Week of Pentecost 19

Dear St. Stephen’s church family,

Love and blessings as we enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

 A few notes for the week:

 1. Friday, October 18th: Coffee House! 7 pm for the general public—we need an audience! And 5:30 for youth—we need some entertainment! If you would consider yourself outside of the “youth” category…but would still like to share a song or a joke or a dance!? Send me a line and we’ll sign you up! No admission to the Coffee House, but we will be accepting donations to jump start our “Thinking Outside the Box” Christmas campaign. One of the things we will be looking for are face masks for children in Mongolia, who are living in the most polluted capital city in the world. Anne named this as being a high need for the children in her area. So stay tuned for more details. Bring a TOONie and a friend to the Coffee House Friday!

 2. The long awaited Stephen’s Clothing Order Part 2 is in the works. Starting Sunday, you will have an opportunity to purchase a St. Stephen’s t -shirt (long sleeved, short sleeved or women’s v-neck), hoody (zip up or bunny hug style) or polo shirt (embroidered) in many and various colours. We are ordering from Bluewater Graphics once again. They did such a great job with our last order. The shirts will be sold at cost, but can’t be taken home until they have been paid for! 😊 Orders can be taken until Sunday, November 3rd and will be here in time for the Poinsettia Tea!  Sizing charts and colour options will be on display on Sunday.

3. Marriage Refresh—Our first Marriage Session is Sunday, October 20th, 6:30-8:30. Laