Wednesday, 17 May 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 21 May 2017
 
The best place to find God is in a garden
George Bernard Shaw
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
21 May 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion         
             9:15 am      St. George’s, Chester        Holy Eucharist             
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist             
             7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan            Evening Prayer            

Readings: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66: 7-18; 1 Peter 31: 13-22;
John 14: 15-21
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Bible Talk
   Wed, 24 May 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD BANK
All donations very gratefully received.

 INSTALLATION OF ARCHDEACON
Fr. Ian will be installed as Archdeacon
on Fri, 26 May at 7:00 pm
at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. 
All Welcome!

GARDENERS’ SALE
Sat, 27 May from 9:00 – 12:00
at the Old Chester Train Station.
Sponsored by Chester Garden Club
Have your tools sharpened and
acquire some wonderful plants.
Don’t miss it!

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
on Mon, 29 May 4:30 – 8:30 pm
at Royal Canadian Legion Chester. 
New donors always welcome!

CHURCH DIRECTORY
Universal Portrait Studios will be coming
to St. Stephen’s Parish Centre
to carry out photo shoots and viewings from 5-9 June. 
The company will call in the next few weeks
to set up an appointment.  
There is NO charge to parishioners to take part
in the compilation of photos for the directory. 
A copy will be provided free of charge
for those whose photos are included.
Those not participating in the compilation
of the directory but wanting a copy
will have to pay for it. 
NO contact information will be included
in the directory. (Names only).
Contact lists will be shredded
upon completion of the directory. 
Photograph packages can be ordered
from Universal Portrait Studios.
  
RELAY FOR LIFE
Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s
annual Relay for Life
will take place on Friday, 16 June from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
at Chester Area Middle School. 
Register now to enter a team
(Registration is $15.00 per team member). 
Be a volunteer, or buy a luminary ($5.00)
in honour or in memory of a loved one. 
All cancer survivors who would like to attend
are invited to register. 
To register, or for more information,
please call Sheila Hirtle (275-5720), Lynn Hatt (275-3263)
or relayforlife.ca  
Come walk with us.  Cancer changes everything. 
So can you!

Sign up sheet for Parish Team
at the back of the church!
 
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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
28 May 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion     
             9:15 am      St. George’s, Chester        Morning Prayer       
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist         
            
Readings: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68: 1-10, 33-36;
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17: 1-11

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 14 May, 2017
  Mother’s Day
(Food Bank Sunday)
 
A child’s first teacher is it’s mother
Peng Liyuan
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
MOTHER’S DAY
(Food Bank Sunday)
14 May 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: Acts 7:42-47; Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16;
1 Peter 1: 2-10;  John 14: 1-14

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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Bible Talk
   Wed, 17 May 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOTHER’S DAY
(Food Bank Sunday) 
Sending our thanks to the Men’s Choir
for joining us for Mother’s Day. 
This annual tradition makes the day very special.

FOOD BANK
All donations are very gratefully
received.

INSTALLATION OF ARCHDEACON
 Fr. Ian will be installed as Archdeacon
on Fri, 26 May at 7:00 pm
at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. 
All Welcome!

CHURCH DIRECTORY
Universal Portrait Studios will be coming to
St. Stephen’s Parish Centre to carry out
photo shoots and viewings from 5-9 June. 
The company will call in the next few weeks
to set up an appointment. 
There is NO charge to parishioners to take part
in the compilation of photos for the directory. 
A copy will be provided free of charge for those
whose photos are included.
Those not participating in the compilation of the directory
but wanting a copy will have to pay for it. 
NO contact information will be included in the directory.
(Names only).
Contact lists will be shredded upon completion of the directory. 
Photograph packages can be ordered
from Universal Portrait Studios.  

RELAY FOR LIFE
Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer
Society’s Relay for Life will take place
on Friday, 16 June from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
at Chester Area Middle School. 
Register now to enter a team
(Registration is $15.00 per team member). 
Be a volunteer, or buy a luminary ($5.00)
in honour or in memory of a loved one. 
All cancer survivors who would like to attend
are invited to register. 
To register, or for more information,
please call Sheila Hirtle (275-5720), Lynn Hatt (275-3263)
or relayforlife.ca 
Come walk with us.  Cancer changes everything. 
So can you!
Sign up sheet for our Parish Team
at the back of the church! 

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
21 May 2017

        8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion
        9:15 am      St. George’s, Chester        Holy Eucharist   
      11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist   
        7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan           Evening Prayer  

Readings: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66: 7-18;
1 Peter 31: 13-22;  John 14: 15-21

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 30 April 2017
 
Faith is the bird that sings
when dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
Grab a coffee!  There’s lots of information
to share this week.
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
30 April 2017

         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist          
       11:00 am      All Saints’, Canaan           Parish Family Service

Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 11: 1-3, 10-17, 1 Peter 1: 17-23;
Luke 24: 13-35 
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

Bible Talk
   Wed, 3 May 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT
Monday, 1 May at 7:00 pm.
Don’t miss a great show. 
Your support for this program is so important. 
Bring your friends!

GOSPEL CONCERT
on Sunday, 7 May, 1:00 pm
at the Little Red School, Canaan. 
Admission $6:00.
Bake table and canteen on site. 
Proceeds to the three local churches.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
Year end kids’ party
will take place on Monday, 8 May.

