November 5th, 2019
Dear St. Stephen’s church family,
Greetings in Christ!
Some news for the week:
1. We are putting in our order for Stephen’s clothing tomorrow.
If you have any last minute orders, please email or phone Amy.
2. This Sunday we celebrate the Holy Baptism of Daxton
son of David and Kristin and brother to Declan. The family has invited the church family to stay for a light lunch following the service. All are welcome.
3. The School of Discipleship in the Diocese of Saskatoon
is hosting a Thursday/Friday event on the theme of Preparing for Advent Preaching, at St. John’s Cathedral. Those interested in preaching or learning about preaching are welcome to attend. (Amy will be in attendance on Friday.)
Thursday, November 7th from 10-3: The Nuts and Bolts of Preaching.
Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm: Public Evening Prayer with guest preacher Archdeacon Donna Wall (all welcome!)
Friday, November 8th from 10-4: Preaching the Advent of our God, with break out groups led by local scholars
4. The Poinsettia Tea and Craft Sale is soon upon us—Saturday, November 16th!
This parish wide event is an annual tradition where we open our doors, host people for lunch and dessert, sell baking, crafts and white elephant table items. Volunteers are always needed and can sign up for various tasks. We need bakers, people to sell at the tables, greeters, people to help clean up, soup makers etc. Please consider contributing in whatever way you can. Invite friends for lunch. Spread the word!
5. Marriage Session 3 takes place on Sunday, November 10th, 6:30-8:30.
We are using Gary Chapman’s (the 5 Love Languages) video seminars, entitled, “Getting the Marriage you’ve Always Wanted.” All are welcome to attend, even if you were unable to make the first sessions. Come and see what it’s all about. Talk with Laurence or Anne for more information.
Parish Cycle of Prayer:
Throughout November, we pray for all who are preparing for baptism and confirmation. We include Lo, Wesley, Kaynan, Jillian and Jessie in our prayers. We also pray for Daxton and his family and for Dier and his family (baptism in January). We pray for all of us as we seek to live out our baptismal covenant, especially the promise to “continue in the Apostle’s teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread and in the prayers.”
We pray for Noella and her family and for Shaun and her family.