PARISH OF RICHMOND

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The Anglican Church of Canada

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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

15 April 2021

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.

Richmond This Sunday
April 18, 2021
Third Sunday of Easter
Alter Colors:  White

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

  • Sunday School 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, Kevin, Lawrence, Lewis, Linda, Marg, Margaret, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Nicole, Pauline, Peter, 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).

This coming week’s birthdays: The Queen, Archbishop Edwards, Gary Cummings

Please 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 lately? [Parish of Richmond on Facebook]

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]

Vestry meets tonight at Holy Trinity, 7 pm. Socially-distanced oatcakes are promised.

From Easter to Pentecost this parish is collecting socks for a Warm the Toes donation to Sanctuary House. There are collection boxes in each house of worship. See the poster on the parish facebook.

The Mothers’ Union announces that until June the Canadian government will match donations to the PWRDF’s All Mothers and Children Count appeal on a 6-1 basis. Every donated dollar generates 6 further dollars. Read and donate at [PWRDF]

This Monday evening Archbishop Edwards and the ever thoughtful and eloquent Archbishop Mark MacDonald (national indigenous bishop) begin a Zoom series on How Shall We Forgive? explored from Genesis to Now over five Monday nights, 7 pm. It sounds truly interesting. See the schedule and register for the Zoom link at [link]

Our parish has much of quiet charity as members telephone and visit shut-ins, make gift packages for seniors and juniors, support PWRDF and Brookwood and do much else that goes unnoticed.

And then there is the Compassion Fund, now a dozen years old. Since January the Fund has:

·        assisted two families who lost their homes from fire

·        made Easter monetary donations to the Food Bank and Sanctuary House

·        given Sanctuary House gift cards, socks (62 pair), mittens, pyjamas, water bottles, underwear, soap and Easter candy.

Compassion Fund Donations

All contributions were received gratefully. If you know of a neighbourhood situation that needs quiet support, contact Wendell, Louise or Nancy C.

To date the Compassion Fund has assisted people in the amount of $1318 this year, all from donations. Please support the Fund by adding a designated gift to your regular offering.

Next Wednesday (21 April) is Earth Day. Whether we live in a town or on a farm, all are responsible for the well-being of the environment:  [Earth Day]

Bibleproject.com 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:  [link].  You’ll be impressed.

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 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 EASTER SUNDAY
April 25, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Alter Colors:  White

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

 

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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