Welcome to St. Stephen’s Parish Blog for 26 April, 2015
We hope that you have all had a good week and that the snow is disappearing from your yards as quickly as it is around the grounds of the parish churches.
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY - 26 April, 2015
8:30 a.m., St. George’s, East River - Holy Communion (BCP)
11:00 a.m., St. Stephen’s , Chester – Holy Eucharist (BAS Contemporary)
4:30 p.m., All Saints’, Canaan – Holy Eucharist (BAS Contemporary)
Readings: Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3: 16-24; John 10\;11-18
LIGHTHOUSE FOOD BANK DONATIONS: All donations are gratefully received but if you are wondering what to donate, there is a shortage of breakfast type foods at the food bank. Donations of oatmeal, cereals or peanut butter would be very welcome.
MUSICAL FRIENDS - 2:00 - 3:15 pm, 3:15 - 4:00 Musical Band, 4:00-4:30 pm Tuneful Tots on Monday, 27 April in Tuck Hall.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TIME: Members are asked to note that we will be switching our regular meeting time to the 4th Monday of each month at the usual time of 7:00 p.m. The next meeting will be 27 April in Tuck Hall.
S.C.A.N.S. - Microbiology - 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Wednesday, 29 April in Tuck Hall.
S.C.A.N.S. - ‘The Rector’s Wife’ - 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Friday, 1 May in Tuck Hall.
OUR HEALTH CENTRE plans to hold a Yard Sale at the OHC site on Saturday, 2 May. Please call 902-275-3173 for drop off locations before 2 May or bring your items to the site that day.
ROAD TO RECOVERY WALK - The Lunenburg County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia have arranged a 4.3 km walk in Bridgewater to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding all mental illnesses. For information call 902-527-1692 or go to www.ssns.ca
SETON CANTATA CHOIR will present its annual ‘Spring Forth’ concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, 2 May at Chester United Baptist Church, 84 King Street, Chester. Admission is by free will offering with some proceeds going to support the organ fund. For more information contact 902-464-6464 or www.setoncantatachoir.com
ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S CHOIR PRACTICE - will be held on TUESDAY, 5th May at 7:00 pm in St. Stephen’s Church for the Mother’s Day Service on 10th May. All welcome, no experience necessary. Practices end in time to catch the nightly play offs.
SHOREHAM VILLAGE: Feeding with Sensitivity Training - for people who want to help the elderly eat well will be offered on Thursday, 7 May from 1:00-3:00 pm in the OT Room at Shoreham Village. For information please call Corinne Webber at 902-275-5631 ext 246.
RELAY FOR LIFE - Registrations are being taken for teams and volunteers for the 10th Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to be held from 6:00pm to midnight on June 19 at Chester Area Middle School. (CAMS). Orders are also being taken for luminary candles ($5.00 each). Please contact Sheila Hirtle 275-5720 or 275-5966. Any survivors wishing to attend the relay are asked to call Gerri Allen 275-3817 to register.
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
MUSICAL FRIENDS - Mon., April 27, 2:00 p.m., Tuck Hall
ST. STEPHEN’S CHOIR - Tues., April 28, 7:00 p.m., Tuck Hall
BIBLE TALK.- Wed, April 29, 12:00-1:00 pm, Tyler-Grant Room
WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
3 May, 2015
8:00 a.m., St. Stephen’s, Holy Communion (BCP)
11:00 am, St. Stephen’s Parish Family Worship, non-Eucharist
Readings: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8;
Jesus is, as he tells us here, “the good shepherd.” His sheep recognize his voice, he goes on to say. Heard Jesus speaking to you lately? John 10:11-18 (Michael Pollesel)