Welcome! We’re a small neighbourhood church in Lakeview, Mississauga serving and praying with our neighbours and inviting people into relationship with God’s love and joy, known in Jesus Christ.
Trying a church for the first time can be a bit daunting, so we hope you’ll find these notes helpful. You can also ask our sidespeople (greeters), our priest or anyone you meet here about our services and our life together. Or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!
Where is St. Luke’s?
St. Luke’s is nestled among the trees on the east side of Dixie Road in Mississauga. You can find us at 1513 Dixie Rd., just south of the QEW and across the street from the Dixie Outlet Mall. We have plenty of free parking. Get more detailed directions.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Don’t worry about what you look like – we’ll be happy to see you no matter what!
What happens when I get there?
You may want to arrive a few minutes before worship begins. A greeter will say hi and give you a prayer book (at the 8:30 service) and a bulletin (at 8:30 and 10:30) to help guide you through the service. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. Find a seat wherever you feel comfortable.
How will I know what to do?
We usually stand to sing, kneel to pray and sit to listen to the readings and the sermon. You can follow what others are doing.
At the 8:30 service, we use the red Book of Common Prayer. Your bulletin will give you the page numbers so you can follow along.
At the 10:30 service, your bulletin includes the words to the prayers and hymns. We say some of the prayers together (written in bold type), and some are said or sung by the priest. If you don’t know the tune for a hymn or don’t feel comfortable joining in, don’t worry – you won’t be the only one not singing.
If you feel lost, you can always ask someone. We’re happy to help!
Do I have to give money?
We take a collection during the service to support the work we do in our church and in the wider Mississauga community. It’s completely up to you whether you’d like to contribute. You can use one of the envelopes for visitors in your pew, or put something straight into the collection plate. We’re grateful for anything you might choose to give.
Can I receive Communion?
All baptized Christians are invited to receive the bread and wine at Communion. Everybody can come forward for a blessing, indicated by crossing your arms over your chest. You can also choose to stay in your pew.
When it’s time for Communion, the congregation goes to the front of the church, row by row. You can stand or kneel at the altar rail. If you’d prefer not to drink from the chalice, you can cross your arms over your chest.
There are a few small steps up to the altar. If you have any mobility concerns, please speak to one of our greeters.
Does St. Luke’s offer healing ministry?
Healing is an ancient practice in the Christian tradition, and part of the ministry Jesus charged his disciples with. On the third Sunday of each month, we include prayer and healing ministries at both services. Any person, baptized or not, is welcome to come forward to receive prayers for healing and anointing with consecrated oil. You’ll be invited to come forward to the steps just after Communion.
What happens after the service?
After both of our Sunday services, we gather for coffee and conversation in the parish hall just outside the worship space. Feel free to join in – we’d love to meet you!
What does “Anglican” mean?
The Anglican Church is one of the branches of Christianity. The whole Anglican family worldwide has more than 80 million members in 165 countries. We’re part of the Diocese of Toronto, which includes more than 200 church communities in the GTA and beyond. Learn more about who we are and what we believe.