Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 17 June 2018
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly.
Cecilia Ahern
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 17 June 2018
 THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
  FATHER’S DAY
              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 
Holy Eucharist
      
Readings:  Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:7-13;
Acts 13:14b-26; Luke 1:57-80
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
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TO ALL FATHERS
AND FATHER FIGURES
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 FOOD BANK
 All contributions are very gratefully received
at any time of the year.

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For Father’s Day please consider giving
personal hygiene products
(shaving foam, deodorant, toothpaste,
mouthwash, etc)

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tues, 19 June at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

 RELAY FOR LIFE
This year’s  Canadian  Cancer  Relay  For  Life 
 is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am. 
To register a team, or for any info,
please call Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263. 
Cancer changes everything.  So can you!

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ANNUAL PARISH BBQ
will be held on Sunday, 24 June
after the 11:00 am service
being held in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
We hope you will all join us!

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HALL RENTAL
Would you like to have a baby or bridal
shower but don’t have the space
at home? 
Consider renting Tuck Hall or the Tyler Grant Room. 
There is plenty of space, and everything you need
plus a great working kitchen.   
Call the Parish Office to book your date!

CANADA DAY SERVICE
There will only be one service
on Sunday, 1 July, 2018. 
It will be Morning Prayer at 10:00 am
in St. Stephen’s Church, Chester.
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 24 June 2018
 THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
   
              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 Parish Centre                     
 Holy Eucharist
followed by the Annual Parish BBQ
      
Readings:  Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 7-13;
Acts 13:14b–26; Luke 1:57-80 
   
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Wednesday, 6 June 2018



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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 10 June 2018
Whoever is careless with the truth in
small matters cannot be trusted with important matters
Albert Einstein
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 10 June 2018

THE THIRD 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 Samuel 8: 4-11; Psalm 138;
2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1; Mark 3:20 – 35 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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FATHER’S DAY MEMORIAL
 Anyone wishing to have
their Dad
or a father figure remembered
on Father’s Day
Sunday, 17 June 2018
please complete the
following  form and e-mail
or call the Parish Office
before 10 am on Thursday 14 June
IN MEMORY OF :  _______________________________
FROM:   _______________________
              _______________________
(Receipts are only issued for gifts
of $20 or more).
***
 FOOD BANK
 All contributions are very gratefully received
at any time of the year.
For Father’s Day please consider giving
personal hygiene products
(shaving foam, deodorant, toothpaste,
mouthwash, etc)

***
 RELAY FOR LIFE
This year’s  Canadian  Cancer  Relay  For  Life 
 is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am. 
To register a team, or for any info,
please call Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263. 
Cancer changes everything.  So can you!

***
ANNUAL PARISH BBQ
will be held on Sunday, 24 June
after the 11:00 am service
being held in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
We hope you will all join us!

***
HALL RENTAL
Would you like to have a baby or bridal
shower but don’t have the space
at home? 
Consider renting Tuck Hall or the Tyler Grant Room. 
There is plenty of room, and everything you need
plus a great working kitchen.   
Call the Parish Office to book your date!
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 17 June 2018

THE 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   
7:00 pm      All Saints’,             Canaan 
Holy Eucharist
      
Readings:  1 Samuel 8: 4-11; Psalm 138;
2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1; Mark 3:20 – 35 
   
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 3 June 2018
Stop the habit of wishful thinking
and start the habit of thoughtful wishes
Mary Martin
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 3 June 2018
THE SECOND 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          
Evening Prayer     
   
Readings:  1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139;
2 Corinthians 4: 5-12; Mark 2:23 – 3:6    
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
PARISH POT LUCK
Everyone is invited to participate
in a Parish Pot Luck on
Friday, 1 June at 6:30 pm in Tuck Hall.
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FATHER’S DAY MEMORIAL
 Anyone wishing to have
their Dad
or a father figure remembered
on Father’s Day
Sunday, 17 June 2018
please complete the
following  form and e-mail
or call the Parish Office
before 10 am on Thursday 14 June
IN MEMORY OF :  _______________________________
FROM:   _______________________
              _______________________
(Receipts are only issued for gifts
of $20 or more).
***
 FOOD BANK
 All contributions are very gratefully received
at any time of the year.
For Father’s Day please consider giving
personal hygiene products
(shaving foam, deodorant, toothpaste,
mouthwash, etc)

***
 RELAY FOR LIFE
This year’s  Canadian  Cancer  Relay  For  Life 
 is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am. 
To register a team, or for any info,
please call Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263. 
Cancer changes everything.  So can you!

