Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 23 September 2018
 
Autumn is a second Spring
where every leaf is a flower
Albert Camus 
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 23 September 2018
 THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               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

Readings:  Proverbs 31: 10- 31; Psalm 1;
James 3: 13 –4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mondays, 12 – 4:30 pm. 
All welcome!

***
MEN’S GROUP
the next breakfast will be held
on Sat, 22 Sept at St. Stephen’s. 
The morning will start with
Morning Prayer in the church at 8:00 am
(everyone welcome). 
Renowned Canadian cooks,
Austen Hatt and Bob Breithaupt
will supply nourishment to the men
in Tuck Hall following the service. 
Please let Robert Manuel know
if you plan to attend
(902-220-7140 or  rcmkam@eastlink.ca)
so the cooks know how much to prepare.

***
GENERAL PARISH MEETING
has been postponed until
October – date and time
to be confirmed

***
FOOD BANK
The need never diminishes. 
All contributions
are always gratefully received.

***
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING
at 7:00 pm on Tues, 25 Sept
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre. 

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MEN’S CHOIR
 will be leading the singing at the 11:00 am service
at St. Stephen’s on 14 October. 
Choir practice will take place
on Thurs, 11 October at 7:00 pm in the church.

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SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
Don’t miss out on a fun family evening
to be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, 19 October
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
Tickets will be available in church
and from the Parish Office.
Put the date on your calendar.
More information coming soon!

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ANNUAL ACW REGIONAL MEETING
will take place at St. Barnabas Parish Hall,
1396 Blue Rocks Rd, Blue Rocks
on Wed, 10 Oct 2018. 
Registration at 9:30 am.  Eucharist at 10:30 am.
Lunch: !2:00 $10.00 
Speaker: Liz Finney
Topic “Bonny Lea Farm – A Home for Life’.
The Anglican Church Women Board is supporting
the building of a new residence for the aging
and ready-to-retire residents. 
The ACW board has chosen this as
the 2018-19 Local Focus Project
by sponsoring the living room area.
All Anglican church women and clergy are welcome. 
Please contact Carrol Tanner at 902-634-9105
by Mon, 1 Oct to register your attendance.

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 30 September 2018
 THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
                      11:00 am      All Saints’,             Canaan                        
  Holy Eucharist
Social to follow in the Red School House

Readings:  Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10; Psalm 124;
James 5: 13–20;  Mark 9: 38-50

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 16 September 2018
 
Autumn is a second Spring
where every leaf is a flower
Albert Camus 
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 16 September 2018
 THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
      9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,             Canaan
Evening Prayer

Readings:  Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19;
James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27-38

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
MUSICAL FRIENDS
re-starts on Mon, 17 Sept, 2018. 
All welcome!

***
MADRIGAL GROUP
The Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Madrigal Group
 (relaxed, non-performing a cappella group)
will begin a new session
to sing and learn about a wide variety
of English, Italian and French
renaissance music. 
10:30-11:45 am on Thurs, 20 Sept to 25 Oct,
meeting at First Baptist Church,
1300 Oxford St. Halifax.
Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a friend.
Contact Andrew Pickett for more information

***
MEN’S GROUP
the next breakfast will be held
on Sat, 22 Sept at St. Stephen’s. 
The morning will start with
Morning Prayer in the church at 8:00 am
(everyone welcome). 
Renowned Canadian cooks,
Austen Hatt and Bob Breithaupt
will supply nourishment to the men
in Tuck Hall following the service. 
Please let Robert Manuel know
if you plan to attend
(902-220-7140 or  rcmkam@eastlink.ca)
so the cooks know how much to prepare.

***
GENERAL PARISH MEETING
has been postponed until
October – date and time
to be confirmed

***
FOOD BANK
The need never diminishes. 
All contributions
are always gratefully received.

***
ANNUAL ACW REGIONAL MEETING
will take place at St. Barnabas Parish Hall,
1396 Blue Rocks Rd, Blue Rocks
on Wed, 10 Oct 2018. 
Registration at 9:30 am.  Eucharist at 10:30 am.
Lunch: !2:00 $10.00 
Speaker: Liz Finney Topic “Bonny Lea Farm – A Home for Life’.
The Anglican Church Women Board is supporting
the building of a new residence for the aging
and ready-to-retire residents. 
The ACW board has chosen this as
the 2018-19 Local Focus Project
by sponsoring the living room area.
All Anglican church women and clergy are welcome. 
Please contact Carrol Tanner at 902-634-9105
by Mon, 1 Oct to register your attendance.

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 23 September 2018
 THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               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

Readings:  Proverbs 31: 10-13; Psalm 1;
James 3: 13 – 4:4, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37 

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 9 September 2018
 
Be a Fruit Loop
in a world of Cheerios
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 9 September 2018
 THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
      9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Proverbs 22: 1-1, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125;
James 2: 1-10, 14-17; Mark 7: 24-37

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 on Tuesday, 11 September at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

***
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING
 on Wednesday, 12 Sept
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre. 
Time to be confirmed.

***
MEN’S GROUP
the next breakfast will be held
on Sat, 22 Sept at St. Stephen’s. 
The morning will start with
Morning Prayer in the church at 8:00 am
(everyone welcome). 
Renowned Canadian cooks,
Austen Hatt and Bob Breithaupt
will supply nourishment to the men
in Tuck Hall following the service. 
Please let Robert Manuel know
 if you plan to attend
(902-220-7140 or  rcmkam@eastlink.ca)
so the cooks know how much to prepare.

