Requests for Prayer
From the Anglican Church of Canada
COVID-19: Praying for Our Indigenous Communities A message from our Primate, Linda Nicholls and National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald
Please stay connected to the Anglican Church of Canada Facebook page, to stay in touch with what is happening in the wider church.
Please see the attached National Prayer for Canada in the Wake of Covid-19.
St. Peter's Response to COVID-19
(Updated April 2, 2020)
As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is easy to get caught up in the minute by minute anxieties of a crisis with such an unpredictable and global impact. It is essential, however, that the church continues to do what it is always called to do in the face of danger. We gather, in whatever ways we are able, proclaim that Jesus is Lord, worship him in Spirit and truth, serve one another and the world in which we live. We have an opportunity to ask how the church can find creative imaginative ways to love our neighbour and to embody Christ in the midst of a world full of anxiety and fear. We are required to discover creative ways for the people of God to be present as Christ in our communities, at home and abroad.
Meanwhile, there are some practical matters that require our attention.
Worship at St. Peter's
Good Friday worship will also be available April 10 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Alternative Worship Options
Some possibilities for livestreamed worship:
- saint benedict’s table will have online Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. daily via Facebook.
- Anglican Lutheran Centre Sundays worship at 10 am https://www.twitch.tv/rupertsland
- Ante-Communion at St. James Cathedral, Toronto
- Christ Church By The Sea, Puerto Vallarta, Sundays at 10, Puerto Vallarta time https://www.facebook.com/1043551459053492/
There are other sites available. I encourage you to find a worship experience that seems compatible with your needs. Please let us know, and/or post on Facebook, if you discover one that you would like to recommend to others! We might consider this an ideal opportunity to worship with Anglicans throughout the diocesan, national church, or beyond.
The Daily Office
Morning and Evening Prayer
If you would like to make daily prayer and the reading of Scripture part of your personal discipline, it may be hard to know where to begin. There are many resources available online. St. Peter's is pleased to connect you with some possible options:
Book of Alternative Services Online Morning and Evening Prayer begin on page 47. A schedule of daily readings begins on page 450.
Book of Common Prayer (1962) Morning Prayer begins on page 1, a Table of Lessons on page xvi.
These resources and others can be found on the Anglican Church of Canada website - Liturgical Texts Online
Additional daily prayer and Bible reading resources can be found at:
Forward Movement Daily Reading based on the Lectionary.
Forward Movement Daily Prayer morning and evening prayer using the readings for the day.
Outreach Ministry Team
St. Matthew's-Maryland Community Ministry Needs Your Support
With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus, St. Matthew’s Maryland has experienced a sharp increase in the number of people needing food support. With the daily drop-in closed, the ministry is now providing bag lunches for 150 people per day! Need for food hampers and Emergency Food packages has also increased significantly. You can help ensure that West End families can continue to access these important food supports by providing food or financial assistance:
St. Matthew’s Maryland’s most pressing need is for Financial Donations to buy the supplies to make lunches. Donations can be made at their CanadaHelps page. When you make a donation please indicate in the message box that it is for St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry.
Please continue reading for a list of food items needed.