Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Worship this Week

                                                                                  Dec 8   Second Sunday of Advent
                            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 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Special Thank You goes out to Diana Hilchie and Jim Corkum, for all the tireless and unsung work they do in the gardens and cemetery!
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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.

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!    *****************************************************
Plum Puddings          
300 delicious Plum Puddings were made at St. Stephen’s Church in late November.  A number were sold at last weekend's Church Bazaar but 170 remain in the refrigerator - more than can be purchased by our own parishioners.  There is a list with phone numbers of more than 250 people who have purchased Plum Puddings from St. Stephen's in previous years.  We are looking for volunteers willing to call these individuals to ask if they might want to purchase Plum Puddings again this year.  We are also looking for people able to deliver these puddings once sold.  If you are able to help, please contact Gretchen at
 902-275-4058.
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Dec 15   Third Sunday of Advent

                                                                                       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 35:1-10; Psalm 146: 4-9; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Worship This Week
 
Dec 1   First Sunday of Advent
 
8:00 am   St. Stephen’s Chester
11:00 am St. Stephen’s Chester 
Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols
4:30 pm All Saints , Canaan

                                   Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122;            
                                                                                                Romans13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

 
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.                 
  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 Syriantreats!                                                                                                                                      
 St. George's Lobster Supper & Bottle Drive
Sunday Dec. 8th  4:00pm to 6:30pm
at the East River Union Hall
Appx: 1lb market size lobster, Salads and Dessert $20.00
Turkey Salad Plate: $10.00 ~ Child's Salad Plate $4.00
Dine In- take out - Deliveries(within 10 miles) Supper tickets to be pre ordered by Dec. 7th
 for Tickets call Sheila at 275-5720, Vicky at 275-4219
 or at the Hair Salon at #6 Pig Loop Road in Chester 275-5966 Bottle drive 10:00am to 6:30 please drop them at the hall
(all recyclable bottles would be greatly appreciated)
Also Bake table and Country store and selling memory tree angel ornaments ($5.00)
 for the memory tree service at St. George's Church Dec.15th

PLUM PUDDINGS:  2019 Plum Puddings available now! 
$10 small – 1 lb pudding    $20 large – 2 lb  pudding. Call Gretchen at 902.275.7646  or  Parish office  9-1pm Mon –Thurs.   
 902.275.3804

Worship Next Week
                                                                                               Dec 8    Second Sunday of Advent
                            8:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
                            9:15 am      St. George’s Church, East River
                                                                                                                                    11:00 am    St. Stephen's Church                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7; Romans 15:4-13;                    

                                                                                                                                                                        Matthew 3:11- 12                                                                                                                              

Thursday, 21 November 2019


Worship this Week 

 24 Nov           The Reign of Christ
8:00 am St. Stephen's Chester
9:15 am St. George's East River
11:00 am St. Stephen's Chester
Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Canticle 19; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-44



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEEDED FOR PLUM PUDDINGS!
 
We are looking for 2 sets of scales that could be used to weigh each Plum Pudding before it is cooked to ensure each pudding
 is exactly the same size as the other.  If anyone has a set of scales that is steady and easy to read could we borrow them?
 Please contact Gretchen at 902-275-7646 or g.mccurdy50@gmail.com

PLUM PUDDINGS
Plum puddings will be ready by Saturday afternoon. 
 If you are interested in helping make and/or wrap them, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and Saturday morning,
please call Gretchen 902-275-7646.  Your assistance in selling the puddings would be appreciated -
$10 for the small 1 lb
                $20 for the large 2 lb puddings.
 
St. George's Lobster Supper & Bottle Drive
Sunday Dec. 8th  4:00pm to 6:30pm
at the East River Union Hall
Aprox: 1lb market size lobster, Salads and Dessert $20.00
Turkey Salad Plate: $10.00 ~ Child's Salad Plate $4.00
Dine In- take out - Deliveries ( with in 10 miles)
Supper tickets to be pre ordered by Dec. 7th
for Tickets call Sheila at 275-5720, Vicky at 275-4219 or
at the Hair Salon at #6 Pig Loop Road in Chester 275-5966
Bottle drive 10:00 am to 6:30 please drop them at the hall
(all recyclable bottles would be greatly appreciated)
Also Bake table and Country store
and selling memory tree angel ornaments ($5.00)
for the memory tree service at St. George's Church Dec.15th


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.
Worship Next Week

Dec 1               First Sunday of Advent
 8:00 am     St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am    St. Stephen’s Church, Chester            
                                                               7:00 pm     All Saints’ Church, Canaan
                                                                                                                                      Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122;  Romans13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
 

 

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