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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 9 December 2018

Pursue some path, however
narrow and crooked, in which
you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 9 December 2018
 THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

               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:  Baruch 5: 14-1;: Psalm 25: 1-9;
    1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 21: 25-36

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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 CHRISTMAS WREATHS
There are 5 wreaths left from
the Bazaar.  $14 each
Call Diana Hilchie at
902-275-4632

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ACOUSTIC TILES
We have reached the target!
Thank you!  We are so
grateful to all who donated
and made this fundraiser such
a great success!

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SHOEBOXES FOR THE SEAFARERS MISSION
Another great success!  Thank you
for the generous donations again
this year.  There were 31 boxes
delivered to the Mission from our Parish.

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HANGING OF THE GREENS
will take place on Sat, 15 Dec
Anyone interested in helping
(many hands make light work)
please call Joyce at 902-275-4812
or just join us.
The preparation is done in Tuck Hall
It’s a fun and heart warming
gathering – All Welcome!

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PASTORAL CARE GIVING TREE
  Please take a tag from the tree at the back of
St. Stephen’s church.
This year, toiletries for men, women and children
are requested to help the Food Bank fill
Christmas socks for families in need.
If you are unsure of what to buy, money can be donated
and items needed will be purchased on your behalf.
Every single donation is appreciated. 
Items are required by 16 December.

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FOOD BANK
  Tis the season!
Please donate crackers, cranberries, and
anything that could be added to make up a Christmas box

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PLUM PUDDINGS 2018
 are available for purchase.
Puddings can be picked up at the Parish Office
or call Joan at 902-275-4585
(Large $20, Small $10).

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LOBSTER DINNER
  St. George’s Annual Lobster dinner
will take place from 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Sunday, 9 Dec.
at the Union Hall in East Chester.
  Lobster Plate $18, Turkey Salad Plate $9,
Child’s Salad plate $4.
Dine in, Take Out, Delivery within 10 miles. 
Pre-order supper tickets by 8 Dec by calling
Sheila at 902-275-5720,
Vicky at 902-275-4219 or
Hair Salon, 6 Pig Loop Road at 902-275-5966.

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Bottle drive 10:00-6:30 pm
Please drop recyclable bottles at the Union Hall. 
Bake Table, country store table and
Angels for the Memory Tree Service at St. George’s.

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MEMORY TREE LIGHTINGS
  will take place as follows:

7:00 pm on Sat, 8 Dec for All Saints’
(Canaan Community event)
call Maxine for a memorial tag at
902-275-3777

9:15 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. George’s
call Sheila for a memorial tag at
902-275-5720 and

11:00 am on Sun, 16 Dec. at St. Stephen’s
call the Parish Office for a memorial tag at
902-275-3804
Please submit memorial requests to the Parish Office
by 13 Dec. 2018

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SING CHOIRS!
Annual Concert will take place on
Wed, 19 December, 2018 at 7:30 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
(Storm date 20 Dec).

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PARISH POT LUCK
 will take place in Tuck Hall on
Sunday, 23 December after the 10:30 am service
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
All Welcome!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 16 December 2018
 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,          Chester              
     Holy Communion
      9:15 am      St. George’s,           East River
  Morning Prayer
  11:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester 
Holy Eucharist
  7:00 pm      All Saints’,              Canaan
  Evening Prayer
                                  
Readings:  Baruch 5: 14-1;: Psalm 25: 1-9;
    1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 21: 25-36

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