- St. Matthew’s Calendar
- Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast Thursday
- Audi-Visual Working Group established
- St. Matthew’s Book Club: The Lake House
- Weekly eBulletin – sign up today
- Thank you to …
- If you missed Sunday
- 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
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
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 email@example.com)
Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast Thursday
The 10th annual Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:30 am, at the World Trade and Convention Centre. Help St. Matthew’s fill a table! You can purchase a $100 ticket by calling 423-4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and just ask to be at the St. Matthew’s table. Funds raised provide essential clothing, shelter and breakfast for more than 5,000 people each year. The mission is a place of hope, dignity and respect. Caring for those who struggle with poverty and homelessness is supported by this one high-profile fundraiser each year, individual donations, and volunteer participation. This year’s breakfast will feature real stories from real people who have been directly affected by the work of the Mission.
Audio-Visual Working Group
An AV Working Group has been established to optimize our current technology infrastructure in the short term, and then to assess longer term requirements. Members include Tim Covert, Mike Currie, Cupid Daniels, Johan Geldenhuys, Wayne Rogers, and Craig Wallace. The group has enlisted the services of Backman-Vidcom, a local company that specializes in church technology solutions.
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 / email@example.com) or Janet Copeland (902-445-5906 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Though we can’t always make it to church on Sunday, the weekly eBulletin (thanks to Jill Rafuse) 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 email@example.com
Thank you to …
- The Worship and Music Committee for Thanksgiving decorations
- All who brought food offerings today for Feed Nova Scotia
- Hilary Wellard, who sponsored Sunday’s bulletin in honour of the Oct. 8 wedding anniversary of her parents, Frank and Laura Wellard
- All who made a special offering for the Benevolent Fund on Oct. 2. Our Benevolent Fund received $336, which will provide emergency care to those who come to the church in need in the coming weeks.
If you missed Thanksgiving Sunday …
For photos of the Blessing of the Animals, see St. Matthew’s on Facebook
Prelude PRRRelude and Reflection from Cat Suite Denis Bédard
Reading Luke 17: 11-19
Anthem Bless the Beasts and the Children Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin Jr.
Autumn Andy Beck
Sermon If You’re Happy and You Know It …
Postlude Toc-CAT-ta from Cat Suite Denis Bédard
In the Community
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.
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.
Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir – Auditions for boys ages 6–12 years on Sat. Oct. 15 from 11 am- 12 noon, Chapel of University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road. The choir is directed by Nick Halley. More information available at www.capellaregalis.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Church office: email@example.com or (902) 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Free Breakfast: 8 am – Want to volunteer? Contact email@example.com
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: On Holiday
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca
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