Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

St. Luke's Sunday School donates to Western Hospital

These are the teddy bears that the St. Luke's Sunday School donated to the Western Hospital in Alberton.  They collected 50 in total and are to be given out to children who are admitted to the hospital.
At the beginning of the year (Jan 2011) Janet asked the St. Luke's Sunday School children to think of ways they could help people in their community. They came up with a few ideas, held a fundraising bake sale at the O'Leary Co-Op and raised $200 which will be used in a few ways to help-out people, ie. teddy bears for sick children in the community.  The children have a few more ideas, stay tuned, we'll let you know what they do next. 
The picture below.  Back L-R: Cyndi Rix, Sunday School Teacher and Andrew MacDougall, Western Hospital Administrator.  Middle L-R:  Sunday School students Meredith Rix and Olivia Batten.  Front Row:  Teddy Bears!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday, June 26th Bulletin - Prayer

Testimony of Believers
Lord, when I hear what other people say you have done in their lives, their testimonies buoy my own faith. It gives me chills when I hear of the wonders of Your deeds. Give me the courage to share my testimony with others, knowing this will draw unbelievers to You and strengthen the hearts of those who already know You. Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer.
(From Power Prayers to Start Your Day by Donna K. Maltese, p.161)

Scripture for Healing
Luke 9: 1-2 – When Jesus had called the twelve together, He gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Dear Lord, May we your disciples of this parish of Alberton-O’Leary
preach the Kingdom of God and heal the sick. In Jesus’name. Amen.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Christ Church Kildare Capes opens for Summer Services

The first service for the summer season at Christ Church Kildare Capes will be held this Sunday, June 26th at 10:30am - this will be the only service in the Parish this Sunday. 
Pot luck at the Travers’ after the worship - All welcome!
Evening regular evening services will continue starting on July 3rd at 7pm.
Christ Church located on beautiful Kildare Capes.
Fore more information about the church refer to PEI Heritage Buildings Blog.  http://peiheritagebuildings.blogspot.com/2011/06/christ-church-kildare-capes.html

New Flower Beds at Holy Trinity Alma

Over the past week we created new flower beds between the church and the cemetery at Holy Trinity Alma.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

St. Luke's Hall Reno Progress

I was by the hall last evening and observed the foundation and floor is on for the new entry and kitchen addition - things are moving along well!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thanks be to God

Thanks be to God for all things good, for lovely trees and flowers - for all the beauty of the earth and happy golden hours - for sunsets painted in the sky - for dawns and stars above - for sleep and books - and kindly friends.
cf.  "My Garden" by Mrs. Gordon Macmillan, PEI - 1968, pg.61

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bishop Michael Oulton

The Rt. Revd. Michael Oulton was rector in our Parish between 1993-1996.  Please go to the following website to read about the consecration as Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario. http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/joomla/index.php

Photo by Francie Healey

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Spirit of God
Holy Spirit, I offer myself
to your work of healing, peace and reconciliation.
In my busy world, bless my silent moments.
In the stillness of my heart, may I find peace within myself,
peace with others, and peace with you Amen.
Michael Buckley

( cf. Parish Bulletin, Sunday, June 12, 2011 - Whitsunday )

St. Luke's Hall Reno

Above:  "before photo".  The hall renovations are coming along - the photos below were taken last week showing the interior work so far.  This week the Kitchen Partys resume in the Hall.
Above & Below: the rooms on each side of the stage have been taken out for more width.
 Below: Back wall kitchen, behind old cupboards, note the new insulation.
 Below: The kitchen pass-thru - all this area has been removed, including the brick chimney.  A new air-to-air heating/cooling system will be installed.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Rt. Revd Michael Oulton

Congratulations to the Rt Revd Michael Oulton as he is consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario today at 11am at the Cathedral Church of St. George, Kingston, Ontario.  Refer to the following websites for more information.  http://www.merrickvilleanglicans.org/bishop.htm ; http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2976648http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/joomla/index.php; and http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/docs/dialogue/June%202011.pdf

This photo comes from the http://www.merrickvilleanglicans.org/bishop.htm website.  The photo caption reads....
The Rt. Rev. George L.R. Bruce, Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario bows his head during Bishop-elect Oulton's acceptance speech at St. George's Cathedral on Saturday, February 12, 20011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Kitchen Party of 2011

Here's some photos from the first Kitchen Party of the summer held last week at St. Luke's O'Leary - thanks for the photos Christine!  It was held in the church due to Hall renovations.  The next Kitchen Party, on Wednesday, June 15th will be held in the Hall.

Above: The Band - Al Peters, Leo, Claude, Ray, Thomas and Perry
L-R: Brent Biggar, Harold and Marnie
Harold and Marnie
Thomas Webb
Al and Leo
A cheerful crowd!
Ray Arsenault and Claude Frederickson
Anita Doucette

Healing as a Way of Life!

Over the summer Rev. Andrew and Janet will begin sessions entitled The Basic Principles of Jesus' Healing Ministry.  These teaching sessions will include musical praise, worship, and healing prayer as well as instruction of the guiding principles for the International Order of St. Luke the Physician.  The session are open to anyone interested with a special invitation to those who want prayer for healing or feel called to pray for others in need of healing.  In the May/June 2011 issue of Sharing Magazine  A Journal of Christian Healing, Father Bob Kerner states in his article The Healing Ministry of Jesus, Then and Now, "God is the author of healing.  He works his healing through prayer directly, or in combination with medicine, therapy, surgery, and other healing professions."  Father Kerner also explains that "all Christians are charged to pray for the sick, expecting God to hear and answer that prayer."  Both Rev. Andrew and Janet are full members of the OSL (Order of St. Luke) and have training and Level 2 Certificates from the world wide respected Francis MacNutt School of Healing Prayer based in Florida.  Watch for the date and time of the first session and let Rev. Andrew and Janet know if you would like to participate.
We are all in need of healing and on a journey to wholeness!

cf. Parish Bulletin, June 5, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bishop's Visit today

We enjoyed an early morning service at St. Peter's Alberton with Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Sue Moxley.  Following we had fellowship and refreshments in the Hall where we took this photo with our "flat Staceys" brought back to our Parish from Synod last weekend.
Front L-R: Janet Mortimer; Bishop Sue Moxley; and Rev. Andrew Mortimer.
Rear L-R:  Cheerful parishioners! 

Following at 10:30am, Holy Communion and Confirmation Service was celebrated at St. Luke's O'Leary.  Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation today were: Amy Gerus, Jody Gerus, Lucas Rix, Sophie Rix, Clara Wood, Hannah Wood.  We give our thanks and praise to God for you!  Congratulations!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bishop Visits our Parish

Bishop Sue Moxley, photo cf. Diocesan website
Bishop Sue Moxley will visit our parish this weekend.  Services will be held on Sunday, June 5th at St. Peter's Alberton (Holy Communion) at 8:30am and St. Luke's O'Leary (Holy Communion and Confirmation Service) at 10:30am - refreshments to follow each service.
For more information about the Bishop and the Diocese refer to the website at...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ascension Day - Ascension of the Lord - June 2, 2011

Ascension Day is commemorated on the Thursday 40 days after Easter.  According to the accounts in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, Jesus appeared to many of his disciples during the 40 days following his resurrection.  On the 40th day, he came again to the Apostles and led them out to the Mount of Olives where he instructed them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit.  Then, as they were watching, he ascended into clouds.  As they continued to watch, two angels appeared and declared to them that, just as he ascended, Jesus would return in glory.

Collect for Ascension Day
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord.  Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of his peace, and bring the whole of creation to worship at his feet, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

cf.  Church Bulletin Sunday May 29, 2011