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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

15 February 2018

David Smith

Sadly, we have received word of the death of David Smith who, with wife Sheila, was a faithful and active summer member of the Holy Trinity congregation in recent years. Kim Smith of Holy Trinity is their son. The funeral is tomorrow from St George’s church, Barrie Ont. Our condolences to Sheila, Kim and the whole family. At Sheila’s request, donations in David’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Memorial fund.

Richmond this Sunday
February 18, 2018

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

·         Readings: Genesis 9: 8–17; Psalm 25: 1–9; 1 Peter 3: 18–22; Mark 1: 9–15

Richmond next Wednesday

·        Communion at St John’s (6 pm), followed by Bible study.

Among those whom we hold up in prayer: Billie, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Irene, James, Jason, Jordan, Katherine, Nadine, Robert, Russel, Steven, Tammy

Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. John’s (19 February); St. Mark’s (26 February); Holy Trinity (12 March)

For pastoral matters contact the Ven Rod Black at the Rectory 328-3042.

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

This Saturday the Richmond parish annual meeting takes place at the Parish Centre, 10:00 AM. Pot-luck lunch to follow.

This Sunday Home Church meets at the home of the Blacks (1629 Route 550, Bloomfield), 9:00 AM. Room for all.

On Wednesday Woodstock Lenten services continue at St James United, 12:05 PM.

Operation Christmas Child reminds us that the post-Valentine season is a good time to be taking advantage of sales of stuffed animals etc that will come in handy at year’s end.

Small group ministries ~

·        Monday evening Bible discussion based on Bishop’s Hockin’s book on the Lord’s Prayer at the Clarkes (24 Hillcrest Avenue, Hartland), 7:00 PM

·        Wednesday evening Bible discussion based on Bishop’s Hockin’s book on the Lord’s Prayer at the Parish Centre (7:00 PM) preceded by Communion (6:00 PM)

During Easter this parish will join the rest of the diocese in studying Surprise the World by Michael Frost, the book recommended by the recent Diocesan Synod. The cost is $8.00. Email the rector ASAP if you want a copy.

Upcoming Events ~

·         On Saturday 17 February, Richmond annual meeting at the Parish Centre, 10:00 AM

·         On Wednesday 21 February, Camp Brookwood’s annual meeting takes place at St. James church, Centreville, 7:00 PM (Pizza at 6:00 PM).  All invited.

·         On Wednesday 28 February, Communion at Riverside Court, 10:30 AM. All parishioners invited.

·         On Friday 2 March, World Day of Prayer is marked at Trinity United Church (Debec), 7:00 PM (pot-luck at 6 pm).

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 25, 2018

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


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