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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

7 November 2019


Richmond This Sunday
November 10, 2019

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

Find Sunday readings in full text at:

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

Among those we hold up in prayer: Barbara, Billie,  Carolyn, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Connie, Corinne, Darryl, Bishop David, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Glenn, Helen, James, Jason, Jeff, Jeremy, Joanne, Joe, John, Kate, Kevin, Lawrence, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Russel, Steven

This coming week’s birthdays: Bonnie Sparks, Ethan Goodwin

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. They especially need pastas (dry and tinned), soups, cereal & luncheon meat. Next deliveries: Holy Trinity (12 November); St. John’s (19 November); St. Mark’s (26 November)

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

This week we have some shots of Holy Trinity on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.

Our condolences to Rick Robinson and family on the death of Rick’s father.

Saturday’s Diocesan Synod came off peacefully. Because last year’s meeting was cancelled, there was an unusual volume of legislative business to get through. A highlight was the debate on how to define the age ceiling for parishes sending a “youth” delegate to Synod (25? or 35?). Twenty people, many of them on the refreshingly younger side, spoke on the motion, with lots of good points. On voting, the Synod was nearly evenly divided, which left in place the current definition of youth (age 16-35). The Bishop’s charge was again about risk-taking in mission to our communities. To read the Bishop’s Charge in its entirety, click here. This parish will be putting together our own new mission plan in the new year.

Sunday’s All Saints Day commemoration at Holy Trinity on the 90th anniversary of its consecration was a crowded, moving occasion, and it was followed by a very high tea. A town councillor was on hand to cut the anniversary cake. Even the orange (possibly red) heritage carpet (est. 1974) never looked better.

The approach of Advent signals heightened interest scarves, caps and shoeboxes. Sunday 17 November is the date for returning Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes (available in every church). Donations of unwrapped hats, gloves and thoughtful small gifts for the Saint John Seafarers’ Mission are also being collected in each congregation.

Forthcoming events:

·        On Wednesday 13 November, St. Luke’s hosts its annual and very celebrated Christmas bazaar, coffee party and conversazione, 9:00 AM

·        On Saturday 16 November, the Debec Quilters are hosting a Craft Bazaar in support of the Trinity Church Hall. Many unique quilted and craft items and complementary refreshments. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon).

Is this the time for you to deepen Christian experience by joining a small group study?

·        Monday night Bible study meets at 24 Hillcrest Avenue, Hartland, 7:00 PM. Study book is Bishop Hockin’s new book on the Parables.

·        Tuesday night Bible study meets at the Rectory, 7:00 PM. It uses a video series on the book of Revelation.

The Compassion Fund helps us respond to immediate needs in our neighbourhoods and has been very active of late. Please assist.

The parish has received bequests under the will of the late Doris Kennedy Gartley Scott (1921-2016) 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
November 17, 2019

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


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