eBulletin — Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017



  • St. Matthew’s Events and Calendar
  • Tue. Jan. 17 – Potluck Church, 5:30 pm
  • Tue. Jan. 17 – St. Matthew’s Book Club: “Go Set a Watchman”
  • Thinking about …
  • Meeting Schedule.
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Events and Calendar

Tue. Jan. 17                 St. Matthew’s Book Club, 2 pm (see note)

Tue. Jan. 17                 Potluck Church, 5:30 pm in the sanctuary (see note)

Thu. Jan. 19                 Bible Study in the parlour, noon

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

Worship and Music Committee meeting, after church

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

Tue. Jan. 17 at 12:15 pm @ St. David’s Presbyterian, downtown
Wed. Jan. 18 at 12:15 pm @ First Baptist Church, Oxford Street
Thu. Jan. 19 at 12:15 pm @ All Saints Cathedral, Cathedral Lane

Choirs Practice on Thursdays – Handbells 6 pm, Church Choir 7:30 pm

Daytime Bible Study  – Thursdays, noon–1 pm

Third Tuesday – St. Matthew’s Book Club, 2 pm

Lunch Bunch Choir – Fridays at 12:15 pm

Sunday Free Breakfast  – Sundays 8–9:30 am (If you are interested in joining a Breakfast Team, please email Carol Smillie at carolsmillie@hfx.eastlink.ca)

TONIGHT! Tuesday Jan. 17 – Potluck Church

The first Potluck Church of 2017 will be held Tue. Jan. 17 at 5:30 pm in the sanctuary. Bring a food offering and your thoughts on our theme:  “What are you passionate about and why?” If you have never attended a Potluck Church, come and experience our wonderful fellowship and an always-delicious meal.

TODAY! St. Matthew’s Book Club – Go Set a Watchman

St. Matthew’s Book Club will meet on Tue. Jan. 17 at 2 pm at 83 Kearney Lake Road, Apt. 308.  We will be discussing “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.  For more information, please contact Hope Toumishey at 902-477-2773, hopet@ns.sympatico.ca or Janet Copeland at 902-445-5906, j.copeland@ns.sympatico.ca.

Church calendars and Offering envelopes    

The 2017 Church calendars are available at the office for $5. If you use Offering Envelopes, the 2017 envelopes are available at the door of the church.

Thinking about …

  • Jane Lee of our choir, mourning the loss of her brother Tom Harpur, 89. Tom was a noted author, broadcaster, columnist, theologian and spiritual leader.

Out of the Cold Shelter – current needs

The Out of the Cold Shelter maintains a current list of its needs on Facebook as well as its website. The following items are being accepted in January:

  • Men’s pyjama bottoms • Towels and face cloths
  • Bus tickets • Tim Horton’s cards ($5 value each) • Juice boxes
  • Frozen juice (the kind you mix with water) • Ground coffee (regular or decaf)
  • Breakfast items (cereal, instant oatmeal, etc.) • Fruit
    • Hand warmers • Lip balm • Art supplies
    • Floor cleaner • Dishwasher detergent • Nail clippers • Large recycling bags

If you have any questions, email halifaxwintershelter@gmail.com or call 902-429-6518. Also, if you have items not on this list, feel free to check in with us – if we can’t use them, we can help redirect you.

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

Worship and Music Committee                      Jan. 22

Congregational Meeting (budget)                  June 11

In the Community

Ethics in the Evening: “Faith-Washing: Championing Spirituality While Morally Disengaging” – Wed. Jan. 25 from 7-8:30 pm, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public AffIrs, 630 Francklyn St. (President Lodge, Atlantic School of Theology). What are the ethical implications of spirituality or religion being used as marketing tools by individuals and organizations? Do faith-based or faith-friendly businesses result in more ethically or socially responsible behaviors or outcomes? How do individuals and organizations reconcile behaving in ways that contradict the moral and spiritual values they may hold? Guest speaker: Dr. Cathy Driscoll, Professor of Management, Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Light refreshments. Space is limited, registration required (contact admin@ccepa.ca or 902 428 1416). Admission free but $5 donation appreciated.

Mark Sirett Workshop: A Mid-Winter TuneUp for Choirs – Sat. Feb. 4 from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm, Grace United Church, Dartmouth. Under the guidance of renowned composer and choral director Dr. Mark Sirett of Kingston, Ont., review sacred choral repertoire from the Nova Scotia Choral Federation library as well as a reading packet of new repertoire, provided by Long and McQuade. Cost $10 pp, nutrition break included. Pre-registration is required; contact Malcolm Bradley, Grace Director of Music, at 902-465-6884 or by email at malcolm.bradley@ns.sympatico.ca



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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