eBulletin — Jan. 1, 2017 Happy New Year edition

Contents

  • St. Matthew’s Events and Calendar
  • Church calendars available
  • Thinking about …
  • Thanks to …
  • If  you missed Sunday …
  • Atlantic School of Theology continuing education Winter 2017
  • Meeting Schedule

St. Matthew’s Events and Calendar

No choir rehearsals or Bible study until week of Jan. 9

Sun. Jan. 8                   Celebration of Epiphany (Visit of the Magi) with Communion, 10:30 am

Sun. Jan. 22                 Executive of Official Board, after church

Church calendars       

The 2017 Church calendars are available at the office for $5.

Thinking about …

  • Jane Lee of our choir, visiting her terminally-ill brother Tom Harpur, noted author, broadcaster, columnist, theologian and spiritual leader

Thanks to …

  • Dan and Linda Campbell, John Wallace, and the Fellowship Committee for hosting St. Matthew’s 2017 levee. Nearly 100 visitors dropped in for refreshments and fellowship to welcome the new year.
  • Matthew Fraser, organ student, for providing background music on the organ and piano for our successful New Year’s Day levee on Jan. 1
  • All who contributed to Bethlehem@Barrington on Christmas Eve. The production team led by Jolene Pattison and Betsy Hogan included actors, singers, musicians, and the famous donkey Tia Maria, supported by ushers, hot chocolate providers, sound and light technicians, and more. More than $2,000 was donated for the outreach work of the church.

If you missed last Sunday …

Prelude            Der Tag der ist so freudenreich BWV 645     JS Bach

Reading           Luke 2:22-40

Anthem           The Gate of the Year              John Butler

Sermon            And the time came …

Postlude          We Three Kings                       David Clarke Isele

Thanks to Matthew Fraser, organ student, for playing today’s postlude

Atlantic School of Theology Continuing Education Opportunities – Winter term 2017

Several from St. Matthew’s are planning to attend the on campus course Reading Each Other’s Scriptures at AST this winter. The course runs for 8 weeks (January to March) on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 pm with instructor Dr. David MacLachlan. Cost $100. Besides getting to know the scriptures of other religious faiths, students will also explore how the scriptures function in their various communities and worship services. Guest lecturers will represent various religious communities. Readings are optional, and there are no assignments for continuing education students.

Registration details at http://www.astheology.ns.ca/con-ed/index.html

Meeting Schedule 2017

All meetings are held after the Sunday service. Bring a lunch! Clerk of Session Dr. Dora Stinson encourages everyone involved in these quarterly meetings to note the dates in their calendars.

Kirk Session/Stewards/Official Board     Feb. 26, June 4

Executive of Official Board                             Jan. 22, Mar. 26, Apr. 23

Congregational Meeting (budget)                  June 11

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Administrative Stuff

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca or  (902) 423-9209

Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, stmatts.betsy@ns.sympatico.ca

Sunday Free Breakfast: 8 am – Want to volunteer? Contact carolsmillie@hfx.eastlink.ca

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, humber@ns.sympatico.ca

AcabellA Handbell Choir rehearsal: Thursdays, 6–7 pm

St. Matthew’s Choir rehearsal:  Thursdays, 7:30–9 pm

Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12:15 pm

On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca

 

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