There are many ways that St Luke's reaches out to the community around us.
Christmas Hampers - We started this outreach in 1995. We receive requests from the Social Worker for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and Balfour Teen Tutorial and occasionally from the church community. From 1995 to 2012 we delivered 348 hampers. From 2005 to 2012 this provided 414 people with a little extra at Christmas.
School Backpacks - In the fall, we prepare backpacks complete with school supplies which are donated to a community school in the city for distribution to students in need.
Spring Picnic - We gather together for a fun picnic in the late spring to celebrate the coming of summer.
Fall BBQ - We celebrate the harvest with a BBQ on the Friday after Labour Day.
Food Bank - We encourage parishioners of food on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Seniors Eucharist - St Luke's offers services at two Extendicare's in South Regina. On the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Eucharist is celebrated at Elmview Extendicare. On the 3rd Thursday of the month, the Eucharist is celebrated at Sunset Extendicare. A short evening prayer service is also held at Sunset on the 1st Sunday of each month.
House Blessings - St Luke's priest is happy to visit any home for a blessing. House blessings involve a series of special prayers for every room in the house accompanigned by prayers for peace, and love among members of the family.
Shrove Tuesday - (also known as Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. St Luke's has a Pancake Supper, and all are welcome! This outreach is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Blankets for the Homeless - This is a new initiative led by a small group of parishioners who knit blankets for the homeless throughout the year. The blankets are distributed through Carmicheal Outreach.
Seder Supper - Seder Supper is held on Maundy Thursday. It is open to Parishioners and the community. Following the supper there is an all night vigil held in the church.
Prayer Shawls - Prayer Shawls are small blankets meant to provide comfort at times of prayer. They are blessed in the church and then distributed to those in need by our priest.
VBS - St Luke's offers a week long Vacation Bible School during July. It is run by Cross Talk Ministries. It is a wonderful time for children to have fun & learn about God!