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23 March 2023

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Richmond This Sunday
March 26, 2023
Fifth Sunday In Lent
Alter Colors: 

    • 9:00 AM:  Communion Service at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Jackson Falls, NB

    • 9:00 AM:  Morning Prayer Service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Hartland, NB

    • 11:00 AM:  Communion Service at St. John's Anglican Church, Richmond Corner, NB

    • 11:00 AM:  Sunday School at St. John's Anglican Church Parish Centre, Richmond Corner, NB

    • Find Sunday Bible readings at [link]

    Among those we uphold in prayer: Brian, Carlene, Cecil, Cole, Dana, Doris, Frankie, Freda, Gary, George, Græme, Harry, Helen, Jake, Joyce, Lawrence, Lynn, Marg, Melba, Michelle, Nadine, Nellie, Nicole, Peggy, Shawn, Steven, Trina, Wendell

    To add/delete a name to the parish prayer list, speak to Pat Margison (328-8146).

    Whom do you know in hospital? There’s a convenient way to get a cheery greeting to the hospitalized. The hospital delivers it. Parishioners receiving these notes have mentioned how important they are. Check out:  [link]

    This coming week’s birthdays:  Ronald Black, Jeremiah Miller, Sheldon Trail, Joan Bowmaster, Judy Clark, Carolyn Parkinson

From St. Luke’s bulletin ~ Lenten Sacrificial Food Bank Offering For those willing to do the 40-Day Sacrificial Food Bank offering during Lent, we encourage you to donate one item per day. Bring your box to church on Palm Sunday, April 2. This will be the 2nd year that St. Luke’s has participated in this Food Bank drive.

Have you checked the parish’s Facebook page lately?  [Facebook]

Earth Hour is observed this Saturday (25 March) at 8:30 PM.  Consider switching off your lights to raise awareness about our planet.  The 5th mark of mission is “take care of the planet”.  This event circles the world as cities and monuments stand in silent darkness for one hour:

On Tuesdays, Lenten book discussion continues at the Parish Centre, 10:30 AM.  The book is Let Me Go There - The Spirit of Lent by Paula Gooder. Cindy Derksen has copies. All invited.

On Tuesday 2 May, Archbishop Edwards preaches at a women’s worship service at St. Luke’s, 11:00 AM.  All welcome.  For details:

Yesterday Archbishop Edwards published an invitation to apply for the position of priest and incumbent to take part in ”a new shared ministry between the Parish of Richmond and the Parish of Woodstock.  Parishioners are said to be “looking to work and grow together, sharing physical and human resources”.  For details, see   Shawn Branch comments:  We need to be in prayer, regularly, for the next priest/pastor to serve our congregations, as well as continue to pray that our hearts will be ready for this next season in our parishes.”

At last week’s Vestry meeting it was reported that: the parish has purchased a pall suitable for use when a funeral involves remains that have been cremated; 40 seniors/shut-ins have received visits or calls since the start of the year; St. Mark’s has arranged for removal and repair in Nova Scotia of its tall west windows; Sharon Lutwick and Jennifer Sewell will join the board of Camp Brookwood, succeeding Ken Tompkins.

Below is a summary of parish financials to the end of February 2023.  Click the image for a larger view.

Photos from Mothering Sunday at St. John’s last week.

Endnotes ~

  • What difference does prayer make?  Bishop N.T. Wright responds to big questions about prayer. Into a few minutes he packs a great deal:  [link]

  • Last week’s e-News remembered St. Luke’s choir singing Stainer’s “Crucifixion”, and in particular its setting of John 3:16.  Here’s a recent, gorgeous setting of the same text by Stephanie Martin, written for the choir of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto. Notice how she has the singers emphasize everyone: [link]


April 2, 2023

Palm Sunday
Alter Colors: 

  • Morning Prayer at St. Mark's and Holy Trinity (9:00 AM), and at St. John's (11:00 AM)


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