Lenten Reflections Sessions by Zoom (Wednesdays in Lent, 7pm)

Submitted by dgtadmin on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 14:09
Jesus Praying: Mural by Unidentified Kentucky artist. Photo by DL Duncan. CreativeCommons3.0

An invitation to join in some "Lenten Reflections Sessions" to pay attention, broadly speaking, to the main themes of Lent -- "self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting/almsgiving, and reading/meditating on the word of God" -- via some relatively short written reflections from The Christian Century magazine that will help to get us talking about those themes with an eye to contemporary events and/or personal experiences, and to chat about these in connection to our own lives.

For Wednesday, March 3 the reflection begins with Peter W. Marty's "Sin is like a suitcase abandoned at the baggage claim," which you can read by following that link.

I hope that by doing so we will find some space in Lent to be enriched and encouraged in our Lenten journey, and to get to know one another a little better as sisters and brothers in Christ at St Matthias!

Please send me a note for the Zoom Coordinates: david @ stmatthiasedmonton.ca

Mid-day Prayer in Lent: MWF 12:30-12:45

Submitted by dgtadmin on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:53
Lenten cross with palm branch

An invitation to take a few minutes during the Lenten season for Mid-day Prayers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30-12:45pm. The prayers will be led variously by one of the clergy of St Matthias or by one of our Lay Readers.

Mid-day Prayer is simple and focused, with a scripture reading, and is designed to bring us together and lift us up in the middle of the day's activities, whatever they may be.

So, here's the info to join in as you are able:

Zoom Mid-Day Prayer in Lent on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 12:30-12:45pm
Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/98104478495?pwd=cGttSFhNT2ZZSW9FM3BuMG53U09IZz09

...or Join from within the Zoom app with Meeting ID: 981 0447 8495 and the Passcode: Prayers!

...or phone in to 587-328-1099 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode as above.

Morning Prayer Online Services

Submitted by dgtadmin on Sun, 01/03/2021 - 15:03

In this time of continued online-only services via Zoom at 10am Sundays, please find the video versions of these gatherings posted below. God be with you!

Morning Prayer: Lent II from 28 February 2021

Morning Prayer: Last Sunday after the Epiphany / Transfiguration from 14 February 2021

Morning Prayer: Epiphany V from 07 February 2021

Morning Prayer: Epiphany IV from 31 January 2021

Morning Prayer: Epiphany III from 24 January 2021

Morning Prayer: Epiphany II/Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from 17 January 2021

Morning Prayer: The Baptism of the Lord from 10 January 2021

Epiphany Sunday Morning Prayer from 03 January 2021

CHRISTMAS EVE 2020 VIDEO SERVICE

Submitted by dgtadmin on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 16:38

An invitation to join in a celebration of Christmas in virtual mode on this Christmas Eve by way of a video service from St Matthias:

CHRISTMAS EVE 2020 VIDEO SERVICE

Though we cannot celebrate in person, may the Joyous Glad Tidings of Emmanuel, God-With-Us, bring comfort and joy to your spirit this evening as we are invited through word and song into the Spirit of Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Worship Times & Gatherings

Sunday Worship Online

 

church bell interior

In light of the ongoing pandemic and in keeping with the current intensified efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, and the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, all services are currently online only. This certainly brings home the sadness and loss of these times, and yet it also might -- I hope and pray -- afford us rich and meaningful reflections and connections through our shared faith, even if by online means only. We can and will continue to adapt to this! Just as the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah reminds the people of God when scattered in exile to "seek the welfare of the city" where they find themselves, and to  "pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare" (Jeremiah 29:7), and just as Jesus reminds us that "the sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath" (Mark 2:27), so we will continue to care for our wider community by praying and reflecting in ways that put no one at unnecessary risk, and yet still connect us in together in the Faith, Hope, and Love we share in Christ.

So: you are invited to join Morning Prayer by Zoom at 10am Sundays.  If you would like to join, just send a quick email to  office@stmatthiasedmonton.ca to get the Zoom link ... otherwise, you'll find the Zoom services edited and posted on the front page of our website and on our facebook pages sometime on Sunday afternoons.

Until we meet again ... God be with you!