Wednesday, 20 March 2019

 Worship This Week

      March 24        THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

                                                                                                        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:  Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8
                                                                              1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9

                                        
                                                                                   

ANNOUNCEMENTS
We welcome The Rev. Judi Phillips as our Presider and Preacher this week while Fr. Ian is on vacation!

FOOD BANK:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
In particular need of canned fruit, canned vegetables and soda crackers please and thank you.
TAI CHI BEGINNERS EVENING CLASS:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome to come and see if it is of interest.                                
Wednesdays through Lent (Starting 13 March)
Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m. - Tyler Grant Room, St. Stephen’s
Lenten Lunches – 12:00 pm Tuck Hall $8.00 Speaker March 27 > Derek Schnare – Wills, Power of Attorney
Lenten Quiet MorningSaturday, 6 April, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuck Hall, St. Stephen’s Community Centre

For our Lenten Quiet Morning, we will continue our participation in the “Heartbeat of the Church”. This is a program designed by The Anglican Church of Canada, in advance of our national General Synod. From the website: “the Primate is calling all of us – coast to coast – to come together, form Conversation Circles, and join in 10 months of dialogue, prayer and reflection. What is the heartbeat of the church? Are we in sync with the gospel we are called to embody? In what do we rejoice? Over what must we repent? To what should we aspire?” Most of the morning will be spent in small group conversation and reflection, concluding with the Holy Eucharist. If you took part in this program over Advent, you are welcome and encouraged to attend again, as you may be talking through it with others, giving new perspectives. Towards the end, the small groups will each compose a prayer for the Church. All are welcome.

WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

                                           March 31        FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

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

                                                                   Readings: Joshua 5:9-12, Psalm 32
                                                                                                            2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 1b-32

Wednesday, 13 March 2019


 Worship This Week

      March 17   SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
                                                                       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: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27;

                                                                                           Philippians 3:17- 4:1, Luke 13:31-35



ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOOD BANK:  All contributions are very gratefully received. In particular need of canned fruit, canned vegetables and soda crackers please and thank you.
TAI CHI BEGINNERS EVENING CLASS:  to take place in Tuck Hall Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome to come to see if this might be of interest.
Wednesdays through Lent (Starting 13 March)
Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m. - Tyler Grant Room, St. Stephen’s
Lenten Lunches – 12:00 pm Tuck Hall $8.00
Lenten Quiet Morning
Saturday, 6 April, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Tuck Hall, St. Stephen’s Community Centre

For our Lenten Quiet Morning, we will continue our participation in the “Heartbeat of the Church”. This is a program designed by The Anglican Church of Canada, in advance of our national General Synod. From the website: “the Primate is calling all of us – coast to coast – to come together, form Conversation Circles, and join in 10 months of dialogue, prayer and reflection. What is the heartbeat of the church? Are we in sync with the gospel we are called to embody? In what do we rejoice? Over what must we repent? To what should we aspire?” Most of the morning will be spent in small group conversation and reflection, concluding with the Holy Eucharist. If you took part in this program over Advent, you are welcome and encouraged to attend again, as you may be talking through it with others, giving new perspectives. Towards the end, the small groups will each compose a prayer for the Church. All are welcome.

WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
                                           March 24        THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

                                                                                                        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:  Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8
                                                                                           1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9

Thursday, 7 March 2019


IRISH STEW NIGHT
 FUNDRAI$ER

 Friday 8th March 2019  6:00 pm    
     St. Stephen’s Community Centre
                               54 Regent Street, Chester

           Join us for good food, music and fun

  Lamb Stew/ Beef Stew
   Wine & Beer
   Adults $20  Children $10 (10& under)

    Tickets available at St. Stephen’s Parish                           Office call 902-275-3804 (also at the door)

