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 Anglican Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean and bishop James Richard Wong Yin Song;

• 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, Donald Phillips; our companion Diocese of Central Buganda; for Bob Wedlake, Secretary of Synod, and those preparing for Synod; the Centre for Christian Studies;

• In Our Parish Family we pray for: Patsy Apetagon; John Bahry; Sheryl Bennett; 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 people in need: Olimpia and Daniel Depeiza; Gordon Clarke; Theresa Henderson and son David Henderson; Heather; Florian; Clarke family; Muswagon family; Theodore Apetagon; Rose Bitternose; Janice; Bishop Don Phillips and family; Crystal Marsden; Lorna; Kevin and family; Jude; Natasha; Bob Webster; Keith and family; Les; Doug and Lydia; Geraldine; Rick and family;

Pray for people celebrating: Bridget Stewart; Edna Poulter; Lucas St. Pierre;

Pray for those whom have died: Carol; Shelly Clarke; Vere Ramsey; Joan Phillips; Emery Marsden; Lelia Sfill;
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

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