Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 24 September, 2017
 
Reality leaves a lot
to the imagination
John Lennon
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
24 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45;
Philippians 1: 21-30; Matthew 20: 1-16
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WARDEN UPDATE
Please be aware that our Senior Warden,
Robert Manuel,
is on temporary leave from his duties.  
We look forward to his return!

The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
The description in Canon Law around the duties of
a Warden is available at the back of the church.
If you are asked to undertake this position,
please give it prayerful
consideration!

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
on Mon, 25 Sept.
Vintage Voices: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
 Choir: 2:00-3:00 pm
Band: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuneful Tots: 4:00-5:00 pm
All Welcome!

NOURISH NOVA SCOTIA, NOURISH YOUR ROOTS
A healthy fundraiser to support healthy food programs
and initiatives in our schools
is underway through Chester District School. 
You can support students by ordering fresh boxes
of produce from Noggins Farm for $30. 
Each farm box contains a variety of Nova Scotian
produce focusing on root vegetables and may include fruit. 
Selling period is between 11-22 Sept
Place your order by emailing or calling
Beth Atherton at beth-atherton@hotmail.com
or 902-275-2084. 
The pick up date is Tues, 3 Oct
at Chester Curling Club
from 1:30 – 3:00 pm and 6-8 pm.
 
CANADA 150 ORGAN RECITAL
Michael Capon, Organist and Choir Master
at St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston, Ont
will perform by many Canadian composers
at the Cathedral Church of All Saints’, Halifax
on Sat, 23 Sept at 2:00 pm. 
Tickets $20 at the door
($15 Students and Seniors)

PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 27 Sept
 in the Tyler Grant Room. 

TAOIST TAI CHI – OPEN HOUSE
on Thursday, 28 September
10:00 – 12:00 noon
in Tuck Hall.
(Beginners Class starting Thursday, 5 0ct
from  9:30 – 11:00 am)
All Welcome!

ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too. 
The Annual Bazaar hosted by
St. Stephen’s Hospitality Committee
will take place on Saturday, 25 November. 
 More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
1 October 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester
                     Holy Communion
                 9:15 am     St. George’s, East River    
                Holy Eucharist
                7:00 pm     All Saints’, Canaan           
                Holy Eucharist
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 17: 1-7; Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16;
Philippians 2: 1-13; Matthew 21: 23-32
 
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 17 September, 2017
Yes, this is for Sunday, 17 September -
 it's the corrected/updated version.
 
A person’s a person,
no matter how small
Dr Seuss
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
17 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 14: 19-31; Psalm 114;
Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18: 21-35
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDIO SINGERS
Sessions resume at 7:30-9:00 pm
on Wed, 13 Sept in Tuck Hall. 

CHOIR
Practise resumes at 7:30-9:00 pm
on Thurs, 14 Sept in Tuck Hall. 
Anyone interested in joining,
contact Dawn Harwood-Jones.

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
will resume at 1:00 pm on Mon, 18 Sept.
Vintage Voices: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
 Choir: 2:00-3:00 pm
Band: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
 Tuneful Tots: 4:00-5:00 pm
All Welcome!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
  at 7:00 pm on Tues, 19 Sept
 in the Tyler Grant Room.

NOURISH NOVA SCOTIA, NOURISH YOUR ROOTS
 A healthy fundraiser to support healthy food programs
and initiatives in our schools
 is underway through Chester District School. 
You can support students by ordering fresh boxes
of produce from Noggins Farm for $30. 
Each farm box contains a variety of Nova Scotian
produce focusing on root vegetables and may include fruit. 
Selling period is between 11-22 Sept
Place your order by emailing or calling
Beth Atherton at beth-atherton@hotmail.com
or 902-275-2084. 
The pick up date is Tues, 3 Oct
at Chester Curling Club
from 1:30 – 3:00 pm and 6-8 pm.
 
CANADA 150 ORGAN RECITAL
Michael Capon, Organist and Choir Master
at St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston, Ont
will perform by many Canadian composers
at the Cathedral Church of All Saints’, Halifax
on Sat, 23 Sept at 2:00 pm. 
Tickets $20 at the door
($15 Students and Seniors)

BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY
Please invite a family member, friend,
neighbour or acquaintance
to come to church with you on Sun, 24 Sept. 
Let’s fill the church!
  
