Announcements and Events

Saturday, February 24 from 9:45-3:30:  Silent Retreat Day at St Paul’s, corner of North Dr. and Point Rd.  Please bring a bag lunch.

Sunday, February 25th after service: Lunch and St. Matthews Annual General Meeting.  All are welcome/obliged; this is us meeting about us.  In preparation, please read the reports that are being emailed/handed out. 

Sunday, March 11 at 7pm: Mothering Sunday service at St. John’s Cathedral (just off Main at 135 Anderson Ave) with the blessing of the oils, followed by tea and simnal cake.  All of us are invited to the “Mother Church” for this service.

 Diocesan Survey:  The Search Committee for the incoming bishop would like everyone to fill out a confidential survey: hand it in at the service March 4 if using the paper form, or fill it out online by March 8 at (can be found on the diocesan website).

 Please be aware that some of our people have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances such as perfume, fabric softener, scented shampoos and scented lotions.  Mild fragrances can cause strong reactions, including the priest’s regrettable coughing fits!

Centering (meditative) Prayer:  Wednesdays at 5 pm in the sanctuary; and a shorter version Sundays at 9:45 am in the church upstairs.

 Readings for February 25 [2nd in Lent]:

Genesis 17: 1 – 7, 15 – 16; Psalm 22: 23 – 31; Romans 4: 13 – 25; Mark 8: 31 – 38

Note: On Sunday morning if you need the elevator, enter in the doors off St. Matthews Avenue and enter 641 into the key pad.  [If no response, call 204-470-2646]

 Healing Prayers are on the first and third Sundays of the month, during Communion.