Author Archives: Carolyn

Holy Week Reflection

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s,  When the days drew near for Him to be taken up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem (Luke 9. 51).  This coming Sunday (March 29th) is Palm Sunday. The commemoration of the passion of our LORD begins. Christ enters His own city to complete His [...]

Easter Events and Services

PALM SUNDAY (March 29)  begins with our traditional joyous procession.  This day marks the end of the season of Lent and the start of Holy Week.  Draw closer to Jesus by attending these special services: PALM SUNDAY at 8 pm             Service of Reconciliation:  Reconciliation to God is a Sacrament – not simply a function [...]

Message for Lent

My Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Matthew’s  The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart you will not despise (Psalm 51.  17).  This week our Lenten journey begins and in the name of the Church I invite you to the observance of a holy lent, by self-examination and repentance; [...]

Advent & Christmas newsletter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;   Those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness on them the light has dawned’ (Isaiah 9. 2).  Greetings to you in the Name of our LORD as we enter this glorious Advent and Christmas season! [...]

ANIC Installation of Diocesan Bishop

New Diocesan Bishop installed  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  6 November 2014  Ottawa, Ontario – The Right Reverend Charles Masters was installed this evening as the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada by Archbishop Foley Beach, primate of the Anglican Church in North America.  The Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) comprises churches spread from Vancouver [...]

A word from your Rector

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s As you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus [...]

Letter from David+ for this Lenten Season

Dear Friends and Family at Saint Matthew’s, We are about to enter into a new season in the Christian Calendar. This Wednesday, March 4th, is Ash Wednesday; the beginning of the Lenten season. On Ash Wednesday, we gather together to receive the Holy Eucharist and to be marked in a special way with ash. The [...]

Annual Vestry Meeting

My dear brothers and sisters of Saint Matthew’s May the grace and joy of Christ our Saviour be with you. This has been an exciting year of growth for Saint Matthew’s!  God has been moving among us, continuing to unite us as a family and enlarge our vision of all that He is calling us [...]

Advent & Christmas newsletter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them the light has shined’ (Isaiah 9. 2).  ‘O Come, Thou Day-Spring come and cheer Our spirit’s by Thine Advent here Disperse the gloomy clouds of [...]

Christmas Services & Events

Saturday, Nov. 30 @ 10 am to 2 pm Christmas Fair  (in the gym) Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 8:45 am Children’s Pageant (Charlie Brown’s Christmas) followed by a Happy Birthday Jesus party in the gym. Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 7 pm ‘Silent Night’ reflective service Wednesday, Dec.11 @ 7 pm Advent Evening Prayer at 7 pm [...]

From David McElrea+: Still going to Nairobi…

Dear friends and family, A number of you have asked if we are still going ahead with the GAFCON meeting in Nairobi, given the recent terrorist attacks in that city. The short answer is “Yes, we are.” Rather than duplicating the words and sentiments of others, I am going to simply share a letter from [...]

News from David McElrea

My Dear Brothers and Sisters at Saint Matthews, A short time ago I received an email from our bishops inviting me to represent our diocese (the Anglican Network of Canada) at GAFCON2, in Kenya. After discussing the opportunity with Mike+ and my family, I responded with a heartfelt and thankful “yes.” The conference itself runs [...]

September 15 – special speaker

The Rev. Aaron Eime, Deacon at Christ Church in Jerusalem and Director of the Heritage Centre will be preaching on ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MOSES’ at the 8:45 am service and speaking again at 7 pm in the evening where there will be a question & answer time. Aaron is dynamic, engaging, articulate, energetic – [...]


Our weekly activities are starting to wind down for the summer. The last Ladies’ Breakfast until September 14th will be Saturday, June 8 at 9am, the last Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, June 29th at 8 am (both in the Fireside Room). The  Seniors’ Drop continues to meet every Thursday from 12 noon to [...]


In addition to our regular weekly and monthly activities (Ladies Breakfast on May 11 @ 9 am, Men’s Breakfast on May 25 @ 8 am, Seniors’ Drop in every Thursday at noon and Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion), the following are highlights to be marked on your calendar: HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Our pilgrims to the [...]