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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WORSHIP THIS 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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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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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Sunday, 4 June, 2017
 
In sameness we connect.
In differences we grow
Virginia Satir
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
The Day of Pentecost
4 June 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 Communion       
            
Readings: Numbers 11: 24-30; Psalm 104:25-35, 37;
Acts 2:1-21; John 7: 37-39
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Bible Talk
   Wed, 7 June 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. 
Odette, from 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 our Parish Team
at the back of the church! 


PARISH BBQ
will take place
after the 11:00 am service
at St. George’s Church
in the Union Hall, East River,
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. 
Nickels and dimes are heaven cent
for this cause – it all adds up!)

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WORSHIP NEXT 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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Thursday, 25 May 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blogs
for Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sometimes bad things have to happen
before good things can.
 
Becca Fitzpatrick

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WORSHIP THIS 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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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

Bible Talk
   Wed, 31 May 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD BANK
All donations are very gratefully received.

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. 
IF you have not been contacted,
please contact the Parish Office to
ensure that we have your updated contact information.
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 our Parish Team at the back of the church! 

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK
The Day of Pentecost
4 June 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 Communion            
            
Readings: Numbers 11: 24-30; Psalm 104:25-35, 37;
Acts 2:1-21; John 7: 37-39

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