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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

13 December 2018

Richmond this Sunday
December 16, 2018

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

This coming week’s birthdays: Sharon Lutwick, Lisa Cummings

High heating bills mean more folk are turning food banks for food. Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: Holy Trinity (17 December); St. John’s (24 December); St. Mark’s (31 December)

Have you viewed the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? See   Latest posting brings back memories of a happy time and some scenes from last Sunday’s lessons and carols service.

Last night the city of Fredericton agreed that the emergency shelter at Bishop’s Court, the bishop of Fredericton’s official residence, may remain open through this winter.

Tonight Vestry and spouses meet for pot-luck at the Rectory, 6:00 PM.

Sunday, December 23, 2018, the future of this parish and the church will present their annual Sunday School Christmas pageant at St John’s, 11:00 AM.

Also, this Sunday will be the last chance to contribute items (caps, socks, etc) as donations to the Seafarer’s Mission (Saint John). Many thanks to the organizers.

Next Thursday Mothers’ Union meets at Nancy Robinson’s for pot-luck, 6:00 PM.

Thanks to her who made the arrangements and to the 15 carollers who participated (some of them twice) in last week’s visits to two seniors’ homes in Woodstock and two in Hartland. It was bless and be blessed.

Thanks also to all who cleaned, baked, arranged, sang and took part in last Sunday’s Lessons & Carols service. A new record was set for the length of time people remained after the service (which is saying something). The fellowship was toasty warm.

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
December 23, 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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