St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin Jan. 26, 2020
What's coming up at St. Matthew's (* see below for more information)
Sun. Feb. 2 Worship service, 10:30 am
Sun. Feb. 9 Worship and Music Committee, after church (* note new date)
Sun. Feb. 16 - Communion service
- Quarterly meetings (Stewards, Kirk Session, Official Board)
Thanks to …
Margaret Machum, who preached on Sunday while Rev. Betsy Hogan is on study leave. Next week's speaker will be Sara Bartel (Feb. 2). The weekly Bible study will resume in February.
For pastoral care, contact the church office (902) 423-9209.
2020 offering envelopes available
For those who use numbered church envelopes for weekly contributions, the 2020 envelopes are available in the front of the sanctuary.
Many members of St. Matthew's contribute through pre-authorized remittance (PAR), which is an automatic debit transaction. Anyone who would like more information about using PAR should contact Dora in the church office for assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 423-9209.
Canadian Church Calendars
2020 Church Calendars can be purchased ($6) from our Minister of Music, Wayne Rogers.
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Sunday School meets at 10:30 am Sundays. The children gather in church until the Children's Time, then have lessons downstairs. All the children are invited to Sunday School, as they wish, but are also welcome to stay in church with their adults if they’d prefer. Each week is its own lesson. We’re glad to see our children whenever they are able to attend.
Sunday Free Breakfast begins at 8:30 am each week. If you are interested in joining a Breakfast Team, preparing and serving breakfast to neighbours living rough, sheltered, or struggling to make ends meet, email email@example.com. Breakfast teams serve on a 5-week rotation.
Choirs meet on Thursdays – AcabellA Handbell Choir 6:15 pm, Sunday choir 7:30 pm – and on Friday at noon (Lunch Bunch community choir). If you are interested in any of our choirs, contact Wayne Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the Community
2020 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Feb. 1-9 – This is a public declaration of interfaith peace and friendship – something we can all use in these times. The full schedule of information is available online at www.ihhalifax.ca and for more information about the Interfaith Harmony Engagement Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be an Interfaith Harmony Celebration Sun. Feb. 9 from 2-4 pm at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.
RCCO Halifax Centre concert – Sat. Feb. 22 at 7 pm at St. Matthew's. Jean-Willy Kunz, contemporary and jazz organist, in recital.
Church office: (902) 423-9209, email@example.com
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, email@example.com
Student Organist: Matthew Fraser
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca
Ushering – Click this link to open the sign-up page
EarthSpiritAction Resources for Thinking About God's Green Earth: www.stmatts.ns.ca/about/earth-spirit-action-eco-team
Meeting Schedule 2019-20
Congregational Meeting May 3, 2020 (budget)
Session, Stewards, Board Feb. 16, Mar. 8, Apr. 26
Worship and Music Feb. 9
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am
Thursday Noon Bible Study – Resumes in February
Choir Practices – Thursdays – Handbells 6:15 pm, Sanctuary choir 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch community choir – Fridays at 12:15 pm
St. Matthew’s Book Club – Third Tuesday
Melville Heights Service – Third Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge
Potluck Church -- TBA
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