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Rectory: 328-3042

17 June 2021

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.

Richmond This Week
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Alter Colors:  Green

  • Morning Prayer Service at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM), and at St. John's (11:00 AM); No Service at St. Mark's this week due to renovations.

  • Sunday School Closing Service at the Parish Centre (11:00 AM)

  • Find Sunday’s Bible readings at [link]

  • 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, Cole, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Gail, Gary, Glenn, Helen, Jack, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Katherine, Ken, Kevin, Kim*, Lawrence, Lewis, Linda, Marg, Margaret, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Nicole, Pauline, Peter, Ralph*, Robert, Russel, Steven
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To add (or delete) a name to the parish prayer list, speak to Pat Margison (328-8146) or Wendell Parkinson (325-9519).

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]

This coming week’s birthdays: Jewell Stanley, Karen Miller, Jessica Smith, Logan Weeks, Riley Martin, Raymond Anderson

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. The photo below from last Sunday highlights Holy Trinity’s latest offering.

Have you checked out the parish Facebook page this week?  [Facebook]

Congratulations to this month’s parish-connected graduates: Allyson Cummings, Evan Findlater, Ethan Goodwin, Riley Mae Martin, Kendra Minard, Nicholas Veinot.

Vestry meets tonight at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM.

The annual Sunday School closing takes place this coming Sunday at St John’s, 11:00 AM.  As it is also Fathers’ Day, the children are excited to be taking part in the service.  All parishioners are specially invited to show their support for this ministry by and to children.

This Sunday, being the Sunday nearest the summer solstice, is Indigenous Day of Prayer in Anglican Canada. On Saturday night, Archbishop MacDonald leads a national online service for healing, restoration and return:  [link]

On Monday evening (21 June) the parish of Hampton sponsors a film on the doctrine of discovery and its implications for all that came after, 7:30 PM.  (The doctrine of discovery holds that when European nations discovered an “empty” territory, it became theirs. The doctrine became part of the legal and moral justification for dispossessing aboriginals, who were said to have no rights to possession in the first place, so that there could be no dis-possession.) Join the viewing at [link].

Foundation work at St Mark’s continues. Gawkers abound.  Photos from Thursday morning show parts of the new foundation.  In contrast to the work on the church, the adjacent cemetery looks like it has never been groomed more perfectly.


The Anglican Foundation has made a special appeal for support for a Say Yes to Kids initiative. The Foundation will match monies raised and then turn the whole into grants to parishes in support of initiatives to children, youth and their families. Please spread the word and together let's Say Yes! to Kids in the Diocese of Fredericton! Join and/or donate to our diocesan team (Fredericton Helping Families) here.

Tomorrow and Saturday Archbishop Edwards presides over the synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, to be held via Zoom. (Here, “Canada” means all the dioceses in Québec, NB, NS/PEI and Nfld.)

Many people are now aware that Canadian attempts to Christianize or Protestantize native Indians began in New Brunswick in the 1780s with, among other things, the Indian school at what is now Lower Woodstock. In terms of economic and sexual exploitation, the worst known abuses were at Sussex. Archbishop Edwards has recently pointed out this sad story and provided a link to an instructive article:  [article link]

Each Wednesday evening since the covid crisis began, the Archbishop and others meet on Zoom for a brief service of Litany. Find the Zoom link at [link]. is a Bible understanding resource available in video format. For the books I checked, it has proved really good. Have a look at the video on the oldest surviving Christian writing, the epistle to the Philippians:  [Philippians video].  You’ll be impressed.

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.


June 27, 2021
Sunday After Pentecost
Alter Colors:  Green

  • Communion Service at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM), and at St. John's (11:00 AM); St. Mark's - tba


Parish Outreach:

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

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