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2019 Lent-Easter Letter



Annual Seafood Chowder/Chili Luncheon

11:00 am-2:00 pm

ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH HALL, Tantallon (Peggy’s Cove Road)

Seafood Chowder, or, Chili, roll, homemade gingerbread/whipped cream,

Tea or Coffee

Adults: $12.00; Children, 5-12 yrs.: $6; Preschool: Free

For further details, please contact Daisy, 902-826-2882


The Youth Group is encouraging parishioners to donate items each Sunday of Lent to help with Youth Homelessness. The Youth Group is doing this to bring awareness of the new National Youth Project, Welcome…. Home.

Each Sunday we will be request different items. Posters and a donation box are at each church.
• March 10th - Gloves, hat’s, and mittens
• March 17th - Face wash, facecloths, and soap
                                                             • March 24th - Gift cards / bus tickets max $5.00 Gift cards to Tim’s, McDonald’s or Subway
                                                             • March 31st - Juice boxes/coffee/snacks that are peanut free
                                                             • April 7th - Men’s and women’s underwear and socks
                                                             - April 14- Feminine hygiene products 


Lenten Study Program

Based upon the film The Straight Story

Forgiving and asking forgiveness:

God’s Grace in Community

The Straight Story is the true story of the unusual pilgrimage of 73-year-old Alvin Straight, who travels across Iowa on a 1966 John Deere riding lawnmower to reconcile with his brother. The people he meets along the way give him the energy and strength to fulfill his mission, and in return, he gives them insight into their own need for forgiveness. This film will be the basis of our Lenten study.

5 sessions will be held weekly at St Margaret's Anglican church beginning on Saturday March 9th at 9:30am.  All are invited to attend and all materials will be provided.  Please contact Rev. Brieanna to reserve your spot via email: or phone: 902-826-2154


To order flowers to help beautify our churches for Easter

please use one of the order forms at the back of each church. Please return completed forms and payment by Palm Sunday, April 14th. If paying by cheque, please make payable to Dan Calda. Because of environmental sensitivities lilies are not available. Memorials will be printed in the Easter bulletins. Flowers are supplied by Seabright Greenhouses.


Parishioners will have an opportunity to pose questions for our Rector to answer. A question box will be placed at the back of
the church for the submission of written questions. Each Sunday during Lent, Rev. Brieanna will answer one or two of your


 Mission Possible: Empowered By God

The ACW Board of the Diocese of N.S, & P.E.I. is sponsoring a Lenten Quiet Day.

All are welcome to join the Atlantic School of Theology postulates for a day of meditation and quiet reflection.
Holy Trinity Bridgewater is hosting this wonderful event. April 6th, 2019. 10am-2pm
The cost is $15.00 and lunch is included. Please contact Louise to join our parish group.
902-826-2004, 902-225-0832 or

Good Friday 19 April - Walk the Stations of the Cross

Please join Rev. Brieanna Andrews, Rector of the Anglican Parish of French Village, and Rev. Annika Sangster, Minister at St. Luke's United Church, as they lead a Good Friday pilgrimage on the St. Margaret's Bay Rails to Trails.

Meet them at St Luke's United Church, Upper Tantallon at 1p.m. on Friday 19 April and walk the trail while marking the Stations of the Cross, finishing at St James' Anglican Church, Boutilier's Point about 3 p.m. (a distance of approximately 10 kilometres, followed by refreshments and fellowship.

In the event of inclement weather, a Good Friday Ecumenical Service will take place at St Luke's at 1 p.m.

All are invited and will be warmly welcomed.

For more information, please contact: Rev. Brieanna e-mail

 or Rev. Annika e-mail


Sleeping Children around the world

as a result of our coin boxes and collections for SCAW we were able to purchase 12 bed kits. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to make this campaign such a great success. The change for change is making a difference.




I am looking for knitting yarn to be used to knit blankets for the less fortunate. The yarn should be machine washable preferably 4 ply Worsted or similar. Thinner yarn is acceptable as can be doubled and used for sewing up the blankets.
Since I took over this project 1281 blankets have been delivered to Halifax shelter. Thank you to all who have been a part of this outreach. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Thank you, Margaret de Carvalho @ 902-826-2497.


