Thursday, 15 February 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 18 February 2018
 
Correction does much but
encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Lenten Services
10:30 am  St. Stephen’s, Chester
  7:00 pm  St. Stephen’s, Chester

Sunday, 18 February 2018
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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
    4:30 am      All Saints’,         Canaan  
    Holy Eucharist
Readings:  Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-9;
1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1: 9-15
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARISH OFFICE
will be closed on Mon, 19 Feb 2018

NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
  on Mon, 19 Feb 2018.
(Nova Scotia Heritage Day Holiday) 
Back on Mon, 26 Feb 2018
All Welcome!


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 ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
LENTEN STUDY PROGRAM 2018
 11 a.m.  Tuesdays,
20 February -  20 March
St. Stephen’s Parish Centre

This year, we will study
C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
Participants are asked to bring their
own copies
However, if you would like to participate,
and need assistance obtaining a book,
please contact the Parish Office
as some copies are available there
902-275-3804 or at

LENTEN LUNCH PROGRAM
will begin at 11:45 – 1:00 pm on
Wednesday, 21 February
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
Enjoy a wonderful homemade lunch
for only $8.00. 
Speaker:  Chris Field
Topic:  Changes in Bird Population
in Lunenburg County
Bring your friends, fill a table!

ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 We hope that all our parishioners will attend
this important meeting after the service
at 11:00 am on Sunday, 25 February.
Reports will be available at
the back of the church from
18 Feb 2018

PASTORAL CARE
For the next 5 weeks, we would be most grateful
if parishioners would donate foil wrapped chocolate eggs
and Easter bunnies (big or small), wrapped gum,
Easter stickers, suckers, etc. 
 We would like to be able to provide filled
plastic eggs for the families with small children
who use the Food Bank.
A donation basket is at the back of the church.

FOOD BANK SUNDAYS FOR LENT
Each Sunday in Lent, 
we are looking for sugar (brown or white)
and breakfast cereals (for kids and adults). 
All donations are very gratefully received. 

 MORE 
Diocese of NS & PEI Mission School
Module #2 – Focus on More
The FREE workshop is for lay and clergy with
plenty of discussion and opportunity to ask questions.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
March 3 – Holy Trinity,
78 Alexandra Street, Bridgewater
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch Provided
Open to Everyone REGISTER ONLINE
(or call  902-420-0717).  
Deadline is 28 Feb 2018.
 
MENS' GROUP
 The first meeting of St. Stephen’s Men’s Group
will take place on Sat, 12 May.
For more information
contact Robert Manuel 902 220-7140


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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

LENTEN SERVICES
21 February 2
10:30 am     St. Stephen’s,     Chester  
7:00 pm     St. Stephen’s,     Chester

Sunday, 25 February 2018
The Second Sunday of Lent
  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
                       Morning Prayer and AGM

Readings:  Genesis 17: 1-7; Psalm 22: 22-30;
Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 1: 31-38
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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 11 February 2018
 
When we give cheerfully, and
accept gratefully, everyone is blessed
Maya Angelou 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
 
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
10:30 am  St. Stephen’s, Chester
  7:00 pm  St. Stephen’s, Chester
 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, 11 February 2018

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:  2 Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 50: 1-6;
2 Corinthians 4: 3-6; Mark 9: 2-9
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MUSICAL FRIENDS
  on Mon, 12 Feb 2018. 
Vintage Voices - 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir - 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band - 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots - 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

PALMS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
In preparation for Ash Wednesday,
please bring last year's palms (received on Palm Sunday)
to church with you this Sunday (the 11th of February),
so that they can be burned for the Imposition of Ashes.

MENS' GROUP
 We are looking to start a men's group in the Parish. 
This group will meet 4 times a year on
a Saturday morning for a morning prayer service (BCP)
followed by breakfast together and fellowship.
 For questions, to express interest or for more information
contact Robert Manuel 902 220-7140 rcmkam@eastlink.ca


SHROVE TUESDAY
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE SUPPER
Tues, 13 Feb - Serving 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Tuck Hall
Please consider picking up and bringing fellow
parishioners who otherwise may not be able to attend. 
All Men interested in helping set up,
cook or serve please contact
Robert Manuel (902-220-7140
Free will offering.

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 ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
LENTEN STUDY PROGRAM 2018
 11 a.m.  Tuesdays,
20 February -  20 March
St. Stephen’s Parish Centre

This year, we will study
C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
at once wildly comic, deadly serious,
and strikingly original.
Participants are asked to acquire their
own copies
(available both in physical and ebook form).
However, if you would like to participate,
and need assistance obtaining a book,
please contact the Parish Office
902-275-3804 or at
as some books have been ordered.

