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11 April 2024

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Richmond This Sunday
April 14, 2024

Third Sunday of Easter
Alter Colors: 

  • 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer Service at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Jackson Falls, NB

  • 9:00 AM - Communion Service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Hartland, NB

  • 10:30 AM - Morning Prayer Service at St. John's Anglican Church, Richmond Corner, NB

  • 10:30 AM - Sunday School at the Parish Centre, located at St. John's Anglican Church, Richmond Corner, NB

  • 11:00 AM - Communion Service at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Woodstock, NB

  • Find Sunday Bible readings at [link]

Among those we uphold in prayer:  Allen, Cecil, Charles, Cole, Connie, Debbie, Doris, Fern, Frankie, George, Græme, Heather, Helen, Ivan, Joyce, Lawrence, Lynn, Maddie, Marian, Melba, Michelle, Nadine, Nicole, Peggy, Phyllis, Robert, Ronald, Shawn, Sheldon, Shelley, Steven, Tara

Please advise Pat Margison (328-8146) of name deletions as well as name additions.

Whom do you know in hospital?  There’s a convenient way to get a cheery greeting to the hospitalized.  The hospital delivers it.  Parishioners receiving these notes have mentioned how important they are.  Check out:  [Link]

This coming week’s birthdays: Gary Hoyt, Ronald Bell

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop.

Have you checked the parish’s Facebook page lately?  [Facebook].  This week there’s a striking video of the eclipse at Holy Trinity (thank you Ken Tompkins).

On this Saturday (13 April) Maria & Philip Shepherdson will welcome all to an Open House at the rectory, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM.  Best wishes only.

On Saturday 20 April there will be a lay-reader training day at the Cathedral. Its focus will be pastoral visitation. Lay readers in this diocese have already been empowered in at least one case to take charge of a parish, so training in pastoral care is timely. For details and to register, see Layreaders' Day | Layreaders | Anglican Diocese of Fredericton

On Monday 22 April Parish Prayer Time resumes at St. John’s, 6:30 PM.  Pray or meditate quietly, or share what is on your heart (up to 5 minutes).

On Sunday 28 April Archbishop Edwards will induct the Rev Maria Shepherdson as rector of the parishes of Richmond and Woodstock. The service takes place at St. Luke’s, 5:00 PM.  Supper follows in the hall.

Most days the rector offers a brief morning prayer time live at 8:30 AM (and viewable any time later). See Parish of Richmond and Woodstock - YouTube

Our energetic and beloved primate, Archbishop Linda Nichols, has announced that she will retire in the fall.  Last summer’s General Synod voted twice and by a great majority to defer her from mandatory retirement until the meeting of the next General Synod in 2025, but on both occasions the House of Bishops declined to agree by a sufficient margin.  In choosing to retire in mid-September rather than on reaching her mandatory date in October, she ensures that the interim primate will be Ann Germond, the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario.  The other three metropolitan bishops (including Archbishop Edwards) have agreed to this.

St. Luke’s ACW is offering artificial flower arrangements suitable for tombstones ($60). Contact Jean Collicott at 328-8981

Lives of the Saints – preparing for the new rector

11 June 1959:  “Dull wet day & windy.  Frolic at Richmond for Rectory.  Marjorie & I went – also to Woodstock for a present.”


Richmond Next Sunday
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2024

  • Communion at St. Mark's (9:00 AM) and St. John's (10:30 AM) [note time]; Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and St. Luke's (11:00 AM)


Parish Outreach:

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

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