Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The week of April 29


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday May 1
6:00 p.m. – Requiem Mass for Gary McDaniel (+ 12/16/2016)
With burial of ashes in the Memorial Garden following
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows


Sunday May 5  3  Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

Monday, April 29, 2019

Happy Feast of St. Catherine of Siena. Her quote graces our Mary and Martha window.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

You know you have a pretty great parish when the Vestry sends you a thank you note for Lent and Holy Week!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A truly glorious Easter morning with a full house, a joyful celebration of the Resurrection and the first Holy Communion of Eloise Tackling. Here she is with her whole family.




The week of April 22


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s
Monday April 22 – April 23 – Monday and Tuesday of Easter Week
Fr. Jamie out of town


Wednesday April24 – Wednesday of Easter Week
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Supper at a local restaurant follows


Sunday April 28  2 Easter
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/John Anderson, preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following

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Thank you!

It was a glorious Easter at St. Stephen’s!

The services were beautifully executed, stress-free and well-attended.

For our liturgies to be what they are here at St. Stephen’s, many people both before and behind the scenes worked hard.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who worked hard this past week to make our liturgies work smoothly.  Thank you to our acolytes, lectors, eucharistic ministers, flower organizers, ushers, and those who cleaned up after the services. You all made these liturgies run smoothly.

Thank you especially thank you to our organist James Mackay, who proved us with some incredible music. Thank you to Michelle Gelinske for cantoring and paul Sando for his trumpet music on Easter morning. Thank you also for those who took photos, who shared events on social media and those who invited friends and loved ones to our church during this week.

Thank you especially to Sandy Holbrook for the wonderful Altar Guild job setting up, taking down and polishing.

Thank you to Jean Sando for the hard work on our beautiful new dossal screen (there were so many glowing comments about it on Easter morning). Thank you to Gin Temple for picking out the fabric for it.

I am personally grateful for each of you.

Our Easter morning was packed. Thank you especially to everyone who worshipped and shared their presence.

Although I am physically exhausted after this week of activity, (which also included several pastoral visits and a few other unforeseen situations) please know I am so grateful to be serving such a vibrant, amazing and committed congregation as St. Stephen’s.

St. Stephen’s showed yet again that it was a worshipping community, striving to live out in its life the commission of the Risen Christ.

Fr. Jamie+


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Vigil

It was a glory Easter Vigil this evening! 












Easter


Our new Dossal Screen!

A busy morning after the Holy Saturday liturgy getting the church ready for Easter. Our new dossal screen was also put up today, which really highlights our Celtic Cross. Thank you to Jean Como Sando and Paul Sando for the hard work and to Gin Templeton for picking the beautiful fabric.



Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday

A beautiful and moving Maundy Thursday Mass, with stripping of the altar.




Good Friday


The Altar of Repose is all ready for tonight.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Our old altar has found a new sacred space at Arbor Park Assisting Living Center in Moorhead. It will eventually be placed in the planned chapel at Arbor Park. Thank you to John Peter Anderson for finding a new home for the altar.


Maundy Thursday


Easter Letter from Fr. Jamie


“Through the Paschal mystery…we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life.” —The Book of Common Prayer

April 17, 2019
Wednesday of Holy Week

Greetings! As we journey together through the darkness of Holy Week toward the glorious light of Easter morning, we do so with a sense of purpose and direction. Our eyes are set on the goal of the Light of Christ which shines in our hearts and gives us a hope that does not die.

As we near the Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and beyond to Easter I would like to invite each of you to join with me in commemorating Jesus’ last journey to the cross and celebrating the glorious Event of the Resurrection. There will be plenty of opportunities for worship during Holy Week and the Easter Season. A schedule of Holy Week/Easter events is included in this mailing.

Our Easter Vigil and Easter Day celebrations at St. St. Stephen’s will once again be the most beautiful and glorious services we celebrate during the year and this year is no exception. We will have a truly special and meaningful service of liturgy and music that will be memorable for all of us. And we will, once again, have special opportunities for our children as well.

And again, please know of my deep gratitude and joy in being able to serve alongside you at St. Stephen’s. You are an incredible congregation!

Peace,
Jamie+

Fr. Jamie Parsley




HOLY WEEK AT ST STEPHEN’S
Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist + Foot washing + Stripping of Altar

Friday April 19 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,  April 20 – 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 21 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Eloise Tackling First Holy Communion   


Monday, April 15, 2019

HOLY WEEK at St. Stephen’s



Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist + Foot washing + Stripping of Altar


Friday April 19 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,  April 20 – 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 21 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Eloise Tackling First Holy Communion    


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday at St. Stephen's

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Our very own Matt Patnode was featured in today's Forum

Monday, April 8, 2019

The week of April 8


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s
Wednesday April 10
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/John Anderson, preacher
James Mackay, music
No incense will be offered at Mass during Lent.
Soup supper following

Friday April 12
6:00 – Stations of the Cross


Sunday April 14  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

LOOKING AHEAD TO HOLY WEEK

Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist + Foot washing + Stripping of Altar

Friday April 19 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,  April 20 – Holy Saturday
10:00 am – Holy Saturday service
Saturday,  April 20
8:00 pm—Easter Vigil
Lighting of the New Fire + Service of Light + Return of the Alleluia


Sunday April 21 Easter
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The veiled image of Our Lady on the 5th Sunday of Lent


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

The week of April 1


Join us this week at St. Stephen’s

Wednesday April 3
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/Annette Morrow, preacher
James Mackay, music
No incense will be offered at Mass during Lent.
Soup supper following

Friday April 5
6:00 – Stations of the Cross

Sunday April 7  5 Lent
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Children’s Chapel
Coffee Hour following