LENTEN LUNCH PROGRAM
will begin at noon on
Wednesday, 21 February
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
Bring your friends, fill a table!
Great speakers, wonderful homemade lunch. 
Mark your calendar.

ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 We hope that all our parishioners will attend
this important meeting after the service
at 11:00 am on Sunday, 25 February.

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 MORE 
Diocese of NS & PEI Mission School
Module #2 – Focus on More
The FREE workshop is for lay and clergy with
plenty of discussion and opportunity to ask questions.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
March 3 – Holy Trinity,
78 Alexandra Street, Bridgewater
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch Provided
Open to Everyone REGISTER ONLINE
(or call  902-420-0717).  
Deadline is 28 Feb 2018.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

Lenten Services
10:30 am  St. Stephen’s, Chester
  7:00 pm  St. Stephen’s, Chester

Sunday, 18 February 2018
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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
    4:30 am      All Saints’,         Canaan  
    Holy Eucharist
Readings:  Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-9;
1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1: 9-15

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 4 February 2018
 
In the depth of winter,
I finally realised that there was in me
an invincible summer
Albert Camus
 
We have lots of information to share this week,
grab a coffee and your calendar!
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
 
CANDLEMAS SERVICE
7:00 pm  Friday, 2 February
St. Stephen’s Church, Chester
 
Please join us to celebrate
the Feast of the Presentation of
our Lord Jesus
Bring candles to be blessed,
if you wish.
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Sunday, 4 February 2018
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,    Chester 
         Holy Communion
11:00 am      St. Stephen’s,    Chester 
    Holy Eucharist
  4:30 pm      All Saints’,        Canaan   
                                                          Evening Prayer and AGM                                    

Readings:  Isaiah 40: 21-31; Psalm 147: 1-12, 21c;
1 Corinthians 9: 16-23; Mark 1: 29-39
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ICY PATHWAYS
The clean up team cannot be here all the time
so occasionally we have to clear the pathway or
put some de-icer down ourselves. 
There is a snow shovel and bucket of de-icer
at the door of the Parish Centre and the Church. 
If you see that the path is icy or needs a little clearing,
please help us out if you are able. 
  
MUSICAL FRIENDS
  on Mon, 5 Feb 2018. 
Vintage Voices - 1:00 pm;
Musical Friends Choir - 2:00 pm;
Musical Friends Band - 3:00 pm;
Tuneful Tots - 4:00 pm.
All Welcome!

PALMS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
In preparation for Ash Wednesday,
please bring last year's palms (received on Palm Sunday)
to church with you next Sunday (the 11th of February),
so that they can be burned for the Imposition of Ashes.

MENS' GROUP
 We are looking to start a men's group in the Parish. 
This group will meet 4 times a year on
a Saturday morning for a morning prayer service (BCP)
followed by breakfast together and fellowship.
 For questions, to express interest or for more information
contact Robert Manuel 902 220-7140 rcmkam@eastlink.ca

ANNUAL REPORT
 Requesting committee chairs e-mail or drop off
committee reports to the Parish Office
ready for inclusion in the Annual Report
as soon as possible.

SHROVE TUESDAY
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE SUPPER
(Tues, 13 Feb - Serving 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Tuck Hall) 
All Men interested in helping set up,
cook or serve please contact
Robert Manuel (902-220-7140
Free will offering.

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 ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
LENTEN STUDY PROGRAM 2018
 11 a.m.  Tuesdays,
20 February -  20 March
St. Stephen’s Parish Centre
 This year, we will study C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
at once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original.
Participants are asked to acquire their own copies
(available both in physical and ebook form).
However, if you would like to participate,
and need assistance, please contact the Parish Office
(902-275-3804 or
no later than Monday, 5 February 2018.

LENTEN LUNCH PROGRAM
will begin at noon on
Wednesday, 21 February
in St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.
Bring your friends, fill a table!
Great speakers, wonderful homemade lunch. 
Mark your calendar.

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                                                          with people
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 MORE 
Diocese of NS & PEI Mission School
Module #2 – Focus on More
Exploring positive approaches to resistance and challenges
to being more missional.
The FREE workshop is for lay and clergy with
plenty of discussion and opportunity to ask questions.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
March 3 – Holy Trinity,
78 Alexandra Street, Bridgewater
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch Provided
Open to Everyone REGISTER ONLINE
(or call  902-420-0717).  
Deadline is 28 Feb 2018.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

Sunday, 11 February 2018
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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:  2 Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 50: 1-6;
2 Corinthians 4: 3-6; Mark 9: 2-9

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