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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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 2 July 2017
 
‘God keep our land glorious and free’
and ever welcoming and fair
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
2 July 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist  
             7:00 pm      All Saints’, Chester           Holy Communion
                       
Readings: Deuteronomy 8; Psalm 13;
Colossians 3:; 12-17; John 15: 12-17
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECTOR VACATION
Please note that the Rector is on vacation
30 June to Tuesday, 4 July.
In case of emergency,
please call the Parish Office or the Parish Wardens,
who will put you
in touch with the clergy on call.

PARISH BBQ 
Thanks to everyone
for making the annual parish barbeque
a great success!

FOOD BANK DONATIONS 
Breakfast cereal and juice
would be greatly appreciated.

AMAZING FREE SHOW
‘The Dream Catchers’ takes
Truth and Reconciliation to a joyous and hopeful new height. 
Coming  to the waterfront (free) in Lunenburg
at noon on Fri, 7 July,
rain back up location if necessary.
(Wolfville on 6 July at 7 pm and Pictou on 15 July). 
Highly recommended by Dawn Harwood-Jones.
The cross-Canada project is the brain-child of
Yvonne Mosley of  Lunenburg. 
Built by a diverse team that travelled
across Canada talking to kids, indigenous elders,
artists and musicians.
It may tackle a heavy subject
but young children love it.
so it’s suitable for all ages.

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.

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

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!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE FOURTH 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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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 25 June, 2017
 
Never believe that a few caring people
can’t change the world.
For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
Margaret Mead
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
25 June 2017

            8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion             
           11:00 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist                
                       
Readings: Genesis 11: 8-21; Psalm 86:1- 10, 16-17;
Romans 6: 1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

* * *  Parish Family Barbeque follows the 11:00 am Service
in the Union Hall, East River * * *

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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Bible Talk
   Wed, 28 June 11:00 – 12:00
Tyler Grant Room
All Welcome!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARISH BBQ 
in the Union Hall, East River
after the 11:00 am service
on Sunday, 25 June
at St. George’s Church. 
All welcome!

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Breakfast cereal and juice
would be greatly appreciated.

GOVERNMENT TO MATCH
PWRDF FAMINE APPEAL $$$$
 the government has announced
it will match dollar for dollar
all funds donated to
the PWRDF Famine Relief appeal
from 17 March to 30 June, 2017. 
Please give generously. 
Boxes at the back of the church too! 
Please have all donations
submitted by Wed, 28 June.

CANADA 150
INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE 
Lordly Park, Thursday, 29 June, 6:30 pm. 
All are welcome!

BIBLE TALK
 There will be no Bible Talk
in July and August

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
2 July 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion           
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist              
             7:00 pm      All Saints’, Chester           Holy Communion          
                       
Readings: Genesis 22 1-14; Psalm 13;
Romans 6: 12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

 
 
Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 18 June, 2017
 
 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Father’s Day
with Memorial Hymn Sing
18 June 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion     
             9:15 pm      St. George’s, East River    Morning Prayer        
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Memorial Hymn Sing
                                                                     and Prayers            
             7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan            Evening Prayer        
            
Readings: Genesis 18: 1-15 4a; Psalm 116:1, 10-17;
Romans 5: 1-8; Matthew 9:35 – 10:8
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

 Bible Talk
   Wed, 21 June 11:00 – 12:00
Tyler Grant Room
All Welcome!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECTOR VACATION 
Please note that the Rector will be on vacation
from Saturday, the 17th of June through Tuesday the 20th June.
In case of emergency during that time,
please call the Parish Office or the Parish Wardens

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The need for food never ends –
all donations are so gratefully received.

PARISH BBQ
The Annual Parish Barbeque will be held
in the Union Hall, East River
after the 11:00 am service
on Sunday, 25 June at St. George’s Church,. 
All welcome!

GOVERNMENT TO MATCH PWRDF
FAMINE APPEAL
the government has announced
it will match dollar for dollar
all funds donated to the PWRDF Famine Relief appeal
from 17 March to 30 June, 2017. 
Please give generously. 
(Boxes at the back of the church too! 
Take one home for your change
and bring it back to church or the parish office
by Sunday, 25 June.)

CANADA 150
INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICE
will be held in Lordly Park,
Thursday, 29 June, 6:30 p..m. 
All are welcome!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
25 June 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion           
           11:00 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist               
                       
Readings: Genesis 18: 8-21; Psalm 86:1- 10, 16-17;
Romans 6: 1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

* * *  Parish Family Barbeque follows the 11:00 am Service
in the Union Hall, East River * * *

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 11 June, 2017
 
When one neighbour helps another,
we strengthen our communities.
Jennifer Pahika
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Trinity Sunday
11 June 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion         
             9:15 pm      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist             
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist             
            
Readings: Genesis 1: 1-2, 4a; Psalm 8;
2 Corinthians 13: 11-13; Matthew 28: 16-20
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

No Bible Talk
on Wed, 14 June

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SYNOD INFORMATION
If you wish to follow-up from today's Synod Presentation
and review the full list of motions,
as well as more information from the Archbishop's Charge,
the Presentations, and discussions,
please go to the Diocesan website  
and follow the link "apres-synod".

RECTOR VACATION
Please note that the Rector will be on vacation
from Saturday, the 17th of June through Tuesday the 20th June.
In case of emergency during that time,
please call the Parish Office
or the Parish Wardens

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!
Last chance!  Sign up sheet for
our Parish Team at the back of the church! 

FATHER’S DAY MEMORIAL HYMN SING
on Sun, 18 June at the 11:00 am service
at St. Stephen’s Church.
Remember to get your hymn selection in
before Wed, 14 June at the latest.  

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The need for food never ends –
 all donations are so gratefully received.

PARISH BBQ
 in the Union Hall, East River
after the 11:00 am service
on Sunday, 25 June
at St. George’s Church,. 
All welcome!

GOVERNMENT TO MATCH
PWRDF FAMINE APPEAL
The government has announced it will
match dollar for dollar
all funds donated to the PWRDF Famine Relief appeal
from 17 March to 30 June, 2017. 
Please give generously. 
 (Boxes at the back of the
church too! 
Take one home for your change
 and bring it back to church or the parish office
 by Sunday, 25 June.)

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE SECOND SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST

Father’s Day with Memorial Hymn Sing
18 June 2017

             8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Communion          
             9:15 pm      St. George’s, East River    Morning Prayer             
           11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Memorial Hymn Sing     
                                                      and Prayers
             7:00 pm      All Saints’, Canaan            Evening Prayer             
            
Readings: Genesis 18: 1-15 4a; Psalm 116:1, 10-17;
Romans 5: 1-8; Matthew 9:35 – 10:8

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