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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Thursday, 10 August 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 13 August 2017
 
Of all possessions,
a friend is the most precious.
Herodotus
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
13 August 2017

8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester
           Holy Communion
       9:15 am     St. George’s, East River    
      Holy Eucharist
1:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester
                 Holy Eucharist          
                                                                     
Readings: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45;
Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14: 22-33
 
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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’.

HOSPITAL NOTICE
 Fr. Ian visits the hospital regularly and
wants to make sure he has the chance to see
all of our parishioners finding themselves there. 
Please be sure to ask the hospital staff
to add the name to the Anglican register
so that he knows and has the chance to visit.

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.

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 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: (10-20), 21-28

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
 
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
6 August 2017

           8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       
               Holy Communion
         11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       
           Holy Eucharist
           7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan           
          Holy Eucharist
                                                                     
Readings: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14; Psalm 99;
2 Peter 1: 16-19; Luke 9: 28-36

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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.

HOSPITAL NOTICE
Fr. Ian visits the hospital regularly and
wants to make sure he has the chance to see
all of our parishioners finding themselves there. 
Please be sure to ask the hospital staff to add the name
to the Anglican register
so that he knows and has the chance to visit.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
13 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
           Readings: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45;
Romans 10:5-15;  Matthew 14: 22-33

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 30 July, 2017
 
We must accept finite disappointment
but never lose infinite hope
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
30 July 2017

           8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Holy Communion        
         11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Parish Family Service
                                                                     
Readings: Genesis 29: 15-28; Psalm 105: 1-11, 45c;
Romans 8: 26-39; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSAL PORTRAIT STUDIO PHOTOS
The photo packages are available for pick up 
from the Parish Office next week.
(Mon-Thurs 9:00- 1:00) 

THANK YOU
Fr. Ian would like to send out thanks and appreciation
to all those who came to hear about and discuss
the altar window plans.  The final vote decided that
the window will be replaced with
a replica of the current design. 

HOSPITAL NOTICE
Fr. Ian visits the hospital regularly
and wants to make sure he has the chance to see
all of our parishioners finding themselves there. 
Please be sure to ask the hospital staff to add
the name to the Anglican register
so that he knows and is able to visit.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
6 August 2017

           8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Holy Communion
         11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Holy Eucharist    
           7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan            Holy Eucharist    
                                                                     
Readings: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14; Psalm 99;
2 Peter 1: 16-19; Luke 9: 28-36

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 23 July 2017
 
One aspect of neighbourly love
is that we must not merely
will our neighbours good,
but actually work to bring it about.
Thomas Aquinas
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
23 July 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        Morning Prayer
                                                                      & General Meeting  

Readings: Genesis 28: 10-19a; Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23;
Romans 8: 12-25; Matthew 13: 24-30
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

GENERAL MEETING
The Rector and Wardens of St. Stephen's are having
a congregational general meeting
on Sunday, 23 July following
the 11 a.m. Morning Prayer Service.
This meeting will decide what type of window
will be placed at the front of the church
above the altar
(NOT the specific design,
which will be decided later). 
Please plan to attend!

UNIVERSAL PORTRAIT STUDIO PHOTOS
 The photo packages are available for pick up
after church Sunday, 23 July
or from the Parish Office next week.
(Mon-Thurs 9:00- 1:00)

CHESTER GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
 will take place on Thursday, 27 July
at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 44 Chester. 
Bring an entry or go to enjoy
the flowers and afternoon tea.
Don’t miss this wonderful
annual event.

CHESTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
  will be hosting an Open House
on Saturday, 29 July, 2017. 
There will be displays, BBQ,
a Selfie Station and, of course, Fire Trucks. 
 Donations of non-perishable food
will be received for the Lighthouse Food Bank.
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
30 July 2017

8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Holy Communion
     11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester        Parish Family Service
                                                                     
Readings: Genesis 29: 15-28; Psalm 105: 1-11, 45c;
Romans 8: 26-39; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52
 
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 16 July 2017.
 
If your compassion does not include yourself,
it is incomplete.
Jack Kornfield
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
16 July 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 25: 19-34; Psalm 119: 105-112;
Romans 8: 1-11; Matthew 13: 1-9. 18-23

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSAL PORTRAIT STUDIO PHOTOS
The photo packages should be available
for pick up after church
on Sunday, 23 July or
from the Parish Office the following week.

GENERAL MEETING
The Rector and Wardens of St. Stephen's
are calling a congregational general meeting
for Sunday, 23 July, following 11 a.m. worship (Morning Prayer).
This meeting will decide what type of window
will be placed at the front of the church above the altar
(NOT the specific design, though, which will be decided later). 
Please plan to attend!

CHESTER GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
will take place on Thursday, 27 July
at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 44 Chester. 
Bring an entry or go to enjoy the flowers
and afternoon tea.

CHESTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT  
will be hosting an Open House
on Saturday, 29 July, 2017. 
There will be displays, BBQ,
a Selfie Station and Fire Trucks. 
Donations of non-perishable food
will be received for the Lighthouse Food Bank.
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
23 July 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       Morning Prayer     
                                                                                  & General Meeting  

Readings: Genesis 28: 10-19a; Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23;
Romans 8: 12-25; Matthew 13: 24-30
 
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 9 July 2017
 
Be the reason someone smiles today
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
9 July 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: Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49; Psalm 45: 11-18;
Romans 7: 15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
GUEST PRESIDER
We welcome The Rev. Elliott Siteman
as Presider at our 11:00 am service this morning!
Fr. Elliott is soon to be the Rector of
St. Peter's, Birch Cove (Chebucto Region),
and is returning to our Diocese
after spending six years in the Diocese of Niagara.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
All donations are greatly appreciated.

SHOREHAM VARIETY STORE
Looking for folks in the community who have an interest
in volunteering in our new Shoreham Variety Store.  
We need spares for Monday to Fridays 1-3 pm
and interested folks who may be able to open the store
in the evenings 6-8 pm and weekends 1-3 pm.
If you can help any of these times
902-275-5631 ext. 233

BIBLE TALK
 there will be no Bible Talk in July and August.

***  MUSIQUE ROYALE PRESENTATION ***
‘The Door You Came In’ – a unique blend of spoken word and music
will be presented in St. Stephen’s Church on Fri, 14 July at 7:30 pm. 
The show will include songs and stories from The Danger Tree
written by Canadian writer  David Macfarlane
and original music by Douglas Cameron. 
Tickets available at the Parish Office or at the door.

GENERAL MEETING
The Rector and Wardens of St. Stephen's are calling
a congregational general meeting for Sunday, 23 July,
following 11 a.m. worship (Morning Prayer).
This meeting will decide what type of window will be placed
at the front of the church above the altar
(NOT the specific design, though, which will be decided later). 
Please plan to attend!

CHESTER MUNICIPAL HERITAGE SOCIETY
 A ‘non-event’ fundraiser Picnic with Sir John A
(part of the Canada 150 celebrations)
 will take place on Sat, 29 July. 
 Order a picnic basket for 1 or 2 people
for pick-up or delivery with the village of Chester.
Order by 15 July.
for more information
call Lordly House at 902-275-3842
or www.chester-municipal-heritage-society.ca

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 WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
16 July 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 25: 19-34; Psalm 119: 105-112;
Romans 8: 1-11; Matthew 13: 1-9. 18-23
 
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