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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

14 February 2019

Richmond this Sunday
February 17, 2019

  • Morning Prayer Service at Home Church (9:00 AM), at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM), and at St. John's (11:00 AM)

Sunday readings in full text with related art and suitable hymns are reproduced conveniently at[link]

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

This coming week’s birthday: Betty Haynes

High heating bills mean more folk are turning food banks for food. Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. John’s (18 February); St. Mark’s (25 February); Holy Trinity (11 March)

Have you seen the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page?  This week there’s a remarkable photo of an outdoor service in 1946.

There’s a list of major diocesan events and discipleship and learning opportunities at  

This Sunday’s Home Church meets at Jewell Stanley’s (112 Pleasant St, Woodstock), 9:00 AM. Cosy on the coldest mornings. Room for all.

Last weekend the Parish of Richmond M-ice (Rod & Susan Black; Andy, Louise, Craig & Rebecca Bell) had a fun time at the  Curl for Cancer. They raised over $500.00 of the $16,000.00 total. Well played.

Next Saturday the Annual Meeting takes place at the Richmond Parish Centre, 10:00 AM. Pot-luck lunch to follow.

The parish Compassion Fund is again in need of contributions.

Are you looking for a way to bless someone? Consider sponsoring a youth for the St. John Ambulance babysitting course coming up on Tuesday 5 March. The $40.00 payment is made directly to St. John Ambulance. For more information contact the Chestnut Library directly (375-4876 - ) or Cindy Derksen (375-4642).

After a long discernment process the Diocesan Council has decided to create the position of Executive Officer in the Synod Office. The appointee will do many of the day-to-day administrative tasks done now by the bishop. This will leave our bishop free to continue to dash from parish to parish but also to take some of the leadership initiatives that only a bishop can do. See the advertisement for this important position at

Monday night Bible discussion continues at 24 Hillcrest Ave, Hartland, 7:00 PM. The subject is our own favourite hymns, talking about how the hymn-writer draws on the Bible and what the hymn speaks to us personally. Room for all.

Tuesday night Bible discussion on the book of Acts continues at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM.

It’s easier to fill Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes when seasonal items become available at a good price. February suggestions are Valentine Day sale items, soap, sewing kits and magnets.

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
February 24, 2019

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


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