Wednesday, 13 November 2019



Worship this Week
Nov 17            Twenty-third 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: Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 98; Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
                                                        






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.    
       
  Annual Shoebox Campaign for the Mission to Seafarers 2019      We are asked to fill a shoebox with articles listed below. These boxes are distributed to foreign sailors who come to our Province’s Halifax Port during December. Many of these men and women come from warm countries into our cold climate ill prepared and too lightly clothed. The gifts are always so welcomed and appreciated. 1800 to 2000 boxes are gathered from all over the Diocese. We have participated in this project for many years and  hope to continue. As an alternative, you may join a friend to fill a box or gather some of the items in a bag which can be added to boxes at the Mission. Suggested items will be listed on boxes.   
                                                                             
 Volunteers needed to visit Syrian family (2 parents and three older children).  The Alouch family is lonely and needs visitors.    If you can spare a couple of hours a week, please call Dawn 902.275.5005.  Expect to be fed yummy Syrian treats!                                                                                                                                              
  St. Stephen’s Hospitality Christmas Bazaar   
  Sat Nov 30, 2019, 54 Regent St Chester - 10:30 -1:30 Lunch at 11:00 - Variety of soups /rolls, pies, tea coffee $9.00 or $5.00 -10 yrs old - New gently used items; books, crafts, bake table, wreaths.

Musical Friends Benefit Concert - music performed by the Chester Brass Band and the Studio Singers - Sat Nov 23, 2019 @ 7pm - St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Chester- Free Will Offering




Worship next Week

Nov 24         The Reign of Christ
                                   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 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43                                                                             

Thursday, 7 November 2019


Worship this Week

Nov 10  Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am St. Stephen's, Chester
9:15 am St. George's , East River
11:00 am  Remembrance Day Service, St Stephen's, Chester

Readings: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22
 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38    




ANNOUNCEMENTS

Oktoberfest Dinner-was a great success, thanks to all who help! a special thank you to Julien’s, who graciously provided fresh baked goods!
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.            
 Annual Shoebox Campaign for the Mission to Seafarers 2019  We are asked to fill a shoebox
with articles listed below. These boxes are distributed to foreign sailors who come to our Province’s
 Halifax Port during December. Many of these men and women come from warm countries into our cold
 climate ill prepared and too lightly clothed. The gifts are always so welcomed and appreciated. 1800 to 2000
boxes are gathered from all over the Diocese. We have participated in this project for many years and  hope to
continue. As an alternative, you may join a friend to fill a box or gather some of the items in a bag which can be
added to boxes at the Mission. Suggested items will be listed on boxes.                                                                                
 Volunteers needed to visit Syrian family (2 parents and three older children).  The Alouch family is lonely and needs visitors.   
 If you can spare a couple of hours a week, please call Dawn 902.275.5005.  Expect to be fed yummy Syrian treats!                                                                                                        
  St. Stephen’s Hospitality Christmas Bazaar 
Sat Nov 30, 2019, 54 Regent St Chester -
 10:30 -1:30 Lunch at 11:00 - Variety of soups /rolls, pies, tea coffee 
$9.00 or $5.00 -10 yrs old -
 New gently used items; books, crafts, bake table, wreaths.

Country Christmas Music Concert (Christmas and Gospel)
with Matt Balsor NS Hall of Famer
Sunday November 17th, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm (doors open at 1:30)
at The Chester Basin Legion
$10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door
Tickets available: at the Hair Salon #6 Pig Loop Rd Chester 275-5966
or Sheila Hirtle / Lynn Hatt or Jessica Sawler
New Ross Credit Union Limited or Roger 275-4142
Bake table / cookie sale~ 50/50 ~ Christmas basket tickets ~ Door Prizes ~Canteen
Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society's The Lodge that Gives
Let there be Christmas ~ Christmas Everywhere! 
 
