Letter from Archbishop Anne Germond The provincial House of Bishops calls on the parishes of our dioceses to observe a sacred sabbath rest over the summer months so that we can be renewed for mission and ministry in this new season of evangelism and discipleship that is emerging for our Church 1 June 2020  …

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Gifts of the Spirit Read today’s epistle – 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pentecost-A-rev.mp3 Listen to this message “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in…

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Message from Bishop Andrew at Pentecost “Stay in Jerusalem,” Jesus told them on Easter. Stay until you have been clothed with power from on high. So, for fifty days they remained all together watching, waiting and praying for that day to come. Since the third Sunday of Lent (that’s 65 days and counting), we have been dwelling in…

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Is this the time…? Read the assigned scripture for The Ascension https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ascension-A-SMA.mp3 Listen to this message When I was looking over the readings for Ascension a few weeks ago, I was struck by a question the disciples asked of Jesus.  In our day and in these times, you may have some questions too.  I do.…

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Thy Kingdom Come 2020 #prayerandcare In a letter to the Diocese, Bishop Andrew invites the people of the diocese to engage in world-wide movement for prayer Posted on May 20, 2020   Dear Friends in Christ: Today, I encourage you to join with Christians across our Diocese of Toronto and around the entire world as…

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Join the movement Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost (21 May – 1 June) for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from…

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Abide… dwell in, live in. Read today’s gospel passage – John 15: 9-17 Please note: This gospel reading is actually the reading assigned in Year B. This was a mix-up in the three-year cycle of readings. Apologies. It should have been the gospel for Year A. In any event, the homily here does correspond to…

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Parish supports PRHC amidst pandemic As the impact of the Coronavirus was first felt throughout Ontario in late March, the people of St Matthew-St Aidan contributed five hundred dollars to Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to assist in their preparation for an expected increase in patient load at the facility. Caring for those in need…

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“Let not your hearts be troubled” Read today’s gospel passage – John 14: 1-14 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-V-20.mp3 Listen to this message “Let not your hearts be troubled.” Peaceful words as in the words of soothing song. Let not your hearts be troubled.   Jesus said those words to his disciples. It was just before the Passover. It…

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Listening for the voice Read today’s gospel passage – John 10: 1-10 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Easter-IV-20.mp3 Listen to this message There’s a thing about figures of speech, it seems to me. They’re hard to figure out. Today’s gospel reading is a kind of figure of speech: an analogy. A shepherd is someone who looks after the sheep but…

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