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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

25 June 2020

The church bulletin for Sunday, June 28, 2020 is available here:
The video for the service on Sunday, June 28, 2020* is available here:
*The link for the video of the service on Sunday, July 5, 2020 will be posted when available.

Public worship continues this week in

circumstances of risk mitigation.

 Remember your mask.

Post-service conversation and tea from your own thermos can proceed outside.



Richmond This Week
June 28 - July 4, 2020

·        On Sunday, June 28th, Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and at St. John’s (11:00 AM)

·        On Wednesday, July 1st, Evening Prayer at St. Mark's (7:00 PM)

·        Find Sunday’s Bible readings at

·        Find every day’s Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Prayer and Compline (modern language) at:

·        Six nights a week Bishop Edwards and friends offer a short Litany service at 6:00 PM. Be encouraged to tune in via your web browser for video.

Among those we hold up in prayer: Barbara, Billie, Carolyn, Cathy, Cole, Connie, Corinne, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Glenn, Helen, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Josh, Kevin, Kim, Lawrence, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Reg, Robert, Robin, Russel, Steven

This coming week’s birthday: Matthew Goodwin

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. Mark’s (29 June); Holy Trinity (13 July); St. John’s (20 July)

Our congratulations to graduates: Gage McBride (son of Steven & Wendy McBride); Austin Lutwick (son of Tommy Lutwick); Brennan Carpenter (son of Greg & Cindy Carpenter)

On Wednesday, Evening Prayer resumes at St Mark’s, 7:00 PM.  Scent alert: peonies. (Sunday worship resumes in September.)

Did you know that, in addition to daily Litany at 6:00 PM (see above), on most days Bishop Edwards broadcasts a short reflection? See

Vestry has agreed to foundation and related work at St. Mark’s.  Synod approval is being sought. Half of the funds will come from the St. Mark’s memorial fund; the Vestry will borrow the rest from Holy Trinity’s Arthur Graham bequest, to be repaid by St. Mark’s.  This is a once-in-a-generation refurbishment.

A great time to join e-Offering  There's never been a better time! Help alleviate the financial burden the parish is under during this pandemic. Thirteen parishioners have signed up. Some e-contribute monthly and some weekly. Please join them by speaking to Cindy Derksen. If we could double the number of e-contributors, the parish would be in quite stable financial shape no matter how many Sunday snowstorms, Florida holidays and world crises might come and we could focus on things more important.

Epiphanies is the national church’s new on-line magazine for discussion of issues of the day in thoughtful context. The latest issue is on Differences. Our ancestors took difference for granted. That’s not so any longer, so the question is how do we react to difference. Do we pretend that it does not exist because that’s what polite people do, or do we acknowledge it: but then what? Find the magazine at

Remember that there’s a convenient way to get a cheery greeting to someone stuck in hospital. The hospital will deliver it. Check out:

The parish has received many bequests over the years, without the interest on which we could not make it financially. When remembering the parish in 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).


Richmond next Week
July 5-11, 2020

·        On Sunday, Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and St. John’s (11:00 AM)

·        On Wednesday, Evening Prayer at St. Mark’s (7:00 PM)


Parish Outreach:

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

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