Diocese of Rupert's Land • Anglican Church of Canada

Serving God

and the community
since 1889

Notices -

16 September 2018
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Pew Leaflet

A comprehensive service booklet is prepared for each service, which includes hymns, prayers, responses, psalm, collects, readings, etc.
This week’s is available to view online or download for your computer, smartphone, or tablet device by clicking below:

16 September, 10:30am - Sung Eucharist


When at church, you can access St. Luke’s guest
Wi-Fi network: Gloria  password: inexcelsis

Next week -

23 September: 18th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:15 am - Said Eucharist

  10:30 am - Sung Eucharist

Recordings of some services at St. Luke's -

Click here.

The Winged Ox

St. Luke’s parish magazine.

Pentecost/Trinity 2018


Submissions may be e-mailed

or dropped into the Parish Office.

Next issue is the Harvest/Patronal Festival edition.
Deadline is Sunday 7 October 2018.


Past editions -
Lent/Easter 2018

Advent/Christmas 2017

Patronal Festival 2017

Easter 2017


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 deadline for submissions of articles, photos, etc., for the Harvest/Patronal Festival edition of The Winged Ox is Sunday 7 October.


Sunday Coffee Hour -

Volunteers are needed to host the coffee hour after the 10:30 service.

  A bit of baking such as cookies is all that is needed along with coffee and tea.
  Barbara Calder (204.453.9219) E-Mail: bccalder@mymts.net.


Hospitality Drop-in -

One of our outreach ministries, Hospitality Drop-In, has started up again on Tuesday mornings.

  Volunteers are needed to help out doing dishes and serving food. Come once a week or one or two mornings a month. All kinds of help is needed to provide a loving experience for our guests to have a great start to their day.

  Thank you for thinking about and helping out with this outreach ministry.

  Barbara Calder (204.453.9219) E-Mail: bccalder@mymts.ne>.


Blessing of the Animals -

We will be holding our annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday 29 September at 4:30 pm.

  Pets offer us joy, friendship, and comfort. They remind us of our opportunity to care for species beyond ourselves. Our Blessing of the Animals service is an opportunity to give thanks for all living creatures. Bring your family, friends, and critters to join in the service. Animals should be on a leash or in a crate.

  Volunteers are needed to distribute flyers advertising the event. We also need volunteers to greet people and pets, do the readings, and help with general clean-up on the day.

  Please contact Terri Ashcroft <tashcrof@gmail.com> if you are able to assist.


A Gift of Flowers at Thanksgiving -

As Thanksgiving approaches, St. Luke’s welcomes contributions to help adorn its lovely space with floral tributes at the high altar and throughout the church. Your gift, which can honour someone special, will share the joy and beauty of Thanksgiving with everyone who visits the church during this season.

  Sunday 30 September is the last day to submit your A Gift of Flowers at Thanksgiving forms if you would like your information published in the pew leaflet.

  A PDF copy of the form is available HERE. Please print out, fill in, and submit.


Bible Study -

in the boardroom, Tuesdays at 10:00 am to about 11ish.
We will be reading and discussing the Acts of the Apostles. We have bibles of all translations, which makes it more interesting. Bring your own bible if you wish.


Welcome-back Barbeque -

You are cordially invited to join us after the 10:30 eucharist on 23 September for a Welcome-back Barbeque. One of the Grill Teams from the Manitoba Pork Council will be here providing Pork on a Bun. Salads, deserts, drinks, tea and coffee will also be provided. Suggested donation (to cover expenses) is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for children under 12. Depending on the weather, it will be held in the Church House courtyard or in the parish hall. Bring your family, friends, and neighbours!


Christian Apologetics Club -

A club that will be held on the first three Sundays of each month in the boardroom from 2:30 pm–5:30 pm. Please contact Drew Eldridge for more information.


Book Club -

A new book club has been started. The Gulag Archipelago will be discussed. The club will meet on the second Sunday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Boardroom. Everyone is welcome.


Children’s Christian Education -

Our parish is seeking trained staff for the positions of Children’s Ministry Coordinator as well as Nursery Attendants. Thanks be to God!

    The family ministries at Saint Luke’s are an important aspect of our children’s ministry and as such we seek to provide the best care for our children. The purpose is to ensure that the children who attend the church are introduced to the teachings of Christ in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment where they can experience the love of God and be spiritually nurtured. God has given everyone the responsibility to care for children and we must develop and maintain a safe, healthy environment for them.

    Remuneration will be by honorarium based on the parish budget, and on the individual's preference (monthly or bi-weekly as needed). All applicants will need child abuse registry check and criminal record check before being considered for the position.

    Complete job descriptions are available on request the parish office.


Grief Recovery Workshops -

The Parish Church of Saint Luke (Winnipeg) is offering a series of grief recovery workshops. All sessions will be offered at the church, 130 Nassau Street North, in the boardroom (lower level) beginning at 12:30 pm on the following dates:

  Aug. 26 - Introduction, Goals, Guidelines, Loss History

  Sept. 9 - The Grief Process, Task of Grief, Normal Grief Experience

  Sept. 16 - Depression and Anger

  Sept. 30 - Guilt and Forgiveness

  Oct. 14 - Letting Go, Taking Care of Yourself, New Beginnings, Setting Goals

Facilitators: Dr. Mary Jane Robinson and the Rev’d Paul Lampman

Contact: Parish Office 204.452.3609, stluke@shaw.ca


A special announcement from the Diocese -

On June 16, the Synod of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land elected The Ven. Geoffrey J.J. Woodcroft to be Bishop Coadjutor for Rupert’s Land.

Geoff will be consecrated at a service at St. John’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Geoff will commence his ministry as Bishop Coadjutor on October 16, and will work with me for approximately one month. I have announced the date of my retirement as November 15, 2018, so on November 16, Geoff will become the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.

The Diocese of Rupert’s Land is establishing an Episcopal Ministry Transition fund to assist with all of the costs associated with preparing for new episcopal ministry. This will necessitate the purchase of a variety of copes, mitres, cassocks, “purple” shirts, pectoral cross, ring, and more, totalling approximately $6,000.00. We are inviting members of the diocese who wish to do so, to make a gift in support of these costs. Cheques may be made payable to “the Diocese of Rupert’s Land” and sent to 935 Nesbitt Bay, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 1W6. We also have the capability of processing credit card payments through the Synod Office. We are pleased to be able to offer a charitable receipt in the amount of your gift. Your generosity is appreciated.

      --Bishop Don Phillips


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.


The Parish Church of St. Luke

130 Nassau Street North

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada      R3L 2H1

Tel: 204.452.3609

Fax: 204.474.1790

E-Mail: stluke@shaw.ca

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