Dear St. Stephen’s church family,

 Starting September 3rd, we will go back to our regular morning schedule of 8:30 am and 10:30 am, with our 5 pm Malayalam service. Church school resumes in September! Welcome back! 

We held a beautiful coffee hour celebration for Sophie and Miracle who are now officially new Canadians! Thanks to all who helped, to serve cake and decorate. 

Confirmation classes started last week and will continue in September.  All confirmation candidates should attend all classes. I am looking forward to another year of growing in faith as these young people prepare to confirm the faith affirmed in their baptism. 

Our Saskatoon Open Door collaboration continues as St. Stephen’s volunteers host a year of English Conversation Circles, alternating online (zoom) and in person. We are switching to Thursday evenings from Tuesday evenings this year for a change.

The Rev John Chuol will be installed as the priest in charge at St. Andrew’s in Calgary on Sunday, September 24th at 4 pm. Please sign the card for him in the Mitchell Hall as we give thanks and celebrate this continued ministry.



 “Reading the Bible Better” –a book study and discussion group will begin on Thursday,  September 7th at 1:30 pm, either in the Mitchell Hall or outside, depending on the weather. We’ll read chapter 1 for our first session and discuss.   


Tuesday Evening Prayer has been taking place throughout the summer. Thank you to Rev. Perry for leading this! We will recommence Tuesday evening prayer later in September, details TBA. 

The Great Litany–a time of quiet prayer and contemplation, offering our confession for the sins of the world and for our own sins.
This short service will take place once a month, on the first Friday of the month, at 12:15 in the sanctuary, led by Rev. Perry. Bring your concerns and intentions as we begin a new month in the presence of God.

Christmas in August? If you’d like to talk about/vision an Advent/Christmas event , please meet after church on Sunday, September 10th after church.   All welcome to join in the discussion. 



If we truly love our neighbor, we shall without a doubt share with him or her the good news of Jesus. How can we possibly claim to love our neighbor if we know the gospel but keep it from them?

Equally, however, if we truly love our neighbor we shall not stop with evangelism. Our neighbor is neither a bodiless soul that we should love only their soul, nor a soulless body that we should care for its welfare alone, nor even a body-soul isolated from society. God created the human person, who is my neighbor, as a body-soul-in-community. Therefore, if we love our neighbors as God made them, we must inevitably be concerned for their total welfare, the good of their soul, their body, and their community. -John Stott

Sent with faith, hope and love, in Christ,

Rev. Amy <><

Parish Cycle of Prayer:

Monday: for all who are suffering the loss of loved ones, homes and property due to the forest fires in Canada and around the world. For those who are fighting fires and helping support communities at this time of crisis. For God’s earth, that it might be restored and renewed. 
Tuesday: for God’s guidance and protection of our parish as we move into Fall and seek to be the church God has called us to be, using our gifts and serving the Lord, the world and each other, in Jesus’ name. 
Wednesday: in thanksgiving for answered prayers, for healing, for safety, for renewed relationships. 
Thursday: for Brian, Brendan and Scott
Friday: for Jason, Lisa, with Bryson, Doran and Garen

Sent with joy and hope in Christ,

The Rev. Amy