The 2019 Anglican Church calendars are now available. Contact Donzella @ 902-826-2955
or Daisy @ 902-826-2882




Pick some up when you come to church or contact:

White bread $4
White cinnamon/raisin $4.50
60% Whole wheat $4
60% Whole wheat cinnamon/raisin $4.50

                       By purchasing these items, you will be supporting the work of the Mothers’ Union both locally and overseas




Linked Through Prayer You are invited to join the Mothers’ Union members in their Prayer Partner Program. Prayer Partners (PP) will be kept a secret throughout the year and will be revealed on or near Epiphany of the following year. During the year PPs will send each other cards or notes on occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Mothering Sunday etc. – always anonymously. If you are aware of something happening in your PP’s life, you might want to send them a quick note or card. Of course, the most important thing is to keep them in your prayers at all times. We have an Epiphany Party each year when we reveal our PPs to each other. If you would like to participate in this program, please fill in the information below. If you know of someone who would appreciate being included, but may not come to church, please pass a form along to them. Forms may be passed in to Mary Stone (826-2847) or Janice Jackson (826-7165), or you can email the information to

Prayer Partner information:



Anniversary and/or other significant dates ___________________________________________________

You can help purchase a Wheel Chair for a Veteran by putting pop can type tabs in the container Sherry Richardson has placed in the vestibule at Saint George’s Church.

Do you want to make a difference? The work of our Parish Council is important to sustain the ministries of our churches and to meet the day to day commitments. You can take an active role in developing a strategy for our ongoing ministries and future growth.  Please chat/e-mail with Rev Brieanna or Donna Mattholie if you would like to be a part of the team working together for God’s mission. Rev Brieanna:; Donna:

The Lions Club is happy to accept donations of used eye glasses and hearing aids. Please bring them along to church to be collected later, it would be greatly appreciated. SMB Lions Club have the following equipment available for loan, free of charge, to members of the community: Chair Lifts, Wheelchairs, Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Canes, Bath/Shower chair accessories. Anyone requiring any of this equipment should contact: Lion Leonard Bugbee (902-823-3001) or Lion Brecken Hills (902-826-2546).

Anyone interested in baptism preparation classes is invited to contact Janet at or 902-826-2251.

Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at or 902-826-2251

PWRDF is active in 26 countries, with 59 partners drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations, and community-based groups. PWRDF supports people-centered development that improves the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice. Their work is bound together in three strategic themes: Weaving a Culture of Peace with Justice, building a Moral Economy and Accompanying Communities in Crisis.

PWRDF support development programs to include:

- support for maternal, newborn and child health in Africa and Canadian Indigenous communities by purchasing medical equipment for health clinics and maternity wards, construct and refurbish health clinics and nurses’ houses;

- provide Canadian Indigenous communities with midwifery services that are culturally relevant and responsive to their needs and suggestions. It will organize community meetings with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and other Indigenous groups in Canada, Mexico and Peru to develop a midwifery curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of Inuit, First Nations and Metis women.

- support Indigenous people by recovering and preserving traditional ways for the next generation; and human rights workers documenting abuses;

- provide a source of potable drinking water to Pikangikum community (Canada) where 90% of homes do not have water or waste-water services. Inadequate and decrepit wooden outhouses are used by most residents. Most of the present homes do not have the space or the structural integrity to support bathroom facilities.

- equipping the homes with a cistern to hold the water and a wastewater holding tank, as well as the necessary fixtures and fittings;

- construct wells to provide clean water to communities affected by water-borne diseases;

- support farmer using traditional and innovative agricultural methods to improve their access to a secure food source;

- help young people by using peer education for HIV/AIDS prevention;


Keep up with the Parish News...Join our parish e-mail group by contacting Margaret deCarvalho at MARCARDE@NS.SYMPATICO.CA or 826-2497 or write your name and email address on one of our pew cards and place it in the offering plate, or leave it with a greeter.