That’s a fair question. There are many things you could be doing on a Sunday morning (like sleeping in). Why bother coming to a meeting with people, most of whom you may not normally hang around during the week, singing songs you may not know?
The Bible has many things to say about what a church is, but one of the helpful explanations is that a church is meant to be a family. To be more precise, a family of God. And like most families, a church is not perfect. Families can be messy. So can a church.
But when a family comes together and its members love, support, and encourage one another, it’s a wonderful place to be. The church is no different. In the same way, as members of the church, we strive to love, support, and encourage one another in our journey of faith.
To the outside world, the church is also meant to be an embassy and each of its members an ambassador. Like an embassy, which represents a country, the church is the visible representation of God here on earth. When the world sees the church and its members, they should get a glimpse of the character of the God of the universe.
It is a wonderful privilege to belong to the family of God, and to be his representatives here on earth.
At the core of our beliefs is not "me" or "us", but Jesus' resurrection. It is the entryway into Christian belief and living. The Apostle Paul said "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins" (1 Corinthians 15:17). Jesus was raised from the dead to defeat the power of sin and death over our lives. Because the resurrection is true, everything about life is different than what we previously have thought or imagined. The resurrection is historically verifiable and individually experienced once we put our trust in Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. Once Jesus is at the center of our lives, he begins to change everything about "me" and "us."
Anglicans have traditionally sought to protect and promote the historic Christian beliefs. Our framework of beliefs is found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). The 1662 BCP (with the Ordinal, Preface, and 39 Articles) is a document that reflects Reformation Anglican theology and is the doctrinal and liturgical standard of the Anglican Network in Canada. The heart-throb and hope of the reformers behind the BCP is to the "setting forth of God's honour and glory, and to the reducing of the people to a most perfect and godly living."
Prominent Anglican theological figures include J.I. Packer, Sam Allberry, John Stott, C.S. Lewis, J.C. Ryle, and William Wilberforce.
Our services are Sunday mornings in beautiful Rigaud, Quebec. We meet in person at the chapel of Bourget College located at 65 rue Saint-Pierre.
We invite you to embody with us the story of the good news (Gospel) of Jesus Christ through hearing God's written Word, participating in the liturgy of the church, singing songs of praise to God, taking God's visible gifts of grace (the sacraments), and praying to God for our church, others, and our world.
There are three traditional services in the Book of Common Prayer: the Morning Prayer service, the Evening Prayer service, and the Communion (Lord's Supper or Eucharist) service.
We are a new congregation that will host its first service on November 29th, 2020, the first day of the Christian calendar. Rev. Jonathan Camiré and many people of St. Timothy's Anglican Bible Church (including key leaders such as Rev. Dan Endersen, Renaud Gagné, and Annie Heron) have partnered together to bring a local and bilingual Anglican Network expression in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. We are an Anglican church that is excited about Jesus!