Sunday, November 27, 2016

The week of November 28

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday November 30 – St. Andrew
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ Darcy Corbitt, preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday, December 2   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday December 4  – 2 Advent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
Children’s Chapel /St. Nicholas celebration/Food Bank ingathering
Coffee Hour following


12:45 - Bonhoeffer class this week

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The week of November 21

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday November 23 –   
7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/John Anderson,  preacher

Thursday, November 24   
Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 25   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday November 27  – I Advent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following


12:45 - Bonhoeffer class this week

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The week of November 14

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday November 16 –   
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday, November 18   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday November 20  – Christ the King Sunday
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 - Bonhoeffer class this week

Friday, November 11, 2016

Stewardship Sunday THIS SUNDAY

REMINDER:
Please join us for
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
this Sunday, November 13
Lunch will served by the Vestry

Pledge cards and Time-and-Talent sheets will be handed out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Prayers of thanksgiving for James Bryan Anderson Gelsinke



We rejoice today with Bryan and Tifanie Gelinske as they welcomed James Bryan Anderson Gelinske who was born last evening. He joins Jason, John and Julia.

O God, you have taught us through your blessed Son that whoever receives a little child in the name of Christ receives Christ himself: We give thanks for the blessing you have bestowed upon Tifanie and Bryan in giving them James. Confirm their joy by a lively sense of your presence with them, and give them calm strength and patient wisdom as they seek to bring James to love all that is true and noble, just and pure, lovable and gracious, excellent and admirable, following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayers in the wake of the election

In the wake of last night’s election, I know there are some who are celebrating and some who are devastated and numb with shock. This very divisive election certainly brings a sense of uncertainty about our common future. Some of us feel helpless today. Some of us feel angry. There is no doubt that we are, today, a divided nation.

No matter what may happen, please be assured: St. Stephen’s will remain a place of safety. It will remain a place in which all will continue to be welcomed and accepted. It will be a place in which the divisions are erased and the love of God and of one another is upheld.

We must continue to strive to uphold this radical inclusiveness. We must strive to be living, breathing presences of God’s love and acceptance of all. We must strive to be the hands, feet, face and heart of Christ in a world that truly needs Christ’s all-accepting love.

Please pray for our nation. Please pray for our leadership. Please pray for our future. And let us not let our fears and anxieties defeat us.


  O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us,
in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront
one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work
together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. 
Amen.