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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

20 September 2018

Richmond this Sunday
September 23, 2018

  • Communion at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and at St. John's (11:00 AM); Evening Prayer at St. Mark's (3:00 PM)
  • Readings:  Proverbs 31: 10-31; Psalm 1; James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37

Among those we hold up in prayer: Al, Albert, Billie, Blaine, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Frankie, James, Jason, Joe, Kate, Kevin, Linda, May Izabella, Nadine, Peter, Robert, Ruby, Russel, Steven, Tammy

This coming week’s birthdays: Pam Parkinson, Charles Wilson, Rebecca Cullins

Anniversaries: Ken & Kim Tompkins, Wendell & Melba Parkinson

Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. Mark’s (24 September); Holy Trinity (15 October); St. John’s (22 October)

Have you viewed the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? See  This week there’s a photo of a familiar face removing the old carpet at St. Mark’s.

Tonight Bishop Edwards and Shawn Branch lead a “town hall” discussion of possible enlargement of the General Synod’s marriage canon at St. Luke’s, 6:30 PM.

On this Sunday Harold Boomer will be ordained at St. Luke’s at 10:30 AM and the St. Mark’s Memorial Service will be at 3:00 PM.

Thanks to Pat Margison for coordinating last week’s Parish photography days so smoothly.

Thanks also to the organizers and all who helped make Saturday’s benefit concert for The McGuires a big success:

  • Covey Basics for the posters
  • Ken for helping with the parking
  • Everyone who cooked and helped with the lunch

We were able to give them a love offering of $1330.00.

Vestry have decided to transition to new hymnbooks for St. John’s, the same Common Praise (1998) books in use elsewhere in the parish. They would welcome donations towards hymnbooks as memorials for a loved one or as an expression of thanksgiving. Books with music cost $42.00 and words-only books cost $25.00. Please add the dedication information with your offering.

December is only three months away and the Parish will again be sending items to Saint John for the Christmas gifts that the Seafarer's Mission give to the people who sail the ships that stop at Saint John. Many are from warmer countries and are ill-equipped for winter. In preparation for this opportunity, why not pick up gloves, socks and hats/toques? And why not pray for the seafarers and the people that minister to the seafarers?

On the same theme, Operation Christmas Child shoebox time approaches. One suggestion is colouring books, jump ropes or small calculators. And remember your toonie.

Forthcoming events ~

  • On Friday 21 September the annual Take Back the Night march in protest against violence, especially family violence, begins at the Woodstock Community College, 7:00 PM. The Mothers’ Union encourages you to attend.

  • On Sunday 23 September Harold Boomer will be ordained deacon at St. Luke’s, 10:30 AM

  • On Sunday 23 September the annual Memorial Service takes place at St Mark’s, 3:00 PM

  • On Thursday 27 September Mothers’ Union meets at the Rectory, 7:00 PM.  All welcome.

  • On Thursday 25 October the Woodstock archdeaconry Greater Chapter meets at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM

  • On Saturday 27 October the annual Brookwood fundraising dinner (roast beef, with chicken option) takes place at the Florenceville Legion (Greenfield Road), 5:00 PM.  Tickets ($20.00) are available from Cindy Derksen.

The parish has received a bequest under the will of the late Gladys Tracy. When writing your own will, do not leave money to a specific congregation as individual congregations are not incorporated. The way to handle it is to leave money to the parish for the purpose of supporting a particular congregation or house of worship, if that is what you want. For Camp Brookwood, you would leave money to the Diocesan Synod of Fredericton for the use of Camp Brookwood.

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

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Richmond Next Sunday
September 30, 2018

Communion at St. Mark’s (9:00 AM) and St. John’s (11:00 AM); Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM)


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