The third Week of Epiphany 2021

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 third Week of Epiphany 2021

November 8th

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Greetings on this snowy day!  I took a photo of the green grass at the front of the church yesterday. I knew that we would have to file it away in our memory bank until Spring! As the snow continues, please stay safe and cozy! We will...
The third Week of Epiphany 2021

Pentecost 21

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, 1. Gobble gobble! Today is our Turkey to Go event! In a few hours we will be serving 167 meals to parishioners, family, friends and neighbours. Karlos Hospitality has prepared and packaged all the food. Turkey to Go-ers will arrive at...
The third Week of Epiphany 2021

Thanksgiving

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Happy Thanksgiving! Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty and they presses shall burst out with the new wine. -Proverbs 3:9-10 I hope that each of...
The third Week of Epiphany 2021

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 third Week of Epiphany 2021

Labour Day Weekend

Dear St. Stephen’s church family, Love and greetings in Christ! Happy Labour Day long weekend. Hear Jesus’ words: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 (New King James Version) 1. As children prepare to go back to...
The third Week of Epiphany 2021

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...