img_0096Liturgical Ministry for Middle and High School Youth

If your middle or high school teen is interested in serving at St. Stephen’s Church in a liturgical capacity, the Rev. Margot will be interviewing candidates to serve as Acolytes, Lectors (Readers), and Chalice Bearers.  This is an opportunity to serve our community and to experience first hand what it’s like to be among our worship leaders.  Contact: Rev. Margot at

St. Stephen’s Church Business Networking Group Meet-Up

Did you know that St. Stephen’s has a Linked-In group called the St. Stephens Church Business Networking Group, with more than 40 members?  Join us for our first official meet-up at Mr. Dooley’s on Tuesday, September 24th, from 6-9 PM. Questions?  Email Rev. Margot at


Waking Up

Wonder what all the fuss about white privilege is?  Interested in exploring matters of race and whiteness from a theological and spiritual perspective? Join us as we go about the business of “waking up.”  Next group meeting: In the Bartow Room on Thursday morning, September 29th at 7:30 AM.  If possible, please RSVP Rev. Margot so we have the proper amount of food and coffee!

dibleyBlessing of the Animals

We will be celebrating St. Francis Day with Holy Eucharist and the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday morning, October 9th, during our 10am service Yes, your pets will be welcomed in church with you! Join us for this very special liturgy as we celebrate the many gifts of God’s creation-most especially the animals entrusted to our care.

halloween.pngInterfaith Social Services Halloween Costume Drive

What do you do with your kid’s Halloween costume after it is used once or twice? Does it take up valuable storage space in your house? Our friends at Interfaith Social Services are collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes to help the hundreds of area children they serve through their food pantry. These are children who would otherwise not have a costume at all. Be a part of the give these children the opportunity to enjoy fun Halloween festivities like our own kids do.

Just drop off your new or gently used costume at St. Stephen’s no later than Sunday, October 16th.  We’ll deliver them to Interfaith Social Services on Monday the 17th. Questions?  Contact Sue McHugh at  Thank you!

Picture of the Week

Successful Parish Picnic on September 18th.