Thursday, 20 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog  for
Sunday, 23 April 2017

Forgiveness says that you
are given another chance to
make a new beginning
Desmond Tutu

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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
The Second Sunday of Easter,
23 April 2017
         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
          9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Morning Prayer
       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9;
John 20: 10-31
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

Musical Friends
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
Tuck Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Bible Talk
   Wed, 26 Apr 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

EARTH DAY
 Saturday, 22 April is Earth Day.
Please take time to reflect, pray
and take other types of actions
to express care of God’s creation. 
It’s an opportunity to recognize that
care of creation and care of
our sisters and brothers around the world
go hand in hand.

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT
has been re-scheduled for
Monday, 1 May.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
The last Musical Friends session
for spring is on 24 April, 2017
End of year kids’party
will be held on 8 May, 2017

GOSPEL CONCERT 
on Sunday, 7 May, 1:00 pm
at the Little Red School, Canaan. 
Admission $6:00.
Bake table and canteen on site. 
Proceeds to the three local churches
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RELAY FOR LIFE 
Chester Municipal Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life
will take place on Friday, 6 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!

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
30 April 2017
         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist          
       11:00 am      All Saints’, Canaan           Parish Family Service

Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 11: 1-3, 10-17, 1 Peter 1: 17-23;
Luke 24: 13-35

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish E-News for
Thursday, 13 April to Sunday, 16 April, 2017
 
HOLY WEEK
 
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,
today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” 
Bill Keane
 
Happy Easter. 
May peace and love fill your world.
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK 
 
Maundy Thursday,  13 April 2017
  7:00 pm      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Washing of Feet and
                                                                       Celebration of the Institution
                                                            of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, 14 April 2017
   11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester        The Celebration of the
                                                     Lord’s Passion

Easter Eve, Saturday, 15 April 2017
        7:30 pm      All Saints’, Canaan           The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017
   8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
   9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist
 11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Musical Friends
Mon, 17 Apr 2017
Tuck Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Bible Talk
   Wed, 19 Apr 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
on Tuesday, 18 April at 7:00 pm
in the Tyler Grant Room.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY
please help our local Food Bank
on Sunday, 23 April
by bringing food donations
(peanut butter and canned soup are especially useful). 
Let’s try to fill the basket in the church entrance. 
All donations are very gratefully received.

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT
has been re-scheduled for
Monday, 1 May. 
The last classes for Musical Friends
for spring are on 1 May, 2017

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WORSHIP NEXT WEEK

The Second Sunday of Easter,
23 April 2017

         8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
         9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist
       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2 14a, 22-32; Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9;
John 20: 10-31

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Anglican Parish Blog
for Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017
 
A true friend is someone who is there for you
when they would rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein
 
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Palm Sunday
Sunday, 9 April, 2017

  8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Blessing of Palms and
                                                           Holy Communion
         9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Liturgy of the Palms, of the
                                                                Passion and Eucharist
       11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Liturgy of the Palms, of the
                                                                 Passion and  Eucharist
       
Readings: Matthew 21: 1-11; Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29;
Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 21:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 27:11-54
 
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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH

Musical Friends
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
Tuck Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Bible Talk
   Wed, 12 Apr 
 Tyler Grant Room, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

See Holy Week Schedule below

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD BANK SUNDAY 
please help our local Food Bank
on Sunday, 23 April
by bringing food donations
(peanut butter and canned soup are especially useful). 
Let’s try to fill the basket in the church entrance! 
All donations are very gratefully received.

MUSICAL FRIENDS BENEFIT 
has been re-scheduled for Monday, 1 May. 
Mark your calendar. 
The last classes for Musical Friends for spring
are on 1 May.

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WORSHIP FOR HOLY WEEK

Mon to Wed, 10 - 12 Apr 2017
  7:00 pm      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday,  13 April 2017
          7:00 pm      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Washing of Feet and
                                                                              Celebration of the Institution
                                                                   of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, 14 April 2017
          11:00 am     St. Stephen’s, Chester        The Celebration of the
                                                            Lord’s Passion

Easter Eve, Saturday 15 April 2017
                 7:30 pm      All Saints’, Canaan           The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017
   8:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
   9:15 am      St. George’s, East River    Holy Eucharist
 11:00 am      St. Stephen’s, Chester       Holy Eucharist
 
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