Walking the Way

walking the wayDid you know that this year, as we journey the Season of Stewardship together, you can now make your pledge online? Simply click here, download the card to fill it in, then save and email it as an attachment to: pledges@ststephenscohasset.org.   A prayer for you to pray as you consider your offering:

God of Abundance, you have created me in your image
and gifted me with a heart made for love and generosity.
As I seek to walk the way of Jesus,
help me live ever more fully into the person you have created me to be,
free of fear and secure in the knowledge of your divine favor. Amen.

Altar Guild Brunch

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Have you wondered about what serving on the Altar Guild is all about?  Do you enjoy working with flowers?  Do you wonder why we change hangings in the Sanctuary at different times of the year? Do you find the Sanctuary particularly beautiful at Christmas or Easter and think you might enjoy helping with the transformations?  We would love to talk with you about the many joys of serving on the Altar Guild.

Please join members of the Guild for “Brunch at the Rectory” on October 19 following the 10 AM service.  We will enjoy a delicious meal and share our love for this wonderful ministry.  All are welcome to attend… and not just women! Ask Steve and Jackie Brady about their work together on the Altar Guild…. They are one dynamic duo!

Please let Susan Esielonis at the church office (383-1083) know you will be attending our brunch or call Sheri Anderson (383-0587) for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Soup’s On! Come Join Us!

bible studyWe begin a wonderful study of the Gospel of Mark together – come enjoy soup and bread, good friends, and a great study! Short, sweet, and deep – something for everyone. We have two options of the same study to try to accommodate different schedules!

Monday evenings – beginning Monday, October 20th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (get pizza for the kids and come feed your soul…).

For folks at home – join the Wednesday morning group beginning October 22nd at 10:30 a.m… same study, no soup!

Call the office to sign up, or e-mail me at ammusto55@gmail.com before October 17.

May God bless us all – Ann Musto

St. Stephen’s Overseas Mission Trip and Service Projecthighschoolmissiontrips4

Join us on November 5th, when the Rev. Holly Hartman, deacon for global mission partnerships, will be with us to explore the possibility of St. Stephen’s developing an intergenerational mission partnership overseas, and to tell us about Diocesan funding and support for such trips.  November 5th from 7:00-9:00pm in the Bartow Room.  For more information, call Margot+ at 781-383-1083.

Chili Cook Off

Chili-Cookoff1Do you have a favorite chili recipe?! Bring it to Christ Church in Quincy on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. Enter it into a contest to find out who makes the best chili on the South Shore! It costs $10 to enter and proceeds will benefit the Sending Serving Grants that will match funds from the Cook-Off to help support outreach ministries of the South Shore Deanery.

Contact lynnpclark@yahoo.com to enter!

Picture of the Week

October 5, 2014: Blessing of the Animals on Sunday.