St. Matthias and St. Luke (SMSL) is a multicultural, multigenerational gathering of people who seek to love God, one another and our neighbourhood.
When we gather, we pray to God, worship Him in song, listen to Him through His Word, hear a sermon on what we have just read, celebrate communion (when physically together) and enjoy fellowship. In short, we are part of the Church.
Whether you have never been to a church in your life, or have worshipped since you were in diapers, SMSL is a welcoming place for people of all backgrounds and life-experiences. Come explore and find answers to the most important questions of life, as we learn from the true God who has spoken to us clearly in His Word. You are welcome here.
The word "church" originally refers to a group of people gathering to discuss the business of their nation or kingdom. Christian churches therefore are all about people and the connections you enjoy as we learn about the Kingdom of God coming to Earth. The whole point of church is to enjoy relationships with each other and with God together, so check out these simple ways to get connected.
Every Sunday we hold two services: 9:30 am in English and 11:30 am in Cantonese, to learn about God, talk to Him, sing about Him, and hear what He says to us in His Word. Everyone and anyone is welcome. Children's Sunday School is provided at 9:30am on Zoom (contact here for meeting info).
Our community is centred around the Bible, the book we believe to be God's Word and tell God's story of creating and redeeming the whole world. This is where we form relationships with one another, and explore the most important questions of life in a safe environment.
Our community loves to eat together, celebrate holidays and host special events. Check regularly for upcoming special events.
We are made up of a diverse community of families, friends and neighbours who live in Vancouver. Some of us have grown up together, and for some of us this community is fairly new. We include programmers, seniors, students, immigrants, parents, babies and everyone in between.
We are a community of faith. That means we value our relationships with each other and our world in the context of our shared relationship with God. We strive to journey through life seeking to follow Jesus, the only person in history who is fully-God and fully-human, who left Heaven and came to earth to establish His Kingdom and to ensure humans enjoy life in Him forever.
Anyone and everyone from every background is welcome to join us, along the way of Jesus, a path marked by faith, fellowship and the pursuit of true, wonderful limitless and eternal life in God.
St. Matthias and St. Luke is part of the Anglican Network in Canada. To find out what Anglicans traditionally believe, click here.