Thursday, 16 November 2017

 
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Welcome to St. Stephen's Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 19 November 2017
 
When it rains, look for rainbows.
When it’s dark, look for stars.
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
19 November 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     
                   Holy Eucharist          
         4:30 pm    All Saints’, Canaan          
           Evening Prayer
                                                                                                                     
Readings: Judges 4: 1-7;  Psalm 90: 1-8;
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11;  Matthew 25: 14-30


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mon, 20 Nov.  
Sessions will resume on
Mon, 27 Nov.  All Welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THIRD WARDEN POSITION  
Those interested should contact Fr. Ian
for more information
as soon as possible. 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
7:00 pm on Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
in the Tyler Grant Room


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PLUM PUDDING FUNDRAISER:
How to get yours ....
Plum puddings can be pre-ordered
*          by signing the sheets available
in church,                     
     *          by calling Joan at 902-275-4585 or
           *          by emailing g.mccurdy50@gmail.com 
Pre-ordered puddings can be picked up at:
*          St. Stephen’s Christmas Bazaar
on Sat, 25 Nov               
          *          At the Parish Centre after 25 Nov  OR
        *          Delivered – indicate this preference
when you order              
Prices
$ 10 small  14oz  (1lb) 
 $ 20 large  28oz  (2lb)  

ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
10:30 -1:30 Sat, 25 Nov.
All donations should be delivered
to the Parish Centre by
Noon on Thursday, 23 Nov

Lunch starts 11:00 (Soup, desserts)
Adults $8 Children under 10 $5.00 
Also books, bake table, wreaths, candy,
Christmas Nearly New, Crafts, Cookies
and Plum Puddings.

PARISH ADVENT STUDY
 A study of the nativity narratives in the Gospels
will begin on Tues, 28 Nov at 6:30 pm
in Tuck Hall with Evening Prayer
(then Tuesday 5 Dec, Monday 11 Dec
and Tuesday 19 Dec). 
    
SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN
When ships visit the Port of Halifax during the month
of December, each seafarer receives a shoebox gift.
For some this is their only gift. 
What goes into a box? 
A hat, scarf, gloves or mitts, wrapped hard candy
(no chocolate),
soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, shaving foam,
razors, deodorant and lypsyl
– or six pairs of socks, or hats or mitts in a box –
the volunteers in Halifax check to make sure
there is a variety for everyone. 
Whatever you give will be appreciated. 
Drop off in Church or at the Parish Office
before 1 Dec 2017.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE REIGN OF JESUS
26 November 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     
                             Holy Eucharist    (BCP)      
                                                                                                                              
Readings: Ezekiel 34: 11-16;  Psalm 100;
Ephesians 1: 15-23;  Matthew 25: 31-46

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 12 November 2017
 
Educating the mind without
educating the heart is
no education at all
Aristotle
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
12 November 2017
          
            8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester      
                Holy Communion
           11:00 am    St. Stephen’s, Chester     
           Holy Eucharist
           4:30 pm    All Saints’, Canaan          
             Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                     
Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25;  Psalm 78: 1-7;
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18;  Matthew 25: 1-13

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO MUSICAL FRIENDS
on Mon, 13 and 20 Nov.  
Sessions will resume on
Mon, 27 Nov.  All Welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THIRD WARDEN POSITION  
Those interested should contact Fr. Ian
for more information
as soon as possible.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
There will be
no Musical Friends sessions
on Mon, 13 and 20 Nov
 Sessions will resume on 27 Nov. 
All Welcome!

PLUM PUDDING FUNDRAISER:
How to get yours ....
Plum puddings can be pre-ordered
*          by signing the sheets available
in church,                         
      *          by calling Joan at 902-275-4585 or
             *          by emailing g.mccurdy50@gmail.com 
Pre-ordered puddings can be picked up at:
*          St. Stephen’s Christmas Bazaar
on Sat, 25 Nov                  
           *          At the Parish Centre after 25 Nov  OR
         *           Delivered – indicate this preference 
  when you order                 
Prices
$ 10 small  14oz  (1lb)  
 $ 20 large  28oz  (2lb)  

ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
 10:30 -1:30 Sat, 25 Nov.
Lunch starts 11:00 (Soup, desserts)
Adults $8 Children under 10 $5.00 
Also books, bake table, wreaths, candy,
 Christmas Nearly New, Crafts, Cookies
 and Plum Puddings.

SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN
When ships visit the Port of Halifax
during the month of December,
 each seafarer receives a shoebox gift.
For some this is their only gift. 
What goes into a box? 
 A hat, scarf, gloves or mitts,
wrapped hard candy (no chocolate),
 soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo,
shaving foam, razors, deodorant and lypsyl
 – or six pairs of socks, or hats or mitts –
 the Mission to Seafarers volunteers go
through the boxes to ensure
there is a variety for everyone. 
Whatever you give will be appreciated. 
Drop off in Church
or at the Parish Office.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
19 November 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     
                   Holy Eucharist          
         4:30 pm    All Saints’, Canaan          
           Evening Prayer
                                                                                                                     
Readings: Judges 4: 1-7;  Psalm 90: 1-8;
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11;  Matthew 25: 14-30

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 5 November 2017
 
Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth
Strength born of peace loses
nothing to hate
Aberjhani
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK

ALL SAINTS’ DAY
5 November 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester       
              Holy Communion
        11:00 am    St. Stephen’s, Chester       
             Holy Communion
           4:30 pm    All Saints’, Canaan              
           Holy Eucharist  
                                                                  
Readings: Revelations 7: 9-17; Psalm 34: 1-10, 22;
1 John 3: 1-3; Matthew 5: 1-12

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASTORAL CARE UPDATE
A big thank you for all the Food Bank donations
on Thanksgiving Sunday! 
We were also able to provide a thanksgiving dinner
for a local family. 
A note to all knitters and crocheters in the congregation. 
We would like to start a collection of
knitted or crocheted prayer shawls. 
It’s a great winter project with no deadline. 
We would be happy to use up any yarn
you may have too – all donations will be gratefully received. 
Patterns and materials will be made available
at the back of the church. 
Please submit the names of anyone that could be
a possible  prayer shawl recipient to Jess Sawler 902-273-2334. 
We hope to send Fr. Ian with a few shawls
for Shoreham Nursing Home too.

For the month of November,
we will be collecting any loose change (or donations)
towards the Breakfast Program at Chester District School. 
The program is offered each school day and
is available for all students. 
Many children arrive with empty bellies and
greatly appreciate the healthy breakfast provided. 
It is expensive to maintain this program
so please put what you can in
the jar with the school bus on it
at the back of the church.

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 6 Nov.   All Welcome!

PLUM PUDDING FUNDRAISER
Plum puddings will be made on Fri, 17 Nov
and wrapped on Sat, 18 Nov. 
More volunteers needed please!
Also, we need to borrow more steamer/canners.
Please contact Gretchen by phone
at 902-275-4058 or

ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
10:30 -1:30 Sat, 25 Nov.
Lunch starting at 11:00
(Soup, desserts- Adults $8 Children under 10 $5.00) 
There will be books, bake table,
wreaths, candy, Christmas Nearly New,
Crafts, Cookies
and
Plum Puddings
(small $10 large $20 )
Orders can be picked up
at the Bazaar

SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN
We are getting ready once again for
our annual Shoebox Campaign. 
When ships visit the Port of Halifax
during the month of December,
we ensure each and every seafarer receives a shoebox gift. 
For some this is their only gift. 
This campaign continues until all the shoeboxes
are handed out.  Last year 1600 boxes were handed out. 
What goes into a box? 
A hat, scarf, gloves or mitts,
wrapped hard candy (no chocolate),
soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo,
 shaving foam, razors, deodorant and lypsyl
– or six pairs of socks, or hats or mitts in a box –
the volunteers at the Mission to Seafarers
in Halifax go through the boxes to make sure
there is a variety for everyone. 
Whatever you give will be appreciated. 
Drop off in Church or at the Parish Office.

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
12 November 2017
          
             8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester      
                Holy Communion
           11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester     
           Holy Eucharist
           4:30 pm     All Saints’, Canaan          
             Holy Eucharist 
                                                                                                                     
Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25;  Psalm 78: 1-7;
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18;  Matthew 25: 1-13

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Welcome to St Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog for
Sunday, 29 October 2017
 
Happiness is a choice,
Peace is a state of mind.
Both are free!
Amy Leigh Mercree
 
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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
29 October 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester       
              Holy Communion
          11:00 am    All Saints’, Canaan              
                   Parish Family Service
                                                                     
Readings: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12:  Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17;
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8; Matthew 22: 34-46

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 PARISH OFFICE
will be closed for
the week beginning 30 October.
(Cindy is on vacation)
It will re-open on 6 November.  
The Rector will be at the Parish Centre
Tues-Fri in the am, unless called away. 
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 30 October in the Parish Centre. 
All Welcome!
Vintage Voices : 1:00 –2:00 pm,
Choir: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Band:  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuneful Tots: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

PARISH POT LUCK SUPPER
On Fri, 3 Nov, 2017, 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!
All welcome! 

