OCTOBER 26, 2013
Baked Goods and Meat Pie Sale
The doors open at 9am and goes to 1pm. Get there early to get the pick of baked goods (pies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc), our famous beef and turkey meat pies, and small individual-sized fruit pies. Also, join us for a coffee or tea and cookies.
APRIL 21, 2013
Fun with Foil
It's that time to be creative and have fun with foil! Sunday April 21 2013 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
After completing a short refresher on our previous course on brushing, painting, spraying, stamping and embellishing with metallic pigments, we will be exploring a system of foiling to add another dimension to your finished product. Plus we will be experimenting with commercial water based paints which are highly recommended by fabric art studios.
Things to Bring
1.Approx 1yard of light or dark fabric, 100%cotton or linen, cut into 6 inch squares.
2.Lots of brushes both small and large
3.Objects for block stamping such as sponges, foam cutouts, potato masher, string,cutouts, stencils, old tooth brushes etc.
4.T-shirt, place mat, 2 pillow cases (Optional) but must be 100% cotton or linen
6.Iron and ironing board ( to be discussed )
7.Lots of enthusiasm
Cost for course is $30.
APRIL 17, 2013
Meat Pie Luncheon
The Guild is holding its spring Meat Pie Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17th from 11:30am to 1pm. All are welcome. With the weather getting nicer seniors and others who don’t get out much are encouraged to attend. It’s an opportunity to have a tasty lunch and fellowship for $9 per person which gets you a meat pie, salad, desert, tea and coffee.
JANUARY 6, 2013
Tapestry of Light, A Celtic Christmas Celebration
Join us on at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 6th to enjoy Tapestry of Light, A Celtic Christmas Celebration presented by The New Andante Celtic Singers and the Choir of Jordan Station United Church. The musical presentation will be followed by a brief Eucharist. Everyone is invited back to the Church Hall for refreshments.
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Ham and Scalloped Potato Supper
Come and enjoy St. Luke's first annual ham and scalloped potato supper. We hope you like it. You'll see the same friendly faces from around, in the same friendly church hall, served by the same friendly people of St. Luke's. It goes from 5 to 7pm, $12 per person over 12, $6 from 5 to 12 and children under 5 free.
Baked Goods and Meat Pie Sale
The sale begins in the Church Hall at 9am and ends at 1pm. Get there early to get the pick of baked goods (pies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc) and our famous beef and turkey meat pies. Also, join us for a coffee or tea and cookies.
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Men's Club Dinner
Our Men's Club Dinners begin a new season on Thursday evening, October 25th at 6pm. Our guest speaker is Randy Bell who will talk to us about his passion of sailing and some adventures he's had over the years.
OCTOBER 21, 2012
Youth Group Service
Once again, on Sunday October 21st at the 9:30am, the Youth Group will plan and lead the service. Young people from St. Luke's will be joined by youth members from parishes across the Niagara Diocese to participate in the worship service. Music will be by well-known band NYC.
Plan to attend, you won't want to miss this special service.
OCTOBER 7, 2012
Adult Formation Bible Study Begins
Our next Bible study, beginning October 7th at 8:30am for 45 minutes before the service, will be themed around a "study" of our Faith focusing on the following topics:
God, Human Nature and Sin
Jesus: Life and Ministry; Death and Resurrection
The Holy Spirit
Living as a Christian
Baptism and Confirmation
Prayer, Worship and Confession
Life after Death
This is designed as ten lessons in length beginning in September with a break in November and picking up again in Advent.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Blessing of the Animals Service
Our Blessing of the Animals Service is on September 30th at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. Bring your dogs and other pets to be blessed. This is always a popular and meaningful service.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Archdeacon Michael Patterson to Preach and Address Parish Council
We are pleased to confirm that Archdeacon Michael Patterson, the CEO of the Niagara Diocese will preach at our September 23rd service. Afterwards in the hall, we will have a light luncheon and Parish Council meeting where Rev. Patterson will discuss the role the Diocese plays in St. Luke's life and the reasons why we support it financially.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Movie Pizza Sleep Over Happening
St. Luke's is hosting a night of movies and popcorn on Friday, September 21st for the young people. It starts at 5pm, but you can join in at any time during the evening because all the Jurassic Park movies will be shown. Pizza will also be available during intermissions. If you are nine years-old or older and want to see some movies and have some fun then this is the evening for you. See you in the church hall at 5pm Friday, September 21st. For more information call Richelle 289-956-0970.
AUGUST 22 and 23, 2012
St. Luke's is once again doing their bit for the Winona Peach Festival by peeling and quartering hundreds of peaches for those scrumptious peach sundaes available at the Festival. The days for peeling this year are August 22 and 23 and St. Luke's can use as many volunteers who are willing to help as possible. Barb McFarlane points out that "it's a great way for high schoolers to earn community hours and have some fun at the same time." For more information please contact Barb at 905-957-7894.
JULY 15, 2012
Hazel's Suprise Birthday Party
Hazel's family is organizing a suprise birthday party for her. It begins at 1pm at St. Luke's Anglican Church Hall. Please RSVP by July 7th to email@example.com.
JULY 7, 2012
Youth Car Wash
Get your vehicle washed and looking like new on Saturday July 7th for a good cause--St. Luke's Youth activities in Smithville. The Youth Car Wash will be held at Smithville Garage near Tim Horton's between 9 am and 1pm. Free-will offering accepted. This is the rescheduled day.
JUNE 24, 2012
National Aboriginal Day Service
St. Luke’s is celebrating National Aboriginal Day on June 24th with guest speaker Donna Bomberry who worked at the Anglican Church of Canada as Indigenous Ministries Coordinator for many years. Originally from the Six Nations reserve, Donna lives in Beamsville and is a member of St. Alban’s.
The celebration will be held in the back yard of Frank and Nancy Poole with a service starting at 9:30am featuring a smudging ceremony. After the service there will be some traditional aboriginal dishes lovingly prepared and served by Frank and Nancy and other pot luck surprises.
JUNE 23, 2012
Hamburg Roast and Poultryfest
St. Luke's annual Hamburg Roast is on June 23rd from 11am to 6pm and is part of the Niagara Poultryfest in Smithville on that day. Enjoy the fest and stop by St. Luke's in the afternoon for lunch. Remember the bus stops at St. Luke's.
JUNE 16, 2012
Youth Car Wash
Get your vehicle washed and looking like new on Saturday June 16th for a good cause--St. Luke's Youth activities in Smithville. The Youth Car Wash will be held at Smithville Garage between 9 am and 1pm. Free-will offering accepted.
Please join us at 9:30am to celebrate Penecost. Pentecost is the time of the year when we focus on the Holy Spirit--and the coming of the Holy Spirit to us. The Spirit transforms both churches and people. Wear fire colours (red, orange or yelow)--representing the coming of the Holy Spirt or tongues of fire. There will be refreshments served following the service during the fellowship coffee hour.
MAY 26, 2012
Silent Auction and Penny Sale
The excitement is building for St. Luke's annual Silent Auction and Penny Sale. Invite your friends and neighbours. The date is Saturday May 26th at 5:30pm. Get there early for hot dogs and drinks and viewing of items and submitting of bids. There will also be a hosta/perennial table available for purchase to get your spring garden started. A live auction follows.
APRIL 15, 2012
Children's Psychiatrist Dr. Joan M. Flood to Speak to us on Apr 15th
We are pleased to announce Dr. Joan Flood as our special speaker at our regular service on April 15th. Dr. Flood will speak on “ADHD’s Impact on the Family.”
Dr. Joan M. Flood is a family physician in Scarborough and works full time in child and adolescent psychiatry with her practice focusing on General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a staff member of Rouge River Hospital (Centenary) and Shoniker Clinic. Dr. Flood is a frequent speaker at organizations on issues relating to child mental health.
Please plan to attend to hear her very thoughts on coping with ADHD at home, school and church.
APRIL 1, 2012
Holy Week Services
April 1st, 9:30am Palm Sunday: This service celebrates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the crowds greet him by waving and covering his path with palm branches. Following this great time of celebration Jesus begins His journey to the cross. ...Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord...Psalm 118: 25-26.
April 5th, 6:30pm Maundy Thursday and Seder Supper: This service commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. In contrast to joyful Easter celebrations when we worship our Lord's resurrection, the Maundy Thursday service is a more solemn occasion, marked by the shadow of Jesus' betrayal.
April 6th, 7:00pm Good Friday Stations of the Cross: Join us for a service centred around the Stations of the Cross--using fourteen events in the final hours of Jesus' life--to pray and meditate. These events encompass Jesus' journey carrying his cross from the Hall of Pilate where he was condemned to death to the site of his execution on Golgotha (Calvary). After the service, an all-night vigil is observed.
April 8th, 9:30am Easter Sunday: Commemorate with us the resurrection of our Lord.
MARCH 31, 2012
Baked Goods and Meat Pie Sale
The doors open at 9am and the sale ends at 1pm. Get there early to get the pick of baked goods (pies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc) and our famous beef and turkey meat pies. Also, join us for a coffee or tea and cookies.
MARCH 28, 2012
Meat Pie Luncheon
If you looking to get out and enjoy what spring has to offer then why not join us for our Meat Pie Luncheon on Wednesday, March 28th in the Church Hall from 11am to 1pm. Lunch includes our famous beef or turkey meat pies along with gravy, salad, desert and tea or coffee. It promises to be an enjoyable event. For further information contact Barb McFarlane at 905-957-7894.
