Friday, October 20, 2017

St. Stephen window installed

Our 5th stained glass window in honor of our patron saint, St. Stephen, was installed this morning, just in time for its Dedication and Blessing on Sunday by Bishop Carol Gallagher.





Monday, October 16, 2017

The week of October 16

 Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 18 – St. Luke 
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 20-Saturday October 21   
Diocesan Convention in Bismarck

Sunday October 22  – 20 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Bishop Carol Gallagher, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Baptism
Confirmations/Receptions into the Episcopal Church
Dedication of the St. Stephen window

POTLUCK following

Please pray for our Convention Delegates as they head to Bismarck for  Diocesan Convention:
John Baird
Steve Bolduc
Sandy Holbrook
Catherine McMullen
Amy Phillips
Dan Rice
Gin Templeton
Leo Wilking


Monday, October 9, 2017

The week of October 9

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday October 11 –   
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 13   
Fr. Jamie day off

Saturday October 14   
Wedding (off site)

Sunday October 15  – 19 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following

Monday, October 2, 2017

A PASTORAL LETTER FROM FR. JAMIE IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Dear Members and Friends of St. Stephen’s

In the wake of the violence of October 1st in Las Vegas, I ask your prayers for Las Vegas, for the victims who died, for those who are injured, for those who survived. For family and friends and all those affected by this violence.

Please pray. But, please don't stop at prayer. Rather, let prayer be the motivating factor in our lives at this time.  Prayer should ignite the fire within us to stand up and act.

And so, I also ask at this time for your actions as well.

I ask for your action as followers of Jesus and peacemakers for the Kingdom of God.

Speak out!

Work hard in any way you can to prevent violence and counteract hatred.

I ask you not to let your anger win out, because anger caused this violence.

I ask that you not let your fear win out, because fear fed this violence.

Speak out loudly and clearly. And let the whole world hear you.

The people of St. Stephen’s represent a wide spectrum of political belief. In this divisive time, those beliefs often separate us from each other. However, in this moment, we are united.

I ask you to do anything and everything you can to bring about real change in this moment of darkness, hatred, violence and fear. This is what it means to be a follower of Christ in this world.

And may the Peace of God which passes all understanding be with us and remain among us now and always.

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

-peace,
Fr. Jamie+

The Week of October 2

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Tuesday October 3
6:30 – Ken Bennett reading at Zandbroz

Wednesday October 4 –   
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Incense will be offered at this Mass
Supper afterward at a local restaurant

(October Healing Mass postponed to October 18 – the Feast of St. Luke)

Friday October 6   
Fr. Jamie day off

Saturday October 7   
9:00-3:30 - Jumble/Bake sale/Book Sale at the Wilking’s (1115 South 8th Street, Fargo)

Sunday October 8  – 18 Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following