Register here for this Sunday's Thanksgiving service: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf94rWAbVJu5bPtrn5cSYGeYmVZCtcRS2l6Lps4qW7tVadlhg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 The precautions listed below follow Public Health guidelines, and may change depending on the overall COVID situation.  Here are some of the protocols put in place since we saw you last:

  • Perform a self-screen at home – DO NOT COME if you are unwell
  • Arrive no sooner than 9:45am
  • Line ups will happen outside of the church, at 6 foot intervals as marked 
  • Everyone will enter the church through the North wooden doors into the sanctuary
  • Hand sanitizer stations are inside of all main entry doors
  • Mandatory mask policy: Masks must be worn at all times when inside the church – your mask must be worn properly and cover both your nose and your mouth
  • Self-screening and contact information will be verified as you enter the church
  • Pre-registration is mandatory to attend Sunday morning services – by phone or by e-mail
  • Seating will be assigned based on registration; preferences will be considered but not guaranteed
  • Individually prepared communion bread and wine will be picked up from the narthex and taken to your seat when you arrive, and taken at the proper time during the service from your seat
  • When leaving the sanctuary after the service, ushers will guide you out row by row, and everyone will leave through the South wooden doors
  • There will be no fellowship following the service

Registration for Sunday September 26th will open on Monday September 20th.  Please click the link to register online, or call the church at 519-364-2240 to confirm your registration.  Registration is open from Monday to Wednesday, and phone calls will be answered from 9:30-3:00.  If the page indicates “The form Sunday September 26th Worship is no longer accepting responses”, this means that the system has not yet opened, or has closed for the week.  The link will be posted on our facebook page and webpage weekly, or you can contact the office and the link will be sent to you.


Above all, please only come if you feel safe here.  We are looking forward to welcoming people back, but we want you to feel safe, and will continue to record our services for online and television viewing.

Until we see you again,
St. Matthew’s Church Council

The events that have unfolded recently have caused us to pause, reflect and bear witness to a piece of Canada`s tragic and unjust history.  The links below will lead you to both our National Church`s response and the Eastern Synod`s Circle for Reconciliation webpage.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

in Canada