Monday, April 30, 2012

The week of April 30

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday May 2
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Supper afterward at a local restaurant
Incense will be offered at this Mass

Saturday May 5
Clean-up Day at St. Stephen’s

Sunday May 75 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Monday, April 23, 2012

St. Stephen's now on Twitter

You can now find St. Stephen’s on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ststephensfargo




The week of April 23

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Tuesday April 24
6:30 pm – Healing Eucharist
Intercessory prayers/laying-on-of-hands/Sacrament of Holy Unction
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Jan Nelson, assisting
Michelle Gelinske, music

Wednesday April 25
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist ("Smells and Bells" Mass)
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Supper afterward at a local restaurant
Incense will be offered at this Mass

Sunday April 294 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
Children’s Chapel
In-gathering for MDGs Mosquito Net offering

12:45 – Social-Justice Committee meeting



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Removal

On Wednesday, April 18, the cement slab in front of St. Stephen's where the old sign stood was finally removed after several years.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The week of April 16

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Monday April 16
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Reception for Gin Templeton’s Art Display at the Restaurant of the Hotel Donaldson (101 Broadway, Fargo)

Wednesday April 18
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Supper afterward at a local restaurant
Incense will be offered at this Mass

Sunday April 223 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The week of April 9

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Tuesday April 10
2:00 pm – Fr. Jamie speaks about his book, Fargo, 1957, at the NDSU Library

Wednesday April 11Wednesday in Easter Week
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist at St. Stephen’s
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Supper afterward at a local restaurant
Incense will be offered at this Mass

Sunday April 152 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Easter Day

April 8, 2012





 Photos by William Weightman

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Vigil

April 7, 2012

Holy Saturday

April 7, 2012
The Altar of Repose in the Children's Chapel


Photo by William Weightman

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Way of the Cross

April 6, 2012




Photos by William Weightman

Good Friday Liturgy

April 6, 2012



Fr. Jamie and Pr. Mark
Photos by William Weightman

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Maundy Thursday

April 5, 2012



photos by William Weightman

Tenebrae Service

Wednesday April 4, 2012


Photos by William Weightman

Holy Week 2012


photos by William Weightman

Palm Sunday 2012 at St. Stephen's

Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012




photos by William Weightman

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fr. Jamie's Easter letter

Lent – Easter, 2012


“May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.”

Greetings!

This year, in addition to two other new liturgies we will have during Holy Week, we will celebrate our first ever Easter Vigil at St. Stephen’s. If you have never been to an Easter Vigil, it is a moving and exciting service, which begins in darkness and ends with glorious light. As you have often heard me say in many of my sermons, I believe that this celebration of light in the midst of darkness speaks profoundly to all of us since our lives often reflect this balance of darkness and light. For us as Christians, we celebrate the Light of Christ as a true victory. We know and we celebrate the fact that this Light is eternal, and that darkness is only temporary.

Reminded of our faith in this Light, we yet again draw near to the glory and mystery of Easter. During this Easter Season I extend to you, as always, my blessings and deepest gratitude. St. Stephen’s has continued to be a place of blessing not only to me, but to many people—both people who have been here for many years, and those who have found us recently.

As we near Easter I would like to invite each of you to join with me in commemorating Jesus’ last week during Holy Week and celebrating this great and beautiful Event of the Resurrection at St. Stephen’s. As I said, we will be observing a full schedule of liturgies this year. In addition to the Easter Vigil, we will also commemorate the added liturgies of Tenebrae on Holy Wednesday Evening and the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday afternoon. A full schedule of Holy Week/Easter events is included in this mailing. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo will join us once again for these services. So, please do join in this beautiful and important time of the year by worshipping at St. Stephen’s.

And again, please know of my deep joy and gratitude in being able to serve alongside each and every you at St. Stephen’s.

Peace,
Fr. Jamie+

Monday, April 2, 2012

Holy Week at St. Stephen's

Wednesday April 4 - Wednesday of Holy Week

7:00 pm – Tenebrae Service

Thursday April 5Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist
Foot Washing - Stripping of the altar
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Pr. Mark Strobel, preaching

Friday April 6Good Friday
12:00 pm – Good Friday liturgy
Adoration of the Cross - Holy Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament
Fr. Jamie, officiating/Pr. Mark Strobel, preaching

3:00 pm – Stations of the Cross

Saturday April 7Holy Saturday
10:00 am – Holy Saturday service
Fr. Jamie/Pr. Mark Strobel, officiating, Fr. Jamie, preaching

8:15 pm – Easter Vigil
Lighting of the New Fire – Service of Light – Return of the Alleluia – Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Pr. Mark Strobel, preacher
Incense will be offered at this mass

Sunday April 8Easter Day
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel