Connecting During Pandemic Times

St. Matthew’s’ parish family (some of us) gather for outdoor Communion services (currently suspended). We are learning to be flexible and creative, responding to pandemic levels, weather, and the needs of the our community as they become apparent. We will likely meet outdoors long as we are able to, until such time as we can all gather together at once in our sanctuary.

Other ways St. Matthew’s people are connecting are through the video mini-services; through Zoom services, “coffee times,” and small groups; by phone; sharing prayer requests and announcements by email; and in small outdoor groups (as restrictions allow). Not many of us use the Facebook page, but that and Facebook Messenger are also options. If you would like to get more connected, contact the rector.

The Larger Church Family

St. Matthew’s is connected to the larger Anglican Church though the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the global Anglican Communion.

The Rupert’s Land News is the news and journal for our diocese

The Anglican Journal is the news source for the Anglican Church of Canada

Other Links:

PWRDF, the Anglican agency for relief and development

Kairos, a Canadian ecumenical justice-seeking organization

Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples

Proud Anglicans, a listing of Anglican Churches
in Canada where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are

Integrity, an older website that has not been maintained, but that shows some of the history of “gay and lesbian Anglicans and our friends” in Canada

Vanderbilt University’s site for the Revised Common Lectionary is a handy resource for readings, seasonal celebrations, prayer and art.

For links to Taize music and Centering Prayer, see our page A Growing Faith Life.