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 Welcome to St. Luke’s Anglican Church of Redding, California

St. Luke's Anglican Church | 1750 Canby Road | Redding, CA 96002

Mailing: P.O. Box 493965, Redding, CA 96049


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Rogation Sunday

8:30 am — Morning Prayer

9:00 am — Bible study (Romans) 

    9:00 am — Catechism for youth in church office

10:00 am — Eucharist (white) & Sermon 

11:30 am — Refreshments





Wednesday, April 27

    4:00 pm — Adult Catechism in church office

    5:30 pm — Evening Prayer, followed by silent prayer


Friday, April 29, 6:00 pm — Movie Night:  supper and movie for children in parish house


Rogation Sunday, May 1

    8:30 am — Morning Prayer

    9:00 am — Bible study (Romans)

    9:00 am — Catechism for youth in church office 

    10:00 am — Eucharist (white) & Sermon

    11:20 am — Refreshments

    Noon — Vestry meeting



Wednesday, May 4

4:00 pm — Adult Catechism in church office

5:30 pm — Evening Prayer for Rogation Day


Thursday, May 5, 5:30 pm — Eucharist (Ascension Day - white)


Friday, May 6, 5:30 pm — Eucharist (Ss. Philip and James the Less - red)


Saturday, May 7

8:00 am — Men’s breakfast at Lim’s

10:00 am — Anglican Church Women


Sunday after Ascension, May 8

8:30 am — Morning Prayer

9:00 am — Bible study (Romans) 

9:00 am — Catechism for youth in church office

10:00 am — Eucharist (white) & Sermon

11:20 am — Refreshments


Whitsunday, May 15

Bishop Donald Ashman’s Visitation









St. Luke's Anglican Church
The Stained Glass Window going in above Altar
 Cross and Crown, a symbol of Jesus Christ
as we are a part of Christ the King Province
An open Bible and a scallop shell, signifying the Apostles' mission to preach and baptize, are alternated within the inner petals

The twelve rose petals contain the symbols of the Apostles with Matthias having been substituted for Judas. Starting at the upper right (at one o'clock) and proceeding clockwise, they are as follows:

Andrew and Phillip:Tradition says that while Andrew was preaching in Greece, he was put to death on this "X shaped" type of cross. The anchor symbolizes the fact that St. Andrew was a fisherman, who had been a disciple of John the Baptist, before becoming the first-called of Christ's twelve apostles. 

A cross and basket of bread symbolize Phillip because of Phillip’s remark when Jesus fed the multitude. John 6:7

Thomas and James the Lesser: Carpenters square, spear & arrows. Thomas is said to have built a church in India with his own hands, and later he was persecuted there and killed with a spear by a pagan priest. James the lesser is represented by a saw, because it is said his body was sawn asunder after a horrible martyrdom.

Matthew and  Jude: Three purses refer to Matthew's original calling as a tax collector. Jude traveled far on missionary journeys in company with Simon, according to tradition, hence the ship.

Simon and MatthiasA fish and a boat hook, because through the power of the Gospel, Simon became a great fisher of men. Chosen to take the place of Judas, Matthias is symbolized by an open bible, and a double bladed battle-axe. He is said to have been beheaded after his missionary work.

Peter and James The Greater:

The crossed keys recall Peter’s confession and our Lord’s gift to him of the keys of the kingdom. Matt. 16:18,19. The scallop shell is the symbol of pilgrimage and baptism, and stands for James The Greater's zeal and missionary spirit.

John and  Bartholomew:

Early writers said that John once drank from a poisoned chalice and was unharmed. Jesus once said that John should drink of His cup. Thus the snake & chalice as symbols for John. Bartholomew was said to have been flayed alive, hence he is usually represented by one to three flaying knives.








The word rogation comes from the Latin verb rogare, meaning 

"to ask"

which reflects the beseeching of God for the appeasement of his anger and for protection from calamities.


Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints. The so-called major rogation is held on 25 April; the minor rogations are held on Monday to Wednesday preceding Ascension Thursday.


Epistle. St. James i. 22. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgeteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. Jesus said unto his disciples: Verily, verily I say unto you: Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs. The time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my Name; and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed, that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world; again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him: Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now we are sure, that thou knowest all things, and needest not, that any man should ask thee: by this we believe, that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them: Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.


St Luke's Staff

Rector
The Rev. Jeffrey Smith

Curate

The Rev. Scott Mitchell

Assistant Priest
The Rev. David Webb
The Rev. Richard Duval

Deacon

The Rev. Mr. Paul Shepard


Cantors

Lindsay Stroing
David Hartwick

Organists
Josina Van Wyck
Sharon Boyer

Archbishop
The Most Reverend Donald Ashman

Suffragan Bishop



Choir Director
Mrs. Barbara Beers

Vestry 2015-16

Dr. David Hartwick, Senior Warden
Ben Lawrence, Junior Warden
Jenny Fator, Treasurer
Gail Acheson, ACW President & Vestry
Margaret Brennan-Maxey
Joel Moore
Brad Rust
The Rev. Mr. Paul Shepard, Clerk (non-Vestry member)

These tree men are
Luka Mel Mel, James Ayuel Adhel, William Deng Bak. 
Please pray for them.

Imagine waking up and not having water!
Our men await assistance via donations to aquire their needed equipment and supplies for the hand drilling of their first well.
Phase 2 donations being accepted now.
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Women may travel 8-10 hours one way to retrieve water! 
The same water wild animal drink, bath and excrement in. 
WATER is the most basic of needs! 
They have NO clean water!