- St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
- Final reminder re parking behind the church
- All Our Relations Memorial Garden
- Camino Nova Scotia – a summer pilgrimage
- If you missed last Sunday
- Out of the Cold Shelter – Current needs
- Meeting Schedule
- In the Community
St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
Sun. Apr. 30 – Remit 6: One Order of Ministry – first look, after church
– End of the season for the Out of the Cold Shelter
Sun. May 28 United Church Conference Sunday
Final reminder re Parking Behind the Church
We have been notified by the buyer of the Commissionaires’ property that all parking has been prohibited as of Apr. 23 – this includes Thursday nights (choir rehearsals), Sunday mornings, and all other times. Ticketing and towing await anyone who parks on the property.
All Our Relations Memorial Garden
Last year members of the congregation planted an abundance of bulbs, perennials, and flowering shrubs around the south lawn of the church, in honour and memory of loved ones and in solidarity with First Nations (“ All Our Relations” is the First Nations motto of the United Church of Canada. Now, as spring begins, we look forward to watching our garden wake up to full bloom – a feast for our eyes, and for bees and butterflies.
Camino Nova Scotia: The Way of St. Columba
Ever wonder what a pilgrimage is all about? Need to recharge by unplugging? Need to give your life a spiritual and physical shake-up? Want to connect with other spiritual seekers using the most ancient, low-tech, zero-emission method of transportation? The Atlantic School of Theology is planning a summer pilgrimage – full details and registration information are available at www.astheology.ns.ca.home.events/camino-ns.html
June 19-24 –South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
July 3-8 – North Shore (Pictou to Pugwash)
July 10-15 – South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
July 24-29 – South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
If you missed last Sunday …
Handbell Prelude Now the Green Blade Riseth Kevin McChesney
Easter Bells Michael Ryan
Introit Thine is the Glory
Reading John 20: 19-31
The Spring Has Come
I Danced in the Morning
As Comes the Breath of Spring
Sermon Keeping it Real
Anthem Hail Thee Festival Day Valerie W. Stephenson
Postlude Easter Joy John A. Behnke
Thanks to AcabellA Handbell choir and their director, Wayne Rogers, for providing music leadership on the first Sunday after Easter
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 June 4
Executive of Official Board
Worship and Music Committee Sept. 17 at East Pennant
Congregational Meeting (budget) June 11, with potluck lunch
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Choirs Practice on Thursdays – Handbells 6:15 pm, Church Choir 7:30 pm
Daytime Bible Study – Thursdays, noon–1 pm (Just turn up, and enter by the glass doors)
St. Matthew’s Book Club – Third Tuesday at 2 pm
Lunch Bunch Choir – Fridays at 12:15 pm
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am (If you are interested in joining a Breakfast Team, please email Carol Smillie at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Caritas Service – Second Sunday at 2 pm for Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent
In the Community
Spring Art Exhibition and Sale – April 3-28 at Nova Scotia Archives, University Avenue, featuring the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association. Exhibit hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Wed evenings 4:30-9 pm, Saturdays 9 am–5 pm (closed Sundays, statutory holidays and Easter Saturday). Congratulations to our Helga Mills, one of the artists featured, who has not only enjoyed exhibiting her paintings but also sold several works!
Nova Voce Celebrates Canada at 150 – Sat. Apr. 29 at 7:30 pm, St. Andrew’s United Church, Coburg Road at Robie. An evening of music arranged or composed by Canadians, sung by Nova Scotia’s provincial men’s choir. Tickets $15 available from John Wallace of our choir; at www.novavoce.com or at Bookmark on Spring Garden Road (902-423-0419).
Atlantic School of Theology Gala Dinner 2017 – Fri. May 5, reception 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax. Guest speaker Tareq Hadhad on the topic “From Syria with Chocolate: One New Canadian Family’s Story”. Tickets $150 pp, $1,500/table. Reserve before April 14.
Food Safety Course – Grace United Church is hosting a Food Safety Course on May 6 at 1:30 pm. This is the 3-hour course for volunteer organizations, and is provided free of charge by the provincial department of Agriculture. Register by Apr. 26 by sending your name, phone number, and email to email@example.com
Halifax Camerata Singers “Let Our Spirits Soar – The Voices of Our Past” – Sun. May 28 at 4 pm, First Baptist Church, Halifax. Guest artists PEI’s female vocal ensemble, Sirens. Tickets $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 students/underwaged available at tickethalifax.com or The Coast office, 2309 Maynard St.
Seton Cantata Choir “Burst Forth … toward the Unknown Region” – Sun. May 28 at 7 pm, Maritime Conservatory for the Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students available from Marg Arklie and Bob Mills of our choir or at the door.
Bereavement Support – Bereavement counselling is offered every Saturday from 10–11:30 a.m. at the site of Halifax Hospice, 618 Francklyn Street. Anyone is welcome on a drop-in basis; there is no need to sign up. Sessions are peer-led, with counsellors present to help guide discussion as the participants desire. If you are interested in a bereavement support group but cannot attend on Saturday mornings, call the Hospice Society of Greater Halifax at 902-446-0929.
Church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, email@example.com
Sunday Free Breakfast: 8 am – Want to volunteer? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, email@example.com
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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