Worship at St. Peter's
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The Harvest Is In!
This year, 15 acres of oats have been grown through the dedication and hard work of Anglican Grow Hope farmer Chris Lea and family in Pembina Crossings.
St. Peters has once again done an amazing job of supporting Grow Hope. The online campaign began the first Sunday in July and, as usual, the response from the parish was enthusiastic, far exceeding our initial goal. As of September 1, the parish has raised $1,900.00 to pay for the planting of the crop. Proceeds from the sale of the crop will benefit third world initiatives via the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and Canada Foodgrains Bank.
- Donations may still be given through the Donate Now button at the top of the page. Transactions are securely monitored and processed through Canada Helps.
- Please indicate in the message box that your donation is for Grow Hope.
Canadian Anglican Bishops Statement on Racism
In the past weeks, our country has watched in deep distress as unarmed black men and women have died violent deaths. Many thousands of people have joined demonstrations across North America protesting ongoing systemic racism. There is a call for acknowledgement, for repentance, and true change to systems of oppression. In response to this, the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada have issued a statement acknowledging the church's own history and need for repentance and commitment to change. Read the full Bishops Statement here.
Faithful Worship During COVID-19
When the doors to church buildings were closed back in March we, along with countless other churches, were confronted with a challenging question, “How are we called to be church in the midst of this new and (within our context) unfamiliar time of exile?”1 Since all aspects of church life are nurtured by, reflected in, informed and inspired by worship, it was necessary to discern this essential piece first, maximizing the potential for important ministries such as Christian education, pastoral care, mission and outreach, etc. to be supported, empowered, and encouraged to thrive accordingly.
For this parish, Zoom has been and continues to be an essential vehicle through which ‘being church’ in the midst of COVID-19 is possible. Three primary areas of focus have arisen and remain works-in-progress: (1) Worship as communal; (2) The purpose and place of lament; (3) Exploring potential alternative Eucharistic experiences.
We quickly determined that this parish was longing for an interactive, communal experience, so decided to offer worship through Zoom. Initially this was an experiment, although surprisingly, it quickly became clear that this approach serves us best.
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.