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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.
Feb 21 & 28 Wednesday7pm-8:45pmPilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday7pm-8:45pmPilgrim Program
Mar 13, Tuesday7pm-8pmDrumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance 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. Scharff10am Readers: K. Conway, J. James & F. Young
Chalicist:  R. RiedelChalicist:  J. Scharff
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. RiedelUshers: R. Riedel & H. Rooney
Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. ScharffAltar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: K. Hanson & B. RiedelCoffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during LentAltar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
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! 


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
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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.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm