June 25, 2017 – St. Matthew’s United Church e-Bulletin
- St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
- Special concert July 3
- Syrian family settling into life in Halifax
- SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
- The Sunday Pick-up Choir needs you!
- If you missed last Sunday
- In the Community
St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
Tuesdays SummerSounds@Barrington, 12:15 pm
Mon. July 3 North American Brass Band concert, 7:30 pm
Sun. July 16 Jazz Festival Service
Sun. July 23 Pride Festival Service
Special concert July 3
Join us on Monday, July 3 at 7:30 pm for a benefit concert with the North American Brass Band, featuring Wayne Rogers. Freewill offering, with all proceeds going to St. Matthew’s.
Al-Saghrji family settling in
We had an opportunity to meet and greet the Al Saghrji family on Sunday. Said (dad) and Maysan (mom) and their children Sedra, Joudi, and Bisher came to St. Matthew’s during the Fellowship time to meet with members of our congregation as well as guests from Fort Massey and St. David’s.
The family is settling into their apartment in the Park Victoria and are being assisted as they get used to life in Halifax. We hope to see them often and will keep the congregation informed of how they can assist.
SummerSounds@ Barrington concert series
Lunchtime concerts are held on Tuesdays from 12:15-1 pm, sponsored by St. Matthew’s United Church with the assistance of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. There is no admission but you are encouraged to make a donation of at least $5 to help cover expenses.
July 4 Nicholas Higgs, baritone; Dean Bradshaw, piano
July 11 Baroque “N Fiddle String Quartet
July 18 Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
July 25 Lorna MacDonald, soprano; Peter MacDonald, piano
Aug. 1 Marcel d’Entremont, tenor; Edward Enman, piano
Aug. 8 Margaret Champion, soprano; Scott Taylor, piano
Aug. 15 Jigs Start Here
Aug. 22 Ann Bradley, soprano; Shawn Whynot, piano/organ
Aug. 29 Second Chances Jazz Band
If you missed Sunday …
Prelude Interludes Dénis Bedard
Reading Isaiah 40 excerpts
Deep In Our Hearts
Let There Be Light
Choral Anthem For the Joy of Music Natalie Sleeth
Postlude Fantasie sur O Canada Dénis Bedard
Summer Pick-Up Choir
During the summer months the St. Matthew’s Choir provides musical leadership on a casual basis – no gowns, rehearsal only on Sunday morning, and no membership required! If you would like to join the choir members on Sundays, just show up at 9:45 am to prepare the hymns and service music.
In the Community
Nova Voce Provincial Men’s Choir – Thu. June 29 at 7:30 pm, St. Andrew’s United Church, Robie at Cobourg. Special guests for a “Voices Across the Border” concert are the First Parish Choir from Brunswick, Maine. Tickets $15 at the door or at www.novavoce.com. Information, call 902-457-0920
Brides’ Day Revisited – Sat. July 8 in the Halifax Public Gardens, from 1–4 pm (rain date July 29). Were your wedding photos taken in the Public Gardens? If so, we invite you to a reunion of Brides. Put on your wedding dress (fun, but not required) and come to the Gardens to take another picture while enjoying music, tea and cake. Let us know you are coming by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org or at Horticultural Hall with your name, email address, phone number and the date you were married. Registration deadline June 30.
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.
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
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)
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am (If you are interested in joining a Breakfast Team, please email Carol Smillie at email@example.com)
Caritas Service – Second Sunday at 2 pm for Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent
Melville Heights Service – First Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge
Choir Practice on Thursdays – On Holiday
Daytime Bible Study –On Holiday
St. Matthew’s Book Club – On Holiday
Lunch Bunch Choir – On Holiday
Church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca
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