Weekly Update week of 11.18.19
Tuesday, November 19
7pm Finance Committee
7pm Diocesan Gathering of Latino Leadership, Church House, Diocesan Office.
Wednesday, November 20
10am Spirituality of Aging Sightline Series.
Thursday, November 21
7:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Auditorium
Sunday, November 24 - Feast of Christ the King
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides and The Archdeacon Ven. Sue von Rautenkranz preaches.
9:15am Forum: Being Formed for Ministry, Archdeacon Ven. Sue von Rautenkratz will speak about our formation as disciples for Jesus and how we are equipped to service the world.
10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.
10:30am Holy Eucharistic Rite II, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides and The Archdeacon Ven. Sue von Rautenkranz preaches.
12noon Coffee Hour Lunch honoring Ellen Baynard.
5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.
Upcoming 9:15am Forum
November 24, being Formed for Ministry, Archdeacon Ven. Sue von Rautenkranz will speak about our formation as disciples for Jesus and how we are equipped for service in the world. Our commitment to follow Jesus begins with the Baptismal Covenant. Each of us is on a journey as we experience calls to ministry that change and grow throughout life. Sue will share stories from her own call as a deacon and relate how the ministry of a deacon is connected to the call and ministry of both the laity and the priesthood.
Celebration of Loaves and Fishes and honoring of Ellen Baynard for Service and her Birthday
Please join us for during the coffee hour for a festive lunch on November 24 to celebrate Loaves and Fishes and the Birthday of Ellen Baynard. It is almost impossible to talk about Loaves and Fishes without recognizing the immensely important role Ms. Ellen has played in making this program such a success. Until we were able to hire a professional operations manager, Ms. Ellen, already working at a full-time job and taking care of family responsibilities, volunteered countless hours to oversee the kitchen activities and make sure that the meals were prepared and served. The only reward for Ms. Ellen was in knowing how much the meal guests and volunteers loved and appreciated her efforts. The photo above is typical: She was instrumental in ensuring the cooking of the many turkeys needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Ms. Ellen has been an indispensable volunteer and manager for Loaves and Fishes and many other activities at St. Stephen and the Incarnation. Ms. Ellen, we love and honor you for your many years of service.
Message from Michael Salmon
Choir rehearsal will be cancelled on Thursday, November 28th.
Young Adult Advent Potluck
We are reviving the St. Stephen's tradition of young adult potlucks on Sunday evenings during Advent. We'll gather at 6pm to share a meal and say compline each Sunday of Advent. Betsy Shirley will host the first one on Dec 1, and Michael Sherrard and Brede Eschliman will host the second on Dec 8. We are looking for young adult volunteers to host for the following weeks. Please contact Brede Eschliman at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you would like to volunteer to host, RVSP, or have any questions.
Youth Overnight: Dusk 2 Dawn, Unseen Indescribable Power
Come gather with friends old and new from the diocese for Dusk 2 Dawn, a youth overnight event at Washington National Cathedral beginning at 6:30pm. Friday, November 22 and ending at 8:30am, Saturday, November 23. Discover the Unseen Indescribable Power of God as we explore the magical world of C.S. Lewis. Grades 6-12.
Revival 2020 – More Jesus More Love
Volunteer Sign Up:
In preparation for the More Jesus, More Love Revival on Sunday, January 26, 2020, our diocese is seeking for volunteers to serve in a variety of critical roles. From greeters and ushers to floor managers and brand ambassadors, we’re looking for folks at all levels of experience who are excited, motivated team players willing to serve in the months leading up to and on the day of the event. If you would like to register to volunteer please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2KhEW61.