Notices for Week of 26 February 2023

Notices: Lent 1, 26 February 2023

Good day dear friends, 

The lenten journey begins with Jesus battling himself (his self consciousness) in silence and solitude. He invites us to do the same. It is the only way for us to open up to and connect with our deeper life in God. We need to die to self. This is the Way of the Cross. We need to die before we die in order to live. What we have to die too, what we have to get deeper than, is our ego and very limited thinking mind. It is in our spiritual depths that we can discover and live out of our true Divine identity in Christ. This is ultimately what the spiritual path is meant to lead us into.


Father Gerald+

Holy Communion every Sunday at 11am.

There will be a joint parish (Bay Roberts/Coley’s Point, Shearstown/Port de Grave, and the Resurrection) Lenten Quiet Day on the 2nd of March, from 10am to 2pm at St.Matthew’s. All are welcome. 

A new six week Revive course has begun on “Engaging in Scripture” – How to read and meditate with the Bible. Please keep this important discipling ministry in your prayer. 

A number of our parish leadership are doing the “Revive” program this winter. It is a program that helps equip lay leaders to be spiritual leaders. The participants will learn about themselves and discern their life’s calling; explore their faith journey and enter into a relationship with God; enjoy a sense of community and deepened relationships with peers; gain confidence with prayer, scripture, and spiritual leadership; and discern gifts for their calling to serve God’s world. Please pray for those participating in this program this winter. 

Annual Reports for 2022 are now due. Send them to  Father Gerald as soon as possible. 

A note from the recorders: Please use your regular name on contribution envelopes (not nick names). 

If you are sick with any flu like symptoms, please stay home. 

When making an eTransfer to the parish at, please put in the memo note what the donation is for. 

Ministry Schedule: 

Breakfast and Bible Study: Sundays at 9:00am.

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 11am.

Children’s Church: Sunday’s at 11am.

Community Lunch: Sunday’s at noon. 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays at 8pm on Zoom.

Men’s Fellowship: Every 2nd Monday at 7:30pm.

Bereavement Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm in the Emmaus Cafe.

Resurrection Yoga: Wednesday’s at 9:30am.

Alternative Spiritual Community (Group Meditation)Wednesdays at 11am.

Scones and Tea: Wednesday’s from 10:30 to 1pm.

The Way of Love: Wednesday’s at 1pm.

Knit Wits: Wednesday’s at 2pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursdays at 8pm.

Breakfast the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am to 11am.

Please use eTransfers to to continue to support our ministry. You can also contact our treasurer Calvin Adams to set up automatic deposit. Or simply mail your offerings to Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0.