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Worship next Week  

Nov 17    Twenty-third 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
                                                                       4:30 pm   All Saints’ Church, Canaan  
                                               
                                                                          Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 98                                                                                               

                       2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish

Worship this Week
Nov 3               All Saints Day

 8:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester       
                                                                  7:00 pm   All Saints’ Church, Canaan
                                                                Readings: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149
                                                                        Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31












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.     
                             
 Annual Shoebox Campaign for the Mission to Seafarers 2019      We are asked to fill a shoebox with articles listed below. These boxes are distributed to foreign sailors who come to our Province’s Halifax Port during December. Many of these men and women come from warm countries into our cold climate ill prepared and too lightly clothed. The Mission people board these ships with security permission to offer a little kindness at this time of year. The gifts are always so welcomed and appreciated, not only for the gift but for the kindness from strangers it represents. 1800 to 2000 boxes are gathered from all over the Diocese. We as a parish have participated in this project for many years and hope to continue. As an alternative, you may join a friend to fill a box or gather some of the items in a bag which can be added to boxes at the Mission.
 Suggested items will be listed on the boxes. 
                                                          
Volunteers needed to visit Syrian family (2 parents and three older children). The Alouch family is lonely and needs visitors.   They learn English at a school in Lunenburg but need the opportunity to simply chat.   Some Starfish people are trying to help but they are also working with the other two families and are stretched thin.  If you can spare a couple of hours a week, please call Dawn902.275.5005.  Expect to be fed yummy Syrian treats!   
                                                                                                               
St. Stephen’s Hospitality Christmas Bazaar 
Sat Nov 30, 2019, 54 Regent St Chester - 10:30 -1:30 Lunch at 1100 
Variety of soups /rolls, pies tea coffee $9.00 or $5.00 -10 yrs old
 > New gently used items; books, crafts , bake table, wreaths.



Worship next Week
Nov 10 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

                       8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester

                       9:15 am St. George’ Church, East River    

                      11:00 am (Remembrance Day) St. Stephen’s Church, Chester

       Readings: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22;

2 Thessalonians2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38




Thursday, 24 October 2019

Worship this Week

October 27  Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am St. Stephen's Church, Chester
9:15 am St. George's, East River
11:00 am St. Stephen's Church, Chester

Readings: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14




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.

Friends of the Bishop’s Dinner (South Shore) come out and enjoy an evening of fellowship with Archbishop Ron Cutler and help support the Bishop’s discretionary fund. Rev. Canon Dr. Jody Clarke, Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology, Atlantic School of Theology, will be speaking about the financial issues AST students face and how the fund can assist students. Holy Trinity Anglican Church.  78 Alexandra Ave, Bridgewater. Tuesday, Nov 5th 6pm.                                                 
 $30 - Roast Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, dressing, carrots, peas, turnip, cranb sauce, rolls, assorted pies, tea & coffee. Tickets at their parish Office 902.543.3440 or Connie English 902.543.9959


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

Worship next Week
Nov 3     All Saints Day
 8:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am  St. Stephen’s Church, Chester      
                                                                  7:00 pm   All Saints’ Church, Canaan  

                                                                      Readings: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149  
                                                              Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31


Thursday, 17 October 2019

Worshp this 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




ANNOUNCEMENTS
We give thanks for all the men who are leading the ministry of music
at our worship this morning!

Please note that worship will be held in Tuck Hall through November,
except for Sunday, the 10th of November. However, our regular Sunday
worship in December will be held at St. Stephen's Church instead of
Tuck Hall.

We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Friends of the Bishop’s Dinner 9 South Shore) come out and enjoy an evening of fellowship with Archbishop Ron Cutler and help support the Bishop’s discretionary fund. Rev. Canon Dr. Jody Clarke, Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology, Atlantic School of Theology, will be speaking about the financial issues AST students face and how the fund can assist students. Holy Trinity Anglican Church.  78 Alexandra Ave, Bridgewater. Tuesday, Nov 5th 6pm. $30. - Roast Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, dressing, carrots, peas, turnip, cranb sauce, rolls, assorted pies, tea & coffee. Tickets at their parish Office 902.543.3440 or Connie English 902.543.9959

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
Oct 27     Twentieth 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

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