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Parish of Richmond e-News

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Parish notices to: by Thursday afternoon.

Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

16 August 2018

Richmond this Sunday
August 19, 2018

  • Morning Prayer Service at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and at St. John’s (11:00 AM)
  • Readings: 1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 35, 51-58

Richmond this Wednesday
August 22, 2018

  • Evening Prayer at St. Mark's (7:00 PM)

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

This coming week’s birthdays: Sheila Smith, Eleneor Wilson, Robert Foster

Anniversaries: Andrew & Darla Martin, Jennifer & Mark Sewell

Hunger does not take a summer holiday. Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. John’s (20 August); St. Mark’s (27 August); Holy Trinity (10 September)

Have you viewed the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? See

Tomorrow (Friday) noon everyone is invited to join for lunch on the very nice verandah of the Covered Bridge Golf Club, Hartland (Somerville side). Gather beginning about 11:45 AM. Weather forecast is pleasant.

This Saturday evening Rob & Becky English, missionaries to the Philippines, tell of their experiences at St. John's, 7:00 PM. They will be joined by two musical groups, including Carleton County’s young Filipino singers: see There will be a free will offering in support of the Englishes’ work in the Philippines.

At next Wednesday’s Evening Prayer the guest preacher will be Ray Andersen of Bairdsville and the guest musician will be Amy Anderson. Mr Andersen is usually known as the father of a singing star and as husband of a famous baker. He is also a fine preacher. Invite a friend.

Thanks to those who opened the churches last Friday evening for prayer.

Many thanks to those who organized and worked such long hours at Saturday’s Parish Centre funeral reception tor the family of the late Ralph Harley.

Thanks also to Canon Bruce & Mary Lee McKenna for coming among us last night in their weary and sorrowful condition to lead a quietly powerful service of Evening Prayer.

In the video of this summer’s Diocesan Choir School you can spot familiar faces/voices:

Follow Camp Brookwood’s facebook page at

We count on Brookwood’s ministry to children and youth. Brookwood counts on us.

Vestry have decided to transition to new hymnbooks for St. John’s, the same Common Praise (1998) books in use elsewhere in the parish. They would welcome donations towards hymnbooks as memorials for a loved one or as an expression of thanksgiving. Books with music cost $42.00 and words-only books cost $25.00. Please add the dedication information with your offering.

About six months from now the Parish will again be sending items to Saint John for the Christmas gifts that the Seafarer's Mission give to the people who sail the ships that stop at Saint John. In preparation for this opportunity, why not pick up some 'extras' for these gifts to seafarers, such as the Canadian and New Brunswick souvenirs that are readily available over the summer; eg, postcards, lapel pins, magnets, key chains.

On the same theme, it’s also not too soon to be collecting small things for use in Operation Christmas Child. One seasonal idea is school supplies or summer sales of clothing.

Forthcoming events ~

·       On Sunday 16 September the annual Memorial Service takes place at St. John’s. 3:00 PM

·       On Sunday 23 September the annual Memorial Service takes place at St. Mark’s, 3:00 PM

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 Week
August 26 - September 1, 2018

  • On Sunday, Communion at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and St. John’s (11:00 AM)
  • On Wednesday, Evening Prayer at St. Mark’s (7:00 PM)



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