Readings and Prayers

First Reading:  (Lesson) Exodus 14:19-31
Second Reading:  (Epistle) Romans 14:1-12
Gospel Reading: 

Matthew 18:15-20

They may be found at the Revised Common Lectionary website.


Prayers for the church in the Cycle of Prayer:

• In the Anglican Communion-worldwide, we pray for: The Anglican Church in Sodor & Man (York, England) and their bishop Robert Paterson;

• 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; our brother parish in Grand Rapids;

• In Our Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for: our Bishop, Donald Phillips; the people of the parishes of St. Matthew: Winnipeg, Cloverdale, and Peguis Reserve; Our youth in all indigenous parishes throughout Canada and those who teach and guide them; the Archives Committee of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land and Archivist – Gloria Romaniuk;

• In Our Parish Family we pray for: Pauline Brezeno; Jack Captain; Tyler Chartrand; the WestEnd Commons Families; the Grain of Wheat Church Community;

• 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 people in need: Laquette family, Gabriel family, and Corwin family; Adam and Lindsey; Theresa and son David; Amy Albert; Merton Welch; Apetagon family; Rick and family;

Pray for those have died: Betty Laquette; James Apetagon; Florence Black;

Pray for people celebrating: Süss, Pat Martin, and Keith Macklem on their birthdays;

Pray for those in Care Homes: Sylvester T; Zelda W; Winnie C; Stella J; Rose B.