Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Worship This Week

June 23           Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am St. Stephens Church, Chester
9:15 am St. George's, East River
11:00 St. Stephen's Church, Chester

Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, 5-7, 8-15a; Psalm 42, 43
                Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39      



ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627
Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.
Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!
The Halifax Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival and Convention, July 7 to 11, 2019 Hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organists! See Poster in Parish!  (Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre)
BBQ  June 30, 11:00 Service will be in the Parish Hall, BBQ to follow!

The Choir is always looking for more singers! Contact Lynne Baroni, Warren Laws or Dawn Harwood-Jones. Singing is exhilarating!
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       Worship Next Week
     June 30           Third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am St. Stephens Church, Chester
11:00 St. Stephen's Community Ctr., Chester

Readings: Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Worship This Week


June 16              Trinity Sunday
8:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,    Chester
                                                                                               9:15 am            St. George’s Church,    East River
                                                                                             11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,   Chester 
                                                                                                          7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                               Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15                                       


ANNOUNCEMENTS      - Happy Father's Day!


We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.

Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!

During the week of July 7 to 11, 2019, The Halifax Centre of the Royal
Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival
and Convention, a four-day assembly of organists, choir directors, and organ
builders from across Canada and the United States
For you, this is an opportunity to hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organ
performers on some of the finest pipe organs in the City of Halifax. These
include Craig Humber, NL and Austria; Denis Bedard, PQ/BC; Rachel Laurin,
PQ; Stephen Candow, NL; Sarah Svendsen, NS/ON; Rachel Mahon, UK;
Stillman Matheson, NB/ON, and Donald Hunt, NS/BC.
All recitals and major concerts will be open to the public and we cordially invite
you to attend. Tickers are available through TicketHalifax or at the door of the
venue on the day or night of each performance. A poster has been placed in
the Church Hall which will give you the dates, times, and locations of each
performance. We are looking forward to having you with us.
Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre

BBQ June 30, 11:00 Service will be in the Parish Hall, BBQ to follow.




Worship Next Week

       June 23              Second Sunday after Pentecost
                                                                                                    8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                                9:15 am    St. George’s Church, East River                                                                                      11:00 am  St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester    

       Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7) 8-15a; Psalm 42, 43

Wednesday, 5 June 2019




WORSHIP THIS WEEK

June 9              The Day of Pentecost
                                                                                       8:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester 
                                                                                       9:15 am      St. George’s Church,      East River
                                                                                       11:00 am       St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester                   
                                                                                Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:14-17;      John14:8-17, 25-27                                   






ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.  

Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

This Year instead of the Chester Municipal  Relay for Life event the Canadian Cancer Society is introducing a new program, "Cancer Fighters"
> > as the former  Relay Committee we are hosting
A Night of Remembrance
>  We are going to be Remembering our loved ones that have passed, Remembering  and honoring our cancer survivors and celebrating with them and Remembering
    as cancer fighters to fight and donate to the cause for Hope and a Cure.
>  A suggested donation of $2.00 at the door will give you a ticket to win a door prize.
 The event is Sat. June 15th at 7:00pm at The Chester Legion.
>  All welcome please come and enjoy an evening of food, laughter, remembering, door prizes, entertainment & silent auction.
>  Any cancer survivor that would like to attend please register by calling a committee member or 902-275-5966
>  A short Luminary ceremony will also take place with which you can buy a Luminary for $5.00 in loving memory or in honor of a loved one
>  Luminaries can be purchased at the event or prepurchased at the New Ross / Chester Basin Credit
> Unions, at the Hair Salon at #6 Pig Loop Road  or by calling 275-5966.
> > We invite everyone to join us for a wonderful evening, open to the public, survivors, past
> Relay team members, ALL WELCOME , Donation greatly appreciated,
> All donations and proceeds for this event will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society for helping people that are needing to stay at  the Lodge That Gives
>  For any info please call 275-5966


Tuck Hall Rentals:  Spring is finally here and friends and family will be starting to visit too.  If you are having a houseful of guests or want to get together without making yourself and your house crazy, think about renting Tuck Hall and its great kitchen for your family gathering, special birthday party, anniversary or reunion. There is plenty of room, and everything you need plus a commercial machine to wash up!   No berry, coffee, or wine stains on your furniture or floors! Call the Parish Office to book your function and enjoy!

Worship Next Week
June 16        Trinity Sunday                                                           
  8:00 am         St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                         
  9:15 am            St. George’s Church,    East River

                                                                          11:00 am          St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                        7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                               Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5;    John 16:12-15                                        






Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Worship This Week
June 2                   June 2       Seventh Sunday of Easter
                               8:00 am            St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester
                               11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester      
                               7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan

                                                                                               Readings: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm97; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21;        John 17:20-26




ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                                                                  We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627         
 Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.             
 TAI CHI Beginners Evening Class:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome!!                                           
  Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to  Aenon Baptist Church and leave with St. Stephen's office.              
The Chester United Baptist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner on June the 8th from 4:30 - 6pm to raise funds for the Starfish II Project. We are looking for volunteers to help prep, set up the Hall, serve and clean-up. Donations of pies are accepted. We need 14 in total. Also, anyone willing to donate funds for the cost of supplies, would be greatly appreciated.                                                                           
 Tuck Hall Functions - Please make any rental arrangements through the Parish Administration office.                                                        
Next Sunday is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church! The Book of Acts records the moment that the Holy Spirit descended on the gathered believers with the sound of rushing wind, and with tongues like flames of fire resting on them. To remind ourselves of the presence of God the Holy Spirit in us, all are invited to wear something red to worship next week!
* note the Rector is attending the Diocesan Clergy Retreat
this week starting Monday, 3 June, returning late in the day on Friday, 7 June. If there is an emergency which requires the attention of a priest, please call the Parish Wardens (numbers are on the cover of this bulletin), who will put you in touch with the clergy on call.         

Worhip Next Week
June 9              The Day of Pentecost
                                                                                       8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                                    9:15 am St. George’s Church, East River                                                                                              11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  

                                                                                   Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:14-17;                                                            John 14:8-17, 25-27

                                                            

Wednesday, 22 May 2019



Worship This Week

  May 26       SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

                                                                                                                    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church, Chester        
                                                                                          9:15 am  St. George’s Church,   East River      

                                                                                         11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester    

   Readings: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29

ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627
Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
TAI CHI Beginners Evening Class:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome!!                                         
SCANS Courses start April 23rd Tuesdays and Thursdays            (6weeks)                                                                                                  
 Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to  Aenon Baptist Church and leave with St. Stephen's office.
 a Parish Information Session Sunday, 26 May following a service of Morning Prayer at 11 a.m. The Rector and Wardens will be informing people about the financial impact of moving worship to Tuck Hall for the winter, and we will all discuss our experience of that time. Mark your calendar!                                                                                                
The Chester United Baptist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner on June the 8th from 4:30pm to 6pm to raise funds for the Starfish II Project. George Evans will be doing the cooking. We are looking for volunteers to help prep, set up the Hall, serve and clean-up. Donations of pies are accepted. We need 14 in total. Also, anyone willing to donate funds for the cost of supplies, would be greatly appreciated.
Tuck Hall functions - Please make rental arrangements through the Parish Administration office.
WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
  June 2                     June 2                Seventh Sunday of Easter
                               8:00 am            St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester
                               11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester      
                               7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                               Readings: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm97; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21;        John 17:20-26

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Worship This Week


May 19              FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
                             8:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,    Chester
                                                                                       9:15 am            St. George’s Church,    East River
                                                                                      11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,   Chester 
                                                                                            7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                                   Readings: Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35                                       





ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627
Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
TAI CHI Beginners Evening Class:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome!!                                         
SCANS Courses start April 23rd Tuesdays and Thursdays (6 weeks)  
                                                                                                
  Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to  Aenon Baptist Church and leave with St. Stephen's office.

 a Parish Information Session Sunday, 26 May following a service of Morning Prayer at 11 a.m. The Rector and Wardens will be informing people about the financial impact of moving worship to Tuck Hall for the winter, and we will all discuss our experience of that time. Mark your calendar!    
                                                                                          
The Chester United Baptist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner on June the 8th from 4:30pm to 6pm to raise funds for the Starfish II Project. George Evans will be doing the cooking. We are looking for volunteers to help prep, set up the Hall, serve and clean-up. Donations of pies are accepted. We need 14 in total. Also, anyone willing to donate funds for the cost of supplies, would be greatly appreciated.

Tuck Hall functions - Please make rental arrangements through the Parish Administration office.


Worship Next Week

  May 26       SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

                                                                                                                    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church, Chester        
                                                                                          9:15 am  St. George’s Church,   East River      

                                                                                         11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester    

   Readings: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29


  

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Worship This Week  
Sunday 12      Fourth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am St. Stephen’s, Chester
9:15 am St. George’s East River  
11:00 am ST. Stephen’s, Chester                  
                
       Readings: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:2230

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mothers-in-God of our Parish family!

We give great thanks for the ministry of the Men’s Choir in leading the musical aspects of our worship this morning!                                                
  We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call  Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627                                    
  Food BankAll contributions are very gratefully received.                       
  TAI CHI Beginners Evening Class:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome!!                                                             
  SCANS Courses started April 23rd Tuesdays and Thursdays     (6 weeks)                                                                                                              
   Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair. Cheques to  Aenon Baptist Church and leave with St. Stephen's office.
a Parish Information Session Sunday, 26 May following a service of Morning Prayer at 11 a.m. The Rector and Wardens will be informing people about the financial impact of moving worship to Tuck Hall for the winter, and we will all discuss our experience of that time. Mark your calendar!              
Worship Next Week
Sunday 19 May 2019     Fifth Sunday of  Easter                                                                                                                                                            
                 8:00 am        St. Stephen’s, Chester   Holy Communion
                 9:15 am       St. George’s, East River   Morning Prayer
                11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester    Holy Eucharist
               7:00 pm           All Saint’s,  Canaan          Evening Prayer

Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6 John 13: 31-35