Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 22 July 2018
 
Love and compassion are necessities,
not luxuries. 
Without them humanity
cannot survive.
Dalai Lama
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 22 July 2018
 THE NINTH 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   
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 17 1-14a; Psalm 89: 20-37;
Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation
from Monday, 23 July through Monday, 6 August
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 7 August.
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or Linda Fraser (Warden)
at 902-275-3453 who will put you in touch
with the clergy who are ‘on call’

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WELCOME
We send a warm welcome to
The Rev. Sheila Ago
as she is inducted into Chester
United Baptist Church
this weekend.

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  ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
Thursday, 26 July from 1:30 – 5 pm
in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 Chester 
 Don’t miss this wonderful event.

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DEFIBRILLATOR
An information session (and demonstration)
will take place on
Saturday, 28 July at 1:00 pm
at the Parish Office
All welcome!

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 FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes. 
All contributions are always gratefully received.

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FACEBOOK
St. Stephen’s Parish has a new facebook page. 
We hope you will all go to the site, like us and share with your friends
   https://www.facebook.com/St.StephensChester/.  

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 PARISH CENTRE KITCHEN
We seem to be missing a few items from the kitchen
eg tablecloths (possibly taken for laundering),
   some plates, small dishes and water jugs.
If you find any of these items at home,
please return them as soon as possible. 
Thank you.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 29 July 2018
 THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
     Morning Prayer    
              11:00 am     St. Stephen’s           Chester                
   Morning Prayer  

 Readings: 2 Kings 4: 42-44; Psalm 14;
         Ephesians 3: 14-21; John 6: 1-21

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 15 July 2018
 
History is a race between
education and catastrophe
H.G. Wells
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 15 July 2018
 THE EIGHTH 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   
7:00 pm      All Saints’,             Canaan
Holy Eucharist
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 6 1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24;
Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ORGAN RECITAL
Matthew Fraser, who was locum organist
at St. Stephen’s two years ago,
will be performing at one of a series of organ recitals
at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 17 July. 
Free will offering.  Free parking.

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ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
Thursday, 26 July from 1:30 – 5 pm
in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 Chester 
 Don’t miss this wonderful event.
 
***
DEFIBRILLATOR DEMONSTRATION
An information and demonstration session
will take place at the Parish Centre
on Saturday, 28 July, 2018 at 1:00 pm. 
All welcome!
 
***
FOOD BANK
 The need never diminishes. 
All contributions are always gratefully received.

***
FACEBOOK
St. Stephen’s Parish has a new facebook page. 
We hope you will all go to the site, like us and share with your friends
.   https://www.facebook.com/St.StephensChester/.  

***
PARISH CENTRE KITCHEN
We seem to be missing a few items from the kitchen
eg tablecloths (possibly taken for laundering),
   some plates, small dishes and water jugs.
If you find any of these items at home,
please return them as soon as possible. 
Thank you.

***
 ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH
the doors of St. Stephen’s Church will be open
from 9 am – 4 pm  week days (whenever possible)
through the summer.

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HALL RENTAL
Our beautiful hall is the perfect place for
a larger gathering of people. 
Consider renting Tuck Hall to host your own event.
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, 22 July 2018
 THE NINTH 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:  2 Samuel 17 1-14a; Psalm 89: 20-37;
Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34 

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 8 July 2018
 
Hospitality knows no gender
or race
Danny Meyer
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 8 July 2018
 THE SEVENTH 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 Parish Centre                     
   Holy Eucharist   
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48;
2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
***
 FOOD BANK
 All contributions are very gratefully received
at any time of the year.

***
FACEBOOK
St. Stephen’s Parish has a new facebook page. 
We hope you will all go to the site,
like us and share with your friends. 

***
AED UNIT FOR ST. STEPHEN’S
An Automated External Defibrillator
has been purchased
for St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
 
Anyone interested in attending
please contact the Parish Office
902-275-3804
 
A sign up form is also
available at the back of
the church.
 
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ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH
The doors of St. Stephen’s Church
will be open from 9 am – 4 pm
week days
(whenever possible)
through the summer.
 
PARISH KITCHEN
If anyone took tablecloths, tea towels
or platters, etc home to clean,
please remember to bring them back to the
Parish Centre. 
Thanks!
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 15 July 2018
 THE SEVENTH 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
    7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan  
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b - 19; Psalm 24;
Ephesians 1: 3-14; Mark 6:14-19

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 1 July 2018
 
We wish nothing more,
but we will accept nothing less.
Masters in our own house we must be,
but our house is the whole of Canada.
Pierre Trudeau
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 1 July 2018

10:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church                     
    Morning Prayer
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27; Psalm 130;
2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

ANNUAL PARISH BBQ
will be held immediately after the 11:00 am service
at St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
We hope you will all join us!
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
***
 FOOD BANK
 All contributions are very gratefully received
at any time of the year.

***
FACEBOOK
St. Stephen’s Parish has a new facebook page. 
We hope you will all go to the site,
like us and share with your friends. 

***
AED UNIT FOR ST. STEPHEN’S
An Automated External Defibrillator
has been purchased
for St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
 
An information session
(and demonstration)
will be arranged
at the Parish Centre
when we know how many
people would like to attend.
 
If you are interested in
attending this session,
please contact
the Parish Office
902-275-3804
 
A sign up form will also be
available at the back of
the church.
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 8 July 2018
 THE SEVENTH 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 Parish Centre                     
   Holy Eucharist   
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48;
2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018



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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 24 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, 24 June 2018
 THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
              8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester              
                      St. Stephen’s Parish Centre
             9:15 am      St. George’s,          East River         
          Holy Eucharist          
                       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s Parish Centre                     
   Holy Eucharist   
      
Readings:  Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:7-13;
Acts 13:14b-26; Luke 1:57-80

ANNUAL PARISH BBQ
will be held immediately after the 11:00 am service
at St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
We hope you will all join us!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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FACEBOOK
St. Stephen’s Parish has a new public facebook page.
We hope you will all go to the site, like us
and share with your friends.

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

***
HALL RENTAL
Would you like to have a clan gathering
or class re-union
and renew old friendships? 
Consider renting Tuck Hall  
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, 1 July 2018
 THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
   
              10:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church                     
    Morning Prayer
      
Readings:  2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27; Psalm 130;
2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
   
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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.

***
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!

***
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).
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 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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