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Welcome to St. Stephen’s blog for Sunday, 14 June.  
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
MEMORIAL HYMN SING REQUEST FORMS - Please remember to submit your hymn selection and donation before Wednesday, 17 June.
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.
INTEGRITY EUCHARIST - cancelled for 21 June.  There are no plans to continue the monthly Integrity Eucharists. Happily, the need for a special interest group has diminished as the Church becomes more inclusive. Notifications of special services will be continue to be posted in the future. However, if you or a friend are struggling, need support or want to talk in a safe, confidential environment,, please contact, 902-423-6002 or or 902-425-8383.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Mon, 15 June, at 7:00 pm in the School 
House, Canaan
BIBLE TALK.-  Wed, June 17, 10:15 am, gathering at the Parish Centre
to car pool to the meeting in Marriott’s Cove.
REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING - Wed, June 17, at 6:30 pm in Tuck Hall.
21 June, 2015
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(Father’s Day)
8:00 a.m.,  St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
9:00 am, St. George’s, Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m., St Stephen’s, Memorial Hymn Sing
Readings: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; Psalm 133;
2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41
People often ask megachurch pastor Mike Slaughter what he’s going to do next, where he sees himself in five or ten years.  Mike responds that if he is in charge of his own life, he knows the answer to that question.  But if God is in charge of his life, he has no idea how to answer that question.
Post-modern leaders help people ask questions like: Who is in control of your life? Who’s piloting your ship? Are you at the helm, or is God?  Are you going your way, or going God’s way?
Post-modern leaders are not customer-centric, but Christo-centric.  Their focus is not ‘what the customer wants’ but ‘what Christ wants’.   (Leonard Sweet, Aquachurch)
What is Sweet telling us that is essential about leading a church, and how does this get played out in our decision-making.  (Graham Standish)

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