We'll conclude our observance of the Season of Creation on October 2nd, as we remember St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology.  We'll have our service (10 am) outdoors, weather permitting.  Bring your animal and your lawn chair!

What is the Season of Creation? It’s the annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common home. We listen and respond to the cry of creation.   

At sundown, on Sunday, September 25, our Jewish sisters and brothers observe Rosh HaShanah.  This two-day festival remembers the creation of Adam and Eve, and ushers in the new year in the Jewish calendar.  We  joyfully extend our warm greetings at this opening of the High Holy Days.  

We're worshipping in person these days, and we invite you to come as you are and enjoy a warm welcome.  

  Join us for worship at 10 am and stay for coffee afterward in the hall, to say hi!  

Have you had the chance to visit the exhibit in the Chapel Gallery at St. Matthias? The exhibit continues through Sunday (noon - 4 pm) October 2nd.

Artists Marilyn Walker and Mary Anne Molcan have come together to present an art show rich in Season of Creation themes. Their show is entitled HUMAN/NATURE https://www.stmatthiasvictoria.ca/news/chapel-gallery-show-opens-friday

 St. Matthias warmly and genuinely welcomes everyone who comes through our door, including anyone who sees themself in the rainbow banner or the abbreviation LGBTQ2IA+.  So, when we say we welcome you "whoever you are," please know that our welcome is without condition or limit.  

At St. Matthias we join with all Canadians as we reflect on the complex, often painful, history that is the heritage we share, whether our families have been here since time out of mind, for many generations, or whether we are "brand new" to Canada.   Respectfully, we acknowledge the legacy of the residential schools. We listen.  We grieve.  We honour.  We commit to action.  

The church is more than buildings and programs. We are the body of Christ present in this world no matter where we are. We are a church without walls.  Thank you for your virtual visit!  All are welcome here.