***
FOOD BANK
The need never diminishes. 
All contributions
are always gratefully received.

***
ANNUAL ACW REGIONAL MEETING
will take place at St. Barnabas Parish Hall,
1396 Blue Rocks Rd, Blue Rocks
on Wed, 10 Oct 2018. 
Registration at 9:30 am.  Eucharist at 10:30 am.
Lunch: !2:00 $10.00 
Speaker: Liz Finney 
Topic “Bonny Lea Farm – A Home for Life’.
The Anglican Church Women Board is supporting
the building of a new residence for the aging
and ready-to-retire residents. 
The ACW board has chosen this as
the 2018-19 Local Focus Project
by sponsoring the living room area.
All Anglican church women and clergy are welcome. 
Please contact Carrol Tanner at 902-634-9105
by Mon, 1 Oct to register your attendance.

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 16 September 2018
 THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
      9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,             Canaan
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19;
James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27-38

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish  Blog
for Sunday, 2 September 2018
 
Sharing is a much better way of communicating
than proving
Yo Yo Ma
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 2 September 2018
 THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Song of Solomon 2: 8-13; Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10;
James 1: 17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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A MEMORIAL SERVICE
on the 20th Anniversary of the crash of
Swissair Flight 111 will take place
on Sunday, 2 Sept 2018 at 3:00 pm
at the Bayswater Memorial Site.
The theme will centre around Remembering
those who died, Recognizing those who
worked in the aftermath, and
Respecting the memory of the dead by living
more fully and appreciating each day, and each person,
as an irreplaceable gift.
 
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RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 20 August through Monday, 3 September
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 4 September.
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or
Linda Fraser (Warden) at 902-275-3453,
who will put you in touch with the clergy who are ‘on call’

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SCANS PUBLIC LECTURE
How the Telescope Changed Who
We are and What We Know
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater
Tues, 4 Sept at 7:00 pm
Admission Free.
Seating Limited.
For more info. contact www.the SCANS.ca
or call 902-444-7588 or
email: SCANSinfo@gmail.com

***
FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes.
All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
PARISH POT LUCK
on Friday, 7 September at 6:00 pm
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre
  All Welcome!

***

PARISH COUNCIL
 meeting on Tues, 11 Sept at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

***
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 9 September 2018
 THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
      9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Proverbs 22: 1-1, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125;
James 2: 1-10, 14-17; Mark 7: 24-37

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

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Sending this out early as the Parish Office
is closed this week.
 
Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 26 August 2018
 
If you carry joy in your heart
You can heal any moment
Carlos Santana
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 26 August 2018
 THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               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

Readings:  1 Kings 8: 22-30,41-43; Psalm 84;
Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 59-69 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 20 August through Monday, 3 September
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 4 September.
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or
Linda Fraser (Warden) at 902-275-3453,
who will put you in touch with the clergy who are ‘on call’

***
FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes.
Cans of tuna would be helpful. 
All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
DIOCESAN DISCOUNT
Irving Oil is offering parishioners
with Commercial Properties
a special rate on furnace oil, propane or diesel. 
 For more information
please contact the Parish Office.

***
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 5 September 2018
 THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                       
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan

Readings:  Song of Solomon 2: 8-13; Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10;
James 1: 17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 19 August 2018
 
Joy is the serious business of heaven
C.S. Lewis
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 19 August 2018
 THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
    9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                    11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                     
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan

Readings:  1 Kings 2:10-12, 3: 2-14; Psalm 111;
Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 35, 51-58


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
*** 
RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 20 August through Monday, 3 September
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 4 September.
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or
Linda Fraser (Warden) at 902-275-3453,
who will put you in touch with the clergy who are ‘on call’

***
FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes.
Cans of tuna would be helpful. 
All contributions are always gratefully received.

***
 LORDLY PARK MUSEUM
PAINT OFF AND TEA
12-2 pm in Lordly Park
Friday, 17 August
Paint off with local artists -
this will be a whole lot of fun.
Finished pieces auctioned
off afterwards. Then ...

MEET THE ARTISTS AND HAVE TEA
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy tea
and treats at the Lordly House Museum
on Friday, 17 August from 2-4:00 pm
$8.00 per person

***
DIOCESAN DISCOUNT
Irving Oil is offering parishioners
with Commercial Properties
a special rate on furnace oil, propane or diesel. 
 For more information
please contact the Parish Office.

***
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 26 August 2018
 THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
    9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                    11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                     
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  1 Kings 8: 22-30,41-43; Psalm 84;
Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 59-69 

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 12 August 2018
 
One of the most sincere forms of respect
is actually listening to what another
has to say
Bryant H. McGill
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 12 August 2018
 THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
    9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                    11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                     
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  2 Samuel 18: –9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130;
Ephesians 4: 25 5:2; John 6: 35, 41-51 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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TEA WITH MRS LORDLY
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy tea
and treats at the Lordly House Museum
on Saturday, 17 August from 2-4:00 pm
$8.00 per person

***
FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes.
Cans of tuna would be helpful. 
All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
DIOCESAN DISCOUNT
Irving Oil is offering parishioners
with Commercial Properties
a special rate on furnace oil, propane or diesel. 
 For more information
please contact the Parish Office.

***
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 19 August 2018
 THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
    9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River
Holy Eucharist
                    11:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester                     
Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 2-14; Psalm 111;
Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58 

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