Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish  Blog
for Sunday, 20 January 2019

God gave us the gift of life, but it’s up to us
to give ourselves the gift of living it well
Voltaire
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 20 January 2019

                                                         8:00 am     Tuck Hall                         Chester            
                   Holy Communion              
                 9:15 am      St. George’s Church,     East River      
                  Morning Prayer                
                       11:00 am      Tuck Hall                         Chester                  
                  Holy Eucharist                 
                  4:30 pm      All Saints’ Church          Canaan           
                   Evening Prayer                 
                         
    Readings:  Isaiah 62: 1-5;  Psalm 36: 5-10;
    1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2:1-11

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
POSITION VACANCY -  PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for a part-time Parish Office Administrator. 
Proficiencies must include:
     -  Ability to work well with the public
     -  Familiarity with MS Word
     -  Familiarity with e-mail and social media
Responsibilities include:
     -  Administrative and clerical duties
     -  General management of St. Stephen’s Community Centre
     -  Custodial duties as needed
(the Parish has a part-time custodian)
Hours:
4 days per week for 4 hours per day
 (flexible as to days but mornings preferred).
Resumes welcome through 25 January 2019. 
Please send resumes to: ststephensparish@ns.sympatico.ca

*** 
SERVICES IN TUCK HALL
Just a reminder that services in Chester
will take place in Tuck Hall,
St. Stephen’s Community Centre from
Epiphany until Palm Sunday.

***
FOOD BANK
Cans of tuna, flaked ham or chicken
would be greatly appreciated
at the moment. 

***  
MUSICAL FRIENDS
in Tuck Hall on Mon, 21 Jan 2019.
1:00 pm Vintage Voices 
2:00 pm  Musical Friends Choir
3:00 pm  Musical Friends Band
4:00 pm  Tuneful Tots

***
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Please have committee reports submitted
by Monday, 21 January 2019
for inclusion in the
Annual Report.

***  
MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A

Please let Robert Manuel know if you plan to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
EVENING CLASS
To be held in Tuck Hall beginning on
Tuesday, 5 Feb, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All welcome to come check it out!
(Bring a friend!)

*****

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 27 January 2019

                                                        8:00 am      Tuck Hall                         Chester    
                   Holy Communion              
                   9:15 am       St. George’s Church,      East River         
                 Holy Eucharist                
                        11:00 am        Tuck Hall                          Chester                   
                  Holy Eucharist                 
                         
    Readings:  Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10;  Psalm 19;
    1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 13 January 2019

Write on your heart that every day is
the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 13 January 2019
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

   8:00 am      Tuck Hall,           Chester     
        Holy Communion  
9:15 am      St. George’s        East River
Holy Eucharist
           11:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester                
Holy Eucharist

   Readings:  Isaiah 43: 1-7; Psalm 29;
    Acts 8: 14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
SERVICES IN TUCK HALL
Just a reminder that services in Chester
will take place in Tuck Hall,
St. Stephen’s Community Centre from
Epiphany until Palm Sunday.

***
FOOD BANK
Breakfast cereals are in short supply
at the moment. 
All donations very greatly received.

***  
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Classes resume on Mon, 14 Jan 2019.

***
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tues, 15 Jan, 2019
in the Tyler Grant Room.  
Please bring committee reports ready for inclusion
in the Annual Report to the Parish Council Meeting
 If you are unable to attend the meeting,
your committee reports can be dropped off
at the Parish Office prior to the meeting.

***  
MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers,
particularly those from the Battle of the Somme.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A
(open to all) to follow. 
Please let Robert Manuel know if you wish to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
EVENING CLASS
To be held in Tuck Hall beginning on
Tuesday, 5 Feb, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All welcome to come check it out!
(Bring a friend!)

*****

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 20 January 2019

                                                   8:00 am      Tuck Hall                      Chester    
                   Holy Communion              
                 9:15 am      St. George’s Church,     East River      
                  Morning Prayer                
                       11:00 am       Tuck Hall                      Chester                  
                   Holy Eucharist                 
                  4:30 pm       All Saints’ Church         Canaan           
                    Evening Prayer                 
                         
    Readings:  Isaiah 62: 1-5;  Psalm 36: 5-10;
    1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2:1-11

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 6 January 2019

Small things start us in new ways of thinking
V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 6 January 2019
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

   8:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester     
               Holy Communion            
           11:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester                
Holy Eucharist
4:30 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14;
    Ephesians 3: 1-12; Matthew 2: 1-12

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
SERVICES IN TUCK HALL
Just a reminder that services in Chester
will take place in Tuck Hall,
St. Stephen’s Community Centre from
Epiphany until Palm Sunday.

***
FOOD BANK
Breakfast cereals are in short supply
at the moment. 
All donations very greatly received.

***  
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Classes resume on Mon, 14 Jan 2019.

***
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tues, 15 Jan, 2019
in the Tyler Grant Room.  
Please bring committee reports ready for inclusion
in the Annual Report to the Parish Council Meeting
 If you are unable to attend the meeting,
your committee reports can be dropped off
at the Parish Office prior to the meeting.

