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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday Reflection: Matthew 14:13-21. It’s common in our (Anglican) churches to hear narratives of scarcity. A budget shortfall leads to last minute appeals and difficult choices. We wonder when we’ll have enough time to do the work (Building & ground Maintenance) we care most about … Continue reading

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EDNP/DofNW Companion Diocese Sermon Exchange

Please click on the following link for the EDNP/DofNW Companion Diocese Sermon exchange between Archbishop Melissa Skelton  and Bishop Brent Alawas https://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/news/ednp-dofnw-sermon-exchange  

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday Reflection: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. “The kingdom of heaven is like…” what is the kingdom of heaven like? We need Jesus to tell us because we are mired in the kingdoms of the earth and find it hard to imagine … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples with the parable of the weeds among the wheat and then, very clearly, explains exactly what he means by it. There is no need for us to guess what Jesus is talking … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: “Let those who have ears, let them hear!” It’s a well-known phrase. In the New Revised Standard Version, the language is “Let anyone with ears listen.” In today’s Gospel, Jesus is telling the crowd the Parable of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Welcome back everybody! On behalf of St. Michael’s Church Wardens, Trustee and parish council members, I would like to welcome you all back to our in-person church worship service. It has been an uncertain time for all of us. While … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection Matthew 10:40-42. These two verses at the end of Chapter 10 of Matthew conclude a treatise from Jesus to his disciples on the role of mission. Jesus gathers the twelve, gives them the powers of healing and exorcism, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

A Reflection on National Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020: As we approach the celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 (National Indigenous People’s Day of Prayer in the Church), the news has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Then the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: In this selection from the Gospel According to Matthew, Jesus is fulfilling his mission of teaching, preaching, and healing throughout the entire Galilean region of Israel. Motivated by compassion for the people whom he had realized were in great … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Of Faith in the Holy Trinity: There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of … Continue reading

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