27 Sep

Newsletter, September 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.
Sep. 27
Oct. 18 & 25, Wednesdays
7pm – 8:45pm
Pilgrim Program
St Stephen’s Rectory
(Note October dates were changed)
Oct. 1, Sunday1pm-2pmBlessing of the Animals
Oct. 11, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
October 14, Saturday10am
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
October 15, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  10/1 & 10/8
October 1, 2017
8am Reader:  C. Francis
October 8, 2017
8am Reader:  A. Walker
10am Readers:
1. L. Owolabi
2. TBD
3. F. Young
10am Readers:
1. F. Dorn
2. M. Barakat
3. TBD
Chalicist: S. ClarkeChalicist: E. Maurer
Ushers: J. & K. Wade
Ushers: S. & L. Landers
Altar Guild C. Francis & A. Cole
Altar Guild: A. Walker & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: Open
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney
Altar Flowers:  The Wade Family
Altar Flowers: J. Rossiter
Please Join Us In Prayer As We Search For Our Next Bishop
Gracious God,
We, your people in the Diocese of Newark, give you thanks and praise for your work among us and through us, generation to generation. Lead us in the months ahead as we prayerfully search for our next Bishop. Raise up for us a steadfast steward who will embrace our broad and blessed diversity and uphold the apostolic heritage of your Church. Guide us to a faithful witness who speaks the Gospel truth in love and joy, and intimately knows your Word and world. Direct us, your disciples, in our discernment so our faith may increase and our works glorify your Name. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. 
This Sunday, October 1st 
Blessing Of The Animals at 1PM
on the Parish lawn, or inside if it rains
As always, we will have a brief ceremony to celebrate the joy our pets bring us and then bless each animal individually. “Hambone Kelly” will provide music and there will be refreshments for animals and for people.
Each pet will receive a “certificate of blessing” to commemorate the event.
For the safety of the pets, we ask that they come in appropriate carriers and containers or on a secure lead.
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The Garden Club will meet on Saturday, October 14, (WEATHER PERMITTING) at 10am.  If you missed the first meetings and want to help out – please join us.
8am & 10am Sunday Services 
Starting this Sunday, October 1st, St. Stephen’s will again have an 8:00am service and a 10am service.
Parish Office hours are as follows:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
Friday: 9am-1pm