Dear friends,

Every celebration comes to us as part of a larger journey, and in no case is this truer than with the celebration of Easter.

The resurrection of Jesus, which we celebrate at Easter, is part of a much larger journey. Together with his death the resurrection of Jesus represents the single most important turning point in history’s greatest journey – the journey of God’s people and God’s world out of slavery and exile to sin and death into a new life of freedom and promise with God.

The journey through Lent and especially through Holy Week opens our awareness to the larger journey within which Christ’s death and resurrection are so crucial. The traditions of Holy Week deepen our appreciation of why exactly Easter is so worth celebrating by bringing the events of Christ’s death and resurrection to bear on our own personal journey. Holy Week helps us come to see ourselves on this journey with Christ and all his people to a new life of promised with God. I truly hope that you are able to join us on this journey through Holy Week to the celebration Christ’s resurrection at Easter, and I pray, whether you are able to journey with us in person or in spirit only, that by God’s grace you are able to truly celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death with us this Easter and beyond.

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ,

The Rev. David Turner +

Holy Week & Easter Reflections

Available at the back of the church & online

Please remember the following in your prayers this week

  • Bobbi-Jo C
  • Loretta D
  • Barb G
  • Rick H
  • Dawn L
  • Paul R
  • Sue S
  • Erika W


If you would like Easter flowers as a memorial, please let the office know details.

We need to know who is giving the gift and who it is in memory of.

This information will be placed in Easter Service Bulletin & Newsletter.

Donations for flowers can be placed on the offering plate

Hampton United Church’s Fundraiser

3rd Annual Good Friday

Fish n’ Chip Take Out! March 25th!

Pick up between 11:30-2:00pm.

Limited number of dinners available!

Must place order in advance, by Monday March 21st! SOLD OUT EARLY the past two years!

1 piece ($7.50) or 2 piece ($10) with hand cut fries and coleslaw!

Same delicious batter as previous years and it has always been GLUTEN FREE!

Call 832-5050 or email, please include name, phone number, number of orders and size of orders (1 or 2 pieces of fish), as well as your preferred pick up time (every half hour).

We are seeking …


Deadline to apply is April 30

Dessert, Video & Discussion

6:30 pm at the home of Betty Kennett

Please RSVP to Rev. David if you are planning to attend.

Pray-On-The-Way: Weekday Reflections for Lent

Monday through Thursday Mornings:  8:45-9am

Tuesdays Evenings:  7-7:15

The Mission: Stones Across the Water

Stones Across the Water is the name of the YIG team’s upcoming youth mission conference, happening on May 28-29 at Camp Medley.

The conference’s name, Stones Across the Water, comes from the Mother Teresa quote, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” This quote inspires our youth that by working together in mission and following Jesus’ plan that they too can make a difference.

It is YIG’s goal and responsibility to create and develop disciples of our youth through both traditional and innovative ways. The YIG team believes the time is right for a youth-centered event that will draw on these themes. Last summer there were over 700 children and youth who took part in at least one youth-related diocesan — camping ministry at Medley or Brookwood; St. Michael’s Youth Conference, TEC and Diocesan Choir School.

Often they are pumped up and ready to take on the world in the name of Jesus, but after returning to their normal lives and communities, the opportunity to plug into mission may be lost or misused. We have to seek out these opportunities when our youth return and allow them to flourish in their communities.

Stones Across the Water is hoping to bridge that gap and find ways for our youth to plug into mission in their communities.

The conference is open to any youth ages 13-18 from the diocese. Through speakers and various workshops, the youth will learn how to be missional. There will be an emphasis on local mission opportunities but internationally as well.

The cost for the weekend is $25. Registration is available on the Diocese of Fredericton website. The YIG team is encouraging parishes to encourage their youth to participate.

If any adults who would like to volunteer, contact the YIG team. We could use your skills and assistance. Further information can be found in eNews, the YIG Facebook page or via email:

Meditation:  Music and Word for the Year of Mercy

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday March 20th at 2:30 pm.

Jane Howlett, Kathy Molloy, Tom Goud, Christopher Lane and Marilyn Williams will present a program of sacred song and word on the theme of Mercy.

