Events and updates

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Wednesday, September 4

  • 7:30pm Taizé Service.  

Thursday, September 5

  • 7:30pm Choir rehearsal (Choir room).

Sunday September 8

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Frank Dunn preaches and presides.

  • 9:15 Forum: Discussion about Luke 14:25-33, by Joe Casazza. 

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Frank Dunn preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides

Summary of August Vestry meeting

The diocese has approved Sally Ethelston to become a postulant for the vocational diaconate and Savannah Ponder has been approved for ordination to the transitional diaconate. The vestry signed a letter to the diocese endorsing Savannah for ordination. Loaves & Fishes’ Ed Grandi reported on the L&F “Fund for the Future,” which has already raised approximately $50,000 to secure the program. The Finance Committee reported that the parish finances ar...

Tuesday, August 20

  • 6:30pm Family Movie night: The Lorax – Dr. Seuss (2012-PG) (Auditorium).  

  • 7pm Finance Committee Meeting (Godly Play Room).

Sunday August 25

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Linda Kaufman preaches and presides.

  • 9:15 Coffee in the Auditorium

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Linda Kaufman preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Family Movie Night!       

Through the summer everyone is invited to the Family Movie Night program. Every Tuesday during the month on August, starting at 6:30pm (movie starts at 7pm) we will meet in the church with popcorn and soft drinks. Feel free to bring snacks to share with the group. The movies will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles. We will be screening this week: “The Lorax – Dr. Seuss” (2012) (PG).

Dinner for late 30s / 4...

Tuesday July 16

  • 7pm Finance Committee Meeting (Godly Play Room).

Thursday July 18

  • 6:30pm Family Movie Night: “Over the hedge” (2006) (PG) (Auditorium)

Friday, July 19

  • 7pm Eucharistic Ministers training (Godly Play Room).

Sunday July 21

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and presides.

  • 9:15 Coffee in the Auditorium

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and presides.

  • Noon Pastoral Care Ministry meeting (Mission Room).

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Interested in pastoral care ministry?

Looking for more pastoral care ministers. St. Stephen's pastoral care ministry team provides emotional and spiritual support to members in times of need. We do this in various ways: visiting in home or hospital, taking communion when requested, visiting by telephone calls and...

Thursday July 11

  • 6:30pm Family Movie Night: “Dumbo” (2019) (Auditorium)

Sunday July 14

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, Lisa Mages preaches and the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides.

  • 9:15 Coffee in the Auditorium

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, Lisa Mages preaches and the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Action of Sanctuary with The Episcopal Public Policy Network

Information via Bishop Michael Hunn from the Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande on the EPPN this week webinar: “Trump’s latest policy concerning migrants seeking asylum requires those who have presented themselves to U.S. border agents to return to Mexico until their U.S. court date. They have already passed their ‘credible fear’ interview and have been given a court date to have their asylum case heard. Prior to this latest policy, they could remain in the...

Wednesday July 3

  • 7:30pm Taizé Service.

Thursday July 4 – Independence Day

Sunday July 7

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Kathy Grieb preaches and presides.

  • 9:15 Coffee in the Auditorium

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Kathy Grieb preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Parish financial picture update

Parishioner Gifts received by the end of May: $134,000

Expected Parishioner Gifts by the end of May: $120,000

Total 2019 budget: $332,000

Parishioner giving through the end of May this year is ahead of plan. Thank you for your generous support of the Church! 

Threaders of St. Bridget

Patti Brennan will host the Threaders of St Bridget for potluck and crafting at her home this Friday July 5 and 19 at 6pm. Please confirm at 608-208-0222 or via email — and also please feel free to bring along a friend. There will be extra yar...

Wednesday June 5

  • 7:30pm Taizé Service.

Thursday June 6

  • 7pm Newcomer class (Godly Play room).

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal for 10:30am Service.

Sunday June 9 (Day of Pentecost)

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Susan Walker preaches and the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides.  

  • 9:15 Forum. “Restorative Justice and Security Issues”. Darien Walls, member of St. Stephens who works with incarcerated youth, will lead a focus group in the practice of a Restorative Justice Circle to get input from the community on issues of security. Restorative Justice is a mindfulness practice that helps develop healthy relationships and honest communication as we address how we reach out to persons in need.  

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Susan Walker preaches and the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides.

  • 5:30pm Spanish Eucharist. The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Help needed

Anyone with a...

Thursday May 30

  • 7:30am Morning Prayer.

  • 7pm Newcomer class (Godly Play room).

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal for 10:30am Service.

Sunday June 2

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and presides.  

  • 9:15 Forum. “Bending the Arch: Poems with Rose Marie Berger”.  Join Sojourners' poetry editor, Rose Marie Berger in a short reading and discussion about her collection of poetry, Bending the Arch. Rose Berger is doing poetic alchemy in her new book, Bending the Arch. She does it right before us. She is mixing vision with insight, words with symbol, and hope with common sense… and coming up with gold.”—Steven Charleston, retired Episcopal Bishop of Alaska. You can purchase the book here: https://wipfandstock.com/bending-the-arch.html (For an additional 20% off, use discount code: ROSE).

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and pre...

Thursday May 23

  • 7:30am Morning Prayer.

  • 7pm Newcomer class (Godly Play room).

  • 7:30pm 10:30am Service Choir Rehearsal.

Sunday May 26

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.  

  • 9:15 Forum. “Uncommon Prayer: Personal Devotions in the 21st Century”, led by Colette Chabbott. The church has a long tradition of personal devotions: contemplation, meditation, the rosary, petitions, sacred reading and more. How do these fit into a 21st century life? We will discuss the tradition and our own practices. Please bring any objects that have helped you in your personal devotions now or in the past.  

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Spanish Eucharist. The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Office Space becoming available in the building

Two offices on the third floor of the building will become ava...

Thursday May 9

  • 7:30am Morning Prayer.

  • 7:30pm 10:30am Service Choir Rehearsal.

Saturday May 11

  • 10am Confirmation Service (Washington National Cathedral).

Sunday May 12 (Mother´s Day)

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides. 

  • 9:15 Forum

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Spanish Eucharist. The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides. 

Mother´s Day celebration

Sunday, May 12, Coffee Hour will celebrate Mother's Day with a potluck lunch. Doris Collie is organizing the event and asking for donations for lunch: vegetables, entrees, salads, breads, fruit, desserts, or whatever you'd like to share. Thank you!

SSI Family Retreat: Survey

Roughly every 18 months, SSI families go on an overnight retreat together. It's a time to get out of our normal routines and spend time together outside of Sunday morning. The...

Monday April 29

  • 6:30pm Buildings and Grounds committee meeting (Godly Play room).

Wednesday May 1

  • 7:30pm Taizé Service.

Thursday May 2

  • 7:30am Morning Prayer.

  • 7:30pm 10:30am Service Choir Rehearsal.

Sunday May 5

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Martin Smith preaches and presides.  

  • 9:15 Forum "Christ beside me, Christ behind me, Christ beneath me, Christ within me. . .Etc!", by Martin Smith. In the ancient Celtic prayer St Patrick’s Breastplate (which we sing as the hymn “I bind unto myself today”) one verse spells out the various forms in which Christ is present to us. In our forum we will explore the physical metaphors through which we imagine presence. Each form of presence has quite different expectations and feelings associated with it, and each one suggests a distinct way of allowing Christ to connect with us in prayer. We will outline some prayer experiments to “try at home”.

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy...

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