Summer is Winding Down…

BeachService2010blankThis weekend is our last Sunday of our summer service schedule. Be sure to enjoy one more beach service before we return to 8am and 10am services in the church on September 7th.

Don’t be sad about the end of summer! We have some exciting events coming up to kickoff the Fall! Be sure to mark your calendars:

August 31st: End of summer schedule/last beach service
September 4th:
Adult Choir resumes
September 7th:
Return to 8am and 10am service
One Room Schoolhouse with Julia Muller
Ice Cream ‘Sundae Sunday’
September 8th:
Episcopal City Tutoring begins
September 14th:
Godly Play resumes
Annual Parish Picnic (details below)
September 25:
Children’s Choir Begins (details below)

Our Adult Choir Season Begins Once More…

…on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00. We have a great Adult Choir here at St. Stephen’s Church, and we welcome new members. No audition is required. Singing is a gift not just to the congregation, but also to ourselves. It prolongs life, provides relaxation, and makes us part of a joyous community of singers that enjoys their work and does it with enthusiasm. We hope you will consider joining us!

Annual Parish Picnic

Mark your calendars for the Annual Parish Picnic on September 14th on the Common following the 10:00 AM service!

Plan to bring your favorite salad, side dish, dessert or beverage for the picnic and we’ll provide the main dish, fellowship and fun. This is the kick-off event of the fall and full of fun (Moon Bounce for ALL ages) and fellowship!

Children’s Choir News

IMG00017-20140323-0958If you have been following the messages in these pages this summer, you will have seen notices about our Children’s Choir Committee, which has been meting all summer. We are ready to announce plans for forming a Children and Youth Choir once again here at St. Stephen’s Church. Singing as a child in a church choir has benefits that last a lifetime, and introduce children to a life of faith that can be done in no other way. Singing is a joy, and a gift that keeps on giving. It introduces our children and youth to a community that sustains and supports them.

We will be handing out more information and registration forms at the Ice Cream Social on September 7, and also at the Parish Picnic on September 14. Rehearsals will begin in the Choir Room on Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 for children from K -2, and at 5:00 for children and youth in grades 3 through 12. Questions? Contact John Whiteside (617-436-3640) or Lauren Whittaker (412-508-5196.)

Gently used clothing and toys needed! 

donate-imageRev. Colette Wood’s parish, All Saints in Whitman, is opening up a new community thrift shop in September. The thrift shop will be open twice a week for folks from nearby towns to come and buy adult and children’s clothes, toys and small household goods.

We are very much in need of more children’s clothes! If you have some you would like to donate you can drop bags off at the Wood’s house, leaving them on the porch at 748 Country Way in Scituate. You can call Colette at 617-922-9664 if you have any questions. Thank you in advance! 

Picture of the Week

August 17, 2014:  Final beach service baptism of the summer!