Reverend Canon Donald Neish, B.A., M.S.Litt.,B.D “Father Donald”
Father Donald lived a full life as an ordained priest, serving where he was called and caring for the people God placed in his care. We give thanks for the care and ministry of Father Donald in his years here at St. Luke’s. He will be missed.
Requiescat in pace ____________________________________
*Don’t forget: the Celebration Potluck Dinner, the final celebration event of our 200th anniversary, is tonight! Sunday, November 20, 5:30 p.m. in the church hall. Bring a friend, invite former members, ask someone to be your guest and bring along your dish to share.
*The Guild will be having a Christmas Bake Table at the Fire Hall on December 3 as part of the Christmas market. The sale runs from 10.00 – 4.00. We are hoping that members of the congregation can help us by baking, making preserves, making candy or giving us a donation. The Guild has several projects to do in our church and everything counts. Items should be brought into the Hall on Friday from 10.00 – 3.00
*Stocking Stuffer Ticket Raffle will be the final initiative of the year to reach our overall goal of raising $2,500.00 for the year of 2022. Previously we held a Spring-sing-along, the Quilt Exhibit and our annual Yard Sale. We just need to raise around $500.00 to meet this objective.
Prizes for the Stocking Stuffer Raffle are:
1. A night’s accommodation for 2 at the Queen Anne Inn in 2023
2. 10 lbs. of lobster to be delivered or picked on Dec. 23, 2022.
Ticket prices are 1 ticket for $ 2.00, 3 tickets for $5.00, or 10 tickets for $7.00. See Rev. Nita for tickets, we need everyone to be a seller. Draw will be on Dec. 23, at 3 p.m.
*A special meeting of Parish Council to discuss the finances of the parish concerning sustainability will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Brenda Nimmo, 3128 Granville Road, Karsdale. This discussion is open to all parishioners who wish to attend. Topics for discussion will be wide and varied and may include such topics as the possibilities of part-time ministry, worship in the hall, sale of the rectory, etc.
*Christmas Carol Sing-along, Saturday, on December 10 at 4pm. Come and sing carols, old and new, around the upright piano in the Parish Hall at St. Luke’s. Enjoy a cup of mulled cider. Lyrics will be provided for these carols and more: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, The Coventry Carol, Deck the Halls, The First Noel, The Friendly Beasts, Good King Wenceslas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The Holly and the Ivy, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, In the Bleak Midwinter, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, Lo How a Rose, O Christmas Tree, O Holy Night, O Little Town, Once in Royal David's City, Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Up on the Housetop, We Three Kings, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Wexford Carol, What Child is This.
PS - no admission for this event!
Two community concerts coming up:
*Come!, the Christmas concert of the Middleton Choral Society will be presented in Holy Trinity Anglican Church,
45 Main Street, Middleton on Wednesday November 30 at 7:30 pm. The program consists of seasonal selections with solo performances by members of the choir. Admission is by suggested donation of $10.00.
*A Royal Consort’s Christmas concert, Songs for the Season, will be presented in St. George and St. Andrew United Church, 393 George Street, Annapolis Royal on Sunday December 4 at 3:00 pm. The program features seasonal selections with an emphasis on audience participation. Tickets for the concert are $12.00, available from members of the choir or at the door. There will be no charge for children 12 years and under.
A schedule of upcoming events for you to add to your calendar:
200th Anniversary Parish Potluck 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 Church Hall Messiah Sing-along 2 p.m. Nov. 27 St. Luke’s Service of Compline 8 p.m. Dec. 5 St. Luke’s Christmas Carol Sing-along 4 p.m. Dec. 10 Church Hall Service of Lessons & Carols 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 St. Luke’s Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Family Service St. Luke’s “ 6:00 p.m. Contemporary Service St. Luke’s “ 8:00 p.m. Traditional Service St. Luke’s
New Years Day Levee 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 1 Rosette Room Service of Compline 8:00 p.m. Jan. 2 St. Luke’s