***  
MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers,
particularly those from the Battle of the Somme.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A
(open to all) to follow. 
Please let Robert Manuel know if you wish to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 13 January 2019
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

   8:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester     
      Holy Communion
       9:15 am      St. George’s,        East Chester
Holy Eucharist
           11:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester                
Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Isaiah 43: 1-7; Psalm 29;
    Acts 8: 14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

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Thursday, 27 December 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 30 December 2018

From the end spring new beginnings
Pliny the Elder 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 30 December 2018
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

  8:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester  
              Holy Communion            
              11:00 am      St. George’s,          East River             
                     Christmas Lessons and Carols

Readings:  1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26; Psalm 148;
    Colossians 3: 12-17; Luke 2: 41-52

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
SERVICES IN TUCK HALL
Just a reminder that services in Chester
will take place in Tuck Hall,
St. Stephen’s Community Centre from
Epiphany until Palm Sunday.

***
FOOD BANK
Breakfast cereals are in short supply
at the moment. 
All donations very greatly received.

***  
PASTORAL CARE
Thanks to all who contributed toiletries.
Forty-eight bags were donated to
the Food Bank for families in need.

***
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Classes resume on Mon, 14 Jan 2019.

***
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tues, 15 Jan, 2019
in the Tyler Grant Room.  
Please bring committee reports ready for inclusion
in the Annual Report to the Parish Council Meeting
 If you are unable to attend the meeting,
your committee reports can be dropped off
at the Parish Office prior to the meeting.

***  
MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers,
particularly those from the Battle of the Somme.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A
(open to all) to follow. 
Please let Robert Manuel know if you wish to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 6 January 2019
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

   8:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester     
               Holy Communion            
           11:00 am      Tuck Hall,            Chester                
Holy Eucharist
4:30 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan

Readings:  Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14;
    Ephesians 3: 1-12; Matthew 2: 1-12

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 23 December 2018

Love all, Trust a few, Do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare,
(All’s Well That Ends Well)
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 23 December 2018
 THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  10:30 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester 
Holy Eucharist
  ***   Followed by a Parish Pot Luck Lunch   ***
in Tuck Hall
                                  
Readings:  Micah 5: 2-5a; Psalm 80: 1-7;
    Hebrews 10: 5-10; Luke 1: 39-45

CHRISTMAS EVE

2:00 pm      All Saints’             Canaan
Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm     St. Stephen’s         Chester
Creche Service
       7:00 pm      St. George’s           East River 
Holy Eucharist
   9:00 pm      St. Stephen’s          Chester 
Holy Eucharist

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***

FOOD BANK
Breakfast cereals are in short supply
at the moment. 
All donations very greatly received.

***  
SING CHOIRS!
Annual Concert will take place on
Wed, 19 December, 2018 at 7:30 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
(Storm date 20 Dec)
Supporting Pro Kids and
Musical Friends

*** 
PARISH POT LUCK
 will take place in Tuck Hall on
Sunday, 23 December after the 10:30 am service
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
All Welcome!

***
COMING UP
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tues, 15 Jan, 2018
in the Tyler Grant Room.  
Please bring Committee Reports ready for inclusion
in the Annual Report to the Parish Council Meeting
 If you are unable to attend the meeting,
your committee reports can be dropped off
at the Parish Office prior to the meeting.

MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers,
particularly those from the Battle of the Somme.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A
(open to all) to follow. 
Please let Robert Manuel know if you wish to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 30 December 2018
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

  8:00 am      St. Stephen’s          Chester  
                Holy Communion            
              11:00  am      St. George’s,          East River             
                       Christmas Lessons and Carols

Readings:  1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26; Psalm 148;
    Colossians 3: 12-17; Luke 2: 41-52

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish  Blog
for Sunday, 16 December 2018

Joy is prayer; joy is strength;
joy is a net of love by which you
can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 16 December 2018
 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                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 Saints’,              Canaan
  Evening Prayer
                                  
Readings:  Zephaniah 3:14-20; Song of Thanksgiving;
    Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3: 7-18

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
HANGING OF THE GREENS
will take place on Sat, 15 Dec
Anyone interested in helping
(many hands make light work)
please call Joyce at 902-275-4812
or just join us.
The preparation is done in Tuck Hall
It’s a fun and heart warming
gathering – All Welcome!

***
PASTORAL CARE GIVING TREE
  Please take a tag from the tree at the back of
St. Stephen’s church.
This year, toiletries for men, women and children
are requested to help the Food Bank fill
Christmas socks for families in need.
If you are unsure of what to buy, money can be donated
and items needed will be purchased on your behalf.
Every single donation is appreciated. 
Items are required by 16 December.

***
FOOD BANK
  Tis the season!
Please donate crackers, cranberries, and
anything that could be added to make up a Christmas box

***  
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PLUM PUDDINGS 2018
 are available for purchase.
Puddings can be picked up at the Parish Office
or call Joan at 902-275-4585
(Large $20, Small $10).

