Sunday, October 14, 2018

The week of October 15


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 17
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday, October 19-Saturday October 20   
Diocesan Convention in Bismarck

Saturday October 20  
4:00 p.m. – Nuptial Mass at St. Stephen’s

Sunday October 21  22 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Bishop Carol Gallagher, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Consecration of NEW ALTAR +  Confirmations/Receptions into the Episcopal Church +
POTLUCK following

Please pray for our Convention Delegates as they head to Bismarck for  Diocesan Convention:
Jessica Anderson
John Anderson
Steve Bolduc
Donna Clark
Annette Morrow
Amy Phillips
Dan Rice
Leo Wilking

Saying goodbye to our 48 year old altar


This morning, we offered our Sunday prayers and the Holy Eucharist for the last time at this altar, which has been the center point of our worship for 48 years. We are grateful for its presence and all that it represented to us in our worship life. Let us pray.

Holy God, you received the prayers of your holy ones from altars made of stone and wood and received the humble sacrifices of all your faithful ones at places set apart for worship of you; we give you thanks this morning for this altar. For almost half a century it has faithfully served you and us as a place on which our prayers were offered. It was here we made our Thanksgiving to you with the Body and Blood of your Son, Jesus, offered to you and shared with one another. Countless people have found you here, have offered you their joys, their sorrows, their pains and anxieties and their gratitude at this altar. We thank you for them, for the priests who have offered the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist here, the hands that made it and the resources that brought it to us. It will now be replaced with a new altar. We ask you to continue to bless this place with your Presence, let your Holy Spirit descend upon us here and from here share the Body and Blood of your Son, Jesus, with all those who come here to seek you. We ask this all in his holy name. Amen.  



Monday, October 8, 2018

The week of October 8


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 10   
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Thursday October 11-12   
Fr. Jamie out of town

Sunday October 14  19 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

Vestry

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Blessing of Pets 2018

A fun blessing of animals inside (because it was too cold outdoors) which included dogs, a cat and a "proxy" wooden lizard (representing a very real lizard).







Thursday, October 4, 2018

Update on the new altar

I stopped by Hurley's today to see the progress on the new altar. It's been cut and is currently in the process of being varnished. Next step will be assembly, meaning it should be done next week! Consecration of the altar will be on October 21 when Bishop Carol Gallagher makes her annual visit to us.





Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Steeple cross painted

The newly painted Steeple cross has been painted and it ready to be returned to steeple of the church.