Parish News for January 3

Dear St. Stephen’s church family,

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…We continue to bask in the love and glory of Christmas as we move towards Epiphany! Some news:

Guest Preacher

Epiphany  Sunday

We are blessed to have John Chuol as our guest preacher on Epiphany Sunday! He is taking a preaching class at Emmanuel and St. Chad, and this is part of his required coursework. Please pray for John and for all of us, as we listen to the Word of God.

Music Event

Saturday, January 5, 7:30pm

A New Year Recital, featuring Godwin Friesen performing Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 & Beethoven’s Appassionata, Saturday, January 5th, 2019,  @ 7:30pm at Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin. Tickets at Door, $20.00 for adults/$10.00 students.

English Language Conversation Circles

Tuesday, January 8

Tuesday, January 8th is the first of our new English Language Conversation Circles, offered together with the Open Door Society. Please pray for the volunteers and participants. This is a new endeavor for St. Stephen’s for 2019!

Youth Group Schedule

Kickoff January 11

Youth Group Schedule now available! Our kick off for the year happens on January 11th. Post Christmas Party!

Marriage Sessions

Sundays 6-7:30pm: Jan 27 | Feb 24 | Mar 24 | Apr 28

Date, Dine, Discuss and Dash! To nurture and strengthen marriage relationships. We are looking forward to this opportunity!

A quote for these last days of the Christmas season:

We are called to prove in our own lives that Christ is born, that God is with us. But we are constantly in danger of going about our business without Christ. We keep to our old ways of life and do not allow God to enter our daily affairs.…We will always have to struggle to make sure that Jesus enters our lives, and that he lives on earth, not only in heaven. This is the fight of the church in the world. We are placed in the restlessness and the anxiety of a world fraught with evil, but we have a battle cry and the joyful news: “To us a child is born!” (Isaiah 9:6). Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Sent with joy and hope in Christ,

The Rev. Amy