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Proclaimation

In the book of Nehemiah chapters 8 and 9 we learn how the word of God was read out loud to the people.

What was the response? “The people started crying when God’s law was read to them.” 8:9 and “For three hours they stood and listened to the Law of the LORD their God, and then for the next three hours they confessed their sins and worshipped the LORD.” 9:3

Proclamation is the reading aloud of the entire Bible over a ten day period, sponsored by the Canadian Bible Society and local churches. Proclamation will take place at Full Gospel Assembly, 34 Mount Pleasant Ave. East, Saint John. Readings will begin daily at 7am and finish at 9pm , Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, June 2. Sunday, May 28 readings will begin at 1pm and finish at 8pm. We are inviting churches to advertise Proclamation with the invitation for people to read during the ten days. People can read in the translation and language of their choice. Folks are encouraged to make appointments for when they want to read and passages will be assigned. Register to read : 633-4956 Ext.2 or sign up online at https://thewayofsaintjohn.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/proclamation/

Thank you to those who have advertised Proclamation. Would you please take a couple of minutes to e-mail, face book or send a message on Twitter to people in your congregation about Proclamation? You could send the previous paragraph.
Invite them to visit the website and register to read. They can check out what scriptures are scheduled for which days and times. There are small/home groups that are going to read together.
Some passages are shorter than others, particularly Psalms. Two people could tag team a longer passage.
There is no commentary, no sermon, simply the reading of the Bible.

If you have a prayer meeting or prayer chain in your church, would you please ask folks to ask the Lord to speak through Proclamation? Pray that the Holy Spirit will use this act of faith to achieve the Lord’s purpose.

Sincerely in Christ,
Edward Powell, for Chapter 17

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Valentines Tea Postponed till 21st

We though it wise to postpone our event until next week. We have more snow coming this afternoon and the church still isn’t even plowed out. All the goodies got frozen on Sunday so we will be good to go. So now we have a bit more time to invite a few people.

Seniors Tea Feb 21st at 2:00pm A pharmacist will give a short talk and be available to answer your questions.

Presented by St. Jame the Less Renforth Seniors and Go Ahead Seniors. Part of the Fundy Wellness Network.

Eric

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Funeral Arrangements for Gregory Fudge

Fudge, Gregory J. F.- It is with broken hearts and profound sadness, the family of Gregory James Frederick Fudge, of Quispamsis, announce his passing on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Born in Saint John, on January 19, 1994, he was a son of Jim and Lisa (Mullett) Fudge. Greg was a graduate of KVHS and the Electrical Program at NBCC, he was employed at Shopper’s Drug Mart at the age of 15 before starting his career at FCC as an Electrician. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, country concerts, his Toyota truck, plaid flannels, and loved the ladies. Greg enjoyed every social gathering and was the life of the party, but most of all being with his family and friends. Greg (our gentle giant) touched so many lives, and it is an understatement to say how greatly he will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Besides his parents, Greg is survived by his brothers, Nick and Sam, both of Quispamsis, grandfather Frederick “Pinky” Mullett (Sue), aunts and uncles; Steven Mullett, Angela Gordon (Todd), Derek Mullett (Carrie), Wayne Fudge (Tammy), Betty Fudge, Doris Fudge, Lois Martin (Derek), Susan Floyd (Eddie), Hazel McKinnon (Frank), Mary Sherwood (Wayne), Art Beyea (Terry), Holly and Peter Jones, great grandmother Shirley Mullett, his dog Sophie, and cat Sassy, as well as several great aunts, great uncles, cousins and close friends.

Greg was predeceased by his grandmother, Jill Mullett and paternal grandparents, Loy and Frank Beyea.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (849-2119). Visiting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at St. James the Less Church Anglican Church, 1760 Rothesay Road, Rothesay. Funeral Service will be held at St. James the Less Anglican Church on Thursday, January 5, 2017,at 11AM. Remembrances may be made at Canadian Breast Cancer, New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, the SPCA, or to St. James the Less Church Anglican Church, would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.kennebecasisfh.com

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It is time to mark your Calendars!

The last days of our summer are upon us and it is time to make plans for the fall season. Here are some tentative dates and activities. If these fall in conflict with other events that you know about please let me know so we can change them if prudent.

Meeting with the Bishop on September 8th. This is to discuss the decision of General Synod to change the Canon on Marriage. I believe as does our Bishop that the Synod has made a serious mistake here. The question is, what do we do about it? Come and let’s sit down and have a conversation. 7:00 in the Church for All

Annual Parish Prayer walk Sept 25th (Bridgetown service at 9:30) and Corn boil on the Rectory Lawn. We have done this several times now and always with real results (Renforth Wharf Days, Health Wellness and Safety ministry to Seniors) We will combine this with Bridgetown at 9:30 and follow it up with a Corn-boil on the lawn to discuss our impressions from God after our time of prayer. We will have a short service at 10:30 and then be sent out to pray.

Feast of Francis of Assisi October 4th CBZ. As you know by now things have changed at the Zoo. Largly because of the ministry of Prayer. Last year a small group of us went on this day and sang to the staff and animals as we toured the zoo. The tiger was particularly impacted by the worship songs. Come and join us this year as we bless God’s creation. Time TBA

Alpha Film Series will begin Sunday Evening October 9th. The new Alpha Film series is completed and we will be running it from the Rectory once again. If we have more than 10 sign up we will either split the venue/night or hold it at the Church. Sign up and or invite someone. Watch for my social media boots regarding this.

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Intergenerational event

Hello Eric,

It was so nice to chat with you today. I would be so happy to host some of your parishioners here at Imperial Theatre.
Below is an explanation of the intergenerational outreach we hold about 4 times per season. We have 2 events left.
· Robert Post Comedy April 8th

· Sheesham and Lotus May 12th

Thank you

Theresa

Tuesday March 15

Intergenerational Night at the Theatre
Comedy Theatre with
Robert Post
Friday April 8
Reception 6:30 pm Show 8:00 pm

Intergenerational connections are magical,
especially when these connections happen with a performance at Imperial Theatre.

As our invited guests your tickets to the show are complimentary.

Our intergenerational evenings begin when invited members of our senior community and students/youth groups meet at the theatre for a reception featuring
Goji’s Yogurt

Once the seniors and students have their new theatre mates, it’s off to the show!

Last season was wonderfully successful with some of the seniors and students even becoming Facebook friends!

To register for this event, or for more information please
contact Theresa Patterson at theresa@imperialtheatre.nb.ca
674-4144
Space is limited, so make sure you register today!

Special thanks to the Windsor Foundation

Robert Post Comedy

Friday April 8 at 8:00 pm

Robert Post’s one-man variety show serves up a delightful entertainment feast. Hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, his meticulously crafted sketches fill the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe. Post serves as his own witty master of ceremonies, improvising as he banters with the audience. And when he ducks offstage, video clips chronicle quirky encounters from his travels around the world. You’ll roar with laughter and smile in amazement.

Intergenerational Night at the Theatre
Sheesham & Lotus & Sons
Thursday May 12
Reception 6:00 pm Show 7:30 pm
Let’s Party like it’s 1929!
In a concert like no other, this trio performs “good time songs of the past” on a variety of instruments including their own creations such as the Sepia-phonic Monophone and the Contrabass HarmoniPhoneum. A combination of great musicianship, zany antics and a deep love for traditional American fiddle and banjo music has taken this group around the world.

24 King Square South | 506.674.4100 | imperialtheatre.nb.ca

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Lent 4 readings and notices

St. James the Less Church in the Parish of Renforth

March 6th 2016 The fourth Sunday of Lent

Collect Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world, evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

FIRST READING: Joshua 5:9-12

9The LORD told Joshua, “It was a disgrace for my people to be slaves in Egypt, but now I have taken away that disgrace.” So the Israelites named the place Gilgal, and it still has that name.
10Israel continued to camp at Gilgal in the desert near Jericho, and on the fourteenth day of the same month they celebrated Passover.
11-12The next day, God stopped sending the Israelites manna to eat each morning, and they started eating food grown in the land of Canaan. They ate roasted grain and thin bread made of the barley they had gathered from nearby fields.

PSALMODY: Psalm 32 (Said Responsively)

1Our God, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away.
2You bless them by saying, “You told me your sins, without trying to hide them, and now I forgive you.”

3Before I confessed my sins, my bones felt limp,
and I groaned all day long.
4Night and day your hand weighed heavily on me,
and my strength was gone as in the summer heat.

5So I confessed my sins and told them all to you.
I said, “I’ll tell the LORD each one of my sins.”
Then you forgave me and took away my guilt.

6We worship you, LORD, and we should always pray
whenever we find out that we have sinned.
Then we won’t be swept away by a raging flood.
7You are my hiding place! You protect me from trouble, and you put songs in my heart
because you have saved me.

8You said to me, “I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.
9Don’t be stupid like horses and mules that must be led with ropes to make them obey.”

10All kinds of troubles will strike the wicked, but your kindness shields those who trust you, LORD.
11And so your good people should celebrate and shout.

Glory be to…

SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

16We are careful not to judge people by what they seem to be, though we once judged Christ in that way. 17Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. 18God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others. 19What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace. 20We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message. We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God. 21Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner, so that Christ could make us acceptable to God.

GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Tax collectors and sinners were all crowding around to listen to Jesus. 2So the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses started grumbling, “This man is friendly with sinners. He even eats with them.” 3Then Jesus told them this story: Once a man had two sons. 12The younger son said to his father, “Give me my share of the property.” So the father divided his property between his two sons. 13Not long after that, the younger son packed up everything he owned and left for a foreign country, where he wasted all his money in wild living. 14He had spent everything, when a bad famine spread through that whole land. Soon he had nothing to eat. 15He went to work for a man in that country, and the man sent him out to take care of his pigs. 16He would have been glad to eat what the pigs were eating, but no one gave him a thing. 17Finally, he came to his senses and said, “My father’s workers have plenty to eat, and here I am, starving to death! 18I will go to my father and say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against God in heaven and against you. 19I am no longer good enough to be called your son. Treat me like one of your workers.’ ” 20The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him. 21The son said, “Father, I have sinned against God in heaven and against you. I am no longer good enough to be called your son.” 22But his father said to the servants, “Hurry and bring the best clothes and put them on him. Give him a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23Get the best calf and prepare it, so we can eat and celebrate. 24This son of mine was dead, but has now come back to life. He was lost and has now been found.” And they began to celebrate. 25The older son had been out in the field. But when he came near the house, he heard the music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants over and asked, “What’s going on here?” 27The servant answered, “Your brother has come home safe and sound, and your father ordered us to kill the best calf.” 28The older brother got so angry that he would not even go into the house. His father came out and begged him to go in. 29But he said to his father, “For years I have worked for you like a slave and have always obeyed you. But you have never even given me a little goat, so that I could give a dinner for my friends. 30This other son of yours wasted your money on prostitutes. And now that he has come home, you ordered the best calf to be killed for a feast.” 31His father replied, “My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we should be glad and celebrate! Your brother was dead, but he is now alive. He was lost and has now been found.”

Sentence I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him; Father I have sinned against heaven and before you Luke 15:18

Notices
Our Health, Wellness and Safety Event: Navigating the Home Care system has been rescheduled to March 10th. It would be good to have a few people to greet and make a cup of tea.
Joint Good Friday Area service. St Paul’s Rothesay, Eric is preaching and we have been invited to help out by joining a combined choir. 11:00 am. Please see Mary Splane if you would like to be part of the choir, she will have the music and the practice schedule. We are also asked to provide two readers. “Jesus” for the dramatic reading and a prayer leader for the litany. Thank You Gregor and David H for volunteering for this.
We need volunteers for two ministries that serve the community. The first is our Renforth Seniors Health Wellness and Safety Fair. We need people to help with the hospitality and by setting up tables and arranging the room. The second is Renforth Wharf Days we will need people to set up and staff a booth as well as to be available for hospitality and logistics. Both of these ministries are born from prayer and are our way to serve the local community. They are extremely important and I believe, linked to the long term life of our Church. Would you be willing to serve? Please sign up on the lists in the Narthex. Currently no one has. It would be a great encouragement to me personally if there were some folks joining these missions. This is part of our Missional Footprint.
Month of Prayer. As you know we are short one Warden. We will be taking the rest of the season of Lent to pray for the right person to be called. You may nominate individuals that you believe are called to serve in this position to David Henderson or Eric. They will approach them after prayer. Please ask the Lord to guide you and also be open yourself to what God might be calling you to.
Prayer Meeting There will be a prayer meeting and time of worship on April 27th in preparation for the Health, Wellness and Safety Fair. As we serve the local community we are very conscious that we are serving in Christ’s name and are caring not only for temporal needs but spiritual ones as well. I wonder if we should have a booth that just says “Free Prayer”

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Notices from Sunday

Attendance was low on Sunday so here are the notices. Some of these are time sensitive and may need your attention.

Notices
Our Health, Wellness and Safety Event: Navigating the Home Care system has been rescheduled to March 10th.
Joint Good Friday Area service. St Paul’s Rothesay, Eric is preaching and we have been invited to help out by joining a combined choir. 11:00 am. Please see Mary Splane if you would like to be part of the choir, she will have the music and the practice schedule. We are also asked to provide two readers. “Jesus” for the dramatic reading and a prayer leader for the litany. Thankyou Gregor and David H for volunteering for this.

We need volunteers for two ministries that serve the community. The first is our Renforth Seniors Health Wellness and Safety Fair. We need people to help with the hospitality and by setting up tables and arranging the room. The second is Renforth Wharf Days we will need people to set up and staff a booth as well as to be available for hospitality and logistics. Both of these ministries are born from prayer and are our way to serve the local community. They are extremely important and I believe, linked to the long term life of our Church. Would you be willing to serve? Please sign up on the lists in the Narthex. Currently no one has. It would be a great encouragement to me personally if there were some folks joining these missions. This is part of our Missional Footprint.

Month of Prayer. As you know we are short one Warden. We will be taking the rest of the season of Lent to pray for the right person to be called. You may nominate individuals that you believe are called to serve in this position to David Henderson or Eric. They will approach them after prayer. Please ask the Lord to guide you and also be open yourself to what God might be calling you to.

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