MARCH 4, 2012
Guest Preacher Mark Yaconelli
St. Luke’s is privileged to have Mark Yaconelli preach at our Sunday service on March 4. His topic will be “A Compassionate Church.” He will be joined by his esteemed colleagues Frank Rogers and Andy Dreitcer.
Mark lives in Oregon and is director of the Claremont School of Theology. Incidentally, Mark’s book “Wonder, Fear, and Longing: A Book of Prayers” along with the Bible will be the basic readings for our Lenten Bible Study series.
If you visit Marks website markyaconelli.com and click on “Calendar” you will note that he has listed preaching at St. Luke’s on March 4.
Please plan to attend and hear Mark’s inspiring and spiritual message.
MARCH 3, 2012
Men's Club Gathering with Speakers Mark Yaconelli, Frank Rogers and Andy Dreitcer
There is a special gathering of the Men's Club with spouses invited on Saturday evening March 3rd at 6:00pm. Teachers and spiritual leaders from the Claremont School of Theology: Mark Yaconelli, Frank Rogers and Andy Dreitcer will talk to the gathering informally about discernment or Practicing our Faith.
Our Frank Poole will be preparing his special "Ribs and Fixings" for all to enjoy, for just $7 each.
It will be an educational and insightful gathering for all.
Please RSVP Barb McFarlane at 905-957-7894.
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday Service
There will be an Ash Wednesday service on February 22 at 6:30pm, the day following Shrove Tuesday. Rev. Ellie reflects below on the significance and importance of Ash Wednesday in the Lenten period.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The period of Lent reflects
Jesus withdrawal in the desert following his baptism by John the
Baptist in the River Jordan when he was 30 years old. This cleansing
was followed by temptation and withstanding those temptations, in the
name of God.
So Lent is a time of prayer and living simply.
The ashes are a sign at the beginning of this period of mourning and repentance to God for the times we have strayed from our values and beliefs as People of God. It is a reminder that we are mortal and that we recognize God as universal God. We are not God but part of the wonder and beauty of God's creation.
The practice used to be public - and associated with grave public falts but eventually became in the West part of the recognition that we all err. The practice reflects ancient days when someone grieving what they had done wrong would publicly wear sackcloth and cover themselves in ashes. We hear of people doing this when they mourned and when they were extremely sorry for what they had done.
The ashes on our forehead reflect this tradition - the depth of our love for God and our sorrow that we have not always reflected God's love in our lives.
The ashes are made of the burned palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday.
We read Psalm 51 which is a beautiful Psalm from the time of David, when, even though he was a "man after God's heart" he abused the blessings he had and let God down. God forgives him and restores him, not to his old life, but to a new life.
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Shrove Tuesday-Pancake Supper
St. Luke’s will be holding its annual pancake and sausage supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 21 at 5pm. As always, raffle tickets are being sold: the prize is a quilt. Invite your friends and neighbours.
FEBRUARY 11, 2012
If you like playing euchre and want to have an enjoyable evening, join us on Saturday evening at 7:30pm in the hall for fun and fellowship. The card parties are held every other Saturday with the following one being February 25th. Call Dave Shoesmith (905-957-8258) for more details.
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Valentine's Day Dinner
Surprise your special valentine and bring her/him to our annual Valentine's Day Dinner on Friday evening, February 10th. The Symposium begins at 6:00pm and dinner is at 6:30pm. Enjoy a catered dinner by Three Sisters with entertainment by Brock Edwards. Contact Barb McFarlane at 905-957-7894 and reserve your spots now.
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
The first Youth Meeting of 2012 will be held on February 1st at 7pm at the McGee home. If any young person is interesting in attending (you dont have to be a church members), you are encouraged to attend. Please call Bar at 905-957-7894 or Debbie at 905-957-8297 for more details. Look for information on future meetings, events and announcments on the website.
JANUARY 29, 2012
Annual Vestry Meeting
It's that time of year. Our Vestry meeting is held on the last Sunday of January, after the service, for the purpose of the rector, wardens, treasurer and group and committee heads to submit their financial statements and recap their activities for 2011, and to present their ideas for 2012 to the membership. Any group with financial records should submit them to the auditors Karen Tylee and Barb Cosby as soon as possible. Others who have reports should prepare them and submit them to Hazel by January 22nd.
JANUARY 22, 2012
Bishop Michael Visiting
Bishop Michael will be joining us on January 22nd. This is his first visit since he helped us celebrate our 125th Anniversary celebration back in October 2010. We always look forward to his visits for many reasons, but especially since he is very supportive of what St. Luke's is doing in Smithville and in the Diocese.