Connections

Connecting During Pandemic Times

St. Matthew’s’ parish family (some of us) have begun gathering again for outdoor Communion services. We are learning to be flexible and creative, responding to pandemic levels, weather, and the needs of the our community as they become apparent. As long as we are able to meet outdoors we will likely do so.

Other ways St. Matthew’s people are connecting are through the Worship videos; 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 at stmatthewswpg@shaw.ca.

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
welcome

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.