22 Mar

Newsletter, March 21

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Mar 21, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Mar 24, Saturday 10am-12pm Garden Club
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 25, Sunday
11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8-15 Sunday – Sunday IHN Week
Apr 11 & 18, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Apr 29, Sunday 7pm Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
 
 
Serving at the Altar 3/25, 29, 30 & 4/1/18
March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday
8am Reader:
N. Sieffert
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
8am Reader:
C. Francis
10am Readers:
J. James
P. WickPassion Readers:
F. Dorn
P. Wick
B. Riedel
F. Young
K. Wade
J. James
K. Hanson
B. Churchill 
7pm Readers:
J. James
T. Scharff 

 

 

 

 

 

Noon Readers:
F. Dorn
L. Owolabi
B. Churchill8pm Reader:
B. Riedel 

 

 

 

10am Readers:
F. Dorn
B. Riedel
K. Hanson 

 

 

 

 

Chalicist:
J. Soughan
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: E. Maurer
Ushers:
T. & K. Conway
Usher:
P. Boegershausen
Ushers: TBD Ushers:
B. & R. Riedel
Altar Guild:
N. Sieffert, T. & J. Scharff
Altar Guild:
C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour:
N. Sieffert & J. Rossiter
Coffee Hour:
The Owolabi Family
Altar Flowers:
Palm Sunday
Altar Flowers:
Donations from
St. Stephen’s Congregation
 
NOTICES
 
Evening of Discernment: God is Calling – How Will You Answer?

Tuesday, April 24 2018, 6:00PM

At Episcopal House
This conference, hosted by the Commission on Ministry, will provide an overview of the discernment process.
Those expected to attend are the people discerning their next steps in ministry (called Aspirants), their rectors and all members of their Discernment Committees. Individuals who want to attend by themselves for information and exploration are also invited. Those considering ordination should have already contacted the Commission on Ministry.
The role of the Discernment Committee is very important at the early stage of the process. We have found that this conference helps the Committee members understand better what is expected of them, their subsequent meetings with the Aspirant and the report they will submit to the COM at the completion of their meetings. A light supper will be offered.
Please register by Friday, April 13
  • Aspirants to the Vocational Diaconate: please contact The Venerable Peter Jackson at pjackson_69@msn.com
  • Aspirants to the Priesthood: please contact Mr. Larry Sunden at larry@sunden.com

Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

 
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Pilgrim Group

(Note Changes to Dates)

The Pilgrim Group will meet on Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm in the Rectory. We will NOT meet on  March 28 (Holy Week) but will complete Session 4 on two Wednesdays in April: the 11th, and the 18th.
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The Garden Club will meet on  Saturday, March 24 (weather permitting) from 10am – 12pm.  Please bring garden tools.
 
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless.
We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15.
Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018 
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
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Save The Date!
Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7pm
More Details Next Week
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
14 Mar

Newsletter, March 14

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 
Events
Date
Time
Event
Mar 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 20, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class
(Rescheduled from March 13)
Mar 20, Tuesday 7:30pm Community Service Award
Millburn Town Hall
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 25, Sunday
11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Serving at the Altar 3/11 & 3/18
March 18, 2018
8am Reader: A. Walker
March 25, 2018
8am Reader: N. Sieffert
10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi 10am Readers: J. James, P. Wick & F. Young
Chalicist:  E. Maurer Chalicist:  J. Soughan
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Ushers: T. & K. Conway
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. James Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert, T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: M. Nazareth N. Sieffert & J. Rossiter
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: Palm Sunday
 
NOTICES
 
Garden Club
The Garden Club  work in the gardens has been postponed.  We will meet at a later date soon!
 
Transition Process
We will be meeting with the Diocese of Newark the last week in March to finalize all the necessary paperwork that has been requested.  We are hopeful, after this point, to receive names of clergy that we can interview. We will continue to keep you posted.
 
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
Celebrating Easter
How wonderful it will be to celebrate Easter with beautiful Spring flowers!  You will find small envelopes in the pews which can be used to make donations to be used to purchase them for decorating the church.  These may be made in memory of someone.
Please print legibly the names on the envelopes.  The names will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  Place the envelopes in the collection plate or turn them into the office.  In order to get the names in the bulletin, please return the envelopes by Sunday, March 18. Thank you for your assistance.
 
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Drumming Class
Tuesday March 20, 7pm-8pm
(Rescheduled from March 13)
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Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.comOr leave a message 862 485 1573.
 
Community Service Award, March 20, 7:30pm
IHN and its volunteers are being recognized by Millburn Township at the March 20 meeting in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.  A Community Service Award will be presented. IHN will receive a Proclamation from the Mayor and have the IHN name enshrined on a plague that is displayed in Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.
 
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless. We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15. Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
08 Mar

Newsletter, March 7

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 17, Saturday
10:30am
Garden Club Meeting
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Serving at the Altar 3/11 & 3/18
March 11, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
March 18, 2018
8am Reader: A. Walker
10am Readers: K. Wade, B. Churchill & F. Taber 10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi
Chalicist:  J. Soughan Chalicist:  E. Maurer
Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. James
Coffee Hour: E. Foley Coffee Hour: M. Nazareth
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
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Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
 
Celebrating Easter
How wonderful it will be to celebrate Easter with beautiful Spring flowers!  You will find small envelopes in the pews which can be used to make donations to be used to purchase them for decorating the church.  These may be made in memory of someone.
Please print legibly the names on the envelopes.  The names will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  Place the envelopes in the collection plate or turn them into the office.  In order to get the names in the bulletin, please return the envelopes by Sunday, March 18. Thank you for your assistance.
 
Upcoming Events


Drumming Class
Tuesday March 13, 7pm-8pm
Image result for image of drum circle
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.comOr leave a message 862 485 1573.

Saturday, March 17 St. Stephen’s Garden Club

St. Stephen’s Garden Club will meet in the gardens on Saturday, March 17-10:30am weather permitting. We will begin some clean up and movement of plants.  After about two hours let’s gather for some St. Patrick’s Day refreshments.  If it is too cold or we have snow we will postpone to the following Saturday.  All are welcome to join the cleanup!
 

IHN 2018, April 8-15

HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless.
We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15.
Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
01 Mar

Newsletter, February 28

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 28, Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 4, Sunday 11am Garden Club Meeting
Mar 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Serving at the Altar 3/4 & 3/11
March 4, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
March 11, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
10am Readers: K. Conway, J. James & F. Young 10am Readers: K. Wade, B. Churchill & F. Taber
Chalicist:  J. Scharff Chalicist:  J. Soughan
Ushers: R. Riedel & H. Rooney Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney, B. Churchill, N. Sieffert & J. Dorn Coffee Hour: E. Foley
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
African-American Spirituals
During this season of Lent, you will notice the use of spirituals in our worship each week. As we modern-day Christians observe Lenten practices, spirituals can serve as expressions of lament for the suffering, sorrows, and oppression we see in our world; as expressions of longing to follow our faith where it leads us; and expressions of hope for freedom from that which keeps us bound. The spirituals used in our services are taken from The Hymnal 1982 and from Lift Every Voice and Sing II, the African American Hymnal of the Episcopal Church.
 
 
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
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Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

St. Stephen’s Garden Club 
March 4, 11am
St. Stephen’s Garden Club will meet briefly after the 10am Service on Sunday, March  4.  Please come with ideas for Spring! New members are welcome – many hands make work light!

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Drumming Class
Tuesday March 13, 7pm-8pm
Image result for image of drum circle
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.com Or leave a message 862 485 1573.
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
22 Feb

Newsletter, February 21

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 21 & 28 Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
  
Serving at the Altar 2/25 & 3/4
February 25, 2018
8am Reader:  N. Sieffert
March 4, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
10am Readers: F. Dorn, O. Owolabi & T. Scharff 10am Readers: K. Conway, J. James & F. Young
Chalicist:  R. Riedel Chalicist:  J. Scharff
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Ushers: R. Riedel & H. Rooney
Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. Scharff Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
 
African-American Spirituals
During this season of Lent, you will notice the use of spirituals in our worship each week. As we modern-day Christians observe Lenten practices, spirituals can serve as expressions of lament for the suffering, sorrows, and oppression we see in our world; as expressions of longing to follow our faith where it leads us; and expressions of hope for freedom from that which keeps us bound. The spirituals used in our services are taken from The Hymnal 1982 and from Lift Every Voice and Sing II, the African American Hymnal of the Episcopal Church.


St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The temperatures are still cold.  Rain, ice, and snow are still falling but . . .

The St. Stephen’s Garden Club will soon begin meeting!!  Let’s get together soon to plan for Spring! 

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Upcoming Events
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no pre -requisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday March 13, 7pm-8pm
Image result for image of drum circle
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.comOr leave a message 862 485 1573.
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
17 Feb

Newsletter, February 16

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 14, Wednesday 12pm & 7pm Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  2/18 & 2/25
February 18, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
February 25, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: J. James, K. Conway & K. Hanson 10am Readers: F. Dorn, O. Owolabi, T. Scharff
Chalicist: E. Maurer Chalicist:  R. Riedel
Ushers: R. Riedel & K. McClellan Ushers: O. & P. Moore
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. Dorn Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
 
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The temperatures are still cold.  Rain, ice, and snow are still falling but . . .

The St. Stephen’s Garden Club will soon begin meeting!!  Let’s get together soon to plan for Spring! 

yellow-tulip-field.jpg

Upcoming Events
 
 
St. Stephen’s Church, Millburn, NJ
Sunday, February 18, 4 pm
Christopher Houlihan, Organist
Join us for an exciting program performed on the renowned Baroque-style Beckerath tracker organ at historic St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn.  Hailed as “dazzling” by the Wall Street Journal, Christopher Houlihan was named by Diapason magazine as one of the top 20 organists under the age of 30 in 2015.  He has performed in major venues across the nation, from the Kennedy Center to Disney Hall, as well as in Europe and at the national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  He holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Paul Jacobs. Previous studies were with John Rose of Trinity College, Hartford.  Last spring, he was named the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College.  No tickets required.  A suggested donation of $10 can be made at the door.  Children accompanied by an adult are welcomed.  Meet the artist at a reception following the recital.  For directions to the church or more information visit www.ststephensmillburn.org or call 973-376-0688.
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no prerequisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Please note the office will be closed this Friday February 16
07 Feb

Newsletter, February 7

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Feb 13, Tuesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 14, Wednesday 12pm & 7pm Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  2/11 & 2/18
February 11, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
February 18, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: F. Taber, B. Churchill & P. Wick 10am Readers: J. James, K. Conway & K. Hanson
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: E. Maurer
Ushers: M. Hirschfeld & P. Boegershausen Ushers: R. Riedel & K. McClellan
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & T. & J. Scharff Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: C. Francis Coffee Hour: H. Rooney
Altar Flowers: C. Francis Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
THANKSGIVING
My appreciation for this wonderful St. Stephen’s family is unbounding.  You have surrounded us with love and caring in so many ways through your support and prayers, meals, cards, magnificent memorial service and bountiful reception following.  We are so thankful to each of you!
Alex Cole & Family
 
FOOD BARREL
We had a big success on S O U P E R  Sunday, with 83 cans of soup being donated to the barrel.  Analysis by the Barrel Statistician Julia Dorn revealed that 78 of the cans were split among Progresso (43), Campbell Chunky (24) and Campbell (11) soups.  We’ll have some other special days as the year goes along, but for now, please keep filling the barrel with nonperishable food.

Upcoming Events
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday February 13, 7pm-8pm
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.com
Or leave a message 862 485 1573


Sunday, February 18, 4pm – Beckerath Organ Recital by
Christopher Houlihan
We welcome one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists,
CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, who was selected in 2015 by the AGO for The Diapason’s “20 under 30” list of leaders in the organ world under 30.  He has performed recitals and concertos at major venues across the country from the Kennedy Center to Disney Hall, also in Europe and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  In 2017 he released a new all-Bach organ CD on the Azica label, adding to earlier recordings on Towerhill Records.  Studying with Paul Jacobs, he earned a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.  Last Spring he was appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinghished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College, Hartford.
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no pre -requisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm