Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Worship this Week                        
Oct 13    Harvest Thanksgiving
                            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: DEUTERONOMY 26:1-11; PSALM 100; PHILIPPIANS 4:4-9; JOHN 6:25-35


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.            

St. Stephen’s Oktoberfest Fundrai$er Dinner!                                                                       Friday October 18th 6pm 
 St. Stephen Community Ctr.                          
  c/w sausages, sauerkraut, German style potato salad, dessert!    
  Beer & Wine also available.
 Tickets only $20/adult, $10(10&under) drop by or call Parish Office 902.275.3804                                           



St. Stephen Hospitality Group annual Christmas Bazaar Sat Nov 30 2019, 54 Regent St. Chester - 10:30- 1:30. Lunch starts at 11:00. Enjoy a variety of soups /rolls, pies tea, coffee Price $ 9.00, or $5.00 for 10 and under. New/gently used items books, crafts, bake table, wreaths. (Looking for donations of above items too!)



Worship next Week
Oct 20          Nineteenth 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
                             7:00 pm                       All Saints’ Church, Canaan                                                              

                                          Readings: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104                                                                                                                                      2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Worship this Week

Oct 6     Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00 am                               St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am                              St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  
                                                                        7:00 pm                         All Saints’ Church, Canaan
                                        Readings: Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137;
                                                                                                2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-109

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'soffice.

Thanksgiving Cards - Available with our bulletins today are
"Thanksgiving Cards". Please take it home, and prayerfully reflect on something that you and your family are thankful for. Write it on the card (no need to attach your name to it), bring it to church next
week, and place it with your offering!      
                             
 Thanksgiving Food Bank Offering - Please bring grocery items with you next Sunday. They will be presented at the offering for Thanksgiving, and will be donated to the Food Bank!


St Stephen’s Oktoberfest Fundrai$er Dinner!      Friday October 18th 6pm          St. Stephen Community Ctr.                           
 c/w sausages, sauerkraut, German style potato salad, dessert!   
 Beer & Wine also available.
 Tickets only $20/adult, $10(10&under) drop by or call Parish Office 902.275.3804                 


Worship next Week 

Oct 13    Harvest Thanksgiving

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: DEUTERONOMY 26:1-11; PSALM  100;  PHILIPPIANS 4:4-9; JOHN 6:25-35                                                                            
   11:00 am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               






Oct 13                                                           

Monday, 30 September 2019


Friday Ocotober 18th 6 pm

Save the date!.... Come on out and enjoy a great night!



Wednesday, 25 September 2019

 

Worship This Week
 
 Sept 29         St. Michael  & All Angels
                                              8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                  
                          ***10:55 am All Saint’s Church, Canaan ***

                                      Readings: Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 103:19-22;   
                                                                     
 Revelation 12:7-12; John 1:47-51
 
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 FunctionsTo ensure accuracy, please make sure all rentals and date availabilities are confirmed through the Parish office Administrator.
Hospitality Group  Meeting October 1 7:00 pm Tyler Grant Room everyone welcome.
 
Our church needs our participation on Saturday, September 28, starting at 8 AM in Tuck Hall. We will build our Narrative Budget to tell ourselves, and others, about the church we are and the church we want to be in the coming year. This time is our chance to begin stewarding our church and preparing it for the challenges confronting all churches. Please come and bring someone with you. Refreshments and nourishment will be provided. 

Rachael from the Housing Support Program, Family Service of Western Nova Scotia in Bridgewater (servicing all of Lunenburg and Queens Counties) is working with a family with 5 children to find appropriate housing within the Chester school district. Their budget is $1000-1,200. Rachael can be reached at rachaelgardiner.fh@gmail.com or by phone at 902-521-5596.
                                                                                                           
 
 
Worship Next Week
Oct 6            Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  
                                                                 7:00 pm  All Saints’ Church, Canaan
                                                                                              Readings: Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137

                                                                                                2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-109




Thursday, 19 September 2019




Worship this Week
                                        Sept  22       Fifteenth 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: Jeremiah 8:19-9:1; Psalm 79:19        

                                                                                                          1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13



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'soffice.

