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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

16 May 2019

Thy Kingdom Come!

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Richmond This Sunday
May 19, 2019

  • Communion at St. Mark's (9:00 AM) and St. John's (11:00 AM); Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 am)
  • Sunday School at the Parish Centre (11:00 am)

Find readings in full text at:

Among those we hold up in prayer: Al, Andy, Billie, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Bishop David, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Helen, James, Jason, Jeremy, Joe, Joanne, John, Kate, Kevin, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Russel, Steven, Tammy, Wayne

This coming week’s birthdays: Peggy Martin, Harry Parkinson, Marg Wilson

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. They especially need pastas (dry and tinned), soups, cereal & luncheon meat. Next deliveries: St. John’s (20 May); St. Mark’s (27 May); Holy Trinity (10 June)

Have you seen the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page?  Today’s additions include a striking photo of parishioners from 2015 and visuals on the Thy Kingdom Come movement.

There’s a list of major diocesan happenings and discipleship and learning opportunities at   They include:

·        The Bishop’s 5th spring pilgrimage (Saint John and Kings County) takes place 29 May – 12 June. The Bishop invites all to join him for an hour or a day. See route details at

·        Friday/Saturday 14-15 June: Putting Down Deep Roots gathering at UNB with Michael Frost. This is a major Diocesan event, with accommodation available at UNB. Details and registration at:

·        Sunday 23 June: Ordination of Harold Boomer at Christ Church Cathedral, 4:00 PM.

Tonight the interment of Adrian Bell takes place at St Mark’s churchyard, 6:00 PM.

On Wednesday 29 May [note change] a Memory Cafe will be held at St Luke’s hall, 12 noon to 2:00 PM. Volunteers are always welcome to help with setting up and the clean-up.

Attention ladies -- On Thursday 23 May a bridal shower in honour of Bonnie Sparks takes place at the Parish Centre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Bring along your favourite dish for a pot luck supper. To email contributions for Bonnie’s surprise bridal shower gift please contact Susan Black at or Nancy Robinson at

Make Memories Matter!  On Sunday 26 May a Walk for Alzheimers starts at the NBCC in Woodstock, 1:00 PM. Consider walking or sponsoring a walker for this event. For information, contact Cindy Derksen or Marilyn MacDonald. This is a chance to practice for the Bishop’s Pilgrimage.

Attention all – The whole parish is invited to attend and celebrate the nuptials of Scott Goodine and Bonnie Sparks at St John’s on Sunday 9 June, 1:00 PM.

A Strawberry Tea at the Richmond Parish Centre in support of Meghann Palmer is announced for Thursday 27 June.

The Compassion Fund is active. This fund responds to local urgencies (burnt out families, gas money for hospital travel, etc). All funds come from our own extra offerings.

Tuesday night Bible discussion (book of Acts) continues at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM. Room for all.

It’s easier to fill Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes when seasonal items become available at a good price. Suggested are underwear, craft items and beads.

The parish has received bequests under the will of the late Doris Scott of Centreville and several others, in this case to support the St. John’s Cemetery fund. 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
May 26, 2019

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


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