Freewill offering to the Cathedral Scholarship Fund.  Wheelchair accessible at the back of the Church

Grief Recovery Outreach® Program

Are you experiencing a loss and grieving? Grief affects us in many ways and we experience grief from many losses such as death, loss of relationship, divorce, job loss or transitions, family situations, loss or changes in health.  Loss experiences could also be loss of hopes and dreams and dealing with daily loss from loved ones experiencing Alzheimer’s/Dementia or other critical illnesses.

Reduced concentration, a sense of numbness, disrupted sleep, changed eating habits, and a roller coaster of emotional energy are just a few of the many things that affect those who grieve.

The Grief Recovery Outreach® Program is a specialized method to acknowledge the loss experiences in your life, identify a primary loss event that is impeding you from fully participating in your life and then work through that loss experience in a healthy way.

The Grief Recovery Outreach® Program is a process and a program whereby those participating are given the tools, time and professional resources to help them work through the uncompleted emotional communications that are preventing them from living their lives fully after their loss. In this confidential setting, you will feel respected, heard and supported by others in this program, as you work through the pain of your loss.

Join Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® Kelly Hudson-Lewis, for an 8 week program beginning Wednesday April 13 at 7pm.  Pre-registration is required, $25 fee for book.

Contact Reid’s or Sherwood Funeral Homes to register.

Reid’s Funeral Home:  832-5541, Sherwood’s Funeral Home: 839-2156.


 Stress and anxiety are leading causes of illness. This workshop will provide practical techniques and tips to reduce the effects of both.

Please join us for an uplifting morning with special guest


Director of Spiritual and Religious Care for Horizon Health Network

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

2 Hammond River Rd.Quispamsis (Beside Hammond River Bridge)

Saturday April 23rd, 2016

10 am – 12 pm

To register call 847-0850 or email

This event is free of charge, however a free will offering for parish mission would be appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Mission of the Month – Toonie Tin

Hampton High School Pancake Lunch

Mar 20 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS) – Palm Sunday

  • Mar 20 -12:30 pm Sun. Afternoon Discussion Group – Tim Horton’s
  • Mar 22 – 7:00 pm Pray on the Way: Reflections for lent
  • Mar 23 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Mar 24 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Heather Miller
  • Mar 24 – 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday service

Mar 25 – 10:00 am Good Friday service

There will be a children’s program offered during the Good Friday Service

Mar 27 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS) Easter Sunday

  • Mar 30 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • Mar 30 – 7:00pm Property Committee meeting
  • Mar 31 – 8:30am Baking at Hampton Middle School – Danielle Wilson
  • April 1 – 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Pamela Hughes
  • April 2 – 8:30 am Holy Joe’s

Apr 3 – 9:00 am (BAS) & 10:30 am service(BAS)

  • Apr 6 – 12:30 pm Highschool Lunch (Parish of Upham)
  • Apr 6 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • April 8 – 11:00 am Middle School Desserts – Debbie Galley

Apr 10 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS)

  • April 13 – 12:00 pm ACW
  • April 13 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
  • April 16 – 11:00 am Hampton Community Garden – Annual General Meeting

Apr 17 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS)

  • April 20 – 12:30 pm Pancakes for High School (St Paul’s)
  • April 20 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal

Apr 24 – 9:00 am (BCP) & 10:30 am service(BAS)

  • April 26 – 7:30 Vestry Meeting
  • April 27 – 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal

Palm Sunday


Holy Communion BCP

10:30 am

Holy Communion BAS

Priest Rev. David Turner
Deacon Rev. Deacon Debbie Cochran
Layreader Marg Petrie Myra Stites
Reader Lane Bishop Elaine Robichaud
Sidespersons Estelle Fowler Shawn/Hana Coughlan
Chancel Guild Dawn Lent / Joyce Logan
Counters Joyce Logan / Joanna DiProse
Nursery Lois Moore

Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm

Holy Communion BAS

Priest Rev. David Turner
Deacon Rev. Deacon Debbie Cochran
Layreader Betty Kennett
Reader Heather Miller
Sidespersons P & P Hanratty
Chancel Guild Shirley Stanley / Betty Mitham

Good Friday

10:00 am

The Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion BAS

Priest Rev. David Turner
Deacon Rev. Deacon Debbie Cochran
Layreader Heather Miller
Reader Carter Scott
Sidespersons MacMackin Family

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