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“community link” newsletter

the ‘community link’ — brand new newsletter from St Luke’s Inaugural issue of the ‘community link’ Advent 2018 Volume 1 Issue 1 The ‘community link’ is a fresh, innovative communication tool from St Luke’s. The printed version of the newsletter will be available on Sunday, 9 December for those attending Sunday Services. Additional copies will…

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The struggle of trust

The struggle of trust A person has to be discerning. A person has to sift through all the information, conflicting reports, and opinions that are foisted upon us — news, social media.Mark 13: 1-8 click for reading When out and about in the big city, you might come out from a great edifice and marvel at…

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Be like Bartimaeus

Be like Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 click for reading W Glenn Empey 2018 — click to enlarge As a result of not being able to see, Bartimaeus was reduced to the sidelines of society from where he was forced to beg in order to survive. He would have been dependent on whatever friends he might have…

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Practising collective neighbourliness

Practising collective neighbourliness  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”…

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Pikangikum — Clean Water

Clean Water for Pikangikum Clean water distribution to homes, cisterns, indoor plumbing and waste management efforts continue Pikangikum, population 3,000, is the largest First Nation Community in northern Ontario. 86 percent of the community is under 39 years of age. Over 30 percent is under nine years of age. Pikangikum (pronounced pea-kan-ja-koom) has the highest…

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Jesus is the bread of life … not was

Jesus is the bread of life — not was the bread of life A homily for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey — read text John 6: 51-58 We’re well into the season in the liturgical calendar known as The Season after Pentecost. It’s also called Ordinary Time. In the lectionary some years,…

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“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…”

“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs …” Homily for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey – John 6: 24-35 (click for text) Over the years, there have been times when I have been on retreat with my fellow clergy. Quite often, the retreat centres where we stayed were places run by the Sisters, either Anglican or…

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Study indicates many baby-boomers turning to churches

Many boomers returning to churches in search for meaning — University of Southern California study A study over generations that began in 1970 indicates the baby-boomers are engaging more in religion than they did in their youth. According to the study, 20 per cent of the 599 Americans in the 45 year study have indicated…

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Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal

Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal Lord Conrad Black of Crossharbour, author and former media mogul, recently opined in The National Post about a letter circulated by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Toronto. Black begins his commentary by discussing the point made by the Cardinal about the summer jobs programmes. In…

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Where are you on the Evangelism Spectrum?

The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are You? The Institute of Evangelism – by Judy Paulsen Judy and Pat often gather with the People of St Matthew – St Aidan in nearby Buckhorn for worship when they cottage in the area. This is a great article by Judy. Article used with permission.   It is true that people’s attitudes…

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