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