Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Welcome to St. Stephen’s Parish blog for Sunday, 28 June 2015.  
28 June, 2015
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m.,  St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
9:00 am, St. George’s, Prayer & Praise
11:00 a.m., St Stephen’s, Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm, All Saints’, Holy Eucharist
Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15;
Mark 5: 21-43
PARISH BARBEQUE: The annual Parish Barbeque will be held in the courtyard of St. Stephen’s Church in Chester on Sunday, 5 July after the 11:00 am service.  All Parish members and guests are invited for burgers, dogs and refreshments.
***** NOTICE OF SERVICE SCHEDULE CHANGE: On Sunday, 12 July, there will only be 1 service in the Parish of St. Stephen’s.  It will be held at 11:00 am, at St. Stephen’s Church in Chester.  Archdeacon Michael Mitchell will be in attendance and immediately following the service he will chair a meeting of all parishioners regarding the new Rector selection process and the election of a Parochial Committee.  All Parishioners are encouraged to attend the service and participate in the meeting. ****
MUSIQUE ROYALE - presenting La Tour Baroque Duo in four communities in Nova Scotia.  Sunday, 12 July at 3:00 pm St Barnabas Church, Blue Rocks, Monday, 13 July at 7:00 pm, Old Holy Trinity Church, Lower Middleton, Tuesday, 14 July at 7:30 pm, Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia University, Wolfville, and Wednesday, 15 July at 7:00 pm, Ottawa House Museum, Parrsboro.  For more information, call 902-582-3933 or contact
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES - on Monday, July 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm the mobile blood donor clinic will be held at the Chester Royal Canadian Legion.
ROSTAD EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE :  hosted by Archdeacon Michael and Holly Mitchell.  Brochures are available giving full details of an award winning river cruise travelling along the Rhein, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest.  Great early booking discounts on this dream trip.
MEMORIAL HYMN SING- Amazing Grace was selected in memory of Irene and Gerald Coates from Nancy.
BIBLE TALK - Cancelled for Canada Day next meeting Wed, July 8, 10:30 am, in Tyler Grant Room
PARISH BARBEQUE - on Sunday, 5 July in St. Stephen’s Courtyard after 11:00 am Family Worship
5 July, 2015
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m.,  St. Stephen’s,  Holy Communion
11:00 am, St. Stephen’s, Family Worship
 Readings: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10;
Mark 6: 1-13

“Have faith,” says Jesus to Jairus. To the bleeding woman he says, “you’ve been healed because of your faith.” How do you, as a steward, live a  life that shows your faith?  (Michael Pollesel)

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