Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Joanne Droppers

With deep sadness I ask the prayers of St. Stephen’s for the repose of the soul of Joanne Droppers, who died this afternoon at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, MA
 
 Her son, Seton, writes:
My mother, Joanne Droppers died peacefully this afternoon a little after 2:00 PM EDT. My sister Ann was with her when she died. We will share more details in the next day or two.

Joanne was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s, a vestry member and a dear friend to many before moving to Lynn, MA in 2013.

We will remember Joanne locally at a Requiem Mass for the repose of her soul on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Please also keep her children and their family in your prayers.


 Deliver your servant, Joanne, 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. 

Joanne (on far right) at one of our post-Mass Wednesday evening suppers

Joanne and John Ranney holding the St. Stephen’s banner in the Pride Parade in 2009. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

The week of May 21

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s


Wednesday May 23
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows

Sunday May 27  – Holy Trinity
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Coffee Hour following

Monday, May 14, 2018

The week of May 14

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday May 16
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows



Sunday May 20  – Pentecost
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel student/leader/helper recognition
Coffee Hour following
12:45 - Vestry



Monday, May 7, 2018

The week of May 7

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday May 9 – Eve of the Ascension
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows

Sunday May 13  – 7 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Rogation Procession and Blessing

Sandy Holbrook, Fr. Jamie and Justin Rudnick (photo by Janie Breth)



(photos by Amy Phillips) 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The week of April 30

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Monday April 30
Ambassador deadline

Wednesday May 2
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows


Sunday May 6  – 6  Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Rogation Procession

Coffee Hour following

Monday, April 23, 2018

The week of April 23

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday April 25
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows


Sunday April 29  – 5 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The week of April 16

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday April 18
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows

Friday April 20
10:00 a.m. – The Requiem Mass for Kathie Durben (+4/17/2018) at St. Stephen’s

Sunday April 22  – 3 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12;45 - Vestry

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The week of April 9

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Monday April 9-Tuesday April 17 – Fr. Jamie on vacation
If a pastoral emergency arises while Fr. Jamie is on vacation, please call the church office and leave a message. All messages will be checked daily by one of our Wardens.


Wednesday April 5
NO WEDNESDAY MASS


Sunday April 15  – 3 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
Sandy Holbrook, officiating/John Anderson, preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following

Monday, April 2, 2018

The week of April 2 at St. Stephen's

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday April 4 – Wednesday of Easter Week
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows

Sunday April 8  – 2 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following


Easter at St. Stephen's


Welcome to new member, Mary Johnson


The Baptism of Johannes

The Baptism of Eloise








The Paschal Fire at the Easter Vigil

James playing up a storm at the Vigil


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

HOLY WEEK 2018






Thursday, March 29 Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist + Foot washing + Stripping of Altar


Friday March 30 Good Friday   
12:00 pm – Good Friday service + Solemn Collects +
Veneration of the Cross + Eucharist of the Pre-sanctified

 3:00 pm – Stations of the Cross


Saturday,  March 31 – Holy Saturday
10:00 am – Holy Saturday service

8:00 pm—Easter Vigil
Lighting of the New Fire + Service of Light + Return of the Alleluia


Sunday April 1 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Baptisms of Eloise and Johannes Tackling
First Holy Communion Class  

New Member Recognition




Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The week of March 19/Looking ahead to HOLY WEEK

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday March 21
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Amy Phillips, preacher
James Mackay, music
Soup supper following

Sunday March 25  – Palm Sunday
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Blessing/Procession of Palms + Reading of the Passion Gospel
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

1:00 pm – Adult Education with William Weightman

LOOKING AHEAD TO HOLY WEEK

Thursday, March 29 Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist + Foot washing + Stripping of Altar

Friday March 30 Good Friday   
12:00 pm – Good Friday service + Solemn Collects +
Veneration of the Cross + Eucharist of the Pre-sanctified

 3:00 pm – Stations of the Cross

Saturday,  March 31 – Holy Saturday
10:00 am – Holy Saturday service

8:00 pm—Easter Vigil
Lighting of the New Fire + Service of Light + Return of the Alleluia

Sunday April 1 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Baptisms of Eloise and Johannes Tackling
First Holy Communion Class  
New Member Recognition




Monday, March 12, 2018

The week of March 12

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday March 14
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Annette Morrow, preacher
James Mackay, music
Soup supper following

Sunday March 18  – 5 Lent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 - Vestry

Friday, March 9, 2018

Laetare Sunday


Peaceable Kingdom window installed.

The Peaceable Kingdom window was installed this morning, commemorating St, Stephen's long dedication to Peace and Social Justice. Blessing and Dedication this Sunday, March 11.









Monday, March 5, 2018

The week of March 5

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday March 7
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Sandy Holbrook, preacher
James Mackay, music
Soup supper following

Thursday March 8
6:30 p.m. – Fr. Jamie’s publication reading for Fr. Jamie’s book, Only Then at Zandbroz Variety in Fargo.

Sunday March 11  – 4 Lent/Laetare  
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Dedication of the Peaceable Kingdom window
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 – First Communion Class

1:00 pm – Adult Education with William Weightman

Monday, February 26, 2018

The week of February 28

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday February 28
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/John Anderson, preacher
James Mackay, music
Soup supper following

Thursday February 29
7:00 p.m. – NDSU Press Party (featuring Amy Phillips and Steve Bolduc)

Sunday March 4  – 3 Lent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The week of February 19

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday February 21
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ Dan Rice, preacher
James Mackay, music
Simple soup supper following

Sunday February 25  – 2 Lent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 – Adult Education with Dan Rice

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The week of February 12

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Tuesday February 13
5:30 -7:00 pm – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Wednesday February 14 – Ash Wednesday 
Fr. Jamie back to work

7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist/Imposition of ashes
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
James Mackay, music

Sunday February 18   – 1 Lent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Commissioning of new Wardens/Vestry
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

12:45 – Vestry 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Join us this week at St. Stephen’s
Monday January 29 – February 14
Fr. Jamie will be away from the St. Stephen’s. If there are any pastoral emergencies, please contact the church (701-232-2076) and leave a message on the machine. A member of the vestry will be checking messages regularly. 


Wednesday January 31  -
No Wednesday night Eucharist


Sunday February 4  – 5 Epiphany
11:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
John Baird, officiating/William Weightmam, preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

  
Wednesday February 7   
No Wednesday night Eucharist

Sunday February 11  – Last Epiphany -
11:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
Sandy Holbrook, officiating/Jessica Miller, preacher
Children’s Chapel

Coffee Hour following