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Rectory: 328-3042

25 February 2021

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.

Richmond This Sunday
February 28, 2021
Second Sunday In Lent
Alter Colors:  Red

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

  • Sunday School at the Parish Centre (11:00 AM)

  • Find Sunday’s Bible readings at [link]

  • Find every day’s Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Prayer and Compline (modern language) at [link].

Among those we hold up in prayer: Billie, Carolyn, Cathy, Cole, Connie, Danielle, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Gary, Glenn, Graeme, Helen, Jack, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Katherine, Kevin, Lawrence, Lewis, Linda, Marg, Margaret, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Russel, Steven

To add (or delete) a name to the parish prayer list, speak to Pat Margison (328-8146) or Wendell Parkinson (325-9519).

This coming week’s birthday: Suzanne Wilson

Have you checked out the parish Facebook page lately? For this Lenten season there are some very rich prayers being posted daily. There are also illustrated news items on St. Mark’s congregational initiative to assist the Fredericton homeless shelter and the dedication of Holy Trinity’s hand-knit philanthropy on the Charles Wilson mitten tree.

This Saturday the Richmond Parish annual meeting of voting members takes place socially distanced in the nave of St. John’s Church Richmond Corner (attached to the Parish Centre), 10:30 AM. Owing to covid, the thought is to have a briefer meeting than usual.

Attached to this email is a copy of the Richmond Parish annual report for 2020. Paper copies are available at the meeting and in the churches. Much credit and thanks go to Marilyn Wilson for the report’s design and compilation.

This Sunday’s Morning Prayer at St. John’s will feature the 2021 World Day of Prayer order of service provided by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada. Music in the video is by New Brunswick musicians and our friend Shirley DeMerchant does prayers. The country of study this year is Vanuatu. Donations be made by cheque mailed to The Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ont M5S 2C3 or through

Archbishop Edwards has written all parishes to let us know that the Ho Mobile Medical clinic (a specialized bus that would be built in Moncton and shipped to Ghana) is now only $16,000 short of the target of $268,000. This funding gap has to be filled by mid-March or a major funder (Rotary International) will withdraw its commitment and the project will collapse. The bishop asks those who are able to ensure that it goes forward. Gifts from vestries and individuals should be sent to Synod Office marked for the Ho Medical Clinic. Donations can also be made online at

Diocesan Synod office staff thank all who assisted their Coldest Night of the Year fundraising project to help the John Howard Society and homeless youth. The original goal was $1000, then $2000. In the end they raised $4165, being the third highest Anglican total in Canada.

Each Wednesday noon in Lent the dioceses of Fredericton and Nova Scotia co-offer a Zoom Bible study on discipleship. Get the Zoom link by clicking "register" at [link].

Each Wednesday evening since the covid crisis began the Archbishop and others meet on Zoom for a brief service of Litany. Find the Zoom link at [link]

At 6:00 PM every day in February the archbishops of Canterbury and York lead worldwide prayer for God’s and our care for those impacted by the covid pandemic. They invite all to join with them.

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

Please consider benefitting the “Corporation of the Anglican Parish of Richmond” in your will. The parish has received many bequests over the years, without the interest on which we could not make it financially.

March 7, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent
Alter Colors:  Red

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


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