WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday Feb 23, 2020 Last Sunday after the Epiphany
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: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21;
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.
Volunteers needed to visit Syrian family (2 parents and three older children). The Alouch family is lonely and needs visitors. If you can spare a couple of hours a week, please call Dawn 902.275.5005. Expect to be fed yummy Syrian treats!
PWRDF Project: During the weeks of Lent we will be supporting PWRDF’s Emergency Funds. In 2020 Australia was devastated by fires destroying thousands of homes and burning tracts of land larger than Nova Scotia. A PWRDF box will be located at the back of the church where you can put loose change, small bills and/or your PWRDF envelope.
Ash Wednesday - The First Day of Lent is on the 26th of February.
Penitential Rite with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will be held at Tuck Hall, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Please bring any old palm crosses or palm branches you may have not later than Sunday, the 23rd of February. They will be burned for ashes for Ash Wednesday
St. Stephen's Lenten Program - "Signs of Life: Why Church Matters" is an opportunity for participants to engage with elemental aspects of liturgy and scripture: light, water, food, shelter, community. Each session will help participants connect the Sign of Life to their own spirituality, Christian worship, and a spiritual practice. Each weekly session will focus on one of these key elements of our worship and liturgy, and will consist of prayer, watching a short video, reflection, and discussion, and will last about an hour. This program has been written by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (an Anglican monastic order), and is part of the Virginia Theological Seminary's Lifelong Learning Program. Programs will run Tuesdays at 11 a.m., starting on the 3rd of March, and run through the 31st of the month, at Tuck Hall. All are welcome.
Worship next Week
The first Sunday in Lent
Sunday, 1 March 2020
8:00 am St. Stephen’s Community Centre, Chester
9:15 am All Saints’ Church, Canaan
11:00 am St. Stephen’s Community Centre, Chester
Readings: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32;
Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11