...in the Parish
2 & 6 May, 2008 — “Parish Email” inaugurated
An email message was sent out to more than 100 addresses in the parish database. It was hoped that such emails would go out from time with current information about St. Luke’s.
If you have not received any emails entitled “St. Luke’s Parish Email No.X,” and would like to be on this distribution list, please click here and let us know.
November 23, 2008 – The Amazing Grace Project
Across Canada, hundreds of congregations sang Amazing Grace, and in the process raised funds mostly in Twoonies for Anglican missions in the remote North (our parish’s tally: $328.21). Videos of our singing were then submitted to the church head office – for editing into a monster visual memento of the occasion (let us know if you find St.Luke’s in that ten minute special; your intrepid webmaster hasn't yet been able to spot it). Meanwhile, with the help of YouTube™, the videos made in our parish have been put, in their entirety, into our own website. Click here to see them.
Click here for the official Amazing Grace Project website of the Anglican Church of Canada, with the completed compilation video and links to the hundreds of other videos that were submitted.
June, 2008 – Transition time begins
The long-term Rector of St. Luke’s, the Rev’d Canon R.L. Brownlie, retired from full time parish ministry. A two-year interim period has begun, under the leadership of the Rev'd Canon Tony Harwood-Jones. The Announcements page will keep you posted about the various stages of the transition as they occur. The first phase consisted of some reminiscing: people were invited to contribute their thoughts about the great things they celebrate about the period now ended, and some thoughts about things they would like to do differently in the future. Instructions for this project can be viewed here.
July, 2007 – Sprucing up the Church
A number of tradespeople have been active around the building. External woodwork is being painted, and the roof of the tower is being repaired. All this is in addition to the construction of the elevator (see our page of progress photos).
June, 2007 – Accessibility
Work on the elevator has begun, the culmination of years of preparation. Earlier, a new proscenium stage, with a ramp to one side, was completed inside the church. Combined, the two projects will make almost every space in the complex wheelchair accessible.
April, 2007 – St. Luke’s acquires a grand piano
The parish of St. Alban in Fort Rouge closed its doors permanently, and their furnishings were distributed to other churches in the region.
St. Luke’s received a banner, a sanctuary lamp, and a Samick grand piano. These gifts have come, in part, because some of the St. Alban’s church members are making St. Luke’s their new spiritual home, but also because there has been an historic connection between the congregations from the very beginning. One hundred years ago, it was St. Luke’s which helped in the founding of St. Alban’s, so that, officially, St. Alban’s was our “daughter” parish.
February, 2007 – Home Communion
From the very beginning Christians have carried Communion from the Lord’s Table to the homes and bedsides of those who are unable to get to the church. This practice is now enhanced at St. Luke’s because the Lay Readers have begun going in teams to visit parishioners who are shut-in, bringing them the Holy Communion.
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5 Nov, 2009
A Little Art Gallery
Some members of the parish and their friends have formed a small art group, meeting every Saturday from September to June. In October 2009, they showed their work for the first time at the Sunday coffee-hour. Now we have managed to create an Art Gallery on the website, to display their work to the world at large.
It is accessible under “Music & Art” on all main pages of the website.
22 May, 2009
We are now able to receive credit card donations from the website. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can make a gift to the church and receive an instant tax-creditable receipt.
For complete details, click here.
To make a donation to St. Luke’s right now, click here.
4 October, 2008
A Rentals Calendar page has been created as a supplement to the Parish Calendar page. Here you will see all the groups and activities currently using the St. Luke’s building complex. The page was designed and uploaded to the website on this date with incomplete data. Quite a lot of rental information has yet to be added.
25 September, 2008
A Parish Calendar page has been created, where you may see at a glance the various activities and events scheduled to take place at St. Luke’s. It takes advantage of a free web-based calendar system provided by Google®.
20 August, 2008
A Your Wedding page has been created, where potential brides and grooms can get information about being married at St. Luke’s.
28 September, 2007
A Vestry Notices page has been created, from which it will be possible to download minutes of Vestry meetings. The first set of minutes was posted online today.
28 June, 2007
The Virtual Tour is becoming very extensive. Exploration of the interior of the church is almost complete, with more than 20 images and their descriptions. Entries for Church House will appear throughout the summer.
A pictorial essay showing progress in the construction of the elevator has been created, with new pictures appearing weekly.
18 March, 2007
The Virtual Tour is now under construction. Its mechanics have been designed, and two images were put in place today. More will be added over time.
Please note: if you have ever put the address of one of the sub-pages of St. Luke’s website into your browser’s “Bookmarks” or “Favourites,” now, due to the major re-ordering of the underlying structure (see 16 March, 2007) it may no longer work, and you must replace it. A “404–not found” from one of your old bookmarks is not the end of the world, of course; www.stlukewinnipeg.com is unaffected, and you can always find your way from there.
16 March, 2007
There has now been a complete, but largely invisible, re-ordering of the basic construction of the site, in preparation for adding two major new sections: “Outreach,” and a “Virtual Tour.” Although not previously mentioned on the website, St. Luke‘s Mission and Outreach activity is a highly valued aspect of our parish life, and is of sufficient importance as to be given a place in the primary headings that are found on every page. The “Virtual Tour” is in development, but today's re-ordering prepares the site for its eventual inclusion.
27 February, 2007
With a new slate of parish leaders arising out of the Annual General Meeting, the Officers & Staff section was relocated and rebuilt, complete with photos of many parish officials. Now, if you hold your cursor over a person‘s name, their portrait (if available) will appear at the top right corner of the window. Photos are being added, from time to time, as we acquire them.
Special thanks to Glen Douglas for his help in coding the page!
15 January, 2007
A navigation system involving ‘drop-down’ menus was developed.
9 January, 2007
The website was divided into a primary page and a series of secondary pages (which are laid out more or less like the page you are looking at). Previously, all the pages were identical at the top, and featured a large graphic banner such as the one that still pertains on the home page. The consequence of this design was that most of the content of the website was not visible until you had scrolled down.
4 January, 2007
Information about the new proscenium stage in the church was uploaded to the website.
15 December, 2006
Tony Harwood-Jones took on the duties of webmaster, and posted information about Christmas services online.