eBulletin — Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016



  • St. Matthew’s Calendar
  • Potluck Church Tuesday Oct. 25 at 5:30 pm
  • Issues about life and death – a conversation Oct. 30
  • Happy birthday to …
  • If  you missed Sunday
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar

Tue. Oct. 25                Potluck Church, 5:30-7 pm in the sanctuary, see notice below

Sun. Oct. 30                 Conversation about end of life issues, after church, 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)

Potluck Church Tuesday Oct. 25 at 5:30 pm

All are invited to church the way Jesus did it: with food! At Potluck Church, all ages share supper and a theme conversation together around tables in the sanctuary. Just bring yourself and something to share – a homemade casserole, a bag of apples, Mr. Sobey’s daily special – and enjoy good company.

Issues about life and death – a conversation Oct. 30

On Sun. Oct. 30, after church, there will be an Open Conversation about ways we think about life, suffering, end-of-life issues, and death. We’re invited into this conversation with a short piece written by Rev. Dr. Linda Yates and submitted to the United Church regarding Bill C-14 (Assisted Dying). If you would like to receive this e-document, please email Betsy at stmatts.betsy@ns.sympatico.ca

Happy birthday to …

  • Mike Currie, celebrating his 55th birthday. Because Paula Daniels provided a delicious cake, we have already celebrated this happy occasion!

If you missed Sunday …

Prelude            Berceuse                     Louis Vierne

Reading           Luke 18: 9-14

Anthem           Let All the World in Every Corner Sing           Alfred Whitehead

Sermon            Supernatural Interventionist

Postlude           Trumpet Tune                        Charles Callahan

Thanks to Matthew Fraser, who on Sunday played the organ for our second hymn, “We Are Pilgrims on a Journey”

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 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.


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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