Sunday Worship Times and Weekly Gatherings
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, AS OF AUGUST 9, 2020, WE HAVE RETURNED TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES SUNDAYS AT 10AM ONLY (THERE IS NO 8:30 SERVICE AS YET). 48 CHAIRS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN SOCIALLY-DISTANCED GROUPINGS TO ENABLE HOUSEHOLDS/COHORTS TO SIT TOGETHER; PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED VIA THIS SECURE FORM, BUT YOU MAY ALSO APPEAR AT THE DOOR AND ANSWER THE AHS COVID-19 HEALTH ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS VERBALLY BEFORE ENTERING THE CHURCH. FACE-COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE SERVICE -- WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A DISPOSABLE MASK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN. THE SERVICE WILL ALSO BE LIVESTREAMED VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME . . . UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Sundays at 8:30am
A said service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. The service is about 40 minutes long, and we usually enjoy music during communion by our music director. You will find a printed service guide and a copy of the Book of Common Prayer on the table as you enter the church.
Sundays at 10:00am
A service of Holy Communion from the Book of Alternative Services with music and hymns drawn from a broad range of sources, and led by our music director and pianist Evan Thomas along with our choir and others. There is 'Spark' Sunday School for ages 5-9 and 10-14. Children and Youth gather with the whole congregation at the start of worship, and are then given the symbols of the "the light of the Word" to carry out with them for their own time of learning; they will return during the sharing of the Peace in time for the celebration of Holy Communion together.
Coffee & Light Refreshments are offered in the Parish Hall following the service: a weekly time to continue old friendships and to form new ones.
First Wednesday of the month: Supper & Service (5:30-7:15pm)
Supper is 'on the house' (supported by REACH funding) and available anytime from 5:30-6:30, followed by A Service of the Word from 6:30-7:15. Music is led by our Music Director and/or the St Matthias Music Collective.
During the week...
The chapel is open for private prayer whenever the building is open. All who would like to make use of this quiet, meditative space are welcome to do so. There are prayer books and Bibles readily available.
Tuesdays 9:30am to Noon: Common Threads
"Common Threads" is a weekly gathering for knitting over coffee & conversation. This casual group includes members from a number of different local churches and is always open to new members. The shared purpose is to knit items that will benefit others. This includes mainly Prayer Shawls to be given to those for whom we are praying in time of need, but also other items such as blankets for Edmonton's WIN House.
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am (or thereabouts!)
"Wednesday Bible Study" meets weekly to explore the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. The conversation is always lively and interesting. We focus on the biblical text and often touch on the larger questions raised by our faith and current events. New members always welcome!
Thursdays 9:00-9:30am: Morning Prayer in the Chapel
An invitation to this brief gathering to pray Morning Prayer together on Thursdays mornings in the Chapel. Led by one of our Lay Readers, Dawn Ritz.
On the 3rd Thursday of the month we visit the Chartwell (1:30pm) retirement home to offer an Anglican service of Holy Communion.