eBulletin — Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday


  • St. Matthew’s Calendar
  • St. Matthew’s Book Club
  • Sandwiches for Out of the Cold Shelter
  • Presentation of KAIROS petition to the NS Legislature
  • We’re turning 267!
  • If  you missed Sunday …
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar

Sun. Nov. 13                Worship and Music Committee, after church

Tue. Nov. 15                St. Matthew’s Book Club, see notice below

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)

St. Matthew’s Book Club

Book club meets on the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is Tue. Nov. 15 at 2 pm at Hope Toumishey’s, 24 Ramsgate Lane, Apt. 215, to talk about A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. For more information: Hope at hopet@ns.sympatico.ca / 902-477-2773 or Janet Copeland at j.copeland@ns.sympatico.ca / 902-445-5906

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 on Sun. Nov. 13 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.

Presentation of KAIROS Petition to Nova Scotia Legislature

The Kairos petition in support of Recommendation #62 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (re mandatory education primary to grade 12 in First Nations history and issues) will be presented in the legislature on Tue. Nov. 8 at 1 pm. The presence of supporters will be appreciated. You must have photo ID in order to be admitted to the visitors’ gallery. Many at St. Matt’s signed this petition and should know that action is being taken – their signatures are not in vain! Kairos Halifax is also organizing people to visit MLAs throughout the province to raise this matter.

We’re turning 267!

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.

If you missed Sunday …

Act of Remembrance

Led by Lt.-Col. Fred Donaldson and Rev. Betsy Hogan, with The Last Post and Reveille (Jeff Stern, trumpet) and the singing of O Canada.

1914–1918: Alexander Brown, George M. Campbell, George A. Cunningham, J.H. Laurier Fraser, M. Pearl Fraser, Arthur Hayward, Myrtle Hunt, Royden K. Keith, Rebecca MacIntosh, Charles McMillan, Arthur Ross, Charles S. Ross, David S. Sadler, John Wheaton.

1939–1945: Stephen S. Bird, Lewis Robley Graham, Martin John Hoffman, George A. MacLachlin

We remember those who served and returned from World War 1 and World War 11; those who have served in conflicts since 1945 and in peacekeeping roles around the world; those who have served and serve in Afghanistan. We recognize their contribution to the peace and security of the world.

Prelude            Pastorales                               John S. Dixon

Meditation on St. Anne           Craig A. Penfield

Introit              Crossing the Bar (Seafarers’ Requiem)          Tennyson/Mary Knickle 

Reading           Luke 20: 27-38

Anthem           Wage Peace                Lori True

Sermon            Perspective

Postlude           Rigadoun                    Andre Campra

Thanks to Matthew Fraser, who provided the Prelude and Postlude, and to Jeff Stern, trumpet.

In the Community

Senator Murray Sinclair – Wed. Nov. 9 at 7 pm, McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary’s University. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project present Indigenous Perspectives, as part of the ongoing Racism series. How and why do the impacts of history persist? How is racism directly or indirectly manifested in our society?  What are our obligations to address racism? How do we reconcile divisions created by racism? How do we directly or indirectly reinforce racism?  How is racism holding us back? Speaker is Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Free admission, reception to follow. You can watch it live at www.ccepa.ca or attend in person.

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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