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Parish of Richmond e-News

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Parish notices to: by Thursday afternoon.

Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

6 August 2020

The church bulletin for Sunday, August 2, 2020* is available here:
*The link for the church bulletin for the service on Sunday, August 9, 2020 will be posted when available.
The video for the service on Sunday, August 9, 2020* is available here:
*The link for the video of the service on Sunday, August 16, 2020 will be posted when available.

Public worship continues this week in circumstances of risk mitigation.


Richmond This Week
August 9 - 15, 2020

·        On Sunday, August 9, 2020, Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and at St. John’s (11:00 AM)

·        On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Evening Prayer at St. Mark's (7:00 PM)

·        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: Barbara, Billie, Carolyn, Cathy, Cole, Connie, Corinne, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Gary, Glenn, Graeme, Helen, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Josh, Kevin, Kim, Lawrence, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Reg, Robert, Russel, Steven, the families of Robin McLean and Jonathan How

This coming week’s birthdays: Melba Parkinson, Alexis Cullins, Halle Stockford, Wendell Parkinson, Moriah Martin

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: Holy Trinity (17 August); St. John’s (24 August); St. Mark’s (31 August)

Out condolences go out to Jewel Stanley and Jennifer McLean on the death of Robin McLean, their brother.

Our condolences also go out to Heather & Ernest How on the death of their son Jonathan How.

Have you checked out the parish’s facebook page this week?   [link]

Thanks to Ronda Foster, Nancy Clarke and Cindy Derkson for sharing their special gift of music on Flower Sunday at Holy Trinity and reprising it last night to a near capacity congregation at Jackson Falls.

Thanks to our team of layreaders for stepping in – hardly an adequate term – during the rector’s vacation leave. He’s back on duty, and the Bishop – or is it now archbishop? – returns on 10 August.

There’s an important new history of what used to be called “women’s work” in the Anglican church, based on the Conception Bay region in the middle of the 20th century: Bonnie Morgan, Ordinary Saints: Woman, Work and Faith in Newfoundland. Here’s a description: From their everyday work in kitchens and gardens to the solemn work of laying out the dead, the Anglican women of mid-20th-century Conception Bay understood and expressed Christianity through their experience as labourers within the family economy. Women's work in the region included outdoor agricultural labour, housekeeping, childbirth, mortuary services, food preparation, caring for the sick, and textile production. Ordinary Saints explores how religious belief shaped the meaning of this work, and how women lived their Christian faith through the work they did. In lived religious practices at home, in church-based voluntary associations, and in the wider community, the Anglican women of Conception Bay constructed a female theological culture characterized by mutuality, negotiation of gender roles, and resistance to male authority, combining feminist consciousness with Christian commitment.

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]

The parish has received many bequests over the years, without the interest on which we could not make it financially. When remembering the parish in 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).

Richmond next Week
August 16-22, 2020

  • On Sunday. August 16, 2020,, Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and St. John’s (11:00 AM)

  • On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Evening Prayer at St. Mark’s (7:00 PM)


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