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Parish of Richmond e-News

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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

14 March 2019

Richmond this Sunday
March 17, 2019

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

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

  • Sunday readings in full text with related art and suitable hymns are reproduced at [link]

Among those we hold up in prayer: Al, Billie, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Bishop David, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Helen, James, Jason, Jeremy, Joe, Joanne, John, Kate, Kevin, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Ruby, Russel, Scott, Steven, Tammy, Wayne

This coming week’s birthdays: Nadine Anderson, Corrine Silverton, Shælynn Weeks, Annette MacFarlane

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. They especially need pastas (dry and tinned), soups, cereal & luncheon meat. Next deliveries: St. John’s (18 March); St. Mark’s (25 March); Holy Trinity (15 April)

Have you seen the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? [link]

There’s a list of major diocesan happenings and discipleship and learning opportunities at  One event to look forward to is joining Bishop Edwards on his pilgrimage through Kings County this May/June. View the preliminary itinerary: The Bishop has remarked that he counts on a pilgrim contingent from Richmond.

Teens and anyone interested in youth ministry can ask to be added to the Youth and Intergenerational Ministry team’s email list by writing

We extend our condolences to Gail Lewis and family on the death of her uncle Lloyd Larocque.

Tonight Vestry meets at the Rectory, 7:00 PM.

What should the Vestry be thinking about? Pray, think, pray again and then send you thoughts for your congregation, your parish, your community to Marilyn Wilson She will compile them and present them anonymously to the Vestry.

On Wednesdays Woodstock Lenten services continue at St. Luke’s, 12:05 PM.

Meanwhile, in this parish:

·        Monday night Bible discussion (favourite hymns and why) continues at 24 Hillcrest Avenue, Hartland, 7:00 PM. Room for all.

·        Tuesday night Lenten study continues at the Rectory, 7:00 PM. Room for all.


Spiritual Growth Opportunities

·        This Saturday (16 March) Bishop Edwards leads a “Seeing through the Scriptures” program on the Bible at St. John the Evangelist church (Fredericton North), 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Register at  NOTE: Anyone wanting a ride down to this is welcome to travel with David Bell


·        This Monday Bishop Hockin’s popular Lenten talks (“Springtime for the Soul”) continues at the Beaverbrook Hotel (Crowne Plaza), Fredericton, 12:15 PM. See [link]

·        On Sunday/Monday 24-25 March Dr. John Westin (Stone Church) leads a Lenten retreat on listing to and hearing God at Villa Madonna (Rothesay), 4:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Register at

One of the parish fellowship highlights of the whole year is just around the corner. The 8th annual trek to the Sugar Moon Cookhouse at The Divide (632 Divide Road) takes place after church on Sunday 31 March. See  Parish kids eat free!! There’s pancakes, beans, bacon, sausages, eggs, toast, and unlimited maple syrup and a look at the operation (45,000 trees tapped). Arrive by 1:15 PM.

On Saturday 6 April our local St. Joseph’s Guild is hosting a Bowling Fundraiser to raise money to Strike Out Child Hunger, beginning 9:00 AM. It supports the local Food Bank. People are invited to form five-person teams. Home Church has already formed one team of people who have never bowled and who knows what viral videos will end on Youtube? Many other congregations in NB will bowl on the same day. See a story on the good work being done by this project, published in March’s NB Anglican.

Our Mothers’ Union will host the provincial annual rally on Saturday 27 April. This is for everyone who supports families, not just MU members! Consider joining people from across the province in worship and fellowship hosted by this parish. Please let Pat Margison or Cindy Derksen know by April 1.

It’s easier to fill Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes when seasonal items become available at a good price. Suggestions are toothbrushes/dental floss, harmonicas and band-aids.

The parish has received bequests under the will of the late Gladys Tracy and several others. 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
March 24, 2019

  • 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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