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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

26 November 2020

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

The church bulletin for Sunday, November 29, 2020* is available here:
*The link for the church bulletin for Sunday, December 6, 2020 will be posted when available.
The video for the service on Sunday, November 29, 2020* is available here:
*The link for the video of the service on Sunday, December 6, 2020 will be posted when available.


Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.


Richmond This Sunday
November 29, 2020

  • Communion Service at St. Mark's (9:00 AM) and at Holy Trinity (11:00 AM); Morning Prayer 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, Connie, Danielle, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Gary, Glenn, Graeme, Helen, Jack, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Katherine, Kevin, Lawrence, Lewis, Linda, Marg, Margaret, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Russel, Steven

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 birthday: Gail Lewis

Are we still remembering the Food Bank ministry when we shop? What is most needed is luncheon meat/fish for children’s lunches and tinned tomatoes. Next deliveries: St. Mark’s (30 November); Holy Trinity (14 December); St. John’s (21 December)

May Mothers’ Union members pray for you? Each church has an MU box for prayer requests or speak to a member. These requests are confidential. Daily, these concerns will be lifted to God.

Give a goat for Christmas? If you’re interested in bringing God’s kingdom a little nearer, why not have a look at the PWRDF’s seasonal gifting opportunities:  In some cases the federal government will multiply a gift six times over.

Both of the Anglican bishops of Saskatchewan are recovering from the Covid virus, one of them from intensive care. From their sick beds they tell their story at [link].

Most of the Anglican dioceses in the West have moved to internet services.


Blue boxes are waiting in the churches to be filled with gifts for the Seafarers' Mission in Saint John to deliver to the ships at the port over the holidays. Deadline is this Sunday (29 November). Did you know that many seafarers have been on board their ship for much longer than their contracts because the pandemic prevents them from going ashore or travelling home? Let us support the physical & mental health of seafarers as they endure danger and isolation each day. Gifts could be hats, gloves, toiletries, game books, Canadian souvenirs, scarves, individually wraps candies, gum, hand lotion, lip balm, dental floss, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, hats.

The Parish Advisory Committee (PAC) is a work meeting with individual parishioners and meeting with quite a variety of views on the future of the parish. PAC can still meet with any parishioner who want to share in person thoughts on the future of the parish. Contact Lisa Cummings (PAC secretary) for arrangements This may be the final time of asking.

Interested in C. S. Lewis? The Atlantic School of Theology is offering an on-line study of Lewis through reading selections from his fiction and theological works. Course begins Wednesday 13 January, 12 noon:  [link]

Forthcoming events/opportunities:

·        On Monday 30 November, Bishop Hockin and friends release on youtube Finding the Stable in the Storm, the first of their Advent meditations, 12:00 PM (noon).  It will be broadcast at [link] Bishop Hockin will be repeating it in person on Tuesday, 1 December at Christ Church Parish Church Fredericton (covid permitting).

·        Also on Monday 30 November, Archbishop Edwards will be the principal consecrator of Sandra Fyfe as 17th bishop of Nova Scotia, 7:00 PM. The ceremony will be broadcast on the diocese’s excellent facebook page:  [link] At least two other bishops will join him as co-consecrators. Do you know why three or more are required?

·        On Monday 7 December, Bishop Hockin and friends release on YouTube Bethlehem Bubble, the second of their Advent meditations, 12:00 PM (noon)

·        On Thursday 10 December, Vestry meets at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM

·        Also on Thursday 10 December, meet Linda Nicholls (the Primate) who will talk about “Being Church in a Pandemic”, 7:00 PM. To get the Zoom details, visit [link]

·         On Friday 11 December, Archbishop Edwards leads an Advent Retreat (on-line), 4:00 PM. Register at [link]

·        On Monday 14 December, Bishop Hockin and friends release on YouTube Finding Faith in a Covid Christmas, the third of their Advent meditations, 12:00 PM (noon)

·        On Monday 21 December, Bishop Hockin and friends release on YouTube Add a Little Luke to the Christmas Cart, the fourth of their Advent meditations, 12:00 PM (noon)


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 Next Sunday
December 6, 2020

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


Parish Outreach:

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

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