***
HALL RENTAL
Would you like to have a Pampered Chef
or Tupperware party but don’t want to
disrupt the family routine at home? 
Consider renting Tuck Hall or the Tyler Grant Room. 
There is plenty of room, and everything you need
plus a commercial kitchen if you need it   
Call the Parish Office to book your date!
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 10 June 2018

THE THIRD 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 Samuel 8: 4-11; Psalm 138;
2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1; Mark 3:20 – 35 
   
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 27 May 2018
Every moment is a fresh beginning
T.S. Eliot
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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 27 May 2018
TRINITY SUNDAY 

    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
   
Readings:  Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29;
Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17
   
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
PARISH POT LUCK
Everyone is invited to participate
in a Parish Pot Luck
on Friday, 1 June at 6:30 pm
in Tuck Hall.

FOOD BANK
All donations are very gratefully
received – at any time of the year.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

HALL RENTAL
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!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 3 June 2018
THE SECOND 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:  1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-17;
2 Corinthians 4: 5-12; Mark 2:23 – 3:6

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 20 May 2018
 
Faith is believing when it is beyond
the power of reason to believe
Voltaire

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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 20 May 2018
THE DAY OF 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:  Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 25-35, 37b;
Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27, 26: 4b-15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE COLOUR OF PENTECOST
Let’s wear something RED on Sunday
to acknowledge Pentecost
and the Spirit of God that dwells within us.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
in Canaan on Tues, 22 May
at 5:30 pm (yes, 5:30 pm)
The meeting includes a review of
the Covenant in Ministry of Fr. Ian
with Archbishop Paul Jennings 

 FOOD BANK
All donations are very gratefully
received.

PARISH POT LUCK
Everyone is invited to participate
in a Parish Pot Luck
on Friday, 1 June at 6:30 pm
in Tuck Hall.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

HALL RENTAL
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!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 27 May 2018
TRINITY SUNDAY 

    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 
   
Readings:  Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29;
Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 13 May, 2018
 
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 
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We wish a happy and blessed Mother's Day
to all mothers, Godmothers,
and "mothers in God" of our parish family!

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 13 May 2018
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MOTHER’S DAY

    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:  Acts 1:15 -17; Psalm 1;
1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEN’S CHOIR FOR MOTHERS’ DAY
Men’s Choir will be singing
(as it is now tradition)
on Mothers’ Day  Sunday, 13th May
Choir practice will be held in the church
on Thursday, 10 May at  7:00 p.m. 
Men,  please turn yourselves in!
Every man is welcome!

ATTENTION MEN
 We hope you plan to attend the first get together
of the MENS' Group
on Saturday, May 12
8:00 am Morning Prayer in St. Stephen’s Church
9:00 am Breakfast and Fellowship
in the Parish Centre.
Please feel free to bring other men to join us too.
In addition each man should bring
one of – wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter,
friend or another female important to him. 
So we know what breakfast supplies we need,
please contact Robert Manuel
902-220-7140 or Rcmkam@eastlink.ca
by May 5 to let us know who is coming.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY
for Mothers’ Day
Personal Care Products (toothpaste,
toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
would be very gratefully received.

 THE COLOUR OF PENTECOST
Let’s wear something red next week
to acknowledge Pentecost and
the Spirit of God that dwells within us.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a  team together again
and join an inspirational event. 
This year’s  Canadian  Cancer  Relay  For  Life  is
Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am. 
To register a team, or for any info,
please call Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263. 
Cancer changes everything.  So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 20 May 2018
THE DAY OF 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:  Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 25-35, 37b;
Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15

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