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  • Dec25Mon

    God's Great Worth Ethic

    Pastor Carey's Christmas Morning Sermon December 25, 2017
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    Pr. Carey

    On this Christmas day, the bells of St. Matthews ring, 
    From tower to town, of Jesus’ birth they joyfully sing. 
    Hallelujah, our king is born. 
    All praise to you, on this Christmas morn.

    From our bell tower the church announces good news to the community.  The organ can be heard by those walking on the nearby...

  • Dec24Sun

    Be Joseph

    Pastor Sebastian's first Christmas Eve sermon December 24, 2017 Pastor Sebastian
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    Pr. Sebastian



    Our Gospel reading from Luke about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem is perhaps the most famous and most popular Christian story. 

    We hear it year in, year out on Christmas Eve. 

    Sunday School Pageants retell the story of how God so loved the world,

    that God came to earth, and was born a human child, just like any of us,

    and we...

  • Nov26Sun

    God in the Midst of Us

    Pastor Carey's First Sermon - Reign of Christ Sunday November 26, 2017
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    Pr. Carey

    The opening of this passage in Matthew’s Gospel jar us with words about God’s judgement. The sheep and the goats will be separated, the blessed and the cursed will be at God’s right or left hands. The picture painted is - that our life together on earth matters. Caring or neglecting the needs among us impacts our relationships...

  • Nov19Sun

    Pastor Sebastian’s First Sermon at St. Matthews

    November 19, 2017
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    Pr. Sebastian

    Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

    I’d like to once again introduce myself as Pastor Sebastian Meadows-Hemer, esp. for our radio listeners. Hello out there, wherever you are! It’s a great honour to be invited into this pulpit in this most beautiful church of St. Matthews,...

  • Jan22Sun

    New Year's Day, First Sunday after Christmas

    January 22, 2017
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    Pr. Olavi


    Matthew 2:13–23

    13Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." 14Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went...

  • Dec25Sun

    Christmas Day

    December 25, 2016
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    Pr. Olavi

    Gospel: John 1:1-14


    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 He was in the beginning with God.  3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being  4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  5 ...

  • Dec24Sat

    Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2016
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    Pr. Olavi

    Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

    1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.  2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  3 All went to their own towns to be registered.  4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to...

  • Dec11Sun

    Advent 3

    December 11, 2016
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    Pr. Olavi

    Matthew 11:2-11

    2When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 4Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are...

  • Dec4Sun

    Advent 2

    December 4, 2016
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    Pr. Olavi


    Matthew 3:1–12

    In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." 3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths...

  • Nov20Sun

    Christ the King

    November 20, 2016
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    Pr. Olavi

    Gospel: Luke 23:33-43

    33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.  34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing.  35 And the people stood...