Monday, October 31, 2016

The week of October 31

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Monday October 31- November 6
All Saints Pre-Octave  

Tuesday November 1- All Saints Day
11:00 a.m. – Requiem Mass for Betty De La Garza (+10/27/2016)

Wednesday November 2 –All Souls Day   
6:00 p.m. – Annual Requiem Mass
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday, November 4   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday November 6  – ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Betty De La Garza

 It is with great sadness that I ask the prayers of St. Stephen’s for the repose of the soul of Betty De La Garza, who died today at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, surrounded by her family and with Fr. Jamie present, who administered the Rites at the Time of Death and anointed her. 

Betty was a very faithful member of St. Stephen’s for many years, as was her mother Georgia Patneude, who died last year.

I ask your prayers as well for her husband, Ciro, their son Ciro Jr, Amanda, Kaden and Madisyn, and their entire family at this time.

The Requiem Eucharist will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1 (The Feast of All Saints) at St. Stephen’s.

A luncheon will follow.

Committal will be at Wild Rose Cemetery, Georgetown, Minnesota.



  Deliver your servant, Betty, O Sovereign Lord Christ, from all
evil, and set him free from every bond; that she may rest with
all your saints in the eternal habitations; where with the
Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for
ever and ever. Amen.


Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created you;
In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;
In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you.
May your rest be this day in peace,
    and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God.

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


Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants, Ciro, Ciro jr, Amanda, Madisyn, Kaden and their family for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in your mercy; 
nourish them with patience; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; lift up your countenance upon them; and give them 
peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The week of October 24

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Tuesday October 25-Wednesday October 26
Fr. Jamie out-of-town

Wednesday October 26 –   
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday, October 28   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Party at Gin Templeton’s celebrating Fr. Jamie’s 8th year at St. Stephen’s

Sunday October 30  – 24 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following
All Saints Octave begins

Beginning on Sunday, October 30th, 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 November 2. You can also send any names to Fr. Jamie at and he will make sure that their names placed on the altar on All Saints Sunday and that they are remembered at the Requiem Mass.

+ 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 30 through November 6.

Mike Morrissey's book!

Mike Morrissey's long-awaited memoir is now available. Congratulations, Mike!

Monday, October 17, 2016

The week of October 17

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Friday, October 21   
Fr. Jamie’s day off

Sunday October 23  – 23 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 - Vestry


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Diocesan Convention in Bismarck

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Fr. Jamie & Convention delegates at St. George's in Bismarck

 William Weightman and his display on same-sex marriage in the Episcopal Church
Dan Rice was elected to the Diocesan Council & John Baird was elected President of the East Region


Fr. Jamie & some of the clergy of North Dakota

 St. Stephen's delegates working hard at the Radisson in Bismarck. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Doris Weightman

The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for the repose of the soul of Doris Weightman, grandmother of William.

Please keep William & James and their family in your prayers at this time as well.

Deliver your servant, Doris, O Sovereign Lord Christ, from all 
evil, and set her free from every bond; that she may rest with 
all your saints in the eternal habitations; where with the 
Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for 
ever and ever. Amen.
May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the 
mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your 
servants for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in your mercy; 
nourish them with patience; comfort them with a sense of your 
goodness; lift up your countenance upon them; and give them 
peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Prayers for Bishop Carol/Visit RESCHEDULED

The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for Bishop Carol Gallagher who has pneumonia. As a result her visit to us originally scheduled for this Sunday has been rescheduled.
O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command
you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity:
Be present in your goodness with your servant and Bishop, Carol, that her
weakness may be banished and her strength restored; and that,
her health being renewed, she may bless your holy Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Bishop Gallagher visit THIS SUNDAY

Please join us as we welcome
The Right Reverend Carol Gallagher
for her first official visit to St. Stephen’s

Sunday, October 16
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Confirmation/Receptions/Consecration of Chrism

Potluck to follow

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prayers for Diocesan Convention

The prayers of St. Stephen’s are requested for our delegates who will be heading to Bismarck for Diocesan Convention on Saturday, October 15. Please pray for:

John Baird
Steve Bolduc
Amy Phillips
Dan Rice
Cathy McMullen
James Mackay
William Weightman
Fr. Jamie


 Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the annual gathering of the Convention of the Diocese of North Dakota 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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The week of October 10

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

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

Thursday October 13   
Fr. Jamie day off

Friday, October 14-Saturday October 15   
Diocesan Convention in Bismarck

Sunday October 16  – 22 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Bishop Carol Gallagher, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Confirmations/Receptions into the Episcopal Church

POTLUCK following


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Thank you for the sermon, Jessica

Thank you to Jessica Miller for preaching a wonderful and inspiring sermon this morning!


Monday, October 3, 2016

The week of October 3

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 5 –   
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

Friday October 7   
Fr. Jamie day off

Saturday October 8   
Fr. Jamie day off

Sunday October 9  – 21 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Jessica Miller, preacher

Coffee Hour following

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blessing of Pets 2016


























(All photos by William Weightman)