Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fall Fair - Nov 15

The longest-running Anglican Church Market is coming back on November 15th.  We are currently accepting donations for the fair in the narthex of the church. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

In Case You Missed it! Or Just Want to Hear it Again! Here is last Sunday's Sermon

What does it Mean to Love God?
Matthew 22: 34-46                                                     Pentecost 20: October 26, 2014

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment, and the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Sound familiar. These are the commandments that we read every Sunday in church. They are so familiar to us and form part of our very core. And yet, because they are so familiar, these words can be recited by memory without paying too much attention to what it is we are saying publically, before God and one another.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sermon - Sunday October 19, 2014

 Whose Money is it Anyway?
Matthew 22: 15-22                                                     Pentecost 19, October 19, 2014

In today’s gospel we read about another encounter with Jesus and the Pharisees. Always, the Pharisees and the religious elders are looking for a way in which they can catch Jesus off guard with a legal argument or an act of treason. Today’s gospel reading is no exception.

Church Available for Prayer

Dear Family and Friends of St. Martin's.
St. Martin's Church will be open today from Noon to 1:00pm for those who wish to come and offer a prayer, or silent meditation for the shootings and events on Parliament Hill today. 

Pray for Peace

As we learn of the events on Parliament Hill today, let us pray for all who are affected by today's shooting. Let us pray for peace in our own nation, for our leaders and people. Let us pray for peace among nations and our world:
"Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray thee, in the hearts of all the true love of peace, and guide with thy pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility thy Kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" (BCP, pg 50).