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Lenten Letter 2016

Lenten Letter 2016

      February 5, 2016 Dear Friends and Family at Saint Matthew’s, We are about to enter into a new and significant season in the Christian Calendar. This Wednesday, February 10th, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Church’s great Lenten season. The Christian life is frequently pictured as a journey. Over the course [...]

2016 Easter Brochure

2016 Easter Brochure

Vestry Letter 2016

Vestry Letter 2016

 

Letter from Our Disocesan Bishop The Right Rev. Charlie Masters

Letter from Our Disocesan Bishop The Right Rev. Charlie Masters

        January 4, 2016 My dear Father Mike and people of St. Matthew’s Abbotsford, I am writing this letter to you as a parish at the beginning of 2016. It is now three weeks since my wife and I were blessed to experience your incredible Christmas Pageant Presentation. We were both very [...]

Rector’s ‘Year of Prayer’ Reflection (Christmas and New Year)

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him” (Matthew 17:5) I hope you are having a very blessed Christmas season and wish you all a very happy and holy New Year. As we look back with thankfulness over the past year, [...]

Rector’s Advent & Christmas Letter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s, Grace and peace to you in the Name of God our Father who has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and made a place for us in the kingdom of His beloved Son. On November 29th (Advent Sunday) we enter the solemn season of Advent in [...]

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift

There are so many things to be thankful for in this God-given world – beauty of the earth, glory of the skies, human love, to name a few.   But there is one gift which can only be described as indescribable – God’s gift to us of his Son, Jesus Christ.  Through Jesus we receive forgiveness, [...]

Rector’s September 2015 letter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s,  When he had finished speaking, Jesus said to Simon,  “Push out now into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5. 4. Phillips).  At a recent Parish Council meeting I shared that I believe the above verse to be a timely word from God [...]

Rector’s Summer Letter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s,  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake (Psalm 23. 2-3).  As the summer season comes upon [...]

Rector’s Eastertide Reflection

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s,  Alleluia! Christ is risen.  ‘Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you”. When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the LORD’ (John 20. 19, 20).  ‘Tomb thou [...]

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