Tuesday, 5 March 2019




CANCELLATION : > Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, 5 March, 6 p.m. in Tuck Hall, 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOOD BANK:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
TAI CHI BEGINNERS EVENING CLASS:  to take place in Tuck Hall Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome to come to see if this might be of interest.
Collection of Palms - If you have palm crosses left over from Palm Sundays gone by, please drop them into the Parish Office not later than Monday, 4 March. They will be burned for ashes on for Ash Wednesday.
"Family Concert!" Sunday, March 3rd, 2PM, Chester, NS
Children's entertainers Jamie Junger and 'Donna & Andy' are getting together for the first time to give a concert in Chester for the Musical Friends program.  It is in Tuck Hall, St. Stephen's Parish community centre, 54 Regent Street, Chester, NS. It is "Pay What You Can" at the door and toddlers, older children, parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents are all encouraged to come.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, 5 March, 6 p.m. in Tuck Hall, Pancakes and sausages will be served, free-will offering! yum!
Ash Wednesday - 6 March -Penitential Rite, Imposition of Ashes, and Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. at Tuck Hall.


WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Mar                                                                  March 10             FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
                                 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 91:1-2, 9-16;
                                            Romans 10:8b- Luke 4:1-13

Thursday, 7 February 2019

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 10 February 2019

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 10 February 2019

           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 6: 1-8;  Psalm 138;
                   1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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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.

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FOOD BANK
All contributions are very
gratefully received.

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MUSICAL FRIENDS
in Tuck Hall on Mon, 11 Feb 2019.
1:00 pm Vintage Voices
2:00 pm  Musical Friends Choir
3:00 pm  Musical Friends Band

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
will be held as follows:
St. George’s Church   -   Sunday, 10, February
St. Stephen’s Parish    -   Sunday, 24 February

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

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FAREWELL GATHERING
for Cindy on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
from 2:00-4:00 pm
in Tuck Hall.

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tues, 19 Feb 2019
at 7:00 pm in Tuck Hall.

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BENEFIT MUSIC SHOW
for Mary Sawler
at the Red School House, Canaan
on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Live music featuring Jim and Judy Manual,
Cecil Poole and Mike Duffney and Chicks Having Fun!
Bake table, raffles, canteen and a donation jar. 
All proceeds for Mary Sawler who has terminal cancer
to help with medical expenses.
For more info please contact Maxine Christo (902-275-3496)
or Mona Eisenhauer (902-523-1029).

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 17 February 2019

           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 
4:30 pm       All Saints’                 Canaan
                                                  
    Readings:  Jeremiah 17 : 5-10;   Psalm 1: 1-6
                   1 Corinthians 15: 12-20; Luke 6: 17-26

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 3 February 2019

There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 3 February 2019

            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:  Jeremiah 1: 4-10;  Psalm 71: 1-6;
                   1 Corinthians 13: 1-13; Luke 4: 21-30


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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From Cindy, with love.

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I just wanted to send all of you a big thank you
for having let me be part of your Parish family.
St. Stephen’s Parish is full of  the most amazing people
and I have enjoyed dealing with all of you
– even when we agreed to disagree.
I know you will embrace your new Parish Administrator
with the same love, kindness and respect shown to me.

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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
All contributions are very
gratefully received.

***  
MUSICAL FRIENDS
in Tuck Hall on Mon, 28 Jan 2019.
1:00 pm Vintage Voices
2:00 pm  Musical Friends Choir
3:00 pm  Musical Friends Band

***
ALTAR GUILD ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 at 10:00 am
Tuck Hall.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
will be held as follows:
All Saints’ Church      -   Sunday, 3 February
St. George’s Church   -   Sunday, 10, February
St. Stephen’s Parish    -   Sunday, 24 February

*** 
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!)

***
FAREWELL GATHERING
for Cindy on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
from 2:00-4:00 pm
in Tuck Hall.

***
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tues, 19 Feb 2019
at 7:00 pm in Tuck Hall.

***
BENEFIT MUSIC SHOW
for Mary Sawler
at the Red School House, Canaan
on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Live music featuring Jim and Judy Manual,
Cecil Poole and Mike Duffney and Chicks Having Fun!
Bake table, raffles, canteen and a donation jar. 
All proceeds for Mary Sawler who has terminal cancer
to help with medical expenses.
For more info please contact Maxine Christo (902-275-3496)
or Mona Eisenhauer (902-523-1029).

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Sunday, 10 February 2019

           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 6: 1-8;  Psalm 138;
                   1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11

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