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April 14, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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Contents
•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Photo Directory – Thursday times available
•  How you can help Metro Non-Profit Housing Association
•  UCW Potluck at St. Andrew`s May 6.
•  Congratulations to ...
•  Best wishes to ...
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Tue. Apr. 18, 12:30 pm – Book Club, “The Power of One”

Tue. Apr. 23, 5:30 pm – Spring Potluck church. All are invited to share food, fellowship and wisdom around the table. A ham will be the main course but please bring something to share. In springtime and in the season of Easter, the good news of our faith is “hope and new beginnings.” At the same time, as people of faith, we’re often looked to by friends and family – especially if they are not regular churchgoers – for help, for wisdom, even for answers when real tragedy strikes. What can we say? What does our faith have to offer in such situations? These aren’t new questions and many of us struggle with them. At Potluck Church we’ll have a chance to talk to, listen to, and learn from one another over a shared supper.

Sun. Apr. 28, 12:30 pm – Executive of Official Board meeting, after church

Sun. Apr. 28. 3 pm – SteepleConcert@Barrington presents a St. Matthew’s concert featuring AcaBella Handbell Choir, the Lunch Bunch, and Terry Hurrell playing a role as the inimitable Albert. A fundraiser to offset the cost of the Yamaha grand piano. Tickets $20 at the door.

Photo Directory – Thursday photo times available
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. Choose an appointment at https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607816 Photos will be taken in the sanctuary this Thursday, Apr. 18 from 6–8 pm.

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

UCW Potluck at St. Andrew’s May 6
The women of St. Matthew’s are invited to attend a potluck dinner at St. Andrew’s United Church, Robie at Cobourg, on Mon. May 6 at 6 pm. Bring your own dishes and cutlery and some food to share. A lovely evening of good food and fellowship with women from other United churches.

Congratulations to ...
Ÿ Richard Waller, recently elected Head Boy (student body co-president) at Halifax Grammar School for the next school year

Best wishes to ...
Ÿ Nicoletta Dini, daughter of Laurette Geldenhuys and granddaughter of Johan Geldenhuys, as she awaits the birth of her son. Women of the congregation held a delightful baby shower for Nicoletta this week at Summer Gardens – thanks to hostess Helga Mills and everyone who gathered to support Nicoletta and wish her well.

In the Community
Citadel High presentation of “Urinetown” – April 18–20 at 7:30 pm and Saturday matinee 2 pm, Citadel High School, 1855 Trollope St. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is is worth its weight in gold. A wickedly funny satire recommended for ages 10+. Tickets available at the school, Citadel Community Centre, or at the door an hour before curtain. Information: http://www.chs.ednet.ns.ca or 491-4444.

Seton Cantata Choir “Spring Forth”  – May 4 at 7 pm at Chester United Baptist and May 5 at 3 pm at Bethany United Church. Presenting repertoire for the choir’s July performances at Festival 500 in Newfoundland. Seton is conducted by Wayne Rogers and includes Bob and Helga Mills, Marg Arklie, and Marg Machum from St. Matthew’s. Tickets $15 from humber@ns.sympatico.ca, 429-1680.

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

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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