Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Michelle Gelinske recital this Saturday

Please join our very own Michelle Gelinske this coming Saturday, Sept. 24 for a wonderful recital of her music, along with Tim Eichens, The Center for the Arts, Fox Recital Hall, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 7:30 p.m.  


Monday, September 19, 2016

The week of September 19

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday September 21 – The Feast of St. Matthew 
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

September 23- 24   
Fr. Jamie out of town

Saturday September 24   
7:30 pm - Michelle Gelinske/Timothy Eichens recital at the Center for the Arts, MSM

Sunday September 25  – 19 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Coffee Hour following

Monday, September 12, 2016

The week of September 12

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday September 14 – The Feast of the Holy Cross 
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Saturday September 17   
2:00 p.m. – The wedding of Deanna Berend and Bill Ragan at St. Stephen’s

Sunday September 18  – 18 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

12:45 p.m. Vestry

Dedication Sunday/Celebrating our 60th Anniversary!

It was an incredible morning at St. Stephen’s yesterday, September 11, as we celebrated our 60th Anniversary of the founding of the congregation.

We dedicated the new Mary and Martha window, which was designed by Gin Templetona dn made by Michael Orchard and Nick Walberg from Michael Orchard Studio.

The house was packed. Children’s Chapel was buzzing. Backpacks were blessed. We were grateful to welcome back former Rector, the Rev’d Sandi Holberg, as well as Susan Frear who served as the first female acolyte in the Diocese. We also welcomed ten new members to St. Stephen’s today on our second New Member Sunday this year.

It was one of those truly amazing Sunday mornings when the Spirit, the music, the liturgy, the people, the potluck, the food and everything else just came together perfectly. I am feeling very grateful today to be serving such an amazing, vibrant and thriving congregation
















Friday, September 9, 2016

Mary and Martha window installed

The beautiful new Mary and Martha window in honor of women’s ministry at St. Stephen’s and in memory of Harriet Blow, was installed this morning. Designed by our Gin Templeton and installed by Michael Orchard and Nick Walberg of Michael Orchard Studios in Fargo, it is a gorgeous addition to St. Stephen’s. The dedication of the window will take place on Sunday for the celebration of St. Stephen’s 60th anniversary.














Thursday, September 8, 2016

DEDICATION SUNDAY this Sunday!



Join us Sunday September 11, 2016
for
DEDICATION SUNDAY
Celebrating St. Stephen’s  60th year of ministry
1956-2016

11:00 a.m.—Holy Eucharist
+ Dedication of New Stained Glass Window +
+ New Member Sunday +
+ Children’s Chapel start-up +
+ Blessing of Backpacks +
+ Potluck following the service+
The Rev’d Sandi Holmberg, the first woman priest in the Diocese of North Dakota and Rector of St. Stephen’s from 1985-2000 ,will concelebrate
Susan Frear, the first female acolyte in the Diocese, will also be with us.

Both Sandi+ and Susan, along with the late Elthea Thacker, the first woman Lay Reader and Senior Warden in the Diocese, will be commemorated in the new stained glass window that will be dedicated on Sunday. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

The week of September 5

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday September 7
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Friday September 9
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday September 11  – DEDICATION SUNDAY
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher, The Rev’d Sandi Holmberg, concelebrant
+ Dedication of New Stained Glass Window +  New Member Sunday + Children’s Chapel start-up + Blessing of Backpacks +
 POTLUCK following