in donating items and placing on the Jesse tree is deeply appreciated by all involved.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols -
Sunday 23 December - 4:oo pm
A familiar, traditional service of lessons, carols, and hymns
in celebration of Christ’s birth.
Our guest will be His Grace, the 13th Bishop of Rupert’s Land, Geoffrey Woodcroft.
All are welcome!
A reception will follow in Church House.
Bertha Brant is looking for the usual type of foods for the reception. The stores are already stocking these foods. If you are out shopping, please consider donating to this wonderful event some of the items required on the list following: cheese and crackers; hard, soft, and cheese balls (the preference would be to have these on the 23rd or the week before); boxes of frozen assorted appetizers (these are also known as “party packs” depending on where you buy them): mini quiche, spanakopita, sausage rolls, etc.; shrimp rings; pâtés; garlic sausage and cocktail sausages; shortbreads; fruit cake; Christmas baking; dips and breads (this includes spinach dip); pickles; cash donations: if you don’t know what to buy, or can’t get out.
Bertha attends the 8:15 am service on Sundays, so an email to <email@example.com> would be appreciated with what you will donate or any questions you may have.
This service is well-attended each year not just by parishioners, but non- parishioners, too. It is very important and we appreciate your kind and generous support. Bertha looks forward to receiving your emails.
- In appreciation, Delicious Dishes
Advent Gift of Water -
Advent donations will help with stage three of the building of a solar pump in Central Buganda. When completed the people of Kasaka in our sister diocese will have running potable water outside their door. Envelopes, information sheets, and gift cards are on the table at the entrance to the nave.
Thank you for your support.
Rupert’s Land News -
The diocesan publication Rupert’s Land News is available only via e-mail. Parishioners who do not have access to e-mail may request that the parish print a hard copy which may be picked up at the back of the church nave. Those who are unable to attend church services may contact the parish office and request that the printed Rupert’s Land News issues be forwarded by mail along with our parish’s Winged Ox news magazine which is published four times per year.
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Canada R3L 2H1
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