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July 6, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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Contents
•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Congratulations to ...
•  Thanks to ...
•  Condolences to ...
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Pride Float update
•  Support Camp Kidston
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Thurs. July 11 – Summersounds@Barrington concert, 12 noon
Sat. July 13 Pride float decorating session
Sun. July 21 – Pride Week Service

Thanks to ...
- Scott Taylor and Margaret Champion for their musical leadership on Sunday.

Best wishes to ...
- Wayne Rogers and the Seton Cantata Choir, which includes several members of the St. Matthew’s Choir, who are performing at Festival 500 in St. John’s, Nfld.

Condolences to ...
- The family of the late Margaret (“Johnnie”) Hastings Thompson, beloved wife of Rev. E.P. Thompson, a previous minister of St. Matthew’s. She died peacefully at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home on July 2 after a prolonged illness. A funeral service was held on July 5 at Edgewood-Oxford United Church.

Summersounds@Barrington Concert Series
Every Thursday at 12:15 pm enjoy a lunchtime concert at St. Matthew’s. July performers include:
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
Our float for the Pride Parade is beginning to come together. The next decorating session will be Sat. July 13 at 1 pm, if you’d like to help out. Many thanks to Tim Matthew’s, our chief contractor and building supervisor, for his time getting the lumber!

Support Camp Kidston
Camp Kidston is the United Church Halifax Presbytery summer youth camp on Long Lake in the Musquodoboit Valley. Volunteers maintain and repair the property, and Canadian Tire money is one resource they use to finance their work. If you have any to donate, see Rev. Karen Pearce or John Pearce in the church choir on Sunday mornings.

In the Community
Los Angeles Children’s Choir and the Nova Scotia Mass Choir join together for a concert at St. Matthew’s Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm.

Leadership Lessons from Jazz Wed. July 10 at 6:30 pm at Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs, 1269 Barrington St. Featuring Aitken Scholar Brian Fraser and the John Wagstaff Trio, presented by Atlantic School of Theology and Pine Hill Divinity Hall. Free and open to the public. When he established Jazzthink (www.jazzthink.com) in 2002 to do speaking, facilitating, and executive coaching using the wit, wisdom and workings of jazz, Brian’s professional interests in organizational development and leadership and his passion for jazz finally came together. Previously Brian was dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian college at the University of British Columbia, and professor of history at Vancouver School of Theology. He was the founding director of The Elders’ Institute, a national program that helps Presbyterian elders govern their congregations and courts more faithfully, effectively, and wisely.

Organ Concerts, James Burchill – Aug. 7 at 12:10 pm at Cathedral Church of All Saints, Martello Road. Repertoire by Herbert Howells, Felix Mendelssohn, Harrison Oxley, John Alcock, Matthew Camidge, Willian Hine, and Henry Purcell. 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
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