St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin July 16, 2019
What's coming up at St. Matthew's
Tuesdays SummerSounds@Barrington concert, 12:15 pm (see schedule below)
Sat. July 20 Pride Parade, 1 pm. To join other St. Matthew's folks in parade-ing together as
Affirming United Churches, contact Wayne Rogers, email@example.com
Sun. July 21 Pride Service, 10:30 am
Summer Pick-up Choir meets Sundays at 9:45 am
If you are interested in singing with the sanctuary choir this summer, just turn up on Sunday morning at 9:45 am for a brief rehearsal. Over the years we have welcomed lots of guests to our Summer Pick-Up Choir – no gowns, nothing too difficult, and no pressure – so if you have always wanted to try out the choir, have visitors who like to sing, or just feel moved by the spirit to come early for church, you will be welcome.
Thanks to …
Rev. Margaret Sagar, who presided over last Sunday's worship service while Rev. Betsy Hogan is on vacation.
Jazz Service Musicians Jolene Pattison, vocals; Ted MacNeil, drums; Jeff Wirchenko, bass; Wayne Rogers, piano.
Ushering help welcome
There are still some spots left for volunteer ushers during July and August. If you know you will be in church on a particular Sunday and can help out, just click this link to open the sign-up page : https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17186169
Summer hours at St. Matthew's
Summer Church Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 am to noon.
Sanctuary open: Daily Tuesday-Saturday. St. Matthew’s welcomes tourists and visitors not only on Sunday mornings, but also daily Tuesdays to Saturdays, thanks to our Church Guide, Matthew Fraser, who is pleased to share the long history (270 years) of our congregation in Halifax. When not guiding, Matthew will be practising the organ so feel welcome to drop in and listen to him play.
Pastoral Care: 902-423-9209
Summer concerts at St. Matthew's
St. Matthew's hosts lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays in the summer. Concerts run 12:15 to 1 pm with admission by donation ($5 suggested).
July 16 Sandy Schwoebel, flute; Dean Bradshaw, piano
July 23 Triptych Ensemble, voice/cello/piano
July 30 Margaret, Rick, and Scott, mezzo/baritone/piano
Aug 6 Ann Bradley, soprano; Shawn Whynot, piano/organ
Aug 13 Margaret Fay, bassoon; Graham Mackenzie, oboe
Aug 20 Nicholas Higgs, baritone; Tara Scott, piano
Aug 27 Matthew Fraser, organ/piano
Sep 3 Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
Sep 10 Second Chances Jazz Showband
Think about God's green earth this week
Members of the congregation are sharing information about the little things they do to help care for the planet and respond to the climate emergency. On Sundays there is a jar at the door of the sanctuary where we can leave slips of paper that record our climate actions. You do not need to include your name – just the action you took.
Earth Spirit Action Team: Anne Fay, Anne Marie Dalton, Deborah Baker, Elaine Murray, Emma Toohey, Jocelyn Covert, Kathy Woods, Paul Bowlby, Sandra McCulloch, Stephen Mercer
St. Matthew’s Activities
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am
Thursday Noon Bible Study – On hiatus for the summer
Choir Practices – Sanctuary choir and Handbell rehearsals resume in September
Lunch Bunch community choir – On holiday until September
St. Matthew’s Book Club – Third Tuesday
Caritas Service – Second Sunday at 2:30 pm for Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent
Melville Heights Service – Second Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge
Potluck Church -- Fall
Ushering – Click this link to open the sign-up page
Breakfast Teams – Interested in helping with Sunday breakfast? Contact Carol Smillie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Schedule 2019
Congregational Meeting November
Session, Stewards, Board Fall
Worship and Music Sept. 14, East Pennant
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
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