Welcome from the Reverend Daniel Fournier, Rector
“Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.” 1 Kings 19: 11-12
Greetings and welcome to the website of St. Luke Cedar Hill. Whether you are seeking to discover a little more about this parish community, or simply have stumbled upon this little treasure, I am so glad to be able to share with you a simple word of welcome and I hope this website is helpful to you.
God calls us and leads us to a place where God wishes to speak to our hearts. It is my prayer that you will find at St. Luke’s, a place where that could happen: whether it is in the setting of beautiful music, deeply inspiring prayer and worship, warm and supportive companionship, or this beautiful church building itself, or even all of the above. I, too, am new to St. Luke Cedar Hill and have found all these things and more. I invite you to explore the website and St. Luke’s to see what you discover as well.
May God who speaks in our hearts in that still silent voice, bless and keep you.
Our Logo and Tag Line
We take the tag line, the saying that goes along with the logo for St. Luke Cedar Hill, from the words of Jesus in the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 5, verse 14. “A City on a Hill Cannot be Hidden.” This is a quote from Jesus and he is reminding us of the importance of visibility of Christians in the world. We are called to wear our faith proudly, which is not to say arrogantly, and to shine into the world as an example of what the love of God can accomplish in a life.
The community of St. Luke Cedar Hill shines forth into the Cedar Hill region of Saanich, on Vancouver Island. We witness to a creative God, made incarnate in the person of Jesus, who was crucified and resurrected. We witness to the lives that have been changed by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and we seek to live our own lives, individually and as a community striving toward the teachings of Jesus, and transformed and saved by his grace and love.
The church building is a well known landmark on Cedar Hill and shines forth both literally and figuratively into the wider community. As you explore these pages, and see the many ways that this church on Cedar Hill is shining out, we hope that the love and grace of God will touch you in a new way.