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St Matthew and St Aidan Anglican Church

The 'church in town' - celebrating over 125 years service to the community and beyond...

  • We are a welcoming community of disciples who are learning, following and practising the Teachings of Jesus
  • Our Mission is to care for those in need in our local community and beyond by putting Jesus' Teachings into action
  • We want to thank all those in the Buckhorn community who help us in attaining our Mission
  • Our ministries go on throughout the week and we gather each Sunday at 10 am for the Holy Eucharist
  • We are a down-to-earth, lively group of people and you will be most welcome to visit

A prayer for you during the week

A new prayer at the beginning of each week

Second Sunday in Lent

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to seek for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen. 

Ignatius of Loyola

Diocese embarks on a Season of Spiritual Renewal

During the recent 'Cast the Net' listening and visioning process, we heard that the people of the diocese are hungry to know and love God more deeply. Bishop Andrew has now called us to begin a two-year Season of Spiritual Renewal from now until Epiphany 2026

“MY HOPE IS THAT THIS WILL LEAD US TO A DEEP AND PROFOUND JOY IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITIES LARGE AND SMALL FEELING A PART OF A REKINDLING OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF TORONTO.” - BISHOP ANDREW ASBIL

Timeline

 

Here’s how we see this Season taking shape

  • Jan-May 2024 - Planning, development & communication
  • June 2024 - Providing resources & leadership training
  • Sept 2024 -June 2025 - Focus on prayer, scripture, worship
  • Sept-Nov. 2025 - Focus on sharing the faith
  • Epiphany 2026 - Focus on continuing disciplines linked to renewal

The Rev'd Canon Dr Judy Paulsen, Honourary Assistant at St Matthew - St Aidan, has been appointed Coordinator for the diocesan initiative - A Season of Spiritual Renewal

Outreach Focus: Emily House - Toronto

The Philip Aziz Centre and Emily’s House operate jointly with a unique “hybrid” hospice palliative care model – offering the best of both a community hospice in-home visiting program; as well as 24/7 clinical and psycho-social paediatric care in our home-like, child-friendly facility.

Emily’s House provides a family friendly haven and temporary home away from home for children and their families requiring end-of-life palliative care and/or medical respite supports. Our paediatric hospice aims to improve quality of life in circumstances of advanced complex illness, disease and disability. When all medical curative treatment options have been exhausted, Emily’s House offers an alternate to hospital or home care, with an emphasis on making every day matter and living life to the fullest of abilities.

Noon Day Prayers on 'Zoom' every Wednesday

Every Wednesday, mid-week and mid-day at noon, a group gathers virtually on Zoom for a few moments of prayer - about 15 minutes

  • This time of prayer sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Anyone who wishes to join on Zoom is welcome
  • It is also available on our Facebook Page

Every Wednesday at 12 Noon

15 minutes of quiet, reflection, and prayer

Caring for our local community and beyond

About 30 per cent of our annual budget is given in service to others

Here are some of the projects and initiatives that we currently support -- updated for year-end 2023

Being the Church is about community

Sharing our blessings: All proceeds from parish events are directed to ministry and to community outreach projects for those in need locally and beyond

A Journey in Learning and Discovery

By all reports: A very popular learning series

Christian Foundations -- A grounding for a Life of Faith

The Christian Foundations Series has been running each Thursday over the course of the fall season. About a third of the parish regular congregation have seized the opportunity to participate.

Feedback is extremely positive. "I'm learning a lot of new stuff and it's fun too," is a typical comment from participants.

The Christian Foundations Series is aimed at helping people to acquire a basic understanding of the Teachings of Jesus.

Enquire about future sessions: let us know.

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Thanks for checking out the BBQ. You're also warmly invited any Sunday 10 am. 
Blessings to you.

St Matthew and St Aidan Anglican Church

The 'church in town' - celebrating over 125 years service to the community and beyond...

  • We are a community of disciples who are learning, following and practising the Teachings of Jesus
  • Our Mission is to care for those in need in our local community and beyond by putting Jesus' Teachings into action
  • We want to thank all those in the Buckhorn community who help us in attaining our Mission
  • Our ministries go on throughout the week and we gather each Sunday at 10 am for the Holy Eucharist
  • We are a down-to-earth, lively group of people and you will be most welcome to visit

Diocese embarks on a Season of Spiritual Renewal

During the recent 'Cast the Net' listening and visioning process, we heard that the people of the diocese are hungry to know and love God more deeply. Bishop Andrew has now called us to begin a two-year Season of Spiritual Renewal from now until Epiphany 2026

Here’s how we see this Season taking shape

  • Jan-May 2024 - Planning, development & communication
  • June 2024 - Providing resources & leadership training
  • Sept 2024 -June 2025 - Focus on prayer, scripture, worship
  • Sept-Nov. 2025 - Focus on sharing the faith
  • Epiphany 2026 - Focus on continuing disciplines linked to renewal

A prayer during the week

A new prayer at the beginning of each week

Second Sunday in Lent

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to seek for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen. 

Ignatius of Loyola

Outreach Focus: Emily House - Toronto

The Philip Aziz Centre and Emily’s House operate jointly with a unique “hybrid” hospice palliative care model – offering the best of both a community hospice in-home visiting program; as well as 24/7 clinical and psycho-social paediatric care in our home-like, child-friendly facility.

Emily’s House provides a family friendly haven and temporary home away from home for children and their families requiring end-of-life palliative care and/or medical respite supports. Our paediatric hospice aims to improve quality of life in circumstances of advanced complex illness, disease and disability. When all medical curative treatment options have been exhausted, Emily’s House offers an alternate to hospital or home care, with an emphasis on making every day matter and living life to the fullest of abilities.

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15 minutes set aside for quiet and stillness on 'Zoom'

Every Wednesday at noon, a group gathers virtually on 'Zoom' for a few moments of prayer ... about 15 minutes

  • This Service sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Anyone who wishes to join on Zoom is welcome

A Journey in Learning and Discovery

By all reports: A very popular learning series

Christian Foundations -- A grounding for a Life of Faith

The Christian Foundations Series has been running each Thursday over the course of the fall season. About a third of the parish regular congregation have seized the opportunity to participate.

Feedback is extremely positive. "I'm learning a lot of new stuff and it's fun too," is a typical comment from participants.

The Christian Foundations Series is aimed at helping people to acquire a basic understanding of the Teachings of Jesus.

Enquire about future sessions: let us know.

Caring for our local community and beyond

Over 30 per cent of our annual budget is given in service to others

Here are some of the projects and initiatives that we currently support -- updated to year-end 2023