Chester Blood Donor Event  - Middle School - Thurs Oct 3rd, 2019, 4:30-8:30pm

FAMILY CONCERT! Back by wildly enthusiastic demand! With children's entertainers Donna & Andy and Jamie Junger
A fun-filled show for toddlers, kids, parents and grandparents and unaccompanied adults.  Expect sing-along songs and dancing
COST: PAY WHAT YOU CAN!     Sunday, September 22nd , 2-2:45 pm
‘Tuck Hall’ (St. Stephen’s Parish Community Centre) 54 Regent St., Chester, NS ; A MUSICAL FRIENDS PRODUCTION

Tuck Hall FunctionsTo ensure accuracy, please make sure all rentals and date availabilities are confirmed through the Parish office Administrator.
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Worship Next Week

                                                                                            Sept 29         St. Michael & All Angels

                                                                                         8:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester    
   
                                                                               11:00 am   All Saint’s Church, Canaan

Readings: Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 103:19-22;

Revelation 12:7-12; John 1:47-51 

Thursday, 12 September 2019



Worship this Week

Sept 15         Fourteenth 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                  
   7:00 pm                       All Saints’ Church, Canaan                                          

  Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14                                                                                                                     1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10



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.    
     
   SCANS  Courses : Oct 9 -Nov 13, 10-noon –‘Bach to Beatles’, & Oct 10 – Nov 14, 2-4pm – ‘Women in History’ St. Stephen’s Community Ctr. 54 Regent St. Chester                                                                                    
Our church needs our participation on Saturday, September 28, starting at 8AM in Tuck Hall. We will build our Narrative Budget to tell ourselves, and others, about the church we are and the church we want to be in the coming year. This time is our chance to begin stewarding our church and preparing it for the challenges confronting all churches. Please come and bring someone with you. Refreshments and nourishment will be provided.                     

 St. Stephen's will be participating in an interdenominational Alpha Program.
 *NOTE New start date  Wednesday September 25th   6:30- 8:30pm (supper provided) at the Chester United Baptist Church.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH  

Great News!
Five area churches have joined together to run Alpha, starting mid-September.
Alpha creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends     for a conversation about faith, life and God.
Starting on Wednesday, 25th September at Chester Baptist Church, and running over 10 weeks at various local churches (including St.    Stephen’s), Alpha allows anyone to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.
In each session there’s food, a short video talk, and discussion in small groups.
How you can take part: Alpha has consistently proven to be an     effective way to introduce people to a lasting faith in Christ. You can   take part three ways:
1)      Pray for five people you know to be open to attend Alpha. And invite them to join you each week.
2)      Go deeper in your own faith journey. Join in the weekly conversations as we explore the questions of life and faith.  
3)      Help prepare food for the two evenings our church is hosting    the group.
Questions about Alpha? Speak with the Rector.



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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
                                        Sept  22       Fifteenth 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: Jeremiah 8:19-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

Thursday, 5 September 2019


Worship this Week

Sept 8     Thirteenth 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: Jeremiah18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
                                                                               Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

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.            
 SCANS  info-Tues. Sept 10th 10:30 am Mahone Bay Ctr, 45 School St.   Courses : Oct 9 -Nov 13, 10-noon –‘Bach to Beatles’, & Oct 10 – Nov 14, 2-4 pm – ‘Women in History’  St. Stephen’s Community Ctr. 54 Regent St. Chester                                                                              
  ALL HANDS ON DECK - Stewarding Our St. Stephen’s  . . . All congregants, are encourage to attend the St. Stephen’s Workday on Saturday, September 28, 2019. It’s essential that as many committee chairs, representatives of other groups of the church, and congregants- including summer-time congregants still in residence attend. The effort will be to develop the Narrative Budget for the church, an important step in Stewardship and an undertaking the congregation voted to pursue at the AGM. Participation is key. The day will begin at 8 AM in Tuck Hall. Refreshments and nourishment will be provided.
Looking forward to seeing you.                                                           
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
Great News!
Five area churches have joined together to run Alpha, starting mid-September.
Alpha creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.
Starting on Wednesday, 18 September at Chester Baptist Church, and running over 10 weeks at various local churches (including St. Stephen’s), Alpha allows anyone to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.
In each session there’s food, a short video talk, and discussion in small groups.
How you can take part: Alpha has consistently proven to be an effective way to introduce people to a lasting faith in Christ. You can take part three ways:
1)      Pray for five people you know to be open to attend Alpha. And invite them to join you each week.
2)      Go deeper in your own faith journey. Join in the weekly conversations as we explore the questions of life and faith.  
3)      Help prepare food for the two evenings our church is hosting the group.
Questions about Alpha? Speak with the Rector.
Worship Next Week
Sept 15         Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sept 8                                                           
                            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: Jeremiah18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
                                                                               Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33