Readings and Prayers

First Reading:  (Lesson) Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25
Second Reading:  (Epistle) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel Reading: 

Matthew 25:1-13

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 Ughelli (Bendel, Nigeria) and their bishop Cyril Odutemu;

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 Christ Church in Selkirk and Stony Mountain;

In Our Parish Family we pray for: Mr. and Mrs. M. Jordan; Stella Jurkovic; Lamine Kabba; Shiloh Apostolic Church; Emmanuel Mission; those of our family and loved ones affected by war or killed;

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: Adam McAlpine; Tammy Owen; Faye Steele; Theresa Henderson and son David; Theodore Apetagon; Robert; Paul Taylor; Joshua; Doug; Geraldine; Kevin; Rick; Trinity;

Pray for those have died: Pam; John Joch;

Pray for people celebrating: Megan Hutchinson; Mervin Corbin Sr.;

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