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

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Plum puddings
will be produced at St. Stephen’s again this year!
They will be made on Friday, 17 November and
wrapped on Saturday, 18 November, 2017
 
More volunteers (male and female!)
are needed to mix together the batter,
be support workers for the bakers (washing dishes, etc),
to transport the puddings to where they will be cooked,
to prepare the ribbon, cards and wrappings,
to wrap the puddings and make them look attractive
 
Please contact Gretchen by phone at
902-275-4058
(leave a message if no one is home)
 
Also, please let us know if you have
a steamer/canner,
or know of someone who might have one,
that could be loaned to us
for this project.
 
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too. 
The Annual Bazaar hosted by
St. Stephen’s Hospitality Committee
will take place on Saturday, 25 November
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

ALL SAINTS’ DAY
5 November 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester       
              Holy Communion
        11:00 am    St. Stephen’s, Chester       
             Holy Communion
           4:30 pm    All Saints’, Canaan              
           Holy Eucharist  
                                                                  
Readings: Revelations 7: 9-17; Psalm 34: 1-10, 22;
1 John 3: 1-3; Matthew 5: 1-12

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish  Blog
for Sunday, 22 October 2017
 
Think of all the beauty
still left around you and be happy
Anne Frank
 
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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
22 October 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       
           Holy Eucharist
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23; Psalm 99;
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 22 October in the Parish Centre. 
All Welcome!
Vintage Voices : 1:00 –2:00 pm,
Choir: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Band:  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuneful Tots: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

PARISH POT LUCK SUPPER
On Fri, 3 Nov, 2017, 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!
All welcome! 

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

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Plum puddings
will be produced at St. Stephen’s again this year!
They will be made on Friday, 17 November and
wrapped on Saturday, 18 November, 2017
 
More volunteers (male and female!)
are needed to mix together the batter,
be support workers for the bakers (washing dishes, etc),
to transport the puddings to where they will be cooked,
to prepare the ribbon, cards and wrappings,
to wrap the puddings and make them look attractive
 
Please contact Gretchen by phone at
902-275-4058
(leave a message if no one is home)
 
Also, please let us know if you have
a steamer/canner,
or know of someone who might have one,
that could be loaned to us
for this project.
 
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too. 
The Annual Bazaar hosted by
St. Stephen’s Hospitality Committee
will take place on Saturday, 25 November
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
29 October 2017
          
           8:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester       
              Holy Communion
          11:00 am    All Saints’, Canaan              
                   Parish Family Service
                                                                     
Readings: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12:  Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17;
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8; Matthew 22: 34-46

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 15 October 2017
 
Happiness is not out there,
it’s in you
Anonymous

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 WORSHIP THIS WEEK

THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
15 October 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 & Baptism
                    (and the Men’s Choir)
          7:00 pm      All Saints, Canaan              
                     Holy Eucharist            
                                                                     
Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; Psalm 122;
Mark 12: 28-37

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WELCOME AND THANK YOU
to the Men’s Choir. 
It is always a pleasure to have
them join us at St. Stephen’s.
 
HOLY BAPTISM
We give thanks to God
for the baptism of
 Trevor Ronnie Gwynne-Timothy
at our 11 a.m. worship!
Trevor is the son of
Amanda and Christopher.
 
WARDEN UPDATE
The Rector and Wardens have discerned that
the parish stands in need of a third Parish Warden.
Anyone interested can contact Fr. Ian
for more information.

OHC HARVEST JAM
The 3rd annual Harvest Jam Kitchen Party
will take place at the Chester Legion
on Sat, 14 Oct 5pm to midnight.
$10 per person or
$20 for family (parents and kids under 12). 

MUSICAL FRIENDS  
Mon, 16 October in the Parish Centre. 
All Welcome!
Vintage Voices : 1:00 –2:00 pm,
Choir: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Band:  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuneful Tots: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tuesday, 17 October
at 7:00 pm in Canaan.

SHOREHAM VILLAGE LADIES AUXILIARY
will host the Annual Dinner Theatre
‘Fix’n to get Hitched’
featuring Accidental Actors
at the Chester Basin Royal Canadian Legion
on Sat, 4 Nov. Doors open 5:30 pm,
show starts 6:30 pm. 
Tickets are $25 per person
and are available at
the Bank of Nova Scotia.
 
ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
While doing your Fall cleaning,
please set aside books and gently used Christmas items.
We would love to include hand crafted items
on our crafts table too. 
The Annual Bazaar hosted by
St. Stephen’s Hospitality Committee
will take place on Saturday, 25 November. 
More info coming soon!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
22 October 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 & Baptism
                                                                     
Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23; Psalm 99;
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22 

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