Thursday, 17 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 20 May 2018
 
Faith is believing when it is beyond
the power of reason to believe
Voltaire

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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 20 May 2018
THE DAY OF PENTECOST

    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  
Holy Eucharist     
   
Readings:  Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 25-35, 37b;
Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27, 26: 4b-15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE COLOUR OF PENTECOST
Let’s wear something RED on Sunday
to acknowledge Pentecost
and the Spirit of God that dwells within us.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
in Canaan on Tues, 22 May
at 5:30 pm (yes, 5:30 pm)
The meeting includes a review of
the Covenant in Ministry of Fr. Ian
with Archbishop Paul Jennings 

 FOOD BANK
All donations are very gratefully
received.

PARISH POT LUCK
Everyone is invited to participate
in a Parish Pot Luck
on Friday, 1 June at 6:30 pm
in Tuck Hall.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

HALL RENTAL
Spring is finally here and friends and family
will be starting to visit too. 
If you are having a houseful of guests or want
to get together without making yourself and your house crazy,
think about renting Tuck Hall and its great kitchen
for your family gathering, special birthday party,
anniversary or reunion.
There is plenty of room, and everything you need
plus a commercial machine to wash up!
No berry, coffee, or wine stains on your furniture or floors. 
Call the Parish Office to book your function
and enjoy!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 27 May 2018
TRINITY SUNDAY 

    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 Baptism and Eucharist 
   
Readings:  Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29;
Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 13 May, 2018
 
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 
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We wish a happy and blessed Mother's Day
to all mothers, Godmothers,
and "mothers in God" of our parish family!

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, 13 May 2018
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MOTHER’S DAY

    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:  Acts 1:15 -17; Psalm 1;
1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEN’S CHOIR FOR MOTHERS’ DAY
Men’s Choir will be singing
(as it is now tradition)
on Mothers’ Day  Sunday, 13th May
Choir practice will be held in the church
on Thursday, 10 May at  7:00 p.m. 
Men,  please turn yourselves in!
Every man is welcome!

ATTENTION MEN
 We hope you plan to attend the first get together
of the MENS' Group
on Saturday, May 12
8:00 am Morning Prayer in St. Stephen’s Church
9:00 am Breakfast and Fellowship
in the Parish Centre.
Please feel free to bring other men to join us too.
In addition each man should bring
one of – wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter,
friend or another female important to him. 
So we know what breakfast supplies we need,
please contact Robert Manuel
902-220-7140 or Rcmkam@eastlink.ca
by May 5 to let us know who is coming.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY
for Mothers’ Day
Personal Care Products (toothpaste,
toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
would be very gratefully received.

 THE COLOUR OF PENTECOST
Let’s wear something red next week
to acknowledge Pentecost and
the Spirit of God that dwells within us.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a  team together again
and join an inspirational event. 
This year’s  Canadian  Cancer  Relay  For  Life  is
Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am. 
To register a team, or for any info,
please call Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263. 
Cancer changes everything.  So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 20 May 2018
THE DAY OF PENTECOST

        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        Holy Eucharist

Readings:  Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 25-35, 37b;
Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15

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Thursday, 3 May 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 6 May 2018
 
Blessed is the influence of one true,
loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 6 May 2018
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester       
Holy Communion
   11:00 am      St. George’s,           East River    
Holy Eucharist   
7:00 pm     All Saints’,               Canaan  
Holy Eucharist   
   
Readings:  Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98;
1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECTOR’S STUDY LEAVE
The Rector will be away from 5 -12 May. 
During that time, if there are any emergencies
which require the attention of a priest,
please call the Parish Office
or Linda Fraser (Parish Warden) at 902-275-3453,
who will put you in touch with the ‘on call’ clergy.

MEN’S CHOIR FOR MOTHERS’ DAY
Men’s Choir will be singing (as it is now tradition)
on Mothers’ Day  Sunday, May 13th
Choir practice will be held in the church
on Thursday, 10 May at  7:00 p.m. 
Men,  please turn yourselves in!
Every man is welcome!

ATTENTION MEN
 We hope you plan to attend the first get together
of the MENS' Group
on Saturday, May 12
8:00 am Morning Prayer in St. Stephen’s Church
9:00 am Breakfast and Fellowship
in the Parish Centre.
Please feel free to bring other men to join us too.
In addition each man should bring
one of – wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter,
friend or another female important to him. 
So we know what breakfast supplies we need,
please contact Robert Manuel
902-220-7140 or Rcmkam@eastlink.ca
by May 5 to let us know who is coming.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY
for Mothers’ Day
Personal Care Products (toothpaste,
toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
would be very gratefully received.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

HALL RENTAL
Spring is finally here and friends and family
will be starting to visit too. 
If you are having a houseful of guests
or want to plan a get together without making
yourself and your house crazy,
think about renting Tuck Hall and its great kitchen
for your family gathering, special birthday party,
anniversary or reunion.
There is plenty of room, and everything
you need plus a commercial machine to wash up! 
No berry, coffee, or wine stains on your furniture or floors.  
Call the Parish Office to book your function
and enjoy!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 13 May 2018
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MOTHER’S DAY

    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:  Acts 1:15 -17; Psalm 1;
1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 29 April 2018
 
April hath put a spirit of youth
in everything
William Shakespeare

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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 29 April 2018
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester       
Holy Communion
        11:00 am      St. George’s,           East River        
                    Holy Eucharist                       
   
Readings:  Acts 8: 26-40; Psalm 22:24-30;
1 John 4: 7-21; John 15: 1-8

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FELLOWSHIP INVITATION
Barbara Tuck invites the congregation
to her home for refreshments
after the 11:00 am service at
St. George’s Church

MEN’S CHOIR FOR MOTHERS’ DAY
Men’s Choir will be singing (as it is now tradition)
on Mothers’ Day  Sunday, May 13th
 Choir practice will be held in the church
on Thursday, 10 May at  7:30 p.m. 
Men,  please turn yourselves in!
 Every man is welcome!

MUSICAL FRIENDS
Program is now ended for the season
Thank you to everyone who
participated!

WALK-IN CLINIC NOW OPEN AT OHC
Anyone without a family doctor, summer residents
and visitors will be able to use this great service
at Our Health Centre on Hwy 3.
The Walk-In Clinics are available on:
Tuesdays 3-7 pm,
Fridays – 2-8 pm
Saturdays 9-1 pm.
  To get more information, call 902-275-3847.

SAVING THE ORGAN GROUP
All invited to attend The Second
Annual Regional Mini-Conference
hosted by the RCCO Halifax Centre
to be held on  Fri, 4 May  to Sun, 6 May
at First Baptist Church,
1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS.  
The registration fee of $35 includes
handouts and a catered lunch
at First Baptist on Saturday.
for more information.

ATTENTION MEN
 We hope you plan to attend the first get together
of the MENS' Group
on Saturday, May 12
8:00 am Morning Prayer in St. Stephen’s Church
9:00 am Breakfast and Fellowship
in the Parish Centre.
Please feel free to bring other men to join us too.
In addition each man should bring
one of – wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter,
friend or another female important to him. 
So we know what breakfast supplies we need,
please contact Robert Manuel
902-220-7140 or Rcmkam@eastlink.ca
by May 5 to let us know who is coming.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 6 May 2018
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester       
Holy Communion
   11:00 am      St. George’s,           East River    
Holy Eucharist   
4:30 pm     All Saints’,               Canaan  
Holy Eucharist   
   
Readings:  Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98;
1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 22 April 2018
 
You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you,
as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu
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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 22 April 2018
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    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 Baptism and Eucharist   
   
Readings:  Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23;
1 John 3:16-24; John 10: 11-18

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME
We rejoice on Sunday for the baptism,
at 11 a.m. of Lucy Mae Yip,
the daughter of Simon & Leslie Yip!
We wish her and her family
all of God's blessings
as she begins her new life in Christ!

MUSICAL FRIENDS
last classes of this session
 on Monday,  23 April, 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!
End of term party on
Monday, 30 April.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
Meeting at 7:00 pm on
Wednesday, 25 April in
the Tyler Grant Room.

WALK-IN CLINIC NOW OPEN AT OHC
Anyone without a family doctor, summer residents
and visitors will be able to use this great service
at Our Health Centre on Hwy 3.
The Walk-In Clinics are available on:
Tuesdays 3-7 pm,
Fridays – 2-8 pm
Saturdays 9-1 pm.
  To get more information, call 902-275-3847.

SAVE THE ORGAN GROUP
 invite all to attend The Second Annual
Regional Mini-Conference
hosted by the RCCO Halifax Centre
to be held on  Fri, 4 May  to Sun, 6 May
at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS.
Sessions are 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday,
 and 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday
at First Baptist Church.
 Sunday is more informal with attendance at
a church service, followed by lunch,
and visits to other churches.
Handouts and catered lunch at First Baptist
on Saturday included with the $35 registration fee.
if you plan to attend and for more information.

RELAY FOR LIFE
It is time to be thinking of putting a
team together again and
join an inspirational event.
This year’s Canadian Cancer Relay For Life
is Friday, 22 June, 7pm to 1 am
To register a team, or for any info, please call
Sheila Hirtle 902-275-5966
or Lynn Hatt 902-275-3263.
Cancer changes everything.
So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 29 April 2018
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    8:00 am      St. Stephen’s,         Chester       
Holy Communion
   11:00 am      St. George’s,           East River    
Holy Eucharist   
   
Readings:  Acts 8: 26-40; Psalm 22:24-30;
1 John 4: 7-21; John 15: 1-8

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