Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

The week of October 29

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday, October 31- The Feast of All Faithful Departed (All Souls) observed
6:00 pm – Requiem Mass for all our deceased loved ones
Fr. Jamie – celebrant/preacher
The names of all those buried from St. Stephen’s throughout the years as well as those written on the list in the Narthex will be read.
Incense will be offered at this Mass.
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Thursday November 1 - The Feast of All Saints
St. Stephen’s at the Movies
6:00 pm – meet at Spicy Pie (322 Broadway) for pre-Movie night meal

7:00 pm – The Master at the Fargo Theater (314 Broadway)

Friday, November 2
The Feast of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Saturday, November 3
Remember to set your clocks back one hour

Sunday November 4All Saints Sunday
10 am – Rock Talk! for youth ages 8 and up

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Baptism of Leah Elliott
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Octave of All Saints/All Souls


This year at St. Stephen’s we will once again have an entire week to celebrate the saints in our lives. In preparation for the Feast of All Saints (which is one of the most important feast days in our Church year), we will be remembering all of the saints in our lives (those whom we have loved and who have shown us something of who God is). We will be offering several opportunities at St. Stephen’s to honor those who have passed on before us to the larger Communion of Saints.

+ A list will be placed in the Narthex for you to write the names of your deceased loved ones so they may be remembered at the special Requiem Mass we will celebrate on Wednesday October 31. You can also send me any names to Fr. Jamie at apium@aol.com and he will make sure they are remembered at the Requiem Mass and their names placed on the altar on All Saints Sunday.

+ A special altar will once again be placed in the Narthex. Please bring a photograph or other memento of your loved one to be displayed there from October 28 through November 4.

+ Attend the Requiem Mass at 6:00 pm Wednesday Oct. 31 and the All Saints Sunday Mass on November 4.

Wednesday, October 31- Eve of the Feast of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)

6:00 pm – Requiem Mass for all our deceased loved ones
Fr. Jamie – celebrant/preacher
James Mackay, music
The names of all those buried from St. Stephen’s throughout the years as well as those written on the list in the Narthex will be read.
Incense will be offered at this Mass.
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Thursday November 1
The Feast of All Saints

Friday, November 2
The Feast of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Sunday November 4All Saints Sunday
10 am – Pre-Teen gathering

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Baptism of Leah Elliott
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel






Monday, October 22, 2012

The week of Oct. 22

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday October 24
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Sunday October 2822 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

4:00 pm – Fr. Jamie talks about the Episcopal Church at Riverview, Fargo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Prayers for our Diocesan Convention delegates

I asked the prayers of St. Stephen’s for our delegates to the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota’s Diocesan Convention which gathers this weekend in Bismarck. They are:


Sandy Holbrook
Heather Reilly
Gin Templeton
William Weightman
Leo Wilking

Prayers also for James Mackay, who is unable to attend due to illness.

And for Fr. Jamie as our clergy delegate.

We are also grateful that, because of the growth at St. Stephen’s, we have gained an extra delegate to Convention this year.

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and
understanding, be present with those who take counsel
at the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota’s Diocesan Convention
for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things
to seek first your honor and glory. Guide
us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to
pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer p. 817)



Episcopal 101/Dan Nygard book launch

Join us tonight (October 18) for two coinciding events


6:00 pm – The last Episcopal 101 class of the year, as we explore The Book of Common Prayer and celebrate an instructed Eucharist

7:00 pm – The book launch/reading for our own Dan Nygard’s newly published novel, Rounds (check out the glowing review of the novel in the latest issue of The High Plains Reader), in the Hunt Club, in the basement of Usher’s House at 700 1st Ave. N. in Moorhead, Minn.

We hope to see you there!







Monday, October 15, 2012

The week of October 15

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


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

Thursday October 18
6:00 pm – Episcopal 101 - covering on BCP, Instructed Eucharist

7:00 pm - Dan Nygard book launch/reading for his novel, Rounds, at the Hunt Club, House of Usher’s, Moorhead.

Friday October 19
Churches United meal

Saturday October 20
N.D. Diocesan Convention in Bismarck
Please pray for our St. Stephen's convention delegates: Fr. Jamie Parsley, James Mackay, Heather Reilly, Gin Templeton, William Weight and Leo Wilking

Sunday October 2121 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Baptism of Julia Gelinske
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Monday, October 8, 2012

The week of October 8

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday October 10
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist (“Smells & Bells” Mass)
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Thursday October 11
6:00 pm – Episcopal 101

Sunday October 1420 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
Children’s Chapel

12:00 pm - Children’s Chapel leader meeting

12:45 pm – Vestry

4:00 pm – FM-Veg at St. Stephen’s

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pre-teen gathering this Sunday

Join us this Sunday at 10:00 AM for the first of the series of "Rock Talks" for our older youth. See you then.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blessing of the Animals

A Blessing of the Animals



1:00 PM, Sunday, October 7, 2012
(honoring St. Francis of Assisi)

Any and all animals and pets may join us for a blessing!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
120 21 Avenue North
Fargo, ND 59102

Movie night at the Rectory

Join us

This Friday night
October 5
at 6:00 pm
At the St. Stephen’s Rectory

We will be showing the film,

True Grit

The 2010-remake directed by the Cohen Brothers (directors of Fargo)

Pizza and beverages will be served

ALSO,

If you are unable to attend the movie
Stop by the Rectory
For a Gathering

at 8:00 pm

Come in from out of the cold and snow
and enjoy beverages and fellowship.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME







Monday, October 1, 2012

St. Stephen's hosts the film, THE LINE

Join us
Tuesday October 2 at 7:00 pm

As St. Stephen’s hosts the showing of the film

THE LINE

The Line is Sojourner’s new short documentary release, focusing on the growing and politically ignored problem of Poverty in the United States.

For more information, please contact: William Weightman, junior warden, weightmanw@gmail.com

The week of October 1

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Tuesday October 2
7:00 pm – The movie, The Line, at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 3
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist (“Smells & Bells” Mass)
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday October 5
6:00 pm – Movie night at the Rectory—showing the film, True Grit (discussion afterward)

8:00 pm – Rectory gathering (open to everyone—even those who did not see the film).

Sunday October 719 Pentecost
10:00 am – Pre-Teen Gathering

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel

1:00 pm – Blessing of animals