MAY 29, 2011 EASTER VI 8:15am HOLY COMMUNION ( Book of Common Prayer page 67 ) We invite you to keep a time of silence in preparation for worship 1st Reading: Acts 17: 22-31 (New Testament p. 137) 2nd Reading: John 14:15-21(New Testament pg. 109) Homily: Rev. Elliott Siteman 10:00am HOLY EUCHARIST ( printed separately –white booklet ) We invite you to keep a time of silence in preparation for worship Prelude: Kyrie-Christe –Kyrie - Bach Processional Hymn: 474 Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is Risen ! People: The Lord is Risen Indeed ! Alleluia ! Celebrant: May his grace and peace be with you. People: May he fill our hearts with joy. Children’s Welcome The Collect of the Day 1st Reading: Acts 17:22-31( New Testament p. 137 ) Psalm: 66:7-18 (BAS p.786) - Refrain below 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22 ( New Testament p. 234) Gradual Hymn: 397 Gospel Reading: John 14:15-21 ( New Testament p. 109 ) Homily: Rev. Elliott Siteman Creed - Prayers of the People The Peace - Announcements The Celebration of the Eucharist—Eucharistic Prayer 3 Offertory Hymn: 214 Communion Hymns: 337, 489, 408 (please join in the singing of these hymns) Motet: I Believe In Springtime - Rutter Blessing Recessional Hymn: 505 Postlude: In Thee is gladness - Bach ( the postlude is part of the service and you are invited to stay & enjoy this music played by our organist Jennifer Goodine ) Psalm Refrain WE WELCOME NEWCOMERS & VISITORS and invite you to participate fully in our worship this morning. You are welcome to come to the Altar Rail or station to receive communion or a blessing. All are encouraged to receive from the chalice or with bread alone, and to refrain from intinction (dipping the wafer in the chalice). NURSERY for children (up to 3yrs old) in room 302 of the Parish Hall, during the 10am service . THE FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF and WITH THANKSGIVING FOR: *** former & present Altar Guild members; given by the Altar Guild COLLECT: Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you riches beyond imagination. Pour into our hearts such love toward you, that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever Amen PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS: God of glory, accept all we offer you this day, and bring us to that eternal city of love and light, where Christ is King. We ask this in his name. Amen. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION: Father, you restored us to life by raising your Son from death. May we who receive this sacrament always be strengthened to do your will, in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our Vicar, Canon Sharyn’s last Sunday with us is Sunday June 12. Please join us for a lunch reception in the Parish Hall, following the 10am service as we say ‘farewell & happy retirement’. Come and help us celebrate the ministry that Sharyn and Fred have shared with us for the past 10 years. After the lunch, we will also have ‘the burning of the mortgage’ with regards to our new Parish Hall Our bishop, Michael Bird will be joining us for these celebrations. CHURCH MINDERS—your new schedules are available in the Narthex this morning. Please pick up your copy & help us save on postage. Thank you! In the Narthex, we have FM Assistive Listening Devices. Please speak with the Verger if you would like to use one. Please return them to the Verger following the service. UPCOMING SERVICES Every Wednesday: -10am - Holy Communion Sunday June 5: Ascension -8:15am-Holy Communion -10am-Holy Eucharist—Healing Service Sunday June 12: Pentecost -8:15am-Holy Communion -10am-Holy Eucharist- followed by lunch reception in the parish hall MAY 29, 2011 EASTER VI ST. MATTHEW’S FOOD DRIVE, NEXT SUNDAY -JUNE 5 We just received a communication from St. Matthew’s House indicating that they are dangerously short of food and have been forced to buy some supplies from discount stores such as No Frills. Food donations are down across the whole system. Please give generously to this Food Drive in goods or money. We will collect food on Sunday June 5. Stews, soups, cereal, baby food, toilet paper etc. would be most welcome. Let’s help St. Matthew’s re-stock its shelves for Spring! St Luke’s Talent Show! TODAY at 3pm in the Great Hall A Celebration of St. Luke’s musical and artistic talents Free will offering Proceeds to Youth Ministry Come for an afternoon of fun and entertainment We hope you will join us… please let us know by signing up at coffee hour. Thanks! Christmas Market Meeting Wednesday, June 8th at 7:30pm Please mark this date on your calendars as we kick off the preparations for this year’s Christmas Market which takes place on Saturday, November 26th. All your help is needed to make this year’s event even better than our past successes. We have some new ideas but need more so please come to share how you can help make this another great Christmas Market to remember. See you there. For more information about how you can help please call Lesley 905 637- 0739, Carrie 905 681-2816, Ros 905 635-3976, or Judy 905 639-5800. FOOD FOR LIFE Food For Life and Refresh Foods assist in filling the gap between social assistance and living costs by providing nutritious perishable food worth about $25 to $50 weekly to approximately 22,000 individuals in the Halton Region. St. Luke's is one of the distribution centres. To help cover operating costs the 3rd annual Lunch Money Tuesday will be held on May 31st at the Halton Go Stations. Volunteers are needed for the morning rush period of 6:00am - 9:00am. Training and materials will be provided on the day by the two station masters assigned to each station. You may choose which station is best for you and be reassured that there is no specific skill required and it's FUN! It is also a one off and a great way of being involved with social outreach. Please prayfully consider helping by phoning Deacons Anne 905 333 4704 or Sheila 905 632 9837. ORDINATION TO THE DEACONATE: Sunday June 12th 7pm at our Cathedral in Hamilton. Deanne Patchett, of this parish, will be ordained deacon by Bishop Michael Bird. Your prayers and presence are requested. PHOENIX FELLOWSHIP DROP IN CENTRE– meets Wed. mornings in the Parish Hall after the 10am Holy Communion Service. June 1: Social Day, Election of Executive, Monthly Birthday Draw June 8: Hamilton Harbour Lunch Cruise Bring a friend—new members are most welcome! MAY 29, 2011 EASTER VI GIFT CARDS To date we have sold $62,830, which brought us $2,000 in profit, with our No Frills, Sobey’s, Esso, & Longos, our standard offering, and we will continue selling this all year long. For the Spring we are looking to expand with a pre-paid purchase on a variety of different cards; Gap ~ includes Banana Republic & Old Navy Mark’s Work Wearhouse Roots Starbuck’s Sears The Bay Best Buy Famous Players American Eagle Indigo ~ includes Coles & Chapters Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Home Depot The Keg Starbucks HMV Swiss Chalet ~ can be used at Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Milestone & Montana These cards offer different rebates to us from 2% - 7%. Orders must be in by June 12th so that they can be available, for pick up, on June 26th. Order form is on the reverse, at the office, or contact Chris@ 905.634.4345 Age-Friendly Communities Forum Hosted by the Region of Halton Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville June 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. By 2015 it is estimated that one out of every seven people in Halton will be aged 65 or over. This demographic shift will impact many elements of life in Halton, including businesses, health and social services, recreation, transportation, and government. There is a growing need for communities in Halton to examine what changes can be made that will make it easier for seniors to be safe, maintain their health, and participate fully in their community On Thursday, June 2, 2011 the Halton Region Elder Services Advisory Committee (ESAC) will host an Age-Friendly Communities Forum that aims to bring together Halton seniors, business representatives, and community stakeholders to develop ideas on how to continue to build age-friendly communities in Halton. The information collected at this forum will be used to develop opportunities for action that will be shared with Regional Council and the Halton community. Registration for the Age-Friendly Communities Forum is open to all Halton residents. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the community forum, call Cindy Devai at Halton Region – (905) 825-6000, extension 7773. ~~~~~THE STRIDE TO TURN THE TIDE~~~~ THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL GRANDMOTHER’S TO GRANDMOTHER’S WALK… SUPPORT OUR HALTON TEAM! On Saturday June 11th, a team from St. Luke’s will participate in this wonderful opportunity to show solidarity with the Grandmothers in Africa, who are sustaining the lives and futures of a generation of grandchildren. As a division of Outreach, the Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen, have been partnered with the Stephen Lewis Foundation in its efforts to provide grassroots support to initiatives which foster independence and family sustainability for these brave people. Across Canada, 240 Grandmothers Groups will be walking within a common time period. Our Halton Team’s Five K Walk, will be hosted here in Burlington, at Heritage Park. The team represents five Grandmother Groups from Burlington, Milton and Oakville. Last year, our Halton Team raised over $67,000.00 …. the largest amount raised by a single team across Canada. Should you like to sponsor our team or join us, please call Carrie Raybould at 905-681-2816 or visit the display table at coffee time. TO ALL ‘ROOM USERS’ - Now that meetings are winding down—please let Laurie Lee know the date of your last meeting before summer & your start date & schedule for the fall. Contact Laurie Lee @ the office 905-634-1826 (Tues to Thurs) or email@example.com REMINDER: PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAG. This is a great help for visitors, clergy & other parishioners . MAY 29, 2011 EASTER VI A NEW ALTAR FOR ST. LUKE’S Next Sunday, June 5th, at the 10am service, Canon Sharyn will dedicate a new portable altar as her gift of thanks to the parish for ten years of shared ministry. The altar has been created by Ross Gosling, Rick Reycraft and Glen Hastings. Also, next Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord and the 10am service will be a healing service. Come and join in the celebration! SAVE THE MOTHER’S PROGRAM We have another opportunity to hear Dr. Jean Chamberlain- Froese speak about her organization, Save The Mothers. Last year, our Advocacy Team hosted 130 people for breakfast to hear her story. Save The Mothers educates people to prevent the deaths of women in childbirth in Uganda and other African countries, where thousands of women die every year. Dr. Jean will speak at a breakfast on Friday, June 3, at 8am, at the Holiday Inn, Burlington. The cost will be $30 (including a $14 donation to Save The Mothers). Tickets available at Different Drummer Books. Gardening at St Luke's Every year a team of faithful volunteer gardeners work diligently to supply that extra touch to our gardens at the front of the church, around the hall, the Ferguson plot, and the memorial garden (surrounding the columbarium). Our memorial garden volunteer, Fred Hall, has resigned (for reasons beyond his control!) and we thank him for his service over the years. So, we are looking for a volunteer or small team of volunteers to look after the memorial garden. If you are interested, please contact Michael Skafel, at 905 332 0837. Habitat for Humanity Halton’s ReNewIt Program Do you know someone whose home requires essential repairs, but they can’t afford to do them? Perhaps the roof leaks, or the windows don’t keep the cold out, or the steps need a railing. Habitat Halton doesn’t just build homes; they fix and renovate them to make them safe, accessible and energy efficient, through interest-free loans to people who qualify. Qualified applicants are offered an interest-free loan with monthly payments geared to income. Who qualifies? Low-income homeowners Residents of Halton for at least 2 years at time of application Homeowners must be willing to partner with Habitat, including completing an appropriate amount of volunteer time To learn more about these programs and/or to register: Call: 905-637-4446 ext. 226 or 1-866-314-4344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NEEDED - BONE CHINA MUGS Do you have bone china mugs that we can use for receptions? Many people seem to prefer them to cups & saucers. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Contact: Elsie 905-336-0105 PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday, May 31—Canon Stuart and Canon Sharyn will be at a LARC conference in Kitchener Tuesday, May 31– Monday, June 6; Rev. Elliott Siteman will be away at the Common Ground Conference.
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