Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 21 October 2018
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

No Spring nor Summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face
John Donne
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday, 21 October 2018
 TWENTY-SECOND 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                        
  Morning Prayer
7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan
Evening Prayer 

Readings:  Job 38:1-7: Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b;
Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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ACOUSTIC TILES
  have now been installed in Tuck Hall
to improve the sound quality in the space. 
We are fundraising to help pay for this investment
in our facility.    Tiles cost $250 each.
They can be purchased in support of the project
or in memory of a loved one
Think about getting a group of friends or family 
together to purchase one for someone special.
(One has been purchased  - 23 still available).
Payments can be made or sent to the Parish Office.
Tax receipts available for these donations.

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MUSICAL FRIENDS
Mon, 22 Oct 2018. 
Vintage Voices 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

***
FOOD BANK
 All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
ITALIAN NIGHT 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 from the wardens
and from the Parish Office. 
902-275-3804
$20 for a great meal, a glass of wine
and good company.
Bring a friend!

***
INFORMATION SESSION
on Sunday, 21 October after the 11:00 am service
to discuss the sustainability group findings.

***
MUSICAL FRIENDS CONCERT
“Our Songwriters” 
at 7:00 pm on Sunday, 21 October 2018
Amazing list of performers (Morgan Cruickshank,
Morgan Davis, Old Man Luedecke, Jim Henmen,
Laura Smith, Amy Vinnedge, Patricia Wilson
plus Musical Friends and Studio Singers).
No set admission – please be generous
in your support of this wonderful program!

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VITAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
to be held from 8-10 Nov 2018
at the Truro Holiday Inn. 
Register before 1 Nov, 2018
at nspeidiocese.ca

***
PLUM PUDDINGS 2018 
Please save some time on 16 – 18 Nov
 for Plum Pudding Assembly.  We need help for:  
Thursday pm
pre-measure ingredients and set up for production. 
Friday
  prepare tins, mix batter cook puddings in private homes,
transport puddings and clean up.
Saturday
remove puddings from tins, wrap puddings,
curl ribbons, store and clean up. 
There is a job for everyone, young and old,
 men and women.
Your help is crucial to the success of this project. 
Contact Gretchen McCurdy at g.mccurdy50@gmail.com
or 902-275-4058 if you can help. 

*** 
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too.
The Annual Bazaar hosted by St. Stephen’s
Hospitality Committee will take place
on Saturday, 24 November. 
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 28 October 2018
 TWENTY-THIRD 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:  Job 42:1-6: Psalm 34:1-8;
Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 10: 46-52


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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog 
for Sunday, 14 October 2018
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

It always seems impossible until it’s done
Nelson Mandela
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday, 14 October 2018
 TWENTY-FIRST 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 Baptism and Eucharist 
with the Men’s Choir  

Readings:  Job 23:1-9: Psalm 22:1-15;
Hebrews 4: 12-16; Mark 10: 17-31

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mon, 2 Oct for Thanksgiving. 
Musical Friends will resume on
Mon, 15 Oct 2018. 
Vintage Voices 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

***
ANNUAL DINNER THEATRE
‘HAVE A LITTLE FAITH’
5:30 –9:00pm Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Little Red Schoolhouse, Canaan
Roast beef dinner, dessert, coffee
Great entertainment. $25
Call Maxine Christo 902-275-3777

***
FOOD BANK
 All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
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.

***
ITALIAN NIGHT 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 from the wardens
and from the Parish Office. 
902-275-3804 
$20 for a great meal, a glass of wine
 and good company.

***
GENERAL PARISH MEETING
on Sunday, 21 October after the 11:00 am service
to discuss the sustainability group findings
and the possibility of using Tuck Hall
for winter services.

***
MUSICAL FRIENDS CONCERT
“Our Songwriters” 
at 7:00 pm on Sunday, 21 October 2018
Amazing list of performers (Morgan Cruickshank,
Morgan Davis, Old Man Luedecke, Jim Henmen,
Laura Smith, Amy Vinnedge, Patricia Wilson
plus Musical Friends and Studio Singers).
No set admission – please be generous
in your support of this wonderful program!

