Holy Week Schedule

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Special Parish Meeting–May 4th

Please mark your calendars for the special parish meeting that will take place immediately after the 10 o’clock service on Sunday, May 4th in Walton Rodgers Hall for the purpose of influencing St. Stephen’s future!

St. Stephen’s 2014 Vestry is putting together a comprehensive package that includes the parish needs heard at the forums, a list of actions the Vestry has already taken to address those needs in the short term, a set of options among which the Vestry will decide to address those needs, a suggested reallocation of responsibilities to both better meet the needs and create a more viable workload for Margot, and financial information, as well as Margot’s recent letter.  This package will be emailed and snail-mailed to you, shortly after Easter, so that everyone has the opportunity to read and prayerfully reflect on it, prior to the May 4th special parish meeting.If you do not receive this package shortly after Easter, kindly contact Susan Esielonis in the Parish Office or one of the Wardens (see below) so that we may ensure you receive your own package.

After this important all-parish meeting, the Vestry will meet to reflect on what we have heard and learned, and to prayerfully discern the best option(s) for St. Stephen’s at this point in time.We appreciate your thoughts, prayers and full participation in this important work that will lay the foundation of St. Stephen’s future and our beneficial influence on the community for many years ahead.  May God be with us all.

Maundy Thursday Supper Update

maundyIn addition to the traditional olives, cheese, milk and honey, we will also be serving lamb stew with bread this year. Join us on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm for the Maundy Thursday Supper and Liturgy–and bring your appetite!

 Kids Only Musical Pizza Party!

IMG00017-20140323-0958While your parents are meeting upstairs, come join us in the Watermelon Room – Sunday, May 4th – right after the 10am service- for music and pizza.  We’ll play the drum and as many other instruments we can get to the Swahili song we’ve worked on when we met before Godly Play during Lent.  We should have time for some friendly competition with the hymnals and maybe we’ll find the music-basketball!

This event is exclusively for kids in preschool through Grade 5!

Let us know you’re coming so we have enough pizza.  Have your parents send your name by email or call to Lauren Whittaker at LaurenWhittaker222@gmail.com or 412.508.5196.

3rd Annual Vacation Bible School–REGISTER NOW!

vbs logo 2014Weird Animals VBS will be held June 24-28 from 9-12 daily here at St. Stephens.  Plan to join us this year for Weird Animals, where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind! Weird Animals is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the wild and wacky activities that help faith flow into real life. 

Space is limited so please register early.  Registration forms are available at the back of the church or click here.

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March 30, 2014: Our Lenten program, Living in a Fragile World!