TAOIST TAI CHI – OPEN HOUSE
on Thursday, 28 September
10:00 – 12:00 noon
in Tuck Hall.
(Beginners Class starting Thursday, 5 0ct
from  9:30 – 11:00 am)
All Welcome!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
24 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45;
Philippians 1: 21-30; Matthew 20: 1-16
 
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 17 September, 2017
 
A person’s a person,
no matter how small
Dr Seuss
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
17 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 14: 19-31; Psalm 114;
Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18: 21-35
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MUSICAL FRIENDS
  resumes at 1:00 pm on Mon, 18 Sept.
Vintage Voices: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  Choir – 2:00-3:00 pm
  Band – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
 Tuneful Tots – 4:00-5:00 pm
All Welcome!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
  at 7:00 pm on Tues, 19 Sept
in the Tyler Grant Room.

STUDIO SINGERS 
Sessions resume at 7:30-9:00 pm on Wed, 13 Sept
 in Tuck Hall.

CHOIR
Practise resumes at 7:30-9:00 pm on Thurs, 14 Sept
 in Tuck Hall.

TAOIST TAI CHI – OPEN HOUSE
on Thursday, 28 September
10:00 – 12:00 noon
in Tuck Hall.
(Beginners Class starting Thursday, 5 0ct
Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 am)
All Welcome!
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
24 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45;
Philippians 1: 21-30; Matthew 20: 1-16
 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 10 September 2017
 
One of the most sincere forms
of respect is actually listening
to what another has to say
Bryant H. McGill

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
10 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 12: 1 -14; Psalm 149;
Romans 13: 8-14; Matthew 18: 15-20
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHESTER CREATES  
A Canada 150 community event
with many exciting venues set up
all over the village of Chester on Sat, 9 Sept. 
Sponsored by Chester Art Centre
and many generous local artists. 
Pamphlets with all activities and locations
are available in retail outlets and
at  Chester Art Centre.
Bring your kids, friends and family. 
Don’t miss this fabulous extravaganza!

SENIORS COLLEGE OF NOVA SCOTIA
New Fall Courses Information and Registration
session will be held on Monday, 11 Sept at 2:00 pm
at St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
  meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 Sept
at 7:00 pm in the Tyler Grant Room
to discuss the pot luck supper.   All welcome.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
  meeting will be held on Wed, 13 Sept at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

PARISH POT-LUCK  
On Fri, 15 Sept, starting at 6:30 pm
we will be having a pot-luck supper at the Parish Centre
for all members of our Parish family,
from all of our congregations. 
Bring something to share. 
Please also feel free to bring along any musical instruments,
games, cribbage boards, etc.
as we engage in fellowship and food together!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
17 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 14: 19-31; Psalm 114;
Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18: 21-35
 
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Thursday, 31 August 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 3 September 2017
 
When the power of love overcomes
the love of power, the world will know peace
Jimi Hendrix
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
3 September 2017
        
            8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester   
                   Holy Communion
          11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester   
                               Holy Eucharist BCP-USA
           7:00 pm     All Saints’, Canaan       
               Holy Eucharist
                                                                      
Readings: Exodus 3: 1-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45c
Romans 12: 9-21; Matthew 16: 21-28
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECTOR’S VACATION 
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 14 August through Wednesday, 6 September
and will be back in the office Thursday, 7 September. 
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or the Parish Wardens,
who will put you in touch with the clergy who are ‘on call’.

YARD SALE/FUNDRAISER  
for the East River Village Hall on
Sat, 2 Sept, 9:00 to 2:00 pm
at the Eat River Village Hall. 
Lots of items.  Rain or shine. 
For more information call Sheila Hirtle
 at 902-275-5720.

SENIORS COLLEGE OF NOVA SCOTIA  
New Fall Courses Information and Registration session
will be held on Monday, 11 Sept at 2:00 pm
at St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.

