Readings and Prayers

Readings may be found at the Revised Common Lectionary website.


Prayers for the church in the Cycle of Prayer:

• In the Anglican Communion-worldwide: The Reformed Episcopal Churches of Spain and archbishop Carlos López-Lozano;

• In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for: our Primate, Fred Hiltz; our National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald; our General Secretary Michael Thompson and General Synod Staff;

• In Our Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for: our bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft; The people of the Parishes in our Diocese of Rupert’s Land; the Centre for Christian Studies;

• In Our Parish Family we pray for: Jude Claude; Winnifred Clouston; Ellen Cook; the Grain of Wheat Church Community; Shiloh Apostolic Church;

• For Our Parish: St. Matthew’s, here in the heart of the city in the heart of God. Strengthen our church to be like a great tree giving shade and shelter to all who come. Under its branches let the people rest in your grace and be re-rooted in your kingdom’s work. May the streets of our community be holy ground beneath our feet.

Pray for those in Care Homes: Rose Bitternose; Sylvester Taylor; Zelda Wright; Winnie Clouston;

Pray for those who have died: Laura Lancaster McNaughton; Derrick Taylor; Lucia; Tommy Richard; Stella Jurkovic; Irene Blowers;
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Pray for people in need: Lorne and Pamela Tubman; the Taylor family; Victor; Randy Apetagon; Winnifred Apetagon; Rita Menow; Arlene Simpson; Farid; Angie; Helena; Richard family; Doug Wilson and Lydia; Kevin and family; Julie; Les; Lynniah; Lorna; Charlene; Keith; Rick and family; St. James church in Grand Rapids.

Pray in Thanksgiving: the birth of a new baby to Florian and Pascal; Mya Wheeler and Camille Apetagon on their birthdays; for all of us who minister in our lives and church family, in ways big and small.