Friday, 1 May 2015

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Parish Blog for 3 May 2015,
We hope you are enjoying the first tastes of Spring as the snow and ice start to recede from our surroundings.  The peepers will be thawing out and singing soon. 
8:00 am  St. Stephen’s, Holy Communion
11:00 am  St. Stephen’s Parish Family Worship
Readings:  Acts 8: 26-40, Psalm 22: 24-30; 1 John 4: 7-21; John 15: 1-8
LIGHTHOUSE FOOD BANK DONATIONS: All donations are gratefully received but if you are wondering what to donate, there is still  a shortage of breakfast  type foods at the food bank.  Donations of peanut butter or juices (apple and orange)  would be very welcome.
MUSICAL FRIENDS - 2:00 - 3:15 pm, 3:15 - 4:00 Musical Band, 4:00-4:30 pm Tuneful Tots on Monday, 4 May in Tuck Hall.
BIBLE TALK - will be changing to 10:30-11:30 am from Wednesday, May 6 but will still be held  in the Tyler Grant Room.  All welcome.
S.C.A.N.S. - Microbiology - 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Wednesday, May 6 in Tuck Hall.
S.C.A.N.S. - ‘The Rector’s Wife’ - 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Friday, May 8  in Tuck Hall.
ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S CHOIR PRACTICE - will be held on TUESDAY, 5th May at 7:00 pm in St. Stephen’s Church for the Mother’s Day Service on 10th May.  All welcome, no experience necessary. Practices end in time to catch the nightly play offs.
SHOREHAM VILLAGE: Feeding with Sensitivity Training - for people who want to help the elderly eat well will be offered on Thursday, 7 May from 1:00-3:00 pm in the OT Room at Shoreham Village. For information please call Corinne Webber at 902-275-5631 ext 246.
MUSICAL FRIENDS FUNDRAISER - Donations of baked goods are requested for a bake sale to be held at CAMS Friday, May 8 to raise funds for the programme. . For more information, or to arrange delivery, please call Heather Mills at 902-275-3118.
RELAY FOR  LIFE - Registrations are being taken for teams and volunteers for the 10th Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to be held from 6:00pm to midnight on June 19 at Chester Area Middle School. (CAMS).  Orders are also being taken for luminary candles ($5.00 each).  Please contact Sheila Hirtle 275-5720 or 275-5966.  Any survivors wishing to attend the relay  are asked to call Gerri Allen 275-3817 to register.
MUSICAL FRIENDS - Mon., May 4, 2:00 p.m., Tuck Hall
MEN’S CHOIR - Tuesday, 5 May, 7:00 p.m., St Stephen’s Church
**BIBLE TALK.-  Wed, May 6, 10:30-11:30 am, Tyler-Grant Room**
10 May, 2015
8:00 a.m., St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
9:00 a.m., St George’s, Prayer & Praise
11:00 am, St. Stephen’s, Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm, All Saints’, Holy Eucharist
Readings:  Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
 Jesus is “the true vine.” Branches wanting to produce fruit need to stay firmly attached to him. The faithful steward produces much fruit by remaining attached to this vine.  John 15:1-8   (Michael Pollesel)
Nepal Earthquake Response
PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $20,000 in relief funds for Nepal and is responding through the ACT Alliance. Dan Church Aid (DCA) along with other members of the Alliance, is working to distribute food, water, shelter materials, medicine and more to those affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.  All donations to PWRDF between April 25 and May 25, 2015 for the Nepal earthquake relief efforts will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Government of Canada into their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which will be used to provide humanitarian relief in the wake of this catastrophe
Donations can be made in the following ways:
Through St. Stephen’s Parish
Using envelope marked ‘Nepal Earthquake Response’
On-line - Go to
PWRDF Donations By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
By Mail
Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Nepal Earthquake Relief and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext. 321
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by the Nepal earthquake. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at
Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency

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