Readings and Prayers

Readings may be found at the Revised Common Lectionary website.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

In the Anglican Communion-worldwide we pray for the Church of Ceylon and archbishop Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey.

In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for:  our Primate, Linda Nicholls; our national Indigenous archbishop Mark McDonald; Mark Thompson and the general synod staff.

 In Our Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for:  our bishop Geoff Woodcroft; our communities and congregations. 

In Our Parish Family we pray for:  Chiko Uand family; Honor W; Bob W and Gerry; the West Central Community Program for students (now called Evermore); the Thelma Wynne Project for newborns.

 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 those in Care Homes:  Rose B; Winnifred C; Sylvester T.

 Pray for people who have died:   Fletcher Stewart; 5-year-old Hunter from Norway House (Rev. Vince S’s nephew);   Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

 Pray for people in need:  Vince S and family; Pat S and family; Elaine for peace and hope; Kevin McK and family; Irma; Fred; St. James in Grand Rapids and Ellen C. 

Pray in Thanksgiving:  Dwayne A on his birthday.

Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Tom and Vera Sherman, Edith and Jack Sewell, and Lida Clarkson.