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September News

My dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘For the lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’ (Revelation 7. 17).  What a blessing it is to be on this journey of [...]

Easter-tide Message

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s Alleluia! Christ is Risen! ‘And He who is seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new”. (Revelation 21. 5). In this great season of resurrection joy we give thanks and praise to our Risen LORD for His glorious resurrection from the dead and for [...]

Lenten Message from our Rector, Mike

February 7th, 2013 My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you will not despise’   (Psalm 51. 17). It seems hard to believe that we will soon be entering the great season of Lent in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Plans for [...]

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘You crown the year with your goodness, and richness overflows wherever you are’ (Psalm 65. 11). As this year draws to a close and we welcome in the New Year let us be mindful of God’s goodness that crowns the years. Our times and seasons are in [...]

Reflection for St. Matthew’s Day (September 21)

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me”. And he rose and followed him’ (Matthew 9. 9). What a privilege it is to be part of the family of God here [...]

Message from your Rector

September 5th, 2012 My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthews ‘Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it’ (1 Corinthians 12. 27). Life in the body of Christ here at Saint Matthews is looking as full as ever as things are put into place for the fall season. Our faithful God continues [...]

Parish Letter – June 2012

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘Then He led out His people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock’ (Psalm 78. 52). As the time approaches for my summer vacation I find myself looking back on the events of this past year with thankfulness and praise to God. He [...]

Parish letter for Pentecost

May 29, 2012 My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthews Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you”. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. (John 20. 21, 22). What a wonderful celebration [...]

Parish Easter Letter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘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). It has been a most wonderful Lent [...]

Rector’s Lenten Letter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s  ‘The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you will not despise’ (Psalm 51. 17).  On Ash Wednesday (February 22nd) our Lenten journey begins. Lent is the Church’s desert season. ‘It’s tough in the desert. It’s bewildering. It’s destructive. It’s hellish. Yet [...]

Christmas & Vestry letter

My Dear Friends ‘And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you  good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born  this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the LORD. And this will  be a sign for you: [...]

Journey with us this Christmas

This Christmas we invite you to journey with us as we travel in heart and mind to Bethlehem and recall the  greatest story ever told. Have you ever noticed how much travelling goes on in the Christmas story? The angel Gabriel travels to the Blessed Virgin Mary to announce that she will be the mother of Jesus. Mary then [...]

Reflections from your Rector – November 2011

My Dear Brothers and Sisters  of Saint Matthew’s ‘And they devoted themselves  to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the  prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all  things in [...]

Letter to Parish on the Feast of St. Matthew

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s ‘As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow me”. And he rose and followed him’ (Matthew 9.9). Greetings on this Saint Matthew’s Day, the day in the Church calendar given to our Patron [...]

Rector’s Reflections – Sept. 8, 2011

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew`s For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3.1). I have been thinking a lot recently about the importance of seasons in creation, in our personal lives and in our life together as a Church community. As Anglicans we deeply value [...]

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