Monday, December 31, 2012

The week of January 1

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


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

Sunday January 6Epiphany
10:00 am - Rock Talk! (for pre-teens) with John Baird

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
The blessing of Chalk/The blessing of the homes of the parish/Proclamation of the date of Easter

Three Kings cake will be served at coffee hour

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The birth of Oscar Thaddeus Slomski Reusch


Oscar Thaddeus Slomski Reusch

Son of Vincent Reusch and Heather Slomski

was born Saturday, December 15, 2012

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 Vincent and Heather in giving them Oscar. 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 Oscar 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.


The rose in Oscar's honor, on the reredos at St. Stephen's
December 30, 2012



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Eve at St. Stephen's

 The Nativity Set on Christmas Eve
 The Procession in
 The Reading of the Gospel/Children's Tableau

Goodbye, Pew

Moving the two huge pews out of the undercroft and over to Michelle Gelinske's music studio
December 23, 2012






Greening the Church

Greening the Church following Mass
December 23, 2012




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

St. Stephen's Day Mass




Join us

This evening
Wednesday December 26
at 6:00 pm

For a celebration of
the Holy Eucharist

Commemorating

St. Stephen the Protomartyr
and patron of the Parish of St. Stephen’s.

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
James Mackay, music

Incense will be offered at this Mass

Supper afterward at a local restaurant


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Services

Christmas Caroling

 Seth Keene, Sue Morissey, John Ranney, Regina Ranney, Stephanie Parrot, Mike Morissey and Jan Stewart enjoying some post-caorling treats
 Seth Keene, John Ranney, Regina Ranney and Stephanie Parrot warming up after caroling
 Kathleen Keene, Mike Morissey, Gin Templeton and Sue Morissey tuning up
Regina Ranney gives instructions on caroling

The St. Stephen's Christmas Carolers were out in full force last night, December 21.

(photos by William Weightman)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday December 19
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday December 21
6:15 pm – Caroling (please meet at the church)
Warm-up afterward at the Rectory

Sunday December 234 Advent
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
Children’s Chapel

Greening of the church (after Mass)



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gaudete Sunday

 Rose-colored paraments introduced for Gaudete Sunday (3 Advent)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Advent Lessons & Carols

Join us
This Sunday, December 16th
at 6:00 pm

For a Service of
Advent Lessons and Carols

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will be joining us for this service.

Fr. Jamie and Pastor Mark Strobel will officiate.

James Mackay will lead music.

Leah Elliott and Michelle Gelinske will cantor.

The St. Mark’s Choir and the Treble Clefs will also perform.

Join us for this beautiful and meaningful service
as we wait in joyful expectation for the coming of
The Christ Child.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The week of December 10

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday December 12
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday December 14
6:00 pm – onward – Rectory Open House

Sunday December 16 3 Advent
Gaudete Sunday
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

6:00 pm – Advent Lessons and Carols



Monday, December 3, 2012

The week of December 3

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday December 5
Noon – Michelle Gelinske recital (with Darin Henze) at the Plains Arts Museum (704 1 Ave. N., Fargo)

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

Sunday December 92 Advent
PLEDGE IN-GATHERING
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

12:45 – Vestry



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bishop's Visit 2012






 St. Nicholas celebration during the Children's Chapel, Bishop Michael with Erich, Luci and Siri.




Bishop Smith confirmed and received (front row from the left, Paul Mott, Michael McMullen, Cathy McMullen, Leah Elliott, Sandy Kenze and Vinnie Reusch).



(all photos by William Weightman)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

BIG Sunday at St. Stephen's tomorrow

Don’t forget about Bishop Michael Smith’s visit tomorrow (December 2). Three confirmations, three receptions and three new members being recognized. Also, Rock Talk! at 10:00 am, St. Nicholas celebration during Children’s Chapel (with treats for the kids) and check out the new coat rack. And be sure to bring something for the potluck following the Mass. Plus, the church is all decked out in Sarum Blue for Advent (which begins on Sunday).