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April 7, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Photo Directory – make your appointment now
•  How you can help Metro Non-Profit Housing Association
•  Thanks to ...
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Mon. Apr. 15, 4 pm – Baby shower for the awaited son of Nicoletta Dini, daughter of Laurette Geldenhuys and granddaughter of Johan Geldenhuys. The shower will be held in the common room of Summer Gardens, 1470 Summer St. All welcome.
Tue. Apr. 23, 5:30 pm – Potluck church, bring yourself and something to share
Sun. Apr. 28 – Executive of Official Board meeting, after church

Photo Directory
Have you booked your photo appointment yet? Choose an appointment at https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607816 Photos will be taken in the sanctuary after church on April 14 from 11:30 am–2:30 pm – and on Thu., Apr. 18 from 6–8 pm.

We hope to include individual photos of everyone in our church community in the new St. Matthew’s Photo Directory. Family groups can be included too, if you wish and/or you prefer your children to only appear in family photos.

If you already have an individual/family photo that you like, please send it in digital format to the church office (stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca).

Metro Non-Profit Housing Association – Can you help?
One of our outreach partners is the Metro Non-Profit Housing Association. During April St. Matthew’s is collecting household goods that can be given to people to set up their homes. This is an important support for those who have been homeless or are at risk. Bring items to the church on any April Sunday and they will be picked up by MNPHA.

Examples of useful items:
Food preparation – pots, pans, dinner plates, bowls, forks, knives, spoons
Kitchen stuff – utensils, spatulas, mixing spoons, mixing bowls,
Small appliances – toasters, microwaves, irons, ironing boards
Linens – bed linen for single beds, pillow cases, blankets, towels, face cloths

Thanks to ...
Ÿ Wayne Rogers, Jill Rafuse, Terry Hurrell, Bob and Helga Mills and the Senior Choir for their contribution to a a great concert and successful visit by well-known composer and United Church musician Ron Klusmeier
Ÿ Jean Hattie, Janet Copeland, Agnes MacDonald and Janice Worthen for the post-concert Klusmeier reception

In the Community
Atlantic School of Theology convocation – Sat. May 4 at 11 am, Cathedral Church of All Saints. Martin Rumscheidt and Natalie MacMaster will receive honorary degrees, and Donna MacKinnon will be honored as Associate.

The Nicholson Lectures – Wed. May 8 at 7 pm and Thu. May 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm, Atlantic School of Theology. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie from the Perkins School of Theology on the topic Wisdom in the Wilderness: Route guidance for daily living from the most practical parts of the Bible.

Upcoming meetings at St. Matthew’s
Executive of Official Board – April 28
Session/ Stewards/ Board –May 26
Congregational meeting – June 2

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca, 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday Free Breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am, Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, 429-1680
Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca