Sunday, January 18, 2009


How did it get to be January? How is it that there have been no posts since November? It certainly isn't indicative of inactivity there have been headines a-go-go but apparently no time to post them. That, in itself, is a shame. So here are some highlights:

We had our 50th anniversary of our building the weekend of December 12-14. It was fantastic!

On Friday night we saw friends like the Romers, the Harleys, the Johnsons, the Rowans, and the Leafs for a quiet gathering in the lounge. There was lots of reminiscing and even a few prank phone calls to folks we thought should have joined us!

On Saturday we had a dinner for about a hundred friends. We began with snacks and wine in the Lounge and then gathered in teh Parish Hall for dinner. We were graced with Win Perry who was an architecture intern that worked on the original design of the sanctuary who told us stories not only about the design of the sanctuary but also about the building process. Former rectors Orion Davis and George Adamik joined us and commented on the life of St. Stephen's.

Than. . . Orion, George, Al J. And John R. came and talked about the ministry of two very special people -- Al Chapin and Carol McKenna. Then the current rector (me) presented these two wonderful souls with the title of Wardens Emeritus. I think for once I finally was able to suprise them both!

On Sunday Bishop Sisk came and confirmed 9 people and received one and we had a procession taht included many of our building users over the years including a giant butterfly puppet. I know the Bishop has been in many processions over the years but he did comment that this one was quite extraordinary.

Christmas Eve and Christmas were beautiful and we once again remember how very grateful we are for this special place called St. Stephen's.

Thanks be to God!


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