Weekly Letter from St Luke's - 15th October 2021

Dear Parish Friends


This Sunday we celebrate the feast of St Luke. This is a time to both look back at the heritage of our parish, especially giving thanks for those who have been part of St Luke's over the years, but also to look forward to the future of St Luke's in Ekibin as we await the response from BCC to our development application.


I am reminded of the opening words of Luke's gospel:


Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.


This highlights our continuing mission to share the truth of the gospel, to enable them to also be 'lovers of God' (which is what 'Theophilus' means). We are in a unique place, as are all Christian communities, to bring the stories of Jesus to our neighbours in Ekibin and surrounds and continue to be blessed with the resources to do this.


Our services are as usual at 7am, Holy Communion, and 9am, family service with children's ministry and communion (also streamed on Zoom). The weekly notice paper and 9am service sheet are available via the buttons below. There will then be an opportunity to gather for a parish picnic in Laura Street park from 11am. BYO everything. Dog's welcome.


Also on Sunday our friends Bruce and Libby are being commissioned prior to returning to their work in South Asia. This is at 5pm at North Pine Anglican Church, 2 Wyllie Street, Petrie. All welcome.


Yours in Christ


Rev'd Timothy