SAVING THE ORGAN
A mini-conference on the role and value of the organ
in the 21st Century will take place at First Baptist Church,
1300 Oxford Street in Halifax on
Friday evening May 12  from 7:00 to 9:30 pm 
and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  
The keynote speaker is Dr Robert Summerby-Murray,
President of St Mary's University and an organist.  
Other speakers include James Bailey, Past President of the RCCO,
and an architect and organist;
Andrew Forrest, Artistic Director of Letourneau;
and James Chubb, organ consultant and organist.  
With the decline in both the use of the organ and church attendance,
it is timely to bring together musicians, builders, technicians,
composers, teachers, clergy, and anyone with an interest in
or financial responsibility for the organ
to discuss the issues and to begin to establish
a new framework for success in the future.
For further details and to register please go to
our website at www.savetheorgan.ca
The registration fee is $35 and includes all workshops,
lunch on Saturday, and handouts.
Let's get together on May 12-13, 2017!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT SHOREHAM VILLAGE
for drumming, art therapy, bowling and curling,
Red Hatters, bus drives, bingo, socials, meal groups,
music on the wings and friendly visits. 
For more information call Linda Bell at 902-275-5631.

MOTHER’S DAY
(Food Bank Sunday) 
on Sunday, 14 May the Men’s Choir
will join us for Mother’s Day. 
We look forward to this every year. 
To make the event even more special,
please bring a donation of food
for the Food Bank
(canned fruit and breakfast cereal would be greatly appreciated). 
Let’s try and fill our basket again.

ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM
we would love to enter a team is year’s Relay for Life event.  
Anyone interested in participating with our Team,
please call or e-mail the Parish Office. 
More information about this in next week’s bulletin.

RELAY FOR LIFE
Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s
Annual Relay for Life will take place
on Friday, 16 June from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
at Chester Area Middle School. 
Register now to enter a team
(Registration is $15.00 per team member). 
Be a volunteer, or buy a luminary ($5.00)
in honour or in memory of a loved one. 
All cancer survivors who would like
to attend are invited to register. 
To register, or for more information, please call
Sheila Hirtle (275-5720),
Lynn Hatt (275-3263) or relayforlife.ca 
Come walk with us.  Cancer changes everything. 
So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
7 May 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: Acts 2: 423-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2: 19-25;
   John 10: 1-10

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog  for
Sunday, 23 April 2017

Forgiveness says that you
are given another chance to
make a new beginning
Desmond Tutu

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
The Second Sunday of Easter,
23 April 2017
         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
          9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Morning Prayer
       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9;
John 20: 10-31
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

Musical Friends
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
Tuck Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Bible Talk
   Wed, 26 Apr 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

EARTH DAY
 Saturday, 22 April is Earth Day.
Please take time to reflect, pray
and take other types of actions
to express care of God’s creation. 
It’s an opportunity to recognize that
care of creation and care of
our sisters and brothers around the world
go hand in hand.

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT
has been re-scheduled for
Monday, 1 May.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
The last Musical Friends session
for spring is on 24 April, 2017
End of year kids’party
will be held on 8 May, 2017

GOSPEL CONCERT 
on Sunday, 7 May, 1:00 pm
at the Little Red School, Canaan. 
Admission $6:00.
Bake table and canteen on site. 
Proceeds to the three local churches
.
RELAY FOR LIFE 
Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life
will take place on Friday, 6 June from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
at Chester Area Middle School. 
Register now to enter a team (Registration is $15.00 per team member). 
Be a volunteer, or
buy a luminary ($5.00) in honour or in memory of a loved one. 
All cancer survivors who would like to attend
are invited to register. 
To register, or for more information,
please call Sheila Hirtle (275-5720),
Lynn Hatt (275-3263)
or relayforlife.ca 

Come walk with us.  Cancer changes everything. 
So can you!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
30 April 2017
         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist          
       11:00 am      All Saints’, Canaan           Parish Family Service

Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 11: 1-3, 10-17, 1 Peter 1: 17-23;
Luke 24: 13-35

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish E-News for
Thursday, 13 April to Sunday, 16 April, 2017
 
HOLY WEEK
 
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,
today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” 
Bill Keane
 
Happy Easter. 
May peace and love fill your world.
 
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Maundy Thursday,  13 April 2017
  7:00 pm      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Washing of Feet and
                                                                       Celebration of the Institution
                                                            of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, 14 April 2017
   11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester        The Celebration of the
                                                     Lord’s Passion

Easter Eve, Saturday, 15 April 2017
        7:30 pm      All Saints’, Canaan           The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017
   8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
   9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist
 11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Musical Friends
Mon, 17 Apr 2017
Tuck Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Bible Talk
   Wed, 19 Apr 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tuesday, 18 April at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY
please help our local Food Bank
on Sunday, 23 April
by bringing food donations
(peanut butter and canned soup are especially useful). 
Let’s try to fill the basket in the church entrance. 
All donations are very gratefully received.

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT
has been re-scheduled for
Monday, 1 May. 
The last classes for Musical Friends
for spring are on 1 May, 2017

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
23 April 2017

         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
         9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist
       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2 14a, 22-32; Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9;
John 20: 10-31

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