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Feb. 9, 2014 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin

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Contents
•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Winter Bible Study
•  Thanks to ...
•  Congratulations to ...
•  Meeting schedule for 2014
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Mon. Feb. 17 at 12 noon – Bible study in the parlour
Sun. Feb. 23, after church – Meetings of Session, Stewards, and the Board
Tue., Mar. 4 at 5:30 pm – Shrove Tuesday pancake supper

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 ...
© Gayle Reiner, Donna Luther and the Worship and Music Committee for a bright and spirit-filled Potluck Church celebrating the mid-winter festival of Candlemas / Imbolc. Thanks also to Fred Donaldson for sharing Candlemas traditions, to Terry Hurrell for providing music, and to all who gathered.
© Wayne Rogers for bringing the Seafarers’ Requiem to St. Matthew’s last week. It was a most evocative presentation by a Lunenburg cast that included choir, soloists, instrumentalists and readers. The composer, Mary Knickle, also attended.
© Jean Hattie, Judy MacKinnon, and Judy Cowan and their families for their bulletin sponsorship in loving memory of their brother, Bob Hattie.

Congratulations to ...
Richard Waller (son of Lyn and Kevin, grandson of Dean and Evelyn Salsman), recipient of the Sobey Scholarship (about $20,000 annually for four years). Richard will begin study toward a Bachelor of Commerce at Queens University in the fall.

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 – Mar. 30, Apr. 27

In the Community
Art Show – Feb. 9–16, Bedford Place Mall (9:30 am to 9 pm daily, except Sundays noon to 5 pm). Contemporary Art Society presents paintings by local artists in different media. Information: 457-0920

Halifax Camerata Singers “Saints and Legends” – Sun. Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm, St. Patrick’s Church, 2267 Brunswick. A choral tribute to saints (e.g., Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Hildegard von Bingen) and legends (e.g., JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Jack Layton) who walked among us but changed the world. Special guests Blue Engine Strong Quartet and pianist Lynette Wahlstrom. Tickets $25, $20 seniors, $10 students/underwaged available at the door or from Jill Rafuse in the St. Matthew’s Choir.

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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
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