Worship at St. Peter's
Evening Prayer will be livestreamed Wednesday April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Join us on Facebook at St. Peter's Anglican Church
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
Additional worship options around the diocese can be found at the Diocesan website.
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.
Easter Reflection by Lissa Wray Beal
Anglican Planet has published the article Mary Magdalene's Darkness-to-Light Morning by The Rev. Dr. Lissa Wray Beal. Please click on the link to read the article.
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.