***
VITAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
to be held from 8-10 Nov 2018
at the Truro Holiday Inn. 
Register before 1 Nov, 2018
at nspeidiocese.ca

***
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too.
The Annual Bazaar hosted by St. Stephen’s
Hospitality Committee will take place
on Saturday, 24 November. 
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 21 October 2018
 TWENTY-SECOND 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:  Job 38:1-7: Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b;
Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45


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Thursday, 4 October 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog 
for Sunday, 7 October
Harvest Thanksgiving

What we sow in the soil of contemplation
We shall reap in the harvest of action
Meister Eckhart
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday, 7 October 2018
 THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
FOOD BANK SUNDAY – PLEASE BRING
NON-PERISHABLE GOODS FOR THE BASKET
   
               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:  Joel 2: 21-27: Psalm 126;
1 Timothy 2: 1-7; Matthew 6: 25-33
  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mon, 2 Oct for Thanksgiving. 
Musical Friends will resume on
Mon, 15 Oct 2018. 
Vintage Voices 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

***
HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
meeting at 6:30 pm on Tues, 2 Oct, 2018
in the Tyler Grant Room.

***
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING
at 7:00 pm on Wed, 3 Oct  2018
in the Tyler Grant Room.

***
FOOD BANK
Please bring non-perishable food to
the Thanksgiving Service.
 All contributions are always
gratefully received.

***
MEN’S CHOIR
(20th Annual)
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.

***
ITALIAN NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Don’t miss out on a fun family evening
with a great meal and good company.
to be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, 19 October
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre. 
Tickets will be available from the wardens
and from the Parish Office. 
 Adults $20 Children $10 

***
GENERAL MEETING
on Sunday, 21 October after the 11:00 am service
to discuss the sustainability group findings
and the possibility of using Tuck Hall
for winter services.

***
MUSICAL FRIENDS CONCERT
“Our Songwriters” 
at 7:00 pm on Sunday, 21 October 2018
Amazing list of performers (Morgan Cruickshank,
Morgan Davis, Old Man Luedecke, Jim Henmen,
Laura Smith, Amy Vinnedge, Patricia Wilson
plus Musical Friends and Studio Singers).
No set admission – please be generous
in your support of this wonderful program!

***
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books
and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too.
The Annual Bazaar hosted by St. Stephen’s
Hospitality Committee will take place
on Saturday, 24 November. 
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 14 October 2018
 TWENTY-FIRST 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 and Baptism 
                  (20th Annual Men’s Choir)

Readings:  Job 23:1-9: Psalm 22:1-15;
Hebrews 4: 12-16; Mark 10: 17-31


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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 23 September 2018
 
Every day brings new choices
Martha Beck
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 30 September 2018
 THE NINETEENTH 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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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mon, 1 Oct  2018.  Vintage Voices 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

***
HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
meeting at 6:30 pm on Tues, 2 Oct, 2018 i
n the Tyler Grant Room.

***
GENERAL PARISH MEETING
on Sunday, 21 October after the 11:00 am service
to discuss the sustainability group findings
and the possibility of using Tuck Hall
for winter services.

***
FOOD BANK
Please bring non-perishable food to
the Thanksgiving Service.
 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’.
Please contact Carrol Tanner at 902-634-9105
by Mon, 1 Oct to register.

***
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.

***
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!

***
MUSICAL FRIENDS CONCERT
“Our Songwriters” 
Amazing list of performers (Morgan Cruickshank,
Morgan Davis, Old Man Luedecke, Jim Henmen,
Laura Smith, Amy Vinnedge, Patricia Wilson
plus Musical Friends and Studio Singers).
No set admission – please be generous
in your support of this wonderful program!

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 7 October 2018
 THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
   
               8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Holy Communion
                      11:00 am      All Saints’,             Canaan                        
  Holy Eucharist
                        7:00 pm      All Saints’,             Canaan                        
  Holy Eucharist


Readings:  Job 1:1, 2:1-10: Psalm 26;
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

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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
 
***
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. 

***
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.

***
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!

*** 
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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