St. Luke’s Weekly Newsletter – November 4 (Sunday after All Saints’)

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Change Your Clocks – Fall Back!
Don’t forget, Saturday night when you go to bed, to set your clocks back an hour. Yes, it is ridiculous, but if you don’t, you’ll miss Mass Sunday morning.

A quick note about this Sunday. Yes, the Feast of All Saints was Thursday, the first of November. So why are we celebrating again on Sunday? All Saints is one of those few feast days that the Church considers so important it has an octave! Not a set of eight notes, that is, but a celebration that lasts for eight days. So today, All Saints’ trumps the XXIII Sunday after Trinity, and we get to pray with the Communion of Saints again.

If you were missing it, green will be back next week, but for only three weeks, then we reach Advent. Looking forward to that? So am I!

When was the last time you invited someone to come with you to Church?


Wisdom 5.1-5,14-16
Psalm 150
Revelation 7.2-17

Matthew 5:1-12


126 (1st) For all the saints, who from their labors rest 585 (1st) Jerusalem, my happy home 213 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
243 I sing a song of the saints of God

The Lakota Mission

As most of you know, our diocese runs the Sun Star Church Mission to the Lakota People. (Lakota are the people we used to call Sioux.) Winter is just around the corner and it won’t be long before the brutal cold sets in on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Right now the Lakota Fund is at zero as we haven’t gotten much in the way of offerings designated for them.

If you are desirous of helping them out with the propane this winter,please make your checks out to the Diocese of the Missouri Valley and put in the memo section Sun Star/Lakota Fund.We’ll send these right away to the diocese.

Prayer List

Of your Christian charity, your prayers are asked for Allison, Karen, Elijah, Anthony, Kate, and for all service men and women everywhere, especially Geoff, Brandon, Jake, and Michael, in thanksgiving for their service and for their protection and safe return, and for the peaceful repose of the souls of Miriam and Virginia.

Special Coffee Mugs
Mugs commemorating the historic synod last fall are still available. As our bishop pointed out at his last visit, being in full intercommunion makes us already one church sacramentally. I’ll be ordering a few of these soon, so let me know if you want one. They’ll run $10 plus shipping.
2019 Ordo Kalendar

Sample page

In another step toward unity, we four jurisdictions that are in intercommunion now will share a common calendar. I have ordered a couple of these for the sacristy and office, but if you want one for home, the address from which to order them is the Anglican Parishes Association at Their bookstore has a number of things you may be interested in, so browse around.
Church of the Ascension, Centreville, VA The Rev. Michael Weaver, Rector
All Saints Church, Charlottesville, VA
The Rev. Canon Glenn M. Spencer, Rector
St. Peter the Apostle Church, Christiansburg, VA
The Rev. Paul Beutell, Priest-in-charge
St. Stephen’s Church, Clifton Forge, VA
The Ven. C. Thomas McHenry, Rector
Church of the Ascension, Eastville, VA
The Rev. Thomas G. Shannonhouse, Rector
St. Luke’s Church, Fredericksburg, VA
The Rev. Jeffrey Edmunds, Rector
Reminder, this list comes from the missions and parishes of the "G-4" church jurisdictions in full intercommunion, sacramentally one Church, working toward full unity:
The Anglican Catholic Church,

The Most Rev. Mark Haverland, Abp.

The Anglican Province of America,

The Most Rev. Walter Grundorf. PB.

The Anglican Church in America,

The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, HoB Pres.

The Diocese of the Holy Cross.

The Rt. Rev. Paul Hewitt SSC, Bp.



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