Thanksgiving Food Drive

indexInterfaith Social Services in Quincy is hosting a special food drive for South Shore families in need this holiday season. St. Stephen’s was invited to host a drive to contribute to their efforts. Let’s help make Thanksgiving dinner a reality for as many families as possible this season! Click here for a detailed list of needed items. We will be collecting food this Sunday and next Sunday in order to make the delivery to Interfaith Social Services by November 23rd. Any contribution goes a long way!

Annual Parish Work Day is Approaching!parish work day

Last year’s Parish Work Day was a great success and we plan to repeat it this year. We are going to be getting together at the Church on Saturday, November 22nd from 8am-2pm to work on a number of tasks around the church.  Tasks will include cleaning, painting, yard work and more.  No special talents are necessary!!  We’ll be doing coffee and donuts in the morning and pizza for lunch.  Even if you only have an hour or two we would appreciate your help and your company!

Thanksgiving Service 

Please join us at 9:00 am on Thanksgiving morning as we praise God for the many blessings in our lives!

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.  

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends,
and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.  

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.  

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.  

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ;
for the truth of his Word and the example of his life;
for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation;
for his dying, through which he overcame death;
and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known;
and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

Turkey Tourney

turkey-platter31Tired of trying to use up Thanksgiving leftovers for weeks? Sick of throwing away perfectly good food? Then join our St. Stephen’s Turkey Tourney! On Sunday, November 30th, all are welcome to bring a dish using their leftover Thanksgiving turkey and enter into the Turkey Tourney. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your dishes! And be sure to bring your appetite!

Picture of the Week

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November 14, 2014: Happy Birthday! Soup and Sandwich celebrating the past month’s birthdays with a cake.