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Jan. 19, 2014 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin

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•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 20–23
•  Winter Bible Study
•  Thanks to ...
•  Sandwiches for shelter
•  Meeting schedule for 2014

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Sun. Jan. 26, after church – Executive of Official Board meeting
Mon. Jan. 27, noon – Bible study in the parlour
Tue. Feb. 4, 5:30 pm – Potluck Church
Sun. Feb. 9, 2:30 pm – Seafarers’ Requiem to remember those lost at sea

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 20–23
There are daily services 12:15–12:45 pm this week observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the theme, “Has Christ been Divided?” (1 Cor 1:1–17)

Monday Jan. 20 at Presbyterian Church of St. David (Rev. Kenn Stright)
– Preacher will be Rev. Kevin Little, St. Andrew’s United Church
Tuesday Jan. 21  at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Rev. Paul Friesen)
– Preacher will be Rev. John E. Boyd, First Baptist Church
Wednesday Jan. 22 at Fort Massey United Church (Rev. Trent Cleveland-Thomson)
– Preacher will be Father Brian MacMillan, St. Mary’s Basilica
Thursday Jan. 23 at First Baptist Church (Rev. John E. Boyd)
– Preacher will be Bishop Susan Moxley, Anglican Archdiocese of Nova Scotia

Winter Bible Study
Winter Bible study is held on Mondays from noon to 1 pm. The winter session is an eight-week study on the parables of Jesus, “Living the parables out loud.”

Thanks to ...
© All who assisted with the skating party hosted by St. Matthew’s on Sunday, launching the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
© Helga and Bob Mills, who made arrangements so the Pastoral Care Committee could host a most successful coffee party at Summer Gardens. Thanks to all who provided delicious food and treats for the 20 or so assembled guests.

Sandwiches for Shelter
Jean Hattie is coordinating an effort to provide sandwiches for the Out of the Cold Shelter on Thursdays during the winter months. Volunteers are needed each week to provide two loaves of sandwiches, which can be delivered during the day. This is a tangible way for the congregation to support the Shelter that offers a warm bed to 15 guests every night until April. If you can make sandwiches, please find Jean at coffee hour and choose a convenient date.

Meeting schedule for 2014
All meetings are held after the Sunday service
Congregational meeting – June 8
Session/Stewards/Board – Feb. 23, June 1
Executive of Official Board – Jan. 26, Mar. 30, Apr. 27

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