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June 9, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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Contents
•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Organ Concert with Organized Crime on Wednesday
•  Only 38 keys unclaimed in the grand piano fundraising
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Pride Float update
•  Need a babysitter?

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Wed., June 12 – Organ concert with Sara Svendson and Rachel Mahon
Sun. June 16 – Sunday School closing and after-church barbecue
Thurs. July 4 – Summersounds@Barrington concerts begin, 12 noon
Sun. July 7 – Jazz Festival Service
Sun. July 21 – Pride Week Service

Organ Concert with Organized Crime on June 12
On Wed., June 12 at 7:30 pm Sara Svendson and her colleague, Rachel Mahon, are bringing their highly acclaimed organ skills to St. Matthew’s for a concert. Performing under the name Organized Crime – An Organ Duo Like No Other – they come with sequined dresses, fancy shoes and two newly-minted Bachelor of Music degrees in organ performance from the University of Toronto. Learn more about them at http://www.organizedcrimeduo.com/ and at this link to a Macleans Magazine feature article http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/12/19/the-key-to-survival/

They are fresh off a show at Metropolitan United in Toronto. Sara, who is from New Glasgow, was taught by Wayne Rogers while she was in high school, then worked at St. Matt’s as our summer tour guide for a couple of years. Her concert last year kicked off our piano fundraising concert series, and we are delighted that she is returning with Rachel to finish it off.

Tickets are $20, and are available from Wayne Rogers and at the door. Please bring friends and music lovers!

Only 38 keys left in 88 Keys fundraising campaign
There is about $3,800 left to pay off in the grand piano debt, thanks to the generosity of 25 contributors. But it’s not too late to contribute! One key is $100, a full scale is $1,000, and all donations will be gratefully received. Cheques indicating “Piano Fund” can be made payable to St. Matthew’s United Church. Tax receipts will be issued at the end of 2013. For more information contact Jill Rafuse, 492-4523 or rafuse@ns.sympatico.ca.

Summersounds@Barrington Concert Series
Every Thursday at 12:15 pm enjoy a lunchtime concert at St. Matthew’s. July performers include:
July 4 – Los Flamencos, featuring Sean Harris, tenor, with guitars and percussion
July 11 – Ann Bradley, soprano and Shawn Whynot, keyboards
July 18 – Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
July 25 – Baroque ‘n Fiddle String Quartet

Pride Float update
We have a truck, a design and a plan! Soon we will be getting together to build and decorate so that we can make our float beautiful and churchy. Please let Betsy know if you are interested in helping out.

Need a babysitter?
Bella Dini, a Grade 12 student at Sacred Heart High School, is available for after-school and weekend babysitting. She is also available in the summer. Her hours are flexible and she is experienced. She can provide her resume upon request. Contact Bella at 817-7790.

In the Community
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – June 20–July 7 at Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Road. Directed by Jolene Pattison and Scott Taylor, this play features St. Matthew’s favorites Margaret Champion and Karla Bruce in a story of dictionary-driven anxiety. A delightful feature of the production is the inclusion, each night, of volunteer spellers from the audience. Tickets ($16/$13) at Ticket Atlantic, select Atlantic Superstores, Metro Centre, by phone at 451-1221, and online at www.ticketatlantic.com.

Organ Concerts, James Burchill – July 3 and Aug. 7 at 12:10 pm at Cathedral Church of All Saints, Martello Road. July 3 concert features works by Bach and Reuble. Contributions to the organ restoration fund.

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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 rehearsal: Summer Sunday pick-up choir meets at 9:30 am, all welcome
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon SeptemberJune
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca