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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Aug. 25th.,    11th after Pentecost / 10th Sunday after Trinity

Rev'd Shirley Cole: Phone 902-954-1665 or


Thank- you to Canon Elliott, participating in both Services this morning as Preacher and offering the Blessing


8:00 am  Holy Communion,

                                                 The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Pat Moore

Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson


10:00 am    Holy Eucharist, 

                                      The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Opening Hymn                   God, Whose Almighty Word #560

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

       The Collect of the Day: God of the sabbath, this is the day and  this is the hour when women long oppressed stand with    dignity, and when your healing escapes our desire for  control: may your joy stretch the fabric of our hearts and    inspire us to loosen each other’s bonds; through Jesus Christ, the shamer of the powerful and the raiser of the dead. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

       Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29, Denyse Nelson
      Gradual Hymn                      This Is My Father’s World (handout)

The Holy Gospel:  Luke 13:10-17


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

      The Prayers of the People, Paul Hobson

      Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn            Holy God, We Praise Your Name  #334

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 376

      Eucharistic Prayer #1    , p. 193             

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread, #1  p. 212         

      All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing.   Gluten-free bread is available. Please ask at the communion rail.

   Communion hymn: And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love # 66

Prayer after Communion, p. 376

 followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Dale Hennigar

       Closing Hymn                                  Jesus, Lover of My Soul # 533

 The Rite of Farewell for Rev'd Shirley

 The Dismissal

Eucharistic Assistant: Dale Hennigar

Greeters: Debbie & Ian MacDonald

      Counters: Dianne Thorpe & Vicki Harris

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Denyse & Jim Nelson


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Anglican Church of South America & Diocese of Montréal  along with the parishes of Christ Church, Windsor & Annapolis, Nova Scotia

·       We give our thanks and praise to God to have had The Rev'd Shirley Cole as our student priest over the summer months. St. John's wish you well as you continue your education and journey through your faith.

·       For all who are in need of God’s healing grace: Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Cecil, Ann Watson, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Frances & Peter Jucker, Mary-Laura, Roger Harris, Jean Hancock, Tracey, Becca &  Michael  

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially Muriel Allen & Harris Weatherbee. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them. Remembering as well Jean Marsh, whose Committal Service was held  in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery in Woodstock, Ontario.



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)   10:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)   


Rev'd  Shirley’s last Sunday with us is today. She has truly been a blessing as well as an inspiration here at St. John’s! Although the last 3 months have literally flown by it feels like we have managed to accomplish quite a bit in that short time (and had a good time doing it)! We all wish you the very best Shirley- and we feel certain that your next congregation will be very lucky to have you!



Mark these dates on your calendar

Meditation: Is held every Friday at 10:30AM. All are welcome.


Clergy Schedule: Rev'd Shirley will be in the office Wed. morning.

Monday, August 19th, between 6 pm and 8 pm. Jesus Rocks. Monday, August 26th between 10 am and noon. Please come out to paint rocks anytime within the two hours and stay as little or long as you like. We are still looking for more rocks as well!


Wed., Aug. 28th, 2 pm, Communion Service at Wickwire Place.


Sept. 7: Musique Royale presents the Glenn Patscha Trio in concert at the Dawn Oman Art Gallery, Bridgetown, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets may be bought at the gallery or online at


Sept. 19th, 730 pm, Ghost Walk. The Ghost walks at the Church in July and Aug. were enjoyed immensely. If you have not yet participated, please consider coming out to this last Walk for the Season and do tell others about this professional historical production.


Our annual Roast Beef dinner will take place on Oct. 25th at the Lions Hall. Later we will have a signup sheet and tickets but for now just mark your calendar.


Church & Community News

The students are soon coming - help us welcome them back with clean gowns! Volunteers are needed to help wash and iron the students’ gowns and surplices. If you are willing to help, you’ll find the gowns needing laundering hanging on the coat rack by the back door. Instructions are attached to each gown. Once the gown you’ve taken is clean and ready to wear, hang it back in the closet. Any questions ask Michelle!


Friendly Church Visiting Would you like to make someone’s day?  Our parish shut-ins love to have visitors . Please consider joining our group and donating a few hours a month to these rewarding visits. We are a small group and invite you to come to our next bi-annual meeting to learn more (no strings attached!) on Tuesday Sept. 10th at 10.00am in the church. Any questions in the meantime can be directed to Chris Maltby ( or Patsy Clothier ( )


Sunday Refreshments is an important part of our church fellowship.  It gives each of us a chance to get to know our fellow members a little better.  We are always looking for additional people to join our team.  If you would like to help provide coffee, tea, juice and assorted goodies after the 10 am service, please email Mary Phillips at or phone 902-542-1342


In  follow up to Susan Demont's Preaching- Presentation last week about The Portal, Fact Sheets are available at the back of the Church. Also, Susan can be reached at: and the website


Next Sunday is food bank Sunday. Donations can be left at the back of the church.