Here is an invitation from Queen Square Methodist Church (later to become part of Centenary-Queen Square United Church, Saint John, NB) to a Thanksgiving service on October 6, 1879. The card was addressed for a George A. Henderson, police clerk. Interestingly enough, the sentence “Their joy is in their calm” was written in pencil on the front of the envelope. Perhaps a good reminder for the Thanksgiving weekend.

If you would like to see a transcript of the invitation, just scroll down past the image.

Queen Square Methodist Thanksgiving Service, 1879Transcript of Invitation:

Dear Sir,

The Committee of Arrangements for the Opening of the New Queen Square Church purpose holding a Thanksgiving Meeting on Monday Evening, the 6th instant, commencing at half-past seven o’clock, and take good pleasure in extending a cordial invitation to yourself and friends to be present on that occasion.

On behalf of the Committee,

John Hargreaves, Secretary

St. John, N.B., Oct. 3rd, 1879