PARISH POT-LUCK   
On Fri, 15 Sept, starting at 6:30 pm
we will be having a pot-luck supper
at the Parish Centre for all members
of our Parish family, from all of our congregations. 
Bring something to share. 
Please also feel free to bring along any musical instruments,
games, cribbage boards, etc.
as we engage in fellowship and food together!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
10 September 2017
          
           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: Exodus 12: 1 -14; Psalm 149;
Romans 13: 8-14; Matthew 18: 15-20

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 27 August 2017
 
Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
27 August 2017
 8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester
          Morning Prayer
           9:15 am     St. George’s, East River      
         Morning Prayer
         11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester         
                 Morning Prayer BAS
          
Readings: Exodus 1: 8- 2:10; Psalm 124;
Romans 12: 1-8; Matthew 16: 13-20
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
RECTOR’S VACATION 
The Rector will be on vacation from Monday, 14 August
through Wednesday, 6 September and
will be back in the office Thursday, 7 September. 
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or the Parish Wardens,
Robert Manuel (902-220-7140) or
Ian Gillis (902-293-6197)
who will put you in touch with the clergy
who are ‘on call’.

YARD SALE/FUNDRAISER  
for the East River Village Hall
on Sat, 2 Sept, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
at the East River Village Hall. 
Lots of items.  Rain or shine. 
For more information
call Sheila Hirtle at 902-275-5720.

SPECIAL SERVICE
Our 11 a.m. celebration on Sunday, 3 Sept,
will be the Holy Eucharist from
the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church
of the United States. 
If you have American friends or relations
in our community that day,
bring them to church with you!

PARISH POT-LUCK
On Friday, 15 Sept, starting at 6:30 pm
we will be having a pot-luck supper
at the Parish Centre
for all members of our Parish family,
from all of our congregations. 
Bring something to share. 
Please also feel free to bring along
any musical instruments, games,
cribbage boards, etc. as we engage
in fellowship and food together!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY 
AFTER PENTECOST
3 September 2017
          
          8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester      
               Holy Communion
         11:00 am     St. George’s, East River    
                                    Holy Eucharist (BCP-USA)      
7:00 pm   All Saints’, Canaan
           Holy Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 3: 1-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26. 45c;
Romans 12: 9-21; Matthew 16: 21-28

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy
and help make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
20 August 2017
          
          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
            Evening Prayer

Readings: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133;
Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: 21-28

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
RECTOR’S VACATION 
The Rector will be on vacation from Monday, 14 August
through Wednesday, 6 September and
will be back in the office Thursday, 7 September. 
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office or the Parish Wardens,
Robert Manuel (902-220-7140) or
Ian Gillis (902-293-6197)
who will put you in touch with the clergy
who are ‘on call’.

CHURCH DIRECTORY
 We are hoping to get the photographer back
24 or 25 August to take pictures
of those we missed the first time around.
Please let Robert Manuel (902-220-7140)
know if you are interested.  
The Church Directory will be completed
after the photo session.

SPECIAL SERVICE
Our 11 a.m. celebration on Sunday, 3 Sept,
will be the Holy Eucharist from
the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church
of the United States. 
If you have American friends or relations
in our community that day,
bring them to church with you!

PARISH POT-LUCK
On Friday, 15 Sept, starting at 6:30 pm
we will be having a pot-luck supper
at the Parish Centre
for all members of our Parish family,
from all of our congregations. 
Bring something to share. 
Please also feel free to bring along
any musical instruments, games,
cribbage boards, etc. as we engage
in fellowship and food together!

SANCTUARY  WINDOW
 The Parish is forming a 3 person committee
to consult and make recommendations regarding
what to do with the glass from
the existing sanctuary window.
Please let Robert Manuel (902-220-7140)
or Ian Gillis (902-293-6197)
know if you are interested in being
a committee member.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
27 August 2017
 8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester
          Morning Prayer
           9:15 am     St. George’s, East River      
         Morning Prayer
         11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester         
                 Morning Prayer BAS
          
Readings: Exodus 1: 8- 2:10; Psalm 124;
Romans 12: 1-8; Matthew 16: 13-20

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