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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 14 August, 2016

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement;
Nothing can be done without hope
                                         Helen Keller
Sunday, 14 August 2016
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

     8:00 am       St. Stephen’s, Chester            Holy Communion
  9:15 am       St. George’s, East River         Holy Eucharist
11:00 am       St. Stephen’s, Chester           Holy Eucharist
Readings: Isaiah 5: 1-7; Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-18;
Hebrews 11:29 -12:2; Luke 12: 49-56


COUNTERS NEEDED: The Parish is in need of people who can help count
and record the collections each Sunday.  If you would like to sign up to assist in this regard,
please contact Robert Manuel at 902-220-7140 or for more details. 
Training will be provided.

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER – A benefit will be held on Sat, 20 August at the Chester Legion
for Harold Acker, an East River Community member who lost his home
and all his belongings to a house fire on 4 July.  He did not have insurance.
Our mission is to help Harold have a home again.
There will be a cold plate dinner (Salads, Turkey, Ham and Desserts $10; Child’s Plate $6, (under 5 yrs free)
Silent Auction and Dance. 
A kind gesture will make a great impact.
For more information call Tony/Sheila Hirtle at 902-275-5720

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC – on Mon, 29 Aug, 1:00-3:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm
in the Royal Canadian Legion, Chester.
New Donors Welcome!

CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY – Thursday, 15 Sept, 7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Church. 
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  This service will formally mark a new time of ministry
in our parish with Fr. Ian’s induction as our Rector.  The Covenant in Ministry for our Parish is available
at worship today.  Please take a copy with you, and feel free to direct any questions you have about it
to the Rector and Wardens.  It will be signed at the Celebration in September.

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The Chester Food Bank is hoping to raise money
for food by ordering with Vesey’s Bulbs Fundraising Program.
It’s a win/win situation for all of us.
We order fabulous bulbs or other great products
from the catalogue and 50% of every purchase amount
goes back to the Food Bank.
Catalogues are available at the back of the church.
Orders and payments must be received by 30 August.
For more information contact Linda Townsend at 902-273-2475
or John Cowan at 902-273-2217

If you don’t need bulbs, check out the
other items in the catalogue!

Sunday, 21 August 2016
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

           8:00 am       St. Stephen’s, Chester            Holy Communion
       9:15 am      St. George’s, East River         Holy Eucharist
        11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester            Holy Eucharist  
       7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan                 Holy Eucharist
Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Psalm 71: 1-6;
Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17

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