The first Sunday in Advent

The first Sunday in Advent

Dear St. Stephen’s church family,  What I say to you, I say to all: Keep awake! (Mark 13:37).  We have arrived at the first day of the Christian year. Happy New Year! Happy Advent. May we wake from our spiritual slumber and perceive the many ways that Christ comes to...
The first Sunday in Advent

The last week of summer

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Blessings on this last summer weekend!  1.  Today we held the funeral of dear parishioner Coreen Margaret Smith, who had been a member of the church since she was a child. Coreen and her husband Brian were married here, and their twin...
The first Sunday in Advent

July 5th Pentecost 5

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Greetings in Christ! 1. The readings for this Sunday are: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 The Gospel contains the “comfortable words” from the Book of...
The first Sunday in Advent

News in this difficult time

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. What a week! I hope that everybody is doing well in the midst of this social experiment, in which we are making every effort to contain the spread of...
The first Sunday in Advent

The Week of Pentecost

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Greetings in Christ! Some parish news for the week: 1. Our prayer chain has been working to refresh its links and ensure that we have a way to share prayer requests. If you feel called to be a part of this ministry, please talk with...
The first Sunday in Advent

News for the week of May 20th

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, 1. Youth group Meets Friday night. 7:00 at the church, walk to mini golf. 2. John will be ordained as a deacon in Calgary On Saturday, June 8th. We would like to give John a set of stoles as an ordination gift. A member of the parish...