The Last Week of June!

Dear St. Stephen’s church family,

Love and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Some news for the week:

1. A funeral for our beloved Marj F 

Took place on Thursday, June 27th at 11 am, followed by a lunch provided by Community Life. There is a lovely obituary in the Star Phoenix. You can look it up online if you don’t have a paper copy. Rest in peace, and rise in glory! 

2. We presented a $1000 cheque to the Friends of Nazanin this past Sunday.

The Friends of Nazanin are an ecumenical group of churches and individuals working through the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon Refugee Office to help a refugee family come to Canada from Iran. The family experienced religious persecution and had to flee their home country. They are expected in Saskatoon in the near future. Please keep them in your prayers. If you have any questions or are able to support this project further, please contact Jan.

 3. VBS! ROAR!

We still have room for children ages 4-12 to come and enjoy a week of learning about God’s love in Jesus through stories, games, singing and crafts. If you have little people in your life, consider bringing them or sharing the information with them. Please keep VBS in your prayers! 

4. ReFresh

The weather was not permitting…☹ and so we postponed our painting project until the weekend of July 5th and 6th. If you come time on either of those days, consider coming and lending a hand!

Parish Cycle of Prayer:

We continue to pray for the upcoming General Synod to be held in July. We pray for our delegates: Bishop Chris Harper, Archdeacon Ken Watts, Dean Scott Pittendrigh, Ruth Skinner, Chris Wood and Alexa Wallace. 

We pray for parish members Harry and Aline and Ven. Larry and Betty and their families.

Here is a quote from an embroidered picture given to us by parishioner Dianne E, who is moving to BC:

(farewell Dianne and many blessings in this new chapter of your life):

Before you go to bed at night give your troubles to God. He will be up all night anyway.

 Send faithfully, hopefully and with love,

 The Rev. Amy <><