Letter to Diocese from Bishop Andrew 25 September Dear Friends in Christ,   Yesterday, Diocesan Council reconvened for the first time since March 26. Council had delegated to Executive Board and the Trusts committee its duties and responsibilities during the early stages of the government-declared state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like parishes…

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Episcopal Candidates: New Westminster From the Diocese of New Westminster This Episcopal Election will be the first election conducted on-line [in the Diocese of New Westminster].  [The Diocese] is in the process of establishing a working relationship with a third-party provider who has experience in conducting on-line elections.  Once we’ve completed our negotiations, there will…

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Jesus holds up a mirror Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 21:23-32 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pentecost-17A.mp3 Listen to this message There’s quite a tussle of wills and words in the gospel passage for today. The religious leaders pummel Jesus with questions. “By what authority are you doing these acts?”, they ask. Just a while before this Jesus had cast the…

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There has been much behind-the-scene preparation over the last few months for coming back to gather once again as a community of faith. Sincere thanks to our Churchwardens and to our Property Management Team.  Here is some important reminder information that was recently mailed to all members of the parish. It will be handy to…

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A gracious gift During the summer, the members of the Property Management Committee (PMC)  installed a new metal ramp at the rear of the church. This was a very kind and gracious gift to the parish by Wendy Northey and the Northey Family. The ramp had previously been at Jean Northey’s home.   The gift…

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Not about when you show up Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 20: 1-16  https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Pentecost-16A.mp3 Listen to this message This is the homily delivered today (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 20 September) at St Luke’s, Peterborough.  There was no written text so I warmly invite you to listen to the homily on the audio file above. This…

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Freed by forgiving Today’s gospel scripture Matthew 18:21-35 https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Pentecost-15A.mp3 Listen to this message Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this…

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Video from the Diocese St Matthew – St Aidan plans to reopen on Sunday, 27 September at 10:00 am in the parish hall. As of 13 September 2020, churches in the Diocese of Toronto may reopen for public worship by following established protocols and guidelines that have been developed in consultation with provincial guidelines, public…

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Guidelines, background, and checklist: reopening for public worship The following detailed information is an update from the Diocese of Toronto as of 19 August 2020. It includes links to various documents from the Ecclesiastical Province, the Diocese, and the Ontario Ministry of Health. Parishes within the Diocese of Toronto will be permitted to reopen for public…

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