***
MEMORY TREE LIGHTINGS
  will take place as follows:

9:15 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. George’s
call Sheila for a memorial tag at
902-275-5720 and

11:00 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. Stephen’s
call the Parish Office for a memorial tag at
902-275-3804
Please submit memorial requests to the Parish Office
by 13 Dec. 2018

*** 
SING CHOIRS!
Annual Concert will take place on
Wed, 19 December, 2018 at 7:30 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
(Storm date 20 Dec).

*** 
PARISH POT LUCK
 will take place in Tuck Hall on
Sunday, 23 December after the 10:30 am service
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
All Welcome!

***
COMING UP
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tues, 15 Jan, 2018
in the Tyler Grant Room.  
Please bring committee reports ready for inclusion
in the Annual Report to the Parish Council Meeting
 If you are unable to attend the meeting,
your committee reports can be dropped off
at the Parish Office prior to the meeting.

MEN’S GROUP BREAKFAST
 will take place in Tuck Hall on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019.
‘Sadie Hawkins’ breakfast’ – meaning that women are welcome
but they have to bring a male with them.
  There will also be a guest speaker following the breakfast.
LCDR (Ret’d) Steve St. Amont has a passion for matching
names to the graves of unknown soldiers,
particularly those from the Battle of the Somme.
  His presentation is very interesting and enlightening.
  8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast and
9:30-10:15 am Presentation with Q&A
(open to all) to follow. 
Please let Robert Manuel know if you wish to attend
902-220-1740 or rcmkamII@gmail.com

***

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 23 December 2018
 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                10:30 am      St. Stephen’s,          Chester              
    Holy Eucharist

***  Followed by a Parish Pot Luck   ***
in Tuck Hall.
                                        
Readings:  Micah 5: 2-5a; Song of Mary;
    Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1: 39-45

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 9 December 2018

Pursue some path, however
narrow and crooked, in which
you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 9 December 2018
 THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

               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:  Baruch 5: 14-1;: Psalm 25: 1-9;
    1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 21: 25-36

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
***
 CHRISTMAS WREATHS
There are 5 wreaths left from
the Bazaar.  $14 each
Call Diana Hilchie at
902-275-4632

***
ACOUSTIC TILES
We have reached the target!
Thank you!  We are so
grateful to all who donated
and made this fundraiser such
a great success!

***
SHOEBOXES FOR THE SEAFARERS MISSION
Another great success!  Thank you
for the generous donations again
this year.  There were 31 boxes
delivered to the Mission from our Parish.

***
HANGING OF THE GREENS
will take place on Sat, 15 Dec
Anyone interested in helping
(many hands make light work)
please call Joyce at 902-275-4812
or just join us.
The preparation is done in Tuck Hall
It’s a fun and heart warming
gathering – All Welcome!

***
PASTORAL CARE GIVING TREE
  Please take a tag from the tree at the back of
St. Stephen’s church.
This year, toiletries for men, women and children
are requested to help the Food Bank fill
Christmas socks for families in need.
If you are unsure of what to buy, money can be donated
and items needed will be purchased on your behalf.
Every single donation is appreciated. 
Items are required by 16 December.

***
FOOD BANK
  Tis the season!
Please donate crackers, cranberries, and
anything that could be added to make up a Christmas box

***  
PLUM PUDDINGS 2018
 are available for purchase.
Puddings can be picked up at the Parish Office
or call Joan at 902-275-4585
(Large $20, Small $10).

*** 
LOBSTER DINNER
  St. George’s Annual Lobster dinner
will take place from 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Sunday, 9 Dec.
at the Union Hall in East Chester.
  Lobster Plate $18, Turkey Salad Plate $9,
Child’s Salad plate $4.
Dine in, Take Out, Delivery within 10 miles. 
Pre-order supper tickets by 8 Dec by calling
Sheila at 902-275-5720,
Vicky at 902-275-4219 or
Hair Salon, 6 Pig Loop Road at 902-275-5966.

*** 
Bottle drive 10:00-6:30 pm
Please drop recyclable bottles at the Union Hall. 
Bake Table, country store table and
Angels for the Memory Tree Service at St. George’s.

***
MEMORY TREE LIGHTINGS
  will take place as follows:

7:00 pm on Sat, 8 Dec for All Saints’
(Canaan Community event)
call Maxine for a memorial tag at
902-275-3777

9:15 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. George’s
call Sheila for a memorial tag at
902-275-5720 and

11:00 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. Stephen’s
call the Parish Office for a memorial tag at
902-275-3804
Please submit memorial requests to the Parish Office
by 13 Dec. 2018

*** 
SING CHOIRS!
Annual Concert will take place on
Wed, 19 December, 2018 at 7:30 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
(Storm date 20 Dec).

*** 
PARISH POT LUCK
 will take place in Tuck Hall on
Sunday, 23 December after the 10:30 am service
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
All Welcome!

*** 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 16 December 2018
 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                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 Saints’,              Canaan
  Evening Prayer
                                  
Readings:  Baruch 5: 14-1;: Psalm 25: 1-9;
    1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 21: 25-36

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