- St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
- Thanks to …
- Potluck Church March 15
- Out of the Cold Shelter – Current needs
- If you missed last Sunday
- Meeting Schedule
- In the Community
St. Matthew’s Calendar and Events
Thu. Mar. 9 Bible Study in the parlour, noon
Wed. Mar. 15 Potluck Church, 5:30 pm in the sanctuary
Sun. Mar. 19 Worship and Music Committee, after church
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)
Third Tuesday – St. Matthew’s Book Club, 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 email@example.com)
Thanks to …
- Keith Wiseman, student minister, who preached his first sermon at St. Matthew’s on Sunday. Keith will be working with our congregation for the next 18 months.
- Members of the Board of Stewards and friends, who provided a delicious pancake and sausage lunch on Sunday to mark the first Sunday of Lent.
Our next Potluck will be Wed. Mar. 15 at 5:30 pm in the church sanctuary. All are welcome for an evening of fellowship, food, and a bit of music too. Bring along some morsel to share and your ideas about the theme for the evening: “How do we stay aware each day of that in Life which is sheer blessing?” This is a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet others in the congregation.
Out of the Cold Shelter – current needs
The Out of the Cold Shelter is a peanut-free space. OTCS cannot accept donations including mouthwash, aftershave, or hand sanitizer. OTCS maintains a list of its needs on Facebook as well as the website. In addition to donations of clean clothing, current needs include:
Bus tickets • Sweatpants, pyjama pants, track pants for men and women
Juice boxes • Underwear for men and women
To-Go cups • Granola bars
Donations can be made Monday_Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. If you have any questions about OTCS needs, please contact Ben, the Shelter Coordinator. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 902-429-6518.
If you missed last Sunday …
First Sunday of Lent: Resistance
Prelude Chorale Preludes J.S. Bach
Introit Laudate Dominum Taizé Community
Reading Genesis 2:15ff
Sermon Who Are We? (Keith Wiseman, student minister, preacher)
Hymns Come and Find the Quiet Centre
Though I May Speak
Ye Who Would Valiant Be
Anthem Lord, For They Tender Mercies’ Sake Christopher Tye
Postlude Fantasia in C Major J.S. Bach
The suggestion for marking the six Sundays of Lent with six candles of invitation is adapted from a resource of Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, http://rev-o-lution.org
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 Mar. 26, Apr. 23
Worship and Music Committee Mar. 19
Potluck Church Wed. Mar. 15, Tue. May 16
Congregational Meeting (budget) June 11
In the Community
Lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah – Thu. Mar. 23 at 7 pm, Alumni Hall, University of King’s College, 6530 Coburg Road. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, in partnership with the Segelberg Trust, the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College, present Kwame Anthony Appiah, one of the world’s most influential voices, named a Global Thought Leader in 2015 by the World Post. He is Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University; was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals; and is an internationally recognized speaker and bestselling author. His topic is “Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Arts and Humanities in an Age of Globalization.” With the rise of the modern nation state, humans have come to identify with large collections of people: Canadians with Canada, Chinese with China, Americans with the United States. That identification is possible because citizens absorb national narratives and participate in national cultures. So history, literature, sports and the arts are central to the unity of a nation. Because citizens are too numerous and too various for them to know one another, this unity, and care for one another, has to be made in the imagination. In a globalizing world we need a sense of shared global citizenship. And it, too, must be found through the cultural work of the imagination. Free admission.
Halifax Camerata Singers present Halifax 1917: From Dreams to Despair – Sat. Mar. 25 at 7:30 pm, Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library. Featuring Rhapsody Quintet and Jeremy Webb, actor, this eclectic concert explores the music, culture, and history of Halifax in the months leading up to the Explosion that devastated the city. It also includes the premiere of a special piece commissioned from Halifax’s Chris Palmer to mark the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, made possible by a grant from the city. For information, see Jill Rafuse in the St. Matthew’s choir. Tickets $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student/underwaged available at www.tickethalifax.com
EnChor East Choir presents Jazzmatazz 2 – Tue. Mar. 28 at 7:30 pm, St. Matthew’s United Church. Featuring En Chor East, directed by Wayne Rogers; Second Chances Jazz Band, Second Chances Show Band, and guest artist Matthew Snow. Tickets $15 at the door or from choir members.
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.
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Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Free Breakfast: 8 am – Want to volunteer? Contact email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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