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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

Vestry Letter 2016


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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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