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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin Aug 5, 2012

•  Memorial service Lyall Swansburg
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Annual reports due
•  Halifax Ladies College
•  Camp Kidston
•  Summer Scratch Choir
•  Summer office hours
•  In the Community

Memorial Service Lyall Swansburg
A memorial service for the late Lyall Blanchard Swansburg, 81, of Dartmouth will be held at St. Matthew’s on Wed., Aug. 8 at 2 pm with a reception to follow in the church hall. Lyall died peacefully on Aug. 18, 2011 in Dartmouth. He is survived by his second wife, Ruth; daughter, Susan, of New Castle, Del.; his sister, Aileen West, of Ottawa; and several nieces and nephews. Lyall was treasurer of St. Matthew’s from 1975 to 1985 and a longtime member of the Board of Stewards.

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.

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, 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

Halifax Ladies College
Former students of the Halifax Ladies College celebrated the 125th reunion of the school last week. St. Matthew’s was pleased to welcome Old Girls in the tradition of the College Sundays of the past. One of the morning hymns was O God of Bethel, the HLC school hymn.

Camp Kidston
Camp Kidston has had more requests for assistance than the Sponsorship Fund has been able to support, so your financial donation (any amount) for this fund is appreciated. Donate online at www.campkidston.com using the Donate Now button, or by mail to Arthur Kidston Memorial Camp, Sponsorship Fund, Box 38153, Dartmouth, NS  B3B 1X2.

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.

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.

In the Community
St. Andrew’s Summer Concert – Thur. Aug. 23, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, featuring Jonathan MacArthur, tenor, and Marcia Swanston, mezzo soprano. Tickets $15 adult, $10 students (free for school-age children) available at the door.


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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