Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

The week of July 27

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday July 29   
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Thursday July 30   
5:00-7:00 pm – Fr. Jamie reading at Humanities Council Friendraiser                     Uptown Gallery, 74 Broadway, Fargo

Friday July 30
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday August 2  – 10 Pentecost
10:00 am* – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

2:00-7:30 - Sundaes on Sunday

(Please note that Sunday Eucharist will be at 10:00 am during the month of August)


Sunday, July 26, 2015

A great morning

A great morning celebrating the Baptism of Maxwell Bernstrom


Friday, July 24, 2015

Warden's BBQ



A great night being hosted by Senior Warden Leo Wilking at his home.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The week of July 20

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Thursday July 23   
6:00-7:30pm – BBQ/Picnic at Leo Wilking’s. 

Friday July 24
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday July 26  – 9 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Baptism of Maxwell Bernstrom
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Coffee Hour following

Farewell to the Ranneys

It was a very bittersweet Sunday as we bid farewell to John, Regina, Lucy and Cohan Ranney, who are moving to Erie, Pennsylvania. We will sure miss them!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Celtic Cross for the Memorial Garden delivered

 
The new Celtic Cross for the Memorial Garden was delivered this morning (thank you to Bryan Gelinske and Leo Wilking). Landscaping for the Memorial Garden will begin the middle of August. If you  are interested in sponsoring a plant or tree for the Garden please contact either Gin Templeton or Sandy Holbrook. If you are interested in reserving a place for the interment of ashes please contact Fr. Jamie.   
 
 


Monday, July 13, 2015

The week of July 13

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s
Monday July 13   
5:00-7:00 pm – Sue Morrissey Artist Reception
HoDo Restaurant, Fargo

Ambassador deadline

Tuesday July 14   
Committal of ashes of John Hagensen (+June 27, 2015)
Fr. Jamie, officiating

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

Friday July 17
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday July 19  – 8 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Coffee Hour following

Going Away for the Ranney Family

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Prayers for Dr. John Baird and the Guatemala Medical Mission

The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for Dr. John Baird and the Guatemala Medical Mission Team as they leave for Guatemala July 11 through July 17.


O gracious and loving God, you work everywhere reconciling, loving, and healing your people and your creation. In your Son and through the power of your Holy Spirit, you invite each of us to join you in your work. We ask you to bless those who serve you on the Guatemala Medical Mission. We ask you to be with them as they strive to further your Kingdom  with service and care to those in need and let them be the presence of Christ your Son to all those they meet.  We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to New Year's Eve 1973, when St. Stephen's was vandalized.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The week of July 6

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Friday July 10
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday July 12  – 7 Pentecost
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Coffee Hour following

Friday, July 3, 2015

St. Stephen's in the News

Very proud of William Weightman, Sandy Holbrook and Senior Warden Leo Wilking:

http://www.wday.com/news/3778910-episcopal-church-votes-allow-same-sex-marriage-north-dakotans-still-face-hurdle

Episcopal Church votes to allow same-sex marriage; North Dakotans still face hurdle


Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Episcopal church has voted to allow gay couples to wed in their houses of worship, but local believers have another hurdle to clear. 


For centuries, straight couples have been able to wed under a cross with stained-glass shining down on them.
William Weightman- Fargo Episcopalian: "I met the love of my life here. We met very old fashioned, so they say, at church."
While their love is true, they couldn't hold a traditional Episcopalian wedding because his love is for another man.
Weightman: "For many months, I struggled and prayed to God and asked take it away from me, and finally God responded that I wasn't praying for the right things."
William and his husband married in Minnesota; not in the church he calls home.
Weightman: "This is actually the first place I came out. Before I came here, I wasn't out to anyone, not even myself."
The Episcopal church voted to allow gay marriages in its faith, but there's one condition: A diocese's Bishop can object.
Leo Wilking- St. Stephen's Church Senior Warden: "Bishop Michael Smith in the past has indicated tath he does not favor same-sex marriage rights the diocese in North Dakota, and he has been fairly consistent in his position."
And whether you're at the cathedral or any other Episcopal church in North Dakota, it's still up in the air as to whether you'll see same-sex couples standing at the altar."
Sandra Holbrook- St. Stephen's Parishioner: "I'm eager for him to be able to speak for himself and say what he has to say about this issue and this action."
I've reached out to the Diocese of North Dakota's Bishop Michael Smith, but received no response.
Weightman: "By all means were not expecting him to allow it."
For now, wedding bells at certain churches won't toll for gay couples in North Dakota.
Weightman: "But it would mean a lot to us and all the people who love us and that we call our church family here, to be able to celebrate that together in a public declaration."
While our government recognizes the love gay couples share, it's simply unclear whether the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota will.
For Diocese allowing same-sex marriage, gay couples aren't allowed to walk down the aisle until after November 29th, the first Sunday of Advent.