Tuesday, 9 July 2019



Worship This Week



 July 14            Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

                            8:00 am                       St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester
                            9:15 am                       St. George’s Church,      East River
                                 11:00 am     St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester
                                                    Readings Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82;
                                                                               Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37



ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Welcome the Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Paul Booth as our Presider today.

We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received. 

Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

Jim Henman and the Bicoastal Choral Combo

Thursday, July 11th, 7:30 in St. Stephen's Church.
A touring choir from BC joins the Studio Singers in a lively concert with a special appearance by Jim Henman - Juno Hall of Famer and founding member of April Wine.  
 In addition Patricia (Pat) Watson will make a cameo appearance.  It is Pay What You Can with all proceeds going to Musical Friends thanks to a grant for production expenses from the Municipality of Chester.


Tuck Hall Rentals:  All functions must be booked through the Parish office

Rector's Vacation - Please note that Fr. Ian will be on vacation
starting the 1st of July, and will return on Monday the 15th of July.
During that time, if there is an emergency which requires a priest,
please call either the Parish Office or one of the Parish Wardens, and they will put you in touch with the clergy "on-call”
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Worship Next Week
July 21             Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
                                                                                       8:00 am                       St. Stephen’s Church, Chester 
                                                                                       9:15 am                       St. George’s Church, East River
                                                                                      11:00 am                       St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
                                                                                      7:00 pm                       All Saints’ Church, Canaan                                 

                                                            Readings: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52     
                                                               Colossians 1:15-28; Luke10:38-42





Thursday, 4 July 2019



Worship This Week
July 7               Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00  am                              St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am                              St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  
                                                                                        7:00  pm                         All Saints’ Church, Canaan
                                                                   Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30

                                                                                                                Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20



ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Welcome the Rev. Judi Phillips as our Presider today.

We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.           
 Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!

The Halifax Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival and Convention, July 7 to 11, 2019 Hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organists! See Poster in Parish!  (Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre)

Syrian Pot Luck Dinner:  Sunday, July 7th 5:30 to 7:30, Tuck Hall. Need: Volunteers, food and/or donations to the Starfish Refugee Project (Cheques to St. Stephen's Parish)
We are celebrating Aya Al Ali's birthday and the arrival of her uncle and his family.  Volunteers to serve and clean up are definitely needed. 

Rector's Vacation - Please note that Fr. Ian will be on vacation
starting the 1st of July, and will return on Monday the 15th of July.
During that time, if there is an emergency which requires a priest,
please call either the Parish Office or one of the Parish Wardens, and they will put you in touch with the clergy "on-call”
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Worship Next Week
July 14            Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
                           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester                                                                                                 9:15 am    St. George’s Church,  East River                                                                                          11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester

                       Readings: Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82;  Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37

Thursday, 27 June 2019



Worship This Week
       June 30             Third Sunday after Pentecost                

                                                                                                    8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  

                                                                           11:00 am St. Stephen’s Community Hall, Chester    


       Readings: Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm77:1-2, 11-20; 

                     Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62



ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627
Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.
Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!
The Halifax Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival and Convention, July 7 to 11, 2019 Hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organists! See Poster in Parish!  (Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre)
BBQ June 30, 11:00 Service will be in the Parish Hall, BBQ to follow
Syrian Pot Luck Dinner:  Sunday, July 7th 5:30 to 7:30, Tuck Hall. Need: Volunteers, food and/or donations to the Starfish Refugee Project (Cheques to St. Stephen's Parish)
We are celebrating Aya Al Ali's birthday and the arrival of her uncle and his family.  Volunteers to serve and clean up are definitely needed. 
Rector's Vacation - Please note that Fr. Ian will be on vacation
starting the 1st of July, and will return on Monday the 15th of July.
During that time, if there is an emergency which requires a priest,
please call either the Parish Office or one of the Parish Wardens, and
they will put you in touch with the clergy "on-call”

Worship Next Week
July 7               Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00  am                              St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
11:00 am                              St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  
                                                                         7:00  pm                         All Saints’ Church, Canaan

                                                                   Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30


                                                                                                       Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Worship This Week

June 23           Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am St. Stephens Church, Chester
9:15 am St. George's, East River
11:00 St. Stephen's Church, Chester

Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, 5-7, 8-15a; Psalm 42, 43
                Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39      



ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627
Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.
Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.
Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!
The Halifax Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival and Convention, July 7 to 11, 2019 Hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organists! See Poster in Parish!  (Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre)
BBQ  June 30, 11:00 Service will be in the Parish Hall, BBQ to follow!

The Choir is always looking for more singers! Contact Lynne Baroni, Warren Laws or Dawn Harwood-Jones. Singing is exhilarating!
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       Worship Next Week
     June 30           Third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am St. Stephens Church, Chester
11:00 St. Stephen's Community Ctr., Chester

Readings: Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Worship This Week


June 16              Trinity Sunday
8:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,    Chester
                                                                                               9:15 am            St. George’s Church,    East River
                                                                                             11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,   Chester 
                                                                                                          7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                               Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15                                       


ANNOUNCEMENTS      - Happy Father's Day!


We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.

Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

Tuck Hall Rentals:  Call the Parish Office to book your function!

