eBulletin — Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016


  • St. Matthew’s Calendar
  • We’re celebrating 267 years of ministry on Sunday!
  • Sandwiches for Out of the Cold Shelter
  • If  you missed Sunday …
  • Thanks to …
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar

Sun. Nov. 20                Anniversary Sunday, guest speaker Dr. David Deane of AST

Sun. Nov. 27                Quarterly meetings of Session, Stewards, Official Board, after church


Thursday is Choir night –  Handbells, 6–7 pm, Choir, 7:30–9 pm

Daytime Bible Study  – Thursdays, 12 noon–1 pm

Third Tuesday – St. Matthew’s Book Club

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)


We’re celebrating 267 years on Sunday!

Anniversary Sunday 2016 will mark the 267th anniversary of St. Matthew’s ministry in downtown Halifax. The guest speaker is Dr. David Deane of the Atlantic School of Theology. His academic interest is in virtue ethics and the life teachings of Aquinas.

Sandwiches for Out of the Cold Shelter

The Out of the Cold Shelter will open in St. Matthew’s lower hall on Dec. 1, 2016. Jean Hattie is coordinating sandwiches for the shelter residents each Thursday throughout the winter. If you are interested in providing sandwiches, see Jean during Fellowship Time in the lower hall to schedule a week(s) when you can assist.

St. Matthew’s contributes space and utilities to the shelter as well, so any donations to St. Matthew’s operating costs also assist the Out of the Cold Shelter.

If you missed last Sunday …

Prelude            Interludes                                Denis Bédard

Reading           2 Thessalonians 3:10-13

Anthem           How Can I Keep from Singing             Robert Lowry/Geoff Wilcken

Sermon            No Idling

Postlude           Postlude in G minor               Denis Bédard

During the taking of Sunday’s offering, a video of Leonard Cohen singing “Anthem” was shown instead of a Minute for Mission

Thanks to …

Jocelyn Covert, who last Sunday read the book “Peace is an Offering” by Annette LeBox and Stephanie Graegin as the Time With The Children

Cupido Daniels, Mike Currie, John Wallace, and Matthew Fraser for tech support last week

In the Community

Chebucto Symphony with Peter Oleskevich – Nov. 18 at 7:30 pm at St. Matthew’s. Tickets $15 adult, $10 senior/student. Information and program details at www.chebuctosymphony.ca

Seton Cantata Choir “Triumph of the Spirit” – Sun. Nov. 20 at 7 pm, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road. Featured works include Eleanor Daley’s “Requiem”, Srul Irving Glick’s “Radiant is the World Soul” and a selection of Brahms piano works performed by accompanist Dean Bradshaw. Seton’s director is Garth MacPhee. Tickets available from Marg Arklie and Bob Mills of our choir, or at the door; $20 adult, $15 student.


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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