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Vacation Bible School!

Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church Presents… VBS – International Spy Academy Academy Details: Where: Held at Grace Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford When:  July 21 –  25, 2014 Time:  1 – 4pm Ages:  5 – 12 Signup: Signup Sheet on the easel in the Foyer at the church. Registration will be done when kids are dropped [...]

The Anglican Church in North America Elects New Archbishop

LATROBE, PA (JUNE 21, 2014)—-The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) elected today the Rt Rev Dr Foley Beach of the Diocese of the South. Bishop Foley Beach will succeed the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the first archbishop for the ACNA. “The election occurred Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of [...]

JOB POSTING: Director of Music Ministry

A ten hour per week, paid position of Director of Music Ministry at Saint Matthew’s is available. Music forms an integral part of a vibrant corporate worship experience within an Anglican liturgical context. The primary purpose is to glorify God and to enable people to encounter God’s presence during the services. Our Sunday service is [...]

Easter Message from your Rector

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Matthew’s, Alleluia! Christ is Risen!  ‘The risen Christ came and stood among His disciples and said, “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 [...]

Lenten Message

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). How is your Lent going so far? I offer here a few words for our Lenten journey that is taking us to Holy Week and Easter. As [...]

Easter Services & Events

HOLY WEEK We journey with Jesus throughout Holy Week with special services that give us opportunity to examine our hearts and draw close to the heart of God. Holy Communion (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) April 14, 15. 16 at 7 PM Maundy Thursday Service April 17 at 7 PM This is a profoundly moving service with [...]

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 [...]

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 – [...]

JUNE NEWSLETTER

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 [...]

MAY NEWSLETTER

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 [...]

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