During the week of July 7 to 11, 2019, The Halifax Centre of the Royal
Canadian College of Organists is hosting the Annual National Organ Festival
and Convention, a four-day assembly of organists, choir directors, and organ
builders from across Canada and the United States
For you, this is an opportunity to hear some of Canada’s finest pipe organ
performers on some of the finest pipe organs in the City of Halifax. These
include Craig Humber, NL and Austria; Denis Bedard, PQ/BC; Rachel Laurin,
PQ; Stephen Candow, NL; Sarah Svendsen, NS/ON; Rachel Mahon, UK;
Stillman Matheson, NB/ON, and Donald Hunt, NS/BC.
All recitals and major concerts will be open to the public and we cordially invite
you to attend. Tickers are available through TicketHalifax or at the door of the
venue on the day or night of each performance. A poster has been placed in
the Church Hall which will give you the dates, times, and locations of each
performance. We are looking forward to having you with us.
Margaret Machum, President RCCO Halifax Centre

BBQ June 30, 11:00 Service will be in the Parish Hall, BBQ to follow.




Worship Next Week

       June 23              Second Sunday after Pentecost
                                                                                                    8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                                9:15 am    St. George’s Church, East River                                                                                      11:00 am  St. Stephen’s Church,  Chester    

       Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7) 8-15a; Psalm 42, 43

Wednesday, 5 June 2019




WORSHIP THIS WEEK

June 9              The Day of Pentecost
                                                                                       8:00 am      St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester 
                                                                                       9:15 am      St. George’s Church,      East River
                                                                                       11:00 am       St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester                   
                                                                                Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:14-17;      John14:8-17, 25-27                                   






ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627

Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.  

Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to Aenon Baptist Church, and leave with St. Stephen's office.

This Year instead of the Chester Municipal  Relay for Life event the Canadian Cancer Society is introducing a new program, "Cancer Fighters"
> > as the former  Relay Committee we are hosting
A Night of Remembrance
>  We are going to be Remembering our loved ones that have passed, Remembering  and honoring our cancer survivors and celebrating with them and Remembering
    as cancer fighters to fight and donate to the cause for Hope and a Cure.
>  A suggested donation of $2.00 at the door will give you a ticket to win a door prize.
 The event is Sat. June 15th at 7:00pm at The Chester Legion.
>  All welcome please come and enjoy an evening of food, laughter, remembering, door prizes, entertainment & silent auction.
>  Any cancer survivor that would like to attend please register by calling a committee member or 902-275-5966
>  A short Luminary ceremony will also take place with which you can buy a Luminary for $5.00 in loving memory or in honor of a loved one
>  Luminaries can be purchased at the event or prepurchased at the New Ross / Chester Basin Credit
> Unions, at the Hair Salon at #6 Pig Loop Road  or by calling 275-5966.
> > We invite everyone to join us for a wonderful evening, open to the public, survivors, past
> Relay team members, ALL WELCOME , Donation greatly appreciated,
> All donations and proceeds for this event will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society for helping people that are needing to stay at  the Lodge That Gives
>  For any info please call 275-5966


Tuck Hall Rentals:  Spring is finally here and friends and family will be starting to visit too.  If you are having a houseful of guests or want to get together without making yourself and your house crazy, think about renting Tuck Hall and its great kitchen for your family gathering, special birthday party, anniversary or reunion. There is plenty of room, and everything you need plus a commercial machine to wash up!   No berry, coffee, or wine stains on your furniture or floors! Call the Parish Office to book your function and enjoy!

Worship Next Week
June 16        Trinity Sunday                                                           
  8:00 am         St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                         
  9:15 am            St. George’s Church,    East River

                                                                          11:00 am          St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                        7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan
                                                                                               Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5;    John 16:12-15                                        






Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Worship This Week
June 2                   June 2       Seventh Sunday of Easter
                               8:00 am            St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester
                               11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Church,     Chester      
                               7:00 pm              All Saints’ Church,         Canaan

                                                                                               Readings: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm97; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21;        John 17:20-26




ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                                                                  We Make House Calls +  …those with loved ones in hospital or unable to come to church, please call Fr. Ian at 902.275.8627         
 Food Bank:  All contributions are very gratefully received.             
 TAI CHI Beginners Evening Class:  to take place in Tuck Hall starting Tues, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  All welcome!!                                           
  Star Fish Fundraiser - for Abdulaziz's wheelchair.  Cheques to  Aenon Baptist Church and leave with St. Stephen's office.              
The Chester United Baptist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner on June the 8th from 4:30 - 6pm to raise funds for the Starfish II Project. We are looking for volunteers to help prep, set up the Hall, serve and clean-up. Donations of pies are accepted. We need 14 in total. Also, anyone willing to donate funds for the cost of supplies, would be greatly appreciated.                                                                           
 Tuck Hall Functions - Please make any rental arrangements through the Parish Administration office.                                                        
Next Sunday is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church! The Book of Acts records the moment that the Holy Spirit descended on the gathered believers with the sound of rushing wind, and with tongues like flames of fire resting on them. To remind ourselves of the presence of God the Holy Spirit in us, all are invited to wear something red to worship next week!
* note the Rector is attending the Diocesan Clergy Retreat
this week starting Monday, 3 June, returning late in the day on Friday, 7 June. If there is an emergency which requires the attention of a priest, please call the Parish Wardens (numbers are on the cover of this bulletin), who will put you in touch with the clergy on call.         

Worhip Next Week
June 9              The Day of Pentecost
                                                                                       8:00 am St. Stephen’s Church, Chester                                                                                                    9:15 am St. George’s Church, East River                                                                                              11:00 am   St. Stephen’s Church, Chester  

                                                                                   Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104:25-35, 37b; Romans 8:14-17;                                                            John 14:8-17, 25-27