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.
Feb 14, Wednesday12pm & 7pmAsh Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday4pmBeckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday7pm-8:45pmPilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry 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. Hanson10am Readers: F. Dorn, O. Owolabi, T. Scharff
Chalicist: E. MaurerChalicist:  R. Riedel
Ushers: R. Riedel & K. McClellanUshers: O. & P. Moore
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. DornAltar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: H. RooneyCoffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during LentAltar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
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! 


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