Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Super-Duper Night Watch

Leave it to our mighty, mighty youth group (under the fabulous care of Kyle and Mary) to decide that our church could plan a better Night Watch than the Cathedral. So March 5, our Youth group will be having Super-Duper Night Watch right here at St. Stephen's. An ice skating trip, lots of games and fun and, of course, a middle of the night eucharist will all add to the fun!

All young people in the parish and their friends are welcome for this all-night fun-athon!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Just tonight (at the pancake supper) I had someone come up to me and say how much more meaningful the experience of attending the Holy Week services had made Easter. It's really true, the more effort one puts into anything, the more reward they will receive. So much more true for our spiritual lives.

Lent is one of those times when we really have the opportunity to stretch ourselves spiritually. Please do not let that opportunity pass you by. Here are some opportunities that we have at St. Stephen's in teh coming weeks:

On Saturdays, we will have a Bible study at 3 p.m. that focuses on the Letters of Paul. (Meets in conference room).

On Sundays after 10:30 church we have a special program that begins with lunch and focuses on the book 3 Cups of Tea. (See the article below for more)

On Wednesdays we have a return of the Wednesday night service at 7:30 p.m. It is a fun, family-friendly worship experience with live music and short sermons!

Please consider adding one of these experiences to your Lenten Journey. The more you put in, the more rewards you will see.

Have a happy and holy Lent.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

3 Cups of Tea

For Lent, we will be offering an intergenerational experience based on the book Three Cups of Tea. The program will begin with lunch after church on Sundays and include Bible stories, games, crafts, songs, prayer and lots of fun!

We will be collecting, as part of this program, pennies for the Pennies for Peace campaign that raises money and awareness for the construction of schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Please join us!