WEEKLY UPDATE WEEK OF 04.01.19
Wednesday April 3
7:30pm Taizé Service.
Thursday April 4
7:30am Morning Prayer.
7:30pm 10:30am Service Choir Rehearsal.
Friday April 5
6:30pm Stations of the Cross, simple supper and community event (bilingual)
Sunday April 7 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and presides.
9:15am Forum “Journeying Through Lent with the Enneagram”, by David Potter. The Enneagram of Personality is a system that identifies nine unique ways of being and relating to others. Identifying our own behaviors, emotions, and motivations can provide us with a pathway for growing in relationship with God. This time will provide an introduction to the Enneagram and opportunity to explore how we can use this understanding during the Lenten season as we take stock of our lives.
10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, the Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell preaches and presides.
5:30pm Misa Alegría (bilingual service). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.
February Financial Update
Through the end of February this year, parishioner´s pledge is ahead of the financial plan! Thank you for your continued, generous support of Saint Stephens.
Giving as of end of February 2019
Planned parishioners giving: $42,000
Actual parishioners giving: $50,000
Full year 2019 parishioners giving plan: $332,000
Easter flowers collection
Please consider making a special contribution toward Easter flowers. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. Your contributions make a difference, envelopes can be found in your bulletin or on the back table in the sanctuary.
Lenten Friday Series
Come join us at 6pm Fridays in Lent for bilingual Stations of the Cross followed by a simple supper and bilingual conversation, study, and prayer. The Lent Liturgy Planning Team is offering the theme “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” for the season of Lent. We will use the Ignatian imaginative and sensory approach to meditate on Gospel passages from the previous Sunday in Lent.
Come explore the five weeks of Lent through the lens of Psalm 78 verse 19, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” It will be a holy season in our hearts, minds and lives.
Sign up to bring soup, bread or beverages for the supper after Stations of the Cross. Sign-up sheet on bulletin board in parish hall.
Sunday forums are about sharing your interests, your work, your passions with the parish. Forums are a means for building community as we get to know one another and learn and grow in our faith. Please consider how you might offer a Sunday forum this year. Contact Susan Walker at ˂firstname.lastname@example.org˃ or speak to her on a Sunday.