Sunday, September 25, 2022

The week of September 26

 Wednesday, September 28

6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

 

Friday, September 30

Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

 

Sunday, October 2

11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

James Mackay, organist

Children's Chapel

Coffee Hour following


1:00 p.m. Acolyte training 

 

Upcoming Events:

October 2, Acolyte Training at 1:00 p.m.

October 9, Blessing of Pets at 1:00 p.m.

October 21-22, 52nd Annual Convention at the Ramada in Fargo

October 23, Lector Training at 1:00 p.m.

 

Words of Wisdom:

“Being a Christian is not essentially about joining a church or being a nice person, but about following in the footsteps of Jesus, taking his teachings seriously, letting his Spirit take the lead in our lives, and in so doing helping to change the world from our nightmare into God’s dream.” ― Michael Curry, Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus


Sunday, September 18, 2022

The week of September 19

 

Wednesday, September 21

6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

 

Friday, September 23

Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

 

Sunday, September 25 – 16 Pentecost

11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Children’s Chapel

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

James Mackay, organist

 

 

Volunteers Needed for Children’s Chapel!

Volunteers are needed as Children’s Chapel Leaders and Helpers. If you are interested, please contact our Children’s Chapel Coordinator, Katie Sando at kathrynsando@gmail.com .

 

 

Upcoming Events:

September 25, Altar Guild Training at 1:00 p.m.

October 2, Acolyte Training at 1:00 p.m.

October 9, Creation Care adult education session 12:30 (Held in the church office and lead by Amy Phillips)

October 9, Blessing of Pets at 1:00 p.m.          

October 21-22, 52nd Annual Convention at the Ramada in Fargo

October 23, Lector Training at 1:00 p.m.

 

Words of Wisdom:

Be passionate and be involved in what you believe in and do it as thoroughly and honestly and effortlessly as you can.

 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The week of September 12

 Wednesday, September 14

6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

 

Friday, September 16

Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

 

Sunday, September 18

11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Children's Chapel

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

James Mackay, organist

 Coffee Hour following 


Upcoming Events:

September 25, Altar Guild Training at 1:00 p.m.

October 2, Acolyte Training at 1:00 p.m.

October 9, Blessing of Pets at 1:00 p.m.

October 21-22, 52nd Annual Convention at the Ramada in Fargo

October 23, Lector Training at 1:00 p.m.

 

Words of Wisdom:

Be passionate and be involved in what you believe in and do it as thoroughly and honestly and effortlessly as you can.

 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Holly Holden-Eklund

 It is with great sadness that I ask the prayers of St. Stephen’s for the repose of the soul of Holly Holden-Eklund, who died this evening (September 8) in her home. 

I went over soon afterward and prayed the Prayers at the Time of Death and anointed her. 

Holly was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s and a very dear friend to many of us. Her loss is difficult one for all of us who knew and loved her.

Please keep Michael in your prayers at this time, as well as their grandchildren and their entire family.

A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s later next month. Her ashes will be buried in the St. Stephen’s Memorial Garden.

Almighty God, our Father in heaven, before whom live all who die in the Lord: Receive our loved one Holly into the courts of your heavenly dwelling place. Let her heart and soul now ring out in joy to you, O Lord, the living God, and the God of those who live. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.


-peace,

Fr. Jamie+ 




Dedication Sunday THIS SUNDAY

 

Join us

this Sunday September 11, 2022

for

DEDICATION SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist

 

+Baptism of Trevor Johnson

+ Welcoming of New Members

+ Re-Dedication of the Children’s Chapel

+ Blessing of New Stained Glass Window

+ Blessing of Backpacks

+ POTLUCK following



 

 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

New Baptism Windows installed at St. Stephen's

 A busy morning at Smoky St. Stephen's as our latest stained glass windows were installed above the Narthex doors. Designed by our very own Gin Templeton and installed by the Michael Orchard Studio in Fargo, the so-called Baptism Window (because it overlooks our baptistery) was given in loving memory of parishioner Leon Gelinske , nicknamed "Rooster" (hence the rooster in the lower corner) by his family and friends. Like the other Mondrian-inspired windows Gin designed for our midcentury church, this one is also a votive window in gratitude for our parish's resilience during the Covid pandemic (see the little Covid symbol also). It is a truly stunning addition to our building. And just in time for it to be blessed and dedicated for our Dedication Sunday on September 11.







Sunday, September 4, 2022

The week of September 5

 

Monday, September 5

Office closed

 

Wednesday, September 7 - Eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

Incense is offered at this Mass

 

Friday, September 9

Fr. Jamie’s Day Off

 

Sunday, September 11 ~ Dedication Sunday

11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Baptism of Trevor Johnson/New Member Sunday/Blessing of Backpacks/Dedication of New Stained Glass windows/re-dedication of Children’s Chapel

Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher

Deacon John, assisting

James Mackay, organist

 POTLUCK following

 

Upcoming Events:

Dedication Sunday Sept 11.

-Welcoming new members (If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Stephen’s, please contact Fr. Jamie.)

-Children's chapel to begin

-Renewal of Baptismal Covenant

-Dedication of the baptism window


October 21-22

52nd Annual Convention at the Ramada in Fargo

 

Words of Wisdom:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Every day we see the violence around us. While there is very little that we can do, the Indian political leader says it best. Start with the man in the mirror. Be the change you want to see within others. While you can’t influence the world, you can be a better human, and become the testament of the change.