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.
Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday7pm-8:45pmPilgrim Program
Mar 13, Tuesday7pm-8pmDrumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
Mar 17, Saturday
Garden Club Meeting
Mar 25, Sunday8am & 10amPalm Sunday Services
Mar 29, Thursday7pmMaundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday12pm & 8pmGood Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday8am & 10amEaster Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday11:30amEaster 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. Taber10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi
Chalicist:  J. SoughanChalicist:  E. Maurer
Ushers: L. & O. OwolabiUshers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. DornAltar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. James
Coffee Hour: E. FoleyCoffee Hour: M. Nazareth
Altar Flowers: No flowers during LentAltar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
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.
Upcoming Events

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.

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