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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

2 April 2020

Richmond This Week
April 5 - 11, 2020

  • Find each day’s Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Prayer and Compline (modern language) at [link]
  • To join in daily services within this diocese, see:
    •  Litany at 6:00 pm: online reading of a prayer litany Monday through Saturday at 6:00 pm.  Join via your web browser for video or via telephone at 647-374-4685 (this is not a toll free number but is Canadian).  The meeting id is 726-239-602.  The liturgy will be displayed on the video call, or can be found starting on page 30 of the Book of Common Prayer or here.
    •  The Rev. Paul Ranson hosts Morning Prayer on the Zoom platform, every weekday morning at 8:00 am.  Join via your web browser for video or via telephone at 647-558-0588 (this is not a toll free number but is Canadian). The meeting id is 844-546-952.
    •  St. George's, Parish of Moncton, live-streams its services each weekday at 8:30 am (MP), 12 noon (MDP) and 5 pm (EP); Wednesday 5:15 (HC); Thursday 10 am (HC); Fridays in Lent 7 pm (Stations of the Cross); Saturday 8:30 am (MP), 5 pm (EP), 5:15 (HC); Sunday 8 am (HC), 9:15 am (MP), 10:00 am (HC), 5 pm (EP) and 5:15 (HC); Sundays in Lent 8 p.m. (Compline). Click here for the Facebook Live link.
  • To join Sunday worship services within this Diocese, see:
  • For specialized Anglican hand-washing, see [Link]

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

This coming week’s birthdays:  Scott Goodine, Nancy Robinson

Be sure to be checking out the extra-special material appearing on the parish’s facebook page:  [LINK]

Did you know that the parish’s website is managed by Ken Tompkins, the weekly bulletin by the rector, the e-News by David Bell and the Facebook by Marilyn Wilson? To reach the rector, use his direct email (listed at the top of this page). “Reply” emails to the e-news go only to the e-news, not the rector.

Women of any age looking to deepen their spiritual focus within a women’s religious community in Ontario for up to a year (apparently with expenses paid) should check out this story:  [LINK]

In these weeks/months when in-person collective worship is suspended, the Parish is still called on to pay bills. Some parishioners help by using the e-offering service. A set amount is automatically deducted from their bank account and credited to the parish, to the PWRDF, to Camp Brookwood, etc as they have directed. Deductions are weekly or monthly, according to choice, and go through even when Sunday worship is cancelled by storms and viruses. If you are able to help the parish to pull though this crisis financially, get in touch with Cindy Derkson (375-4642). You will need your bank account number (if you still use cheques, it’s the numbers on the bottom of a cheque) and the amount of your automatic contribution to the parish general fund and any others you support. In the best of times, a parish’s finances are touch-and-go. These are times of challenge.

One of the 20th century greatest musical hits was the string quartet of Samuel Barber (1910-81). Composed in the late 1930s, its slow movement (adagio) became known when played at the funeral of President Roosevelt in 1945 and universally famous when repeated in 1963 at the request of Mrs Kennedy. After the Kennedy funeral it was so popular as meditative music for somber occasions that Barber reset the adagio movement for voice, using the traditional text of the Agnus Dei (“O Lamb of God…”). As early as John’s gospel. Christian tradition came to associate the atoning death of Jesus with the slaughtered lamb that had caused the angel of death to pass over the Israelites as they prepared to flee Egypt. In that sense, Jesus could be seen as the “lamb of God”.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, 
dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us/ Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace.

Barber’s setting of the Latin text of these few words is complex, with as many as eight lines of music happening at once. The result is a meditative masterpiece, by no means merely pleasant:  [LINK]


Forthcoming events:

·        On Sunday 31 May, Holy Trinity hosts a liturgy of the old carpet service. Not to be missed.

You can glad to know that Compassion Fund continues to do good work responding to immediate needs in our neighbourhoods. Contact Wendell, Louise or Nancy C.

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).

Parish Outreach:

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

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