Thursday, 4 June 2015

Image result for whoever does the will of god
Welcome to St. Stephen’s Parish Blog for 7 June 2015
7 June, 2015
Second Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m.,  St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
11:00 a.m., St George’s, Parish Family Worship
Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Psalm 138;
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
BIBLE TALK - from 10:30-11:30 am from Wednesday, 10 June , in the Tyler Grant Room.  All welcome.
CHESTER TENNIS CLUB - is trying to raise money to cover repairs to the community tennis facility.  Founded in 1947, it is an integral part of the community.  Normally a self-sustaining organisation, in times of need (such as now), the Tennis Club reaches out to community for financial support to carry out major repairs.  Tax receipts provided - donations must be made by cheque or money order only.  For more information please contact Caroline Nunn at 902-908-0008.
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.

MEMORIAL HYMN SING - If anyone would like to remember a departed loved one with a favourite Christian hymn and with a memorial donation, it will be used to help support our ongoing ministries in this parish.  You are invited to contact the Parish Office to pick up and complete a form indicating your preferred hymn selection and return it with your donation any time before Sunday, June 14th.  You may drop it in the offering plate, at the office or mail it in an envelope marked 'Memorial Hymn Sing'.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS - If you would like to have a community related event mentioned in the bulletin, please submit all information to the Parish Office by Wednesday of each week. 
BIBLE TALK.-  Wed, June 10, 10:30-11:30 am, Tyler-Grant Room
14 June, 2015 - Third Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m.,  St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
9:00 am, St. George’s, Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m., St Stephen’s, Holy Eucharist
4:30 pm, All Saints’, Joint Service with Canaan United
Baptist Church in the School House, Canaan
Readings: 1 Samuel 15: 34-16:13; Psalm 20;
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
To keep ourselves spiritually alive we must constantly renew our faith.  We  are like pilots of fogbound steamers, peering into the gloom in front of us, listening for the sounds of other ships, and we can only reach our harbour if we keep alert.  The spiritual life is, then, first of all a matter of keeping awake.  We must not lose our sensitivity to spiritual inspirations.  We must always be able to respond to the slightest warnings that speak, as though by a hidden instinct, in the depth of the soul that is spiritually alive.  (Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude)
What is Merton telling us about what is essential about living a life of faith, and how does this play out in every day life?  (Gordon Standish)

No comments:

Post a Comment