Anglican Church of Canada worship returned to the parish of St. Matthias and St. Luke, Sunday, August 21st at 10:30am.
An enthusiastic group attended the service of Holy Eucharist on a beautiful sunny, warm morning and the atmosphere in the sanctuary was prayerful, positive and welcoming.
During the homily, interim Priest-in-Charge, the Reverend Randolph Bruce referred to the scripture readings of the day to emphasize that the role of a Christian is to love, love God, love each other and be loved by God, always in the awareness of God’s grace.
Randolph presided at the Eucharist with the assistance of the Archdeacon of Burrard, the Venerable Dr. Ellen Clark-King.
Following the service, everyone who attended worship met downstairs in the hall for coffee, tea, cookies and cakes and participated in an open round table discussion process of questions, answers, planning for the immediate future of the faith community and dialogue concerning practical issues surrounding the ongoing maintenance of the parish property.
On Sunday, August 28th, Archdeacon Ellen Clark-King will preach and preside at the 10:30am Celebration of the Eucharist and Amy Lee will lead the music in worship.
September 4th, Rev. Randolph Bruce returns to preach and preside, Ginger Shaw will lead the music in worship.
At the moment plans are being made to facilitate worship in Cantonese and Mandarin at St. Matthias and St. Luke, so please stay tuned for new information as it becomes available.
All are welcome! For current information please call the church office: 604.321.7101
Images: Upper Left, The Reverend Randolph Bruce greets the congregation. Middle right, The Church building, August 21st, 2011. Below, the chancel on August 21st, 2011.