- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com / 902-477-2773 or Janet Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org / 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
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.
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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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