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.
Oct. 18 & 25, Wednesdays
7pm – 8:45pm
St Stephen’s Rectory
(Note October dates were changed)
|Oct. 1, Sunday||1pm-2pm||Blessing of the Animals|
|Oct. 11, Wednesday||7:30pm-10pm||Finance Committee Meeting|
|October 14, Saturday||10am|
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
|October 15, Sunday||11:30am-1pm||Vestry Meeting|
Serving at the Altar 10/1 & 10/8
October 1, 2017
8am Reader: C. Francis
October 8, 2017
8am Reader: A. Walker
1. L. Owolabi
3. F. Young
1. F. Dorn
2. M. Barakat
|Chalicist: S. Clarke||Chalicist: 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
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