PARISH OF RICHMOND

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By God's grace, building a loving and caring community wherever we are.

Parish notices to:
richmondparish@gmail.com by Thursday afternoon.

Rectory: 328-3042

22 July 2021

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.

Richmond This Week
Alter Colors:  Green

  • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

    • Communion Service at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM); Baptism Service at St. John's (11:00 AM)

    • Find Sunday’s Bible readings at [link]

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    • Evening Prayer at St. Mark's on Wednesday

  • Find every day’s Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Prayer and Compline (modern language) at [link].

Among those we hold up in prayer: Billie, Carolyn, Cathy, Claire, Colby, Cole, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Gail, Gary, Glenn, Helen, Jack, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Katherine, Kevin, Lawrence, Lewis, Linda, Marg, Margaret, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Nicole, Peter, Robert, Russel, Steven

To add (or delete) a name to the parish prayer list, speak to Pat Margison (328-8146) or Wendell Parkinson (325-9519).

This coming week’s birthday: Sandra Black

Remember that there’s a convenient way to get a cheery greeting to someone stuck in hospital. The hospital will deliver it. Check out:  [link]

Please continue to remember the Food Bank when you shop. Particularly needed are tinned tomatoes, vegetables and soups and tinned tuna, ham etc suitable for school lunches.

Have you checked out the parish Facebook page this week?  [Facebook].  See photos from the latest Jackson Falls frolic.

This Sunday will be a red letter day in the Christian community. Ezra, son of Karen and Jeremiah Miller will be baptized at St. John’s, 11:00 AM.

Onward!  During August, Sunday services in the parish will be combined and will take place at 10:00 AM (not 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM).  This is a long-sought move toward the benefits of joint worship.  Combined services begin next Sunday (Aug 1st) at Holy Trinity, 10:00 AM. (Later in the month, they migrate to St. John’s.)

Onward! No sooner is Flower Sunday accomplished than those restless folk at Holy Trinity are turning attention to the fauna of daily life.

There will be a Blessing of the Animals service along with an Animal-themed Art Show on Saturday, 21 August, 2:00 PM (rain date 28 August).  Rick Robinson will lead the service on the large green behind Holy Trinity.  The artwork will be displayed inside the church.  Everyone in our communities and congregations is encouraged to attend.

Participants are invited to bring their up-to-date-vaccinated beloved pets to the service.  We recognize that some animals (elephants, etc.) are not well-suited to travel and do not enjoy being in large groups; in those cases, bring a photograph or artwork to represent the companion animal.  Folk are also welcome to bring cremated remains of a beloved companion animal to the service for blessing.  While no offering will be collected, a financial donation jar will be available in support of the Carleton County Animal Shelter (Debec), as their fundraising has been severely impacted by the pandemic and they're struggling to provide their essential shelter services to the community.

Appropriate COVID protocols will be observed. Limited seats are available so bring your own if feasible. Water will be on hand for animals and something special for their human companions, who will also have access to a washroom (steps involved).

Quiet Evening Prayer continues on Wednesdays at St. Mark’s.  Because of covid the services are not advertised but they are intimate and refreshing.  We are grateful to the lay-readers for carrying on.

Thanks to all who brought flowers to adorn the worship of God on the parish’s 4th Flower Sunday (see photos on facebook and here as the post-service fellowship discusses the various arrangements), now including both Holy Trinity and St. John’s. Offerings ranged from chaste beauty (daylily frame in a rose bowl) to over-the-top extravagance (an arrangement of an uncountable number greenery specimens, symbolizing the abundance of God’s mercy).

Anyone who would like a delivery of highly-scented lilies for themselves or to re-gift to friends can write dbell@unb.ca now. In evenings, a single bloom will perfume an entire room.

In 2021 Richmond parishioners have given more than $4000 to answer calls to support the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.  Please continue to give generously as the PWRDF reaches out in two urgent situations.

  • To give emergency support to the people of the Lytton area of BC through the Emergency Response Fund. See [link]
  • To support covid Vaccine Equity outreach in developing countries, see [Donation Form]

Why we do not applaud in church -- “Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment.” (Pope Benedict, in The Spirit of the Liturgy). For a thoughtful Protestant perspective, see [link] 

Please consider benefitting the “Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Richmond” in your will. The parish has received many bequests over the years, without the interest on which we could not make it financially.

 

RICHMOND NEXT WEEK
August 1-8, 2021
Tenth
Sunday After Pentecost
Alter Colors:  Green

  • Sunday, August 1, 2021:  Parish service of Communion at Holy Trinity (10:00 AM - note time and place)

August 4, 2021

  • Evening Prayer at St. Mark's (7:00 PM)

 

Parish Outreach:

Used eye-glasses?  There is a depository at Progressive Credit Union, Richmond Street, Woodstock.

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KEEPING INFORMED
For many details of activities and lots of photos, join the Facebook page of the “Anglican Parish of Richmond”: http://www.facebook.com and view the parish website at http://www.parishofrichmond.ca/
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