“It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.” – Addison Walker
Helping others is a key piece of what it means be an Anglican Christian. Helping others is not only good for the other and a good thing to do, it also makes you happier and healthier too. Selfless giving connects us to others and in turn creates strong communities for all. It is not all about money – time and energy are valuable too. As disciples of Jesus Christ we take this command to heart.
Jesus was asked, ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall 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 a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’ Matthew 22:36-40
The fellow parish in South Oshawa, St. Peter’s, has recently met challenges to their corporate life of faith. On May 3rd 2017, an agreement was reached between St. Matthew’s Oshawa and St. Peter’s Oshawa to help support our common life of faith.
St. Peter’s became the mission parish of St. Matthew’s. Both parishes retained their individual identities and missions in Oshawa. This link ensured the food-bank that St. Peter’s hosts each week for the residents of South Oshawa continued, and St. Matthews was able to carry on in its support of this treasured program. Led by Rev. Ian Martin the Incumbent of St. Matthews and the Rev. James Blackmore, part-time Priest-in-Charge of St.Peters, and we faithfully look forward in finding new, and creative ways to collaborate and work together in our common faithful callings.