Thursday, 19 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish  Blog
for Sunday, 22 October 2017
 
Think of all the beauty
still left around you and be happy
Anne Frank
 
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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
22 October 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
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23; Psalm 99;
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 22 October in the Parish Centre. 
All Welcome!
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

PARISH POT LUCK SUPPER
On Fri, 3 Nov, 2017, 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!
All welcome! 

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

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Plum puddings
will be produced at St. Stephen’s again this year!
They will be made on Friday, 17 November and
wrapped on Saturday, 18 November, 2017
 
More volunteers (male and female!)
are needed to mix together the batter,
be support workers for the bakers (washing dishes, etc),
to transport the puddings to where they will be cooked,
to prepare the ribbon, cards and wrappings,
to wrap the puddings and make them look attractive
 
Please contact Gretchen by phone at
902-275-4058
(leave a message if no one is home)
 
Also, please let us know if you have
a steamer/canner,
or know of someone who might have one,
that could be loaned to us
for this project.
 
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 TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
29 October 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester       
              Holy Communion
          11:00 am    All Saints’, Canaan              
                   Parish Family Service
                                                                     
Readings: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12:  Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17;
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8; Matthew 22: 34-46

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 15 October 2017
 
Happiness is not out there,
it’s in you
Anonymous

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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
15 October 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 & Baptism
                    (and the Men’s Choir)
          7:00 pm      All Saints, Canaan              
                     Holy Eucharist            
                                                                     
Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; Psalm 122;
Mark 12: 28-37

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WELCOME AND THANK YOU
to the Men’s Choir. 
It is always a pleasure to have
them join us at St. Stephen’s.
 
HOLY BAPTISM
We give thanks to God
for the baptism of
 Trevor Ronnie Gwynne-Timothy
at our 11 a.m. worship!
Trevor is the son of
Amanda and Christopher.
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

OHC HARVEST JAM
The 3rd annual Harvest Jam Kitchen Party
will take place at the Chester Legion
on Sat, 14 Oct 5pm to midnight.
$10 per person or
$20 for family (parents and kids under 12). 

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 16 October in the Parish Centre. 
All Welcome!
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

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tuesday, 17 October
at 7:00 pm in Canaan.

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.
 
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 TWENTIETH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
22 October 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 & Baptism
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23; Psalm 99;
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22 

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 8 October 2017
(Food Bank Sunday)
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

HARVEST THANKSGIVING
(Food Bank Sunday)
8 October 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: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18, Psalm 65,
2 Corinthians 9: 6-15; Luke 17: 11-19
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
HARVEST THANKSGIVING
(FOOD BANK SUNDAY)
Please bring an offering for the Food Bank
– every item helps.
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
The description in Canon Law about the duties of
a Warden is available at the back of the church.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

HOSPITALITY  COMMITTEE MEETING
 at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 10 October
in the Tyler Grant Room. 


OHC HARVEST JAM
The 3rd annual Harvest Jam Kitchen Party
will take place at the Chester Legion
on Sat, 14 Oct 5pm to midnight.
$10 per person or
$20 for family (parents and kids under 12). 

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
 No sessions due to Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Back on Mon, 16 October.   All Welcome!

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!

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.
 
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 NINETEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
15 October 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 & Baptism
          7:00 pm      All Saints, Canaan            
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 32: 1-14; Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23;
Philippians 4: 1-9; Matthew 22: 1-14

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 1 October 2017.
 
A smile is the light in your window that
tells others that there is a caring,
sharing person inside.
Denis Waitley
 
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WORSHIP THIS 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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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WARDEN UPDATE
Please be aware that our Senior Warden,
Robert Manuel,
is on temporary leave from his duties.
Robert is recovering well at home . 
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 about 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!

PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE MEETING
 at 10:00 am on Monday, 2 October
in the Tyler Grant Room. 

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
on Mon, 2 October
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!

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

HARVEST THANKSGIVING
(Food Bank Sunday)
8 October 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: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18, Psalm 65,
2 Corinthians 9: 6-15; Luke 17: 11-19

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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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