Celebrating the beginning of our 268th year of ministry
- St. Matthew’s Events and Advent Calendar
- Sandwiches and other donations for Out of the Cold Shelter
- If you missed Sunday …
- In the Community
St. Matthew’s Events / Advent Calendar
Sun. Nov. 27 Advent One
Quarterly meetings of Session, Stewards, Official Board, after church
Sun. Dec. 4 Advent Two
Congregational meeting, after church
Tue. Dec. 6 Remembrance/ Action Against Violence Against Women Service, 12 noon
Sun. Dec. 11 Advent Three. Service with Sunday School Christmas pageant
Sun. Dec. 18 Advent Four. Choral Christmas Service with AcabellA Handbells
Christmas Breakfast in the lower hall, 8 am
Christmas Eve Bethlehem@ Barrington Live Nativity Service, 6:30 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion, 10 pm
Christmas Day Christmas Carol Service, 10:30 am
New Year’s Day Service, 10:30 am, with New Year’s Levee following
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
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 email@example.com)
Sandwiches and other donations 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.
The OTCS also lists specific needs on the website http://outofthecoldhalifax.org/ They mention that the shelter is a peanut-free zone, and that they cannot accept donations including mouthwash, aftershave, or hand sanitizer. However, their biggest current needs are: Underwear (new and in package), socks, men’s pants size 32-36, backpacks, toothbrushes (new and in package), fabric steamer, crock pot, and bus tickets.
If you missed last Sunday …
Prelude Now Thank We All Our God JS Bach
Priére Noel Rawsthorne
Reading Jeremiah 23: 1–6
Anthem Sing to the Lord a Marvelous Song Eugene Butler
Sermon Dr. David Deane from AST was our guest preacher
Postlude Carillon from 24 Pieces in Freestyle Louis Vierne
We were pleased to welcome Dr. David Deane, professor of Christian Theology at the Atlantic School of Theology, as our Anniversary speaker. Dr. Deane is a Roman Catholic layman, educated at Trinity College, University of Dublin, whose theological scholarship is currently focused on Christian moral theology.
In the Community
Christmas Art Show and Sale – Nov. 25-27, Sacred Heart School, 5820 Spring Garden Road. The Contemporary Art Society’s annual holiday show and sale. Friday evening 7-9 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am-5 pm. Information: (902) 457-0920.
EnChor East Singers present Noel, Noel – Sat. Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm at Bethany United Church, and Sun. Dec. 4 at 3 pm at Knox United Church, Lower Sackville. Conducted by Wayne Rogers with accompanist Dean Bradshaw, special guests Jennifer Farrell, soprano, and Curtis Dietz, trumpet. Program includes Karl Jenkins’ “Stella Natalis” plus other holiday songs. Admission $20 general, $15 seniors, with a family rate available on request. Tickets available at the door or at the web site, enchoreast.com.
Nicole Jordan, Alchemy Ensemble and the Halifax Camerata Singers – Sat. Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Halifax. Solstice: Seasonal Songs with Spice features Nicole’s new CD single, Wexford Carol, and a variety of lively music to start off the holiday season. Tickets at the door, or advance sale through Ticket Halifax, $25 adult, $20 senior, and $10 for students/under-waged.
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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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