Archive for October 2017

A cornucopia of music on a Sunday afternoon

It was a breezy and rainy afternoon but about 130 people decided to make the best of it by dropping by the church for a cornucopia of music on a Sunday afternoon. And based on the applause and comments, they weren’t disappointed. St Luke’s own organist, Ian Morton, led off the afternoon with J. S.…

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The Reformation: Anglicans – Protestant or Catholic

Thoughts on the impact of  the Reformation within Anglicanism — The Rev’d Glenn Empey I’ve been reading items in the media — including our national print media The Anglican — that would raise the eyebrows of my Church History professor. The articles relate to the Reformation prompted by the commemoration of its 5ooth anniversary on 31…

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125 community members enjoy spaghetti supper together — update

Each month except July and August, the parish prepares a home-made spaghetti supper for the local community. The going-rate is a toonie, more if you can, but if you’re a bit short on funds, there is no charge. The fare is pasta with a delicious home-made meat sauce, rolls, and salads. And fantastic desserts! This…

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“If it doesn’t look like Jesus, it’s not Christianity” — US Presiding Bishop

By Mary Frances Schjonberg Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland — excerpts It would seem obvious that Episcopalians [Anglicans in USA] have Jesus at the center of their lives and that the Episcopal Church centers on Jesus. Yet, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry challenged the church’s Executive Council Oct. 18 to reflect deeply on whether the church and…

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A wedding banquet and the elephant

Homily for Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Matthew 22: 1-14 — The Rev’d Glenn Empey Now that I’m streaming movies on my television through NetFlix, my kids say that I’ve finally arrived in the 21st century. Actually, I think I’m pretty good with technology. Not bad for someone who remembers comic strips where a fellow called…

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A great little article from the people at Fresh Expressions …

“If you are consistently making program decisions and financial decisions based primarily on the internal needs of the existing congregation, you should not be surprised that you having a hard time connecting with the Nones and Dones in the community around you.” This is from a great little article from the people at Fresh Expressions. The…

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A great way to relax and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon

A great way to relax and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon A Musical Cornucopia for Sunday Afternoon Sunday, 29 October, 2 pm Featuring Rod Crawford & Geoff Hewitson Ian Morton & the St. Luke’s Choir Hurly Burly Early Ensemble Freewill Offering St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 566 Armour Road, Peterborough  

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Notice of Special Meeting of Vestry

Notice of Special Meeting of Vestry The People of St Luke’s, Anglican Church will gather for a Special Meeting of Vestry on Sunday, 29 October following the 10 am morning Service (approximately 11 am). The sole purpose of the Special Meeting of Vestry will be to conduct a vote on a motion related to the…

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Peterborough church amalgamation proposal — Anglican Journal

Five existing Anglican and Lutheran churches in Peterborough could be merged into a single church, and a new “mission church” planted elsewhere in the city, under a proposal put forth earlier this month by the area bishop. On October 1 and 2, Riscylla Shaw, area bishop for Trent-Durham within the diocese of Toronto, presented the plan to…

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On being consciously thankful

Reflections on Luke 17: 11-19 by The Rev’d Glenn Empey When I intentionally think about being thankful — being consciously thankful for all the blessings in my life — I find that it really makes me stop. It’s as if everything comes to a sudden halt. I think that’s because it is difficult to be…

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