27 Jun

Newsletter, June 27

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
July 1 – 29 North Porch Christmas In July
July 10, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class
July 15, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
July 18, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
July 29, Sunday 11:15am
Baby Shower at Coffee Hour for North Porch
 
Serving at the Altar  7/1 & 7/8
July 1, 2018
No 8am Service
July 8, 2018
No 8am Service
10am Reader:  T. Scharff 10am Reader: B. Churchill
Chalicist: J. Scharff Chalicist: J. Soughan
Ushers: R. & B. Riedel Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi
Altar Guild: A. Cole Altar Guild: J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: The Dorn Family Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: Open Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 
Sunday Service Babysitting
Please note that Babysitting during the 10:00am Sunday service will not be available this Sunday July 1.
Food Barrel
Summer has arrived, but the lyrics “and the living is easy” do not apply to those who have insufficient income to secure adequate food for themselves and their families.  Please contribute to our food barrel to help people in that unfortunate situation in our county.
Our food barrel is located in the Narthex by the rear door to the Church, ready to be packed with nonperishable items such as: CANNED MEAT, CANNED BEEF STEW, CANNED TUNA, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, CANNED FRUIT, RICE, DRIED BEANS, 100% FRUIT JUICE, CANNED VEGETABLES, POWDERED MILK or PARMALAT, COLD and HOT CEREALS, CANNED SOUPS, MACARONI and CHEESE, CANNED OR INSTANT POTATOES, COFFEE and TEA.
The contents of each full food barrel at St. Stephen’s Church are given to the food pantry at Apostles’ House in Newark.  Families and individuals assisted by the pantry at Apostles’ House are referred there by social agencies and churches.
The Garden Club
The Garden Club invites all St. Stephen’s to come and see the “seeds that have grown in good soil.”  Pick some herbs: mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, and parsley or scallions.
The newly planted zinnias will hopefully be a source of altar flowers late summer through early autumn.
Please note the new rose bushes donated by Heloisa and Michael Rooney located near the sacristy door. Heloisa planted these in gratitude for graces received.


UPCOMING EVENTS

North Porch Christmas In July
St. Stephen’s annual Christmas in July collection to benefit North Porch Center for Women and Infants will begin on Sunday July 1.  It will conclude on Sunday, July 29 with a Baby Shower at Coffee Hour.  Throughout the month containers will be available in the Narthex for donations.
Emergency needs are as follows: diapers – sizes 4, 5, 6 and Pull-Ups of all sizes, formula: Enfamil 12.5 powdered; regular and soy variety, jars of baby food: fruit and vegetables and First Foods, toiletries: shampoo,  diaper rash cream, baby wash, and wipes.
New or gently used baby clothes can be included but the emergency needs are crucial low income Moms whose resources are low at the end of the month. You can also donate by giving a check made out to North Porch.
Drumming Class
 Tuesday, July 10, 7pm
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: give Norma an email at Norma.cook@outlook.com or leave a message: 862 485 1573.

 
Parish Office Summer Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Closed