eBulletin — Sunday Sept. 4, 2016

Sept. 4, 2016 – St. Matthew’s United Church e-Bulletin

Summer activities winding up


  • St. Matthew’s Calendar
  • Please remember in your prayers …
  • Thank you to …
  • St. Matthew’s Book Club resumes Sept. 20
  • Annual reports were due Sept. 3
  • If  you missed Sunday
  • In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar


Thursday is Choir night –  Handbells, 6–7 pm, Choir, 7:30–9 pm ( If you are interested in choirs, please email Wayne Rogers at humber@ns.sympatico.ca)

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)

Sat. Sept. 3                 Annual Reports Were Due!

Sun. Sept. 11              Final Q&A discussion about Remits (structural changes to the

United Church of Canada), after church

Sun. Sept. 18              Quarterly meetings of Session, Stewards, Official Board

Sun. Sept. 25              Voting on Remits, after church


Please remember in your prayers …

  • Students and teachers beginning a new school year this week
  • Steph Currie, Tom Fraser, Michael Moors, and Angela Dini of our congregation, each beginning a new university program

 Thank you to …

  • Matthew Fraser, an organ student of Wayne Rogers, for playing for the Sept. 4 service, and to Terry Hurrell, who led the choir while Wayne was on holiday

St. Matthew’s Book Club resumes Sept. 20

The first meeting this fall will be on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 2 pm at the home of Joyce Anderson, Melville Heights, 24 Ramsgate Lane, Halifax.  The book we will be discussing is “The High Mountains of Portugal” by Yann Martel.  For information, contact Hope Toumishey (902-477-2773, hopet@ns.sympatico.ca) or Janet Copeland (902-445-5906, j.copeland@ns.sympatico.ca).

Annual Reports were due Sept. 3

Committee chairs are reminded that year-end reports were due by Sept. 3. Please submit to Dora at the church office by email – stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

If you missed last Sunday …

Prelude            Chorale from Suite de Concert           Denis Bedard

Reverie                                                Noel Rawsthorne

Reading           Luke 14:25-33

Anthem           Lead Me, Lord                                     Samuel Wesley

Sermon            Serious Business

Postlude          Praeludium in C Major (BWV 553)     Johann Sebastian Bach

In the Community

Save the Date – 10th annual Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:30 am, at the World Trade and Convention Centre. This year will feature real stories from real people who have been directly affected by the work of the Mission. Tickets $1,000 (table) or $100 each. Reserve by calling (902) 423-4605 or email bsm1@eastlink.ca


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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