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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin June 28, 2011

St. Matthew’s Calendar
SummerSounds@Barrington Thursdays at 12:15 pm
Thanks to ...
Thinking of you ...
Benefit Performance for Halifax Circus
Church Communication

St. Matthew’s Calendar
• July 3, 10:30 am – Worship service
• July 7, 12:15 pm – Lunchtime concert by Shawn Whynot, organ
• July 17, 10:30 am – Jazz worship service
• July 22–23 – Art and photography exhibition
• July 24, 10:30 am – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan worship service

SummerSounds@Barrington, Thursdays at 12:15 pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy noon-hour concerts on Thursdays during July and August. Minister of Music Wayne Rogers has organized a great line-up of musicians, including organists, university music students/graduates, and established artists. Suggested donation $5.
July 7 – Shawn Whynot, organ
July 14 – Jessica McCormack, soprano; Edward Phillips, trumpet
July 21 – Angelina Davey, soprano
July 28 – Pamela Rogers, mezzo-soprano; Hannah Parks, piano
Aug. 4 – Marcel d’Entremont, baritone
Aug. 11 – Helen Tucker, organ
Aug. 18 – Anna Bond, contralto
Aug. 25 – Ardyth and Jennifer, Celtic harps; Pam Mason, bass

Thanks to ...
• The planning team who organized a successful workshop on the Road of Transition toward a strong, sustainable, and faithful future for St. Matthew’s: Laura Stiles-Clarke, Dora Stinson, Paul Bowlby and Mike Tremblay.
• Revs. Karen and Hal Llewellyn for leading the transition workshops. The Llewellyns, who are retired from ministry in Ontario, are grandparents to two of our Sunday school children.
• The Barbecue Committee for providing an excellent congregational lunch to kick off the transition session: Ken Moors, Dan Campbell, Ben Black, Craig Reiner, Tim Covert, Tim Matthews and Fred Donaldson.
• Archivist Cheryl Fraser and the St. Matthew’s polishers for shining up the church’s silver for photographs.

Thinking of you ...
• Georgie MacLennan, a long-time member, elder and leader at St. Matthew’s, who is recovering from a stroke
• The family of Marjorie Richard, a member of St. Matthew’s and former chorister, who died recently at age 103.

Benefit performance for Halifax Circus
St. Matthew’s invites you to a benefit performance of Quidam by Cirque du Soleil on July 20, 7:30 pm at Halifax Metro Centre. Featuring acrobatics, dance, gymnastics and music, Quidam tells the story about a young girl’s escape into a world of imagination. Revenues from the July 20 performance support Halifax Circus Circle, whose young athletes practice regularly at St. Matthew’s. Tickets ($85) available at the church office, 423-9209 or through Halifax Circus Circle, 830-3123. Information: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/quidam/default.aspx and http://circuscircle.ca

Church Communication
St. Matthew’s plans to re-launch its regular church communication/publication (recently called the Kirk Spire) and will be looking for your stories and input. Help us prepare for the back-to-school issue in September. Don’t assume “everyone knows about it” – instead, think about what information others might need or want so that they can become engaged in church activities and in the life of our congregation. Do you have a volunteer passion the rest of the congregation should know about? Are you fascinated by church history? Do you have an inspirational story to share? Could you tell the congregation about the valuable work your committee does? If you can offer your input, contact Barbara Bickle, bbickle@ns.sympatico.ca

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: We’re on summer holiday, but in September we will meet on Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm

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