Monday, December 29, 2014

The week of December 29


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday December 31  - Eve of Holy Name of Jesus
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday January 2   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday January 4 2  Christmas
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following with 3 Kings Cake

De-Greening of the Church following the Mass

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmastide at St. Stephen's




Christmas, 2014

at St. Stephen’s

 

Wednesday December 24  - Christmas Eve
8:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
James Mackay, music
Christmas tableau for the Children during the reading of the Gospel

Thursday December 25    Nativity of Our Lord
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
James Mackay, music

Friday December 26St. Stephen
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 281 Christmas
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie Parsley, celebrant/preacher
NO Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

Monday, December 15, 2014

The week of December 15


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday December 17 
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
James Mackay, music
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, December 18    
No Confirmation

Friday December 19    
Fr. Jamie’s day off  

Sunday December 214 Advent
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Coffee Hour following
1:00 pm – Blessing of Greens/ Greening of Church/Christmas tableau


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Thomas LeQuire


The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for the repose of the soul of Tom LeQuire, father of Doug LeQuire, who died today. Please keep their entire family in your prayers at this time.
The memorial service will be Friday, December 12 at 1:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. 
 Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The week of December 8


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday December 10 
12:oo pm – Noon Christmas Concert at Plains Art Museum

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

Thursday, December 11    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday December 12    
7:00 pm – Rectory Advent/Christmas party  

Sunday December 143 Advent (Gaudete)
UTO Ingathering
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Coffee Hour following

12:45 - Vestry

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pledge Ingathering Sunday


Join us
Sunday, December 7
For our Pledge Ingathering
11:00 am
Holy Eucharist

The pledges which we make… are but tokens of the awesome gifts that have been given to us and they are pledged in thanksgiving for all that we have received, for all we have been inspired to be, for all we are challenged to become, in this place.
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Diocese of Olympia

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Noon Holiday Concert


Please join
our very own

Michelle Gelinske Patnode soprano
Matthew Patnode saxophonist
and
 Darin Heinze, pianist

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
(please note the corrected date)
NOON TO 1.00 P.M.

Plains Art Museum
704 1st Avenue North
Fargo

Join Michelle and Darin as they perform carols and other music of
the season. Matt will join them on several selections, including
improvised harmonies.

The week of December 1


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday December 3 
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
James Mackay, music
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, December 4    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday December 5    
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

Sunday December 72 Advent
Pledge Ingathering
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
Coffee Hour following

Monday, November 24, 2014

The week of November 24


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday November 26 
7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist

Thursday, November 27    
Thanksgiving

Friday November 21    
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

Saturday November 29
Salvation Army

Sunday November 301 Advent
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The week of November 17


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Thursday, November 20    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday November 21    
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

Sunday November 23Christ the King
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following
12:45 pm- Vestry
5:30 pm – Gentle Thanksgiving (FM Veg) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stewardship Sunday


Join us this Sunday
November 16

For STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Baptism of Remy Haugen

A Stewardship Brunch will be served following the service
hosted by the Wardens & Vestry
Pledge cards will be handed out at that time
(Pledge in-gathering will be December 7)

The new furnace

The new furnace has been installed.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The week of November 10


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Thursday, November 13–    
6:o0 pm – Confirmation

Friday November 14  
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off


Sunday November 1623 Pentecost
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Baptism of Remy Haugen
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Stewardship brunch (served by Vestry)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dream Catcher Workshop


Join us
Saturday, November 8
11:00 a.m.
for a
Dream Catcher Workshop


Make your own dream catcher, choose the beads and feathers to decorate, learn about its history, and get a better understanding of the original culture of this area. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

There is no charge but freewill donation are accepted.

For more information, contact William Weightman (weightmanw@gmail.com, 701 219-5715).

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spaghetti Supper

We had a great turn-out for the spaghetti supper for the new furnace.


Phase #3 of Font refurbishing

Just in time for All Saints Sunday last week, the baptismal font stand has been repaired and refinished in a darker color (to match the other wood in the church).






Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Spaghetti Supper for a New Furnace



Join us
Thursday, Nov. 6 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
for a
Spaghetti Supper

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
120 21 Ave. N., Fargo.

Vegetarian/Vegan options available
 
It is a very rare occasion that we at St. Stephen’s ask for help. We have long prided ourselves on our persistent self-reliance. However, our old furnace is on its very last leg and we need to replace it. So, we are hosting a spaghetti supper. Proceeds from the supper will go for a new furnace.

Please join us for our meal any time 5:30-7:30 on Thursday November 6 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (120 21 Avenue North in Fargo).
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to help out with the furnace, please send donations to St. Stephen’s, with “furnace” clearly marked on your donation. You can also donate to St. Stephen's through Paypal.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The week of November 3


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday November 5
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, November 6–    
5:30 pm – Spaghetti Supper for new Furnace

Friday November 7–    
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

Saturday November 8
11:00 am - Dream Catcher Craft Workshop

Sunday November 922 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/William Weightman, preacher
Coffee Hour following

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Bishop Creighton Robertson



The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for
the repose of the soul of
Bishop Creighton Leland Robertson,
Retired Bishop of South Dakota,
who died October 25, 2014

Bishop Robertson was the brother Sam Robertson, spouse of the Rev’d Liz Powers, former Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen’s.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral, 500 South Main, Sioux Falls. A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, also at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral.

Please keep his entire family in your prayers as well.

The obituary can be found here:

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your 
servant and Bishop, Creigton. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of 
your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your 
own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, 
into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the 
glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the 
mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The week of October 27


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 29 – All Souls (observed)
6:00 pm – Requiem Eucharist for our departed loved ones
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, October 30–    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday October 31–    
6:00 pm – Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

Sunday November 2All Saints Sunday
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All Saints/All Souls Octave


Octave of All Saints/All Souls
Once again this year at St. Stephen’s we will devote 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 has been 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 29. You can also send 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 has once again been placed in the Narthex. Please bring a photograph or other memento of your loved one to be displayed there from October 26 through November 2.

+ Attend the Requiem Mass at 6:00 pm Wednesday Oct. 29 and the All Saints Sunday Mass on November 2.

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The week of October 20


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 22 – 
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

October 23-28
Fr. Jamie on vacation

Thursday, October 16–    
NO Confirmation

Sunday October 26 – 20 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Charles Cherry, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Delegates to Diocesan Convention

St. Stephen's delegates to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Prayers for our Diocesan delegates


The Prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for our Delegates to Diocesan Convention this weekend in Bismarck:

John Baird
Sandy Kenz
Cathy McMullen
Annette Morrow
William Weightman
Leo Wilking

Almighty and everlasting Father, you have given the Holy
Spirit to abide with us for ever: Bless, we pray, with his grace
and presence, the bishops and other clergy and the laity
soon to be assembled in your Name, that
your Church, being preserved in true faith and godly
discipline, may fulfill all the mind of him who loved it and
gave himself for it, your Son Jesus Christ our Savior; who
lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. 
Amen.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The week on October 13


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 15 – 
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, October 16–    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday October 17-18
Diocesan Convention in Bismarck

Sunday October 1919 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following
12:45 pm- Vestry

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The week of October 6


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s
Monday, October 6
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Wednesday October 8 – 
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper following at a local restaurant

Thursday, October 9–    
6:00 pm – Confirmation

Friday October 10–    
Wedding rehearsal

Saturday, October 11
Clement/Klein Wedding, Fr. Jamie, officiating

Sunday October 1218 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Phase #2 of the baptismal font refurbishing


Phase #2 of the baptismal font refurbishing has begun. The font base will be gone for a few weeks to be refinished and refurbished. It will reappear on All Saints Sunday in all its finery. These are our “before” photo.
 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blessing of Animals


Join us for

A Blessing of

Animals &  Pets


1:00 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2014

honoring St. Francis of Assisi


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

120 21 Avenue North + Fargo


Any and all animals and pets of any size may join us