Wednesday, 11 April 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 15 April 2018
 
Patience, persistence and
perspiration make an unbeatable
combination for success
Napoleon Hill
 
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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 15 April 2018
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

       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 pm      All Saints’,         Canaan
           Evening Prayer  
                                               
Readings:  Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4:
1 John 3:1 – 7; Luke 24: 36b-48


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MUSICAL FRIENDS
 on Monday,  16 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!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
7:00 pm on Tuesday, 17 April, 2018
in the Tyler Grant Room.

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!

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.

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WORSHIP NEXT 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    
Holy Eucharist   
   11:00 am      St. Stephen’s,        Chester        
Holy Eucharist   
   
Readings:  Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23;
1 John 3:16-24; John 10: 11-18

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 8 April 2018
 
If you can’t say something nice,
don’t say anything at all
Thumper (Bambi)
 
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WORSHIP FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, 8 April 2018
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

       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
                           Easter Lessons & Hymns 
                                                                                         
Readings:  Acts 4: 32-35; Psalm 133:
1 John 1:1 – 2:2; John 20: 19-31

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR LARRY WILKINS
will take place on
Friday, 6 April at 2:00 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church.

 FUNDRAISER FOR MUSICAL FRIENDS
  ‘Our Songwriters’ Concert
on Sunday, 8 April at 7:30 pm
in St. Stephen’s Church. 
Pay what you can – all proceeds go
to the Musical Friends program. 
Charitable receipts available
for donations of $20 or more.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
 on Monday, 9 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!

RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 2 April through Sunday, 8 April, 2018
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 10 April. 
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.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 15 April 2018
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

       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 pm      All Saints’,        Canaan
                  Holy Communion   
                                               
Readings:  Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4:
1 John 3:1 – 7; Luke 24: 36b-48

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 1 April 2018
 
A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself for the good of others,
including his enemies, and became the
ransom of the world.  It was a perfect act.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
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WORSHIP
SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF
HOLY WEEK

MAUNDY THURSDAY, 29 March
        7:00 pm          St. Stephen’s, Chester               Washing of Hands
                                                                                     and Celebration of  
                                                                                   the Institution of  
                                                                                  the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, 30 March
  11:00 am      Chester United Baptist Church       The Celebration
                     INTER-DENOMINATIONAL           of the Lord’s
                   ***   SERVICE  ***                  Passion

EASTER EVE Saturday, 31 March    
      7:30  pm           All Saints’, Canaan                    The Great Vigil of
                                                               Easter

EASTER SUNDAY, 1 April
         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 
  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

GOOD FRIDAY
INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE
 will take place at 11am
at the Chester United Baptist Church
on Friday, 30 March. 
We are excited about  this collaboration
and hope you will join us
and the inter-church choir for this service.

NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
  on Mon, 2 April 2018.
The program will resume on
Monday, 9 April

LENTEN LUNCH PROGRAM
Thanks to everyone who participated this year,
over $2000 was raised.

GODSPELL
  the musical was performed by
the Have a Laugh Players in St. Stephen’s Church
on Monday, 26 March. The church raised $250
and the concessions provided by Musical Friends
raised $65 for their program. 

RECTOR’S VACATION
The Rector will be on vacation from
Monday, 2 April through Sunday, 8 April, 2018
and will be back in the office Tuesday, 10 April. 
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.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
Sunday, 8 April 2018
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

       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
                           Easter Lessons & Hymns 
                                                                                         
Readings:  Acts 4: 32-35; Psalm 133:
1 John 1:1 – 2:2; John 20: 19-31

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for week ending Sunday, 25 March 2018
 
True love is selfless
It is prepared to sacrifice
Sadhu Vaswani
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

Sunday, 25 March 2018
Palm 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 Eucharist 
                                                                                         
Readings:  Mark 11: 1-11; Isaiah 50: 4-91,
Philippians 2: 5-11; Mark 15: 1-47

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION
our 11 a.m. worship will begin in the Parish Centre,
for the Liturgy of the Palms,
followed by procession to the church.
If we have poor weather,
we will begin in the church as usual

LENTEN SERVICES
Wednesday, 28 March
10:30 am     St. Stephen’s,     Chester  
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAKING PALM CROSSES
on Sat, 24 March
in the Parish Centre
10:00 am in Tuck Hall
Many hands make light work!

MUSICAL FRIENDS
  on Mon, 26 March 2018.
1:00 Vintage Voices
2:00  Musical Friends Choir
3:00 Musical Friends Band
4:00 Tuneful Tots
All Welcome


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 ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH
LENTEN STUDY PROGRAM 2018
 11 a.m.  Tuesdays,
20 February -  27 March
St. Stephen’s Parish Centre
 This year, we are studying
C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
Participants are asked to bring their
own copies but copies are available
at the office, if needed.

 PASTORAL CARE
Last Sunday to bring donations
of foil wrapped chocolate eggs
and Easter bunnies (big or small),
wrapped gum,  Easter stickers, suckers, etc. 
 We hope 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
This Sunday, we are looking for  
kids’ lunch box treats
(juice packs, raisins, granola bars, etc)
NO peanut products, please
All donations are very gratefully received. 

HOSPITALITY
 Anyone interested in helping to prepare food,
set up tables, help with clean up, etc, for funeral receptions,
please contact the Parish Office
to be put on the Hospitality Contact List. 
For those without access to computers,
a telephone tree can be set up.  
A sign up list will be located at the back of the church
for those interested

GODSPELL
Don’t miss the chance to see this lively musical
It will be performed by the
‘Have a Laugh Players’
in St. Stephen’s Church on
Monday, 26 March at 7: 30 pm
Tickets $20
Available from Chester Pharmasave
and the Parish Office.

GOOD FRIDAY
INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE
 will take place at 11am
at the Chester United Baptist Church
on Friday, 30 March. 
We are excited about  this collaboration
and hope you will join us
and the inter-church choir for this service.

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SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK

  MONDAY, 26 March

                    10:30 am           St. Stephen’s, Chester               Holy Communion
                  7:00 pm           St. Stephen’s Church                ‘Godspell ‘        
                                                                                                               
                     TUESDAY,  27 March                
                    10:00 am           St. Stephen’s, Chester             Holy Communion
                                      11:00 am           St. Stephen’s Parish Centre       Lenten Study                         
                                                                                       
           WEDNESDAY, 28 March           
                     10:30 am            St. Stephen’s, Chester               Holy Communion

      MAUNDY THURSDAY, 29 March      
                       7:00 pm          St. Stephen’s, Chester               Washing of Hands
                                                                                                    and Celebration of  
                                                                                                 the Institution of  
                                                                                                  the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, 30 March
                 11:00 am      Chester United Baptist Church       The Celebration
                               INTER-DENOMINATIONAL      of the Lord’s
                            ***   SERVICE  ***                  Passion

EASTER EVE, Saturday, 31 March
                      7:30  pm           All Saints’, Canaan                    The Great Vigil of
                                                                                Easter

 EASTER SUNDAY, 1 April
                      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

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Monday, 19 March 2018

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ST. STEPHEN’S PARISH CENTRE
11:45 – 1:00 pm
Wednesday,  21 March 2018
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HOMEMADE
SOUP, BREAD AND SWEETS
$8:00 per person
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SPEAKER
Vicky Sovie
Souls Harbour, Bridgewater
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This is the last Lenten lunch this year.
We hope to see you there.