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Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

17 May 2018


Richmond this Coming Week
May 20-26, 2018

  1. This Sunday, Communion at St. Mark’s (9:00 AM) and Holy Trinity (11:00 AM);  Morning Prayer at St John’s (11:00 AM)

    1. Readings: Acts 2: 1–21; Psalm 104: 24-35, 37b; Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26–27; 16: 4b–15

  2. Next Wednesday (23 May), Evening Prayer at St. Luke’s and kick-off service for Bishop Edwards’ pilgrimage (7:00 PM)

  3. Next Thursday (24 May), Bishop Edwards confirms four parishioners at Holy Trinity (7:00 PM) (Bishop to sleep at Holy Trinity)

Among those whom we hold up in prayer: Billie, Blaine, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Irene, James, Jason, Katherine, May Izabella, Nadine, Robert, Ronald, Ruby, Russel, Steven, Tammy

This coming week’s birthdays: Margaret Martin, Harry Parkinson, Marjorie Grant, Marg Wilson

Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St John’s (21 May); St Mark’s (28 May); Holy Trinity (11 June)

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

Tonight, Archdeacon Black convenes the Woodstock Archdeaconry Greater Chapter (wardens, synod delegates/alternates, clergy & anyone else) meets at St. John the Baptist church (Edmundston), 7:00 PM

Bishop’s Pilgrimage    Every parishioner should join Bishop Edwards in some part of his pilgrimage and participate in parish services. The Bishop will be in the parish of Richmond twice. Here are details of his first visit, which is next week.

  • Next Wednesday, Evening Prayer at St. Luke’s, 7:00 PM

  • Next Thursday

    • Walk from St. Luke’s to Hartland via the trail on the east (Grafton) side of the River (21 km)

    • On arrival in Hartland, cross and re-cross the Hartland Covered Bridge (0.8 km return) [timing TBA]

    • Parish service of confirmation at Holy Trinity, 7:00 PM

Thanks to Ronda Foster, Holy Trinity’s faithful organist, for promoting Bishop Edwards’ pilgrimage by featuring pilgrimage hymns at every service these last several weeks.

Once again this year our Mothers’ Union branch will be acknowledging parish high school, college and university graduates. Pease give their names to Pat Margison or Cindy Derksen.

That viral quilt – See our own Judy Clark thanked on the facebook page of the Diocese of Saskatchewan:  [link]

Many thanks to Nancy & Ernest Clarke for hosting Monday night Bible discussion this past year, including the memorable closing exercises. The Bible discussion resumes in October. Please consider joining.

It’s time to be adding support for Camp Brookwood to our weekly offerings. We count on Brookwood’s ministry to children and youth. Brookwood counts on us.

Can you help?

  • Camp Brookwood is having a dish washing day next Wednesday (23 May), beginning at 9:30 AM. Brookwood will host the Diocesan Council on 26 May and needs clean dishes.

  • Camp general clean-up day Saturday 2 June, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM.

Camp Brookwood is seeking donations of sneakers, water shoes and rubber boots for campers who only bring one pair of footwear to camp. Footwear should be in good enough condition to wear. Please contact Ken Tompkins or camp director Allie Green (392-6401). Thank you for your continued support for camping ministry.

Have you viewed the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? See  This week there is a striking photo of farm machinery at St. Mark’s.

Forthcoming events ~

  • On Wednesday 23 May the Bishop’s pilgrimage through the Woodstock Archdeaconry kicks off with a service at St. Luke’s (Woodstock), 7:00 PM

  • On Thursday 24 May after Morning Prayer the Bishop walks from Grafton to Hartland on the riverbank trail on the east side of the St John River; then crosses and re-crosses the Covered Bridge; then holds a parish Confirmation service at Holy Trinity, 7:00 PM

  • On Saturday 26 May the Bishop meets the Diocesan Council at Camp Brookwood, 10:00 AM

  • On Friday 1 June the Bishop (among other things) walks in the Meduxnakeag Valley Nature Preserve, leads a noontime prayer service at St. Mark’s, walks from Jackson Falls to Richmond Corner (or the other way around) and holds a service of Consecration at what he is expected to name St. John’s church Richmond Corner, 7:00 PM

  • On Tuesday 5 June the Bishop’s pilgrimage for 2018 concludes with an afternoon prayer service at All Saints church (Magaguadavic)


Small group ministries ~

  • Monday evening Bible discussion has adjourned until October

  • Wednesday evening Bible discussion based on Surprise the World at the Parish Centre, 7:00 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
May 27, 2018

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


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