eBulletin — Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016



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  • Thank you to …
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  • Congratulations to …
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar

Sat. Oct. 15                 Nocturne Art at Night, 6 pm-midnight, featuring Halifax Circus

Tue. Oct. 18                St. Matthew’s Book Club, see notice below

Sun. Nov. 6                  Remembrance Sunday

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


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

Daytime Bible Study  – Thursdays, 12 noon–1 pm

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. Matthews Book Club 

The next meeting of the book club will be Tue. Oct. 18 at 2 pm at Margaret Machum’s house. The book we will be reading is The Lake House by Kate Morton. For more information contact Hope Toumishey (902-477-2773 / hopet@ns.sympatico.ca) or Janet Copeland (902-445-5906 / j.copeland@ns.sympatico.ca)

Weekly eBulletin

Though we can’t always make it to church on Sunday, the weekly eBulletin makes it possible to keep up with the news and announcements of upcoming events. If you would like to receive this, please email the office at stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

Thank you to …

  • Mike Currie, for extensive work to the upstairs bathroom (new flooring and toilet so far!) and for the fine, highly-visible number plate indicating the street address for the church

If you missed Sunday …

Prelude            Arioso              J.S. Bach

Reading           Luke 18: 1-18

Anthem           Thanks be to Thee       G.F. Handel / C. Lefebvre

Sermon            Resistance is Futile

Postlude           Hornpipe from Water Music             G.F. Handel

Congratulations to …

  • Jill and Bill Rafuse, welcoming a third grandchild and first grandson: Thomas John Rafuse, son of Simon Rafuse and Jennie Dobbs, Halifax
  • Matthew Fraser, organist for the Halifax Circus’ presentations during Nocturne

In the Community

Nova Voce in concert – Fri. Oct. 29 at 7:30 pm, Bedford United Church. Tickets $15 available through www.novavoce.com

Halifax Camerata Singers Remembrance concert – Sat. Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm, Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Clayton Park. Camerata is bringing back its popular remembrance-themed concert with special guests the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus and saxophonist Tristan de Borba.  On a theme of consolation, this concert offers strength through remembering, and encourages us to strive for peace in the world. If you haven’t heard the acoustics of St. Benedict’s (where there is LOTS of parking), this would be a great concert to attend. Tickets $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 students/under-waged at www.tickethalifax.com and at the door. A three-concert subscription package is also available at a 30% discount. Contact Jill Rafuse in our choir for information.
Christmas Tea and Sale – Sat. Nov. 5 from 2-4:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax. Emporium, books, new-to-you, jellies, pantry, aprons, knitted items, and the Best Tea in Town. Early arrivals treated to music in the sanctuary. Cost $7 adult, or 5 for $30, children under 12 years only $1.

The Rocky Horror Show – Oct. 20 to Nov. 5 with the Dartmouth Players. Let’s do the Time Warp Again! Directed by Jolene Pattison and Scott Taylor from our congregation. Special Hallowe’en show on Oct. 31 at 9 pm. Tickets at Ticketpro.ca

For All the Saints – Sun. Nov. 6 at 4 pm, Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. The annual musical celebration of All Saints and All Souls with the University of King’s College Chapel Choir, directed by Paul Halley. Featuring the double-choir Mass in G Minor by R. Vaughan Williams and works by Barber, Poulenc, Britten, Gabrieli. Hymns accompanied by the pipe organ and Maritime Brass Quintet. Tickets www.tickethalifax.com or 902-422-6278.

Senator Murray Sinclair – Wed. Nov. 9 at 7 pm, McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary’s Univeristy. 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.

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: On Holiday

On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca


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