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Remembrance Day in the parish

Let us remember and pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that the Lord grant peace: For the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered by and known to God; May God give peace. For those who love them in death as…

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Does the Church still aspire to make saints?

This is an amazing and timely statement by some Anglican Millennials and Gen-Xers — those in their twenties or early thirties. It is thought-provoking. It says a lot about the Church and offers signs of hope. It is worth the read. Background: In the mid-1800’s in England, a series of 90 Tracts were published over…

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The latest was the greatest… dinner and loonie auction

On Monday, 24 October, the parish hosted its eighth and final Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Loonie Auction event.  Because of the success of this sold-out event over the years, the parish has been able to provide a cumulative total of over 15 thousand dollars to local school breakfast programmes so that children, who would not otherwise…

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Parish marks two Jubilees

On two recent Sundays, St. Matthew – St. Aidan’s has marked two Jubilees in the life of the parish. The Venerable David Peasgood has served in Christ’s Church for fifty-two years since Ordination. The Reverend Canon Doctor Jack Roberts reached his fiftieth year milestone in ministry. The parish celebrated these momentous occasions for each clergy…

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BBQ for Rock the Locks 2016

It was an absolutely fantastic day for Rock the Locks. And the parish served up lots of tasty BBQ fare for the throngs of people who checked out the entertainment and all the displays and activities around town. For the parish crew close-by or leaning right over the flames of a large BBQ, it was…

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The gift of the kingdom

Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure…

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Message from the Archbishop of Toronto about General Synod votes

July 15, 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ You will have heard the difficult and confusing results from General Synod around the amendment to the Canon on Marriage.  What happened and where do we go from here? According to our rules of order, this motion required a 2/3 majority affirmative vote in each of…

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Strawberry Dinner 2016

The strawberries were freshly picked local strawberries that were the pinnacle of the evening with shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream. Both seatings for the dinner were filled to capacity. At one, a couple extra chairs were snuck in to accommodate a few extra people. It was great to see so many from the local community…

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Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests

Luke 9:51-62 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because his face…

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Diocesan strategic plan 2016-2021

By Stuart Mann The Diocese of Toronto has a new strategic plan, called Growing in Christ, that will guide its work and the deployment of its resources over the next five years. The plan, approved by Diocesan Council on June 23, casts a vision for the diocese and includes a mission statement, values and key…

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The special guest

Homily for Fourth after Pentecost — The Rev’d Glenn Empey, Luke 7: 36 – 8: 3 Once, a man decided to have a party. So he invited friends, family, colleagues and some others, as the story goes.  We don’t know exactly who the man was but his name was Simon – not the same Simon as in other…

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Great deals to sniff out at Plant & Bake Sale

Baked goods and perennial plants went quickly at the Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, 28 May. By shortly after 9 am, much of the home-baking had disappeared and over half of the 753 perennials were headed to local gardens. It was great day to be out and to get home-made baked goods and…

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Anglicans, Catholics to publish first ARCIC III volume

Vatican Radio Anglican and Catholic theologians, meeting in Toronto, Canada this week, have agreed on the publication of their first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) document on the theme “Towards a Church fully reconciled”. The volume, which is likely to be published in the autumn, uses the ‘Receptive Ecumenism’ approach to look at the…

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A homily on Mothers’ Day Easter VII

Homily for Easter VII C, Mothers’ Day, John 17: 20-26 NRSV Jesus said: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be…

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Anglicans reach out to victims of Fort McMurray wildfire

— The Anglican Journal As accounts of chaos and destruction emerge from firestorm-stricken Fort McMurray, Alta., Anglicans across Canada are responding with help including financial aid, practical assistance and prayers. “We’ve had offers of prayers and support from across the country,” Bishop Fraser Lawton, of the diocese of Athabasca, said Wednesday, May 4. Parishes in…

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Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream

Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream By Charlie Angus University of Regina Press, 2015 342 pages ISBN:978-0889774018 Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream follows the arc of historic political decisions, and traces those decisions to today’s epic, life-and-death struggle for Indigenous children, particularly…