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Parish of Richmond e-News

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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

18 January 2018

Richmond this Sunday
January 21, 2018

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

·         Readings: Jonah 3: 1–5, 10; Psalm 62: 6–14; 1 Corinthians 7: 29–31; Mark 1: 14 –20

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

This coming week’s birthdays: Kim Smith, John Wilson

Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. John’s (22 January); St. Mark’s (27 January); Holy Trinity (12 February)

For pastoral emergencies and other concerns and home visits, contact the Ven Rod Black at the Rectory 328-3042.

Did you know that the parish’s Facebook page has new photographs added almost daily? See

Tonight Vestry meets at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM.

Tomorrow it’s Teen Movie Night at St John's, 7:00 PM. Admission is free but items for the food bank are always appreciated.

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

Bishop Edwards has gone to England concerning his parents.

The Primate, the Most Rev Fred Hiltz, announces that he will retire in mid 2019.

Our venerable rector will be installed as a canon of Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday 4 February, 4:00 PM.

Small group ministries ~

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

·        Wednesday evening video series on the historical and cultural context of the Hebrew scriptures at the Parish Centre, 7:00 PM

Confirmation preparation begins this month for those who will be 12 years old or older by the end of 2018. There will also be adult preparation. Anyone one interested please email the rector or call the rectory.

During Lent the parish will be studying Bishop Hockin’s popular meditation on the Lord’s Prayer. The cost is $10.00. Email the rector ASAP if you want a copy as the Synod office is pre-ordering them.

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 as the Synod office is pre-ordering them.

Upcoming Events ~

·         On Tuesday 30 January, the Woodstock Greater Chapter (clergy, wardens, synod delegates/alternates) meets at Trinity Church Andover, 7:00 PM

·         On Sunday 4 February, the rector will be installed as a canon of Christ Church Cathedral at Evening Prayer, 4:00 PM

·         On Tuesday 13 February, Camp Brookwood’s annual meeting takes place. Details TBA.

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

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
January 28, 2018

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


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