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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin July 22, 2012

•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Summer office hours
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Annual reports due
•  Thanks to ...
•  Summer Scratch Choir
•  In the Community


St. Matthew’s Calendar
July 26 – SummerSounds@Barrington concert, 12:15 pm
July 28 – Pride Parade, 1:30 pm

Summer office hours
The church office is open Tuesday–Friday from 8 am to noon. For pastoral emergencies during the summer, please call 423-9209; messages will be checked daily.

SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
The SummerSounds@Barrington concert series is held at St. Matthew’s on Thursdays during July and August. Bring your lunch to the church for a weekly concert 12:15–1 pm. Suggested donation is $5. For information, call 429-1680.

July 26  – Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
Aug. 2   – Anna Bond, contralto; Jane Miller, piano
Aug. 9   – Ardyth & Jennifer, Celtic harps, with Pam Mason
Aug. 16 – Karen Myatt & Trio
Aug. 23 – Marcel d’Entremont, tenor; Jennifer King, piano
Aug. 30 – Helen Tucker, organ

Annual Reports due
Committee chairs, please note that year-end is upon us and all annual reports are due by Aug. 31. Please submit your reports to Dora at the church office, either by hand or via email, stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

Thanks to ...
•  Shaun McLean for sharing his vocal gifts during the Pride Service on Sunday
•  Rev. Margaret Sagar, for filling in while Rev. Betsy Hogan is on vacation

Summer Scratch Choir
The Summer Scratch Choir meets on Sunday at 9:45 am to rehearse hymns and service music – easy anthems and lots of support from regular choristers. No experience necessary! Contact Wayne Rogers, 429-1680, or just show up Sunday morning.

In the Community
Interfaith Celebration of PRIDE – Sat. July 28, 11 am–noon, Petie’s Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre, Maritime Centre (Salter at Barrington). With officiant Rev. Elaine Walcott of Koinonia Church and participants from Halifax’s diverse faith traditions.

Pride Parade – Sat., July 28, 1:30–3 pm. Celebrate God’s affirming love for all by marching in Halifax Pride’s 25th anniversary parade. Wear a bright color of the rainbow, bring water, and wear comfortable shoes. Paraders should gather at 11:45 am at the Navy Dockyard (corner of North and Barrington). The parade starts at 1:30 pm and concludes at the corner of South Park and Sackville.


Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday Breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am, Worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm (resuming in September)
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon (resumes in September)
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca

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