Christmas Day – December 25, 2021

Song of the Stars (Read by Bishop Michael & Friends)

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Christmas Eve -December 24, 2021


A very grateful thank you to all who have helped to put this worship video together in a matter of just two days before Christmas Eve Day. Also a special thank you to “Howard”, who unexpectedly volunteered to fill in as a baritone singer, on the evening these videos were recorded.

Sermon Transcript

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Christmas Video Postings Schedule

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A Sneak Preview of This Week’s Sermon – Christmas

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Did You Know???

This past Sunday, we recently learned the devasting news that Shane Glabb, the son of Joan Glabb, had passed away at the age of 46 years . We were very fortunate to have Shane as our special guest performer at our St. Matthew’s Choir’s 100th Anniversary Concert  on October 24, 2014.

To listen to the complete anniversary concert, please click HERE (audio only).

A portion of Shane’s performance that evening is featured in the video below

 

May God bring comfort to the Glabb family and friends during this time of mourning

 

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4th Sunday in Advent – December 19, 2021 (Our Last In-person Worship Service till Further Notice)

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Today’s Worship Video (December 19) Delayed

Today’s worship video will be unavailable until late tonight or early/mid-tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

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On This Day 10 years Ago – Sunday, Dec 18, 2011

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Sneak Preview of This Week’s Sermon – December 19, 2021

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Special Notice – Cancellation of Church Services Beginning December 24th


To members of St. Matthew`s:

On Wednesday, December 15 our Bishop Michael Pryce sent out a letter of COVID-19 considerations, that concluded with a reminder that, “Your continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of all God’s people remains an act of love, and a gift of care.” (To see his entire message visit: https://easternsynod.org/covid19-reminders-and-recommendations/  )

In view of the increasing case counts of COVID-19 in Ontario and the Niagara Region, along with the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, it is with heavy hearts that council has decided once again to cancel in-person worship beginning on December 24, 2021. We hope to resume in-person worship in February 2022, and in the meantime will do our best to provide meaningful worship for everyone through our website. Please check our website for new updates: http://www.stmatthewswelland.com

Sunday, December 19, our last in-person worship service for 2021, will feature An Unexpected Christmas, presented by the people of St. Matthew’s. Let’s see what happens when we pull back the curtain of Time and take a peek into heaven as God reveals his plans for the very First Christmas – the angels are in for a surprise or two!

As the year 2021 comes to a close, we want to remind everyone that your financial support of St. Matthew’s is greatly appreciated! Your faithful giving has not only supported the ministry of St. Matthew’s, but has extended beyond our walls: our Synod, Canada Lutheran World Relief, Open Arms Mission and Holy Trinity’s Breakfast Program represent some of the organizations that allow is to reach out to others more effectively. All donations included in your 2021 receipt for income tax purposes must be received, or post marked, by December 31, 2021.

Finally, we wish you all a joyous and healthy Christmas. May the Lord bless you throughout the twelve days of Christmas and the coming New Year!

Sinikka

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