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18 July 2024

“Not only with our lips but in our lives”

Services This Sunday
July 21, 2024
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Alter Colors:  Green

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

  • 10:30 AM - Communion Service at St. John's Anglican Church, Richmond Corner, NB

  • 11:00 AM - Morning Prayer Service at Christ Church Anglican Church, Lower Woodstock, NB

  • Find Sunday Bible readings at [link]

Services This Wednesday
July 24, 2024

  • 7:00 PM - Evening Prayer with Martin Boys and Johnny Cash at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Jackson Falls, NB

On most days the rector offers a brief morning prayer time live at 8:30 AM (and viewable at any time later). See Parish of Richmond and Woodstock - YouTube

Among those we uphold in prayer:  Alice, Allen, Betty, Cecil, Christine, Cole, Connie, Debbie, Doris, Frankie, George, Græme, Helen, Ivan, Joyce, Lawrence, Lynn, Melba, Michelle, Murray, Nadine, Nicole, Peggy, Phyllis, Ronald, Shawn, Sheldon, Shelley, Shirley, Steven, Tara

Please advise Pat Margison (506-328-8146) of name deletions as well as name additions.

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]

“Then the saintly will say to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and we fed you, or you were thirsty and we gave you drink?’ And the King replied and told them, ‘I am telling you, that whatever you do for one of these my little brethren, for me you have done that.’ Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop.

Have you checked the parish’s Facebook page lately? The Anglican Parish of Richmond, Diocese of Fredericton | Facebook

On Saturday (27 July) there will be an Open Doors afternoon at Holy Trinity, Hartland, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Trained guides, and (probably) over-the-top flowers.

Readers of this month’s Ageless magazine will find a lovely photo and small article acknowledging Peggy Martin’s recent 99th birthday. (Peggy continues at Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton and is always open for a visit.)

Congratulations to St. Luke’s for bringing to a close the long search for an adequate sign.

Archbishop & Debbie Edwards are in the Old Country on vacation leave.

Faith & Felting meets at the Rectory in the afternoons (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) and evenings (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM) of these Tuesdays:  23 July, 6 & 13 August.  Learn to needle and wet felt while talking about faith matters.  MAX room for 8 - 10 people each session.  Cool basement.  Contact the rector.

Next Thursday (25 July) the Do Drop Inn social gathering will be in operation at the Richmond Parish Centre. 10:00 AM - noon. All invited to look in.

Next Saturday (27 July) will be another Open Doors afternoon drop-by opportunity at Holy Trinity, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

New Brunswick’s Christian Ashram meets at Brown’s Flat (lower St John River) on 8 11 August.  This year’s guest evangelist is Gordon Thompson, formerly rector of Newcastle.  For details, see New Brunswick Christian Ashram ( and speak with Cindy Derksen.

Lives of the Saints – two sermons of a Sunday

8 August 1948: “Had a Mr Carl Riggs this am [at United Church, Briggs Mill], a student from Kirkland. … He sang 3 hymns & gave us a good sermon. Spoke of the new Prime Minister [Louis St Laurant] being Catholic etc & that all Protestant churches should unite. Only 9 there – smallest crowd yet. DeWitts & myself, Charlie, Marjorie & Ruthie, & Harold & Albert. … [G]ot ready & left again before 2:30 &…went right on to the Church… . Found it so very dirty where they took the window out yesterday that I tried to sweep up some & got quite a lot of the straw. They have got a good job done on the roof & flu though, & have it all finished. We had 27 this pm & 15 took Comm. MacMillans had Christine baptized, but she got so frightened & cried so hard that they had to go home before Communion. They had Ernest & Margaret McL & Doris stood with them. Mr [Gordon] Smith gave us a splendid sermon on the Gospel for the 11th Sunday after Trinity, Luke 18th chapter & 9 verses, & spoke of the Publican & the Pharisee & which of these was the greater. They sang 359 Faith of the Fathers, 253 for the Comm hymn & 389. … Just had Mabel & Bobby in the choir.”


Richmond Next Sunday
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 28, 2024
Alter Colors: 
  • Communion at St. John's (10:30 AM); Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and Christ Church (11:00 AM)

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

  • Taizé Evening Prayer Service at St. Mark's (7:00 PM)


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