19 Jan

Newsletter, January 17

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 4, Sunday10amSt. Stephen’s Annual Meeting
Feb 13, Tuesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
Feb 18, Sunday4pmBeckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 25, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  1/21 & 1/28
January 21, 2018
8am Reader:  A. Walker
January 28, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: F. Dorn, K. Conway & K. Hanson
10am Readers: T. Scharff, L. Owolabi & F. Young
Chalicist: E. Maurer
Chalicist:  J. Scharff
Ushers: M. Chech & S. Moran
Ushers:  J. & K. Wade
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & A. Cole
Altar Guild:  A. Walker & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: B. Majtyka

Altar Flowers: Anonymous

Altar Flowers: Open
Martin Luther King Day celebration
St. Stephen’s collection of drums featured prominently in the Wyoming Presbyterian’s MLK Day Open House on Jan. 15.  Ya’haya was there to work his rhythmic magic with attendees of all ages.  Thanks to the many St. Stephen’s parishioners who came out for this event.  Donations were made to the St. Stephen’s Drumming Camp during his workshops.
Annual Shrove Pancake Supper
Please note that the annual Shrove Pancake Supper will not be held this year.  It is a tradition we intend to continue, however we are going to take a break for this transition year.

Dates & Events

Please don’t forget to send upcoming dates and events for the St. Stephen’s calendar to church@ststephensmillburn.org. Articles and correspondence for the newsletter must be received by Tuesday at noon.
Church School 
Sunday, January 21
Church School will continue this week Sunday, January 21 during the 10am service in the classroom off the Parish Hall. The curriculum is lectionary-based including special projects.  Also, learning to appreciate the presence of God around us and learning why we do the things we do when we gather in God’s name.  Any questions please email Carol Francis: bearhousecf@aol.com
Parish Annual Meeting
Our Parish Annual Meeting will be the 4th of February, beginning with the Eucharist at 10am  This is when we elect our Vestry, Wardens and Leadership of the Church.  We also present our proposed budgets for 2018, and our annual reports of 2017.

Save The Date!
Sunday, February 18, 4pm
The Winter Beckerath Organ recital will be held at St. Stephen’s Church on Sunday February 18, at 4pm.  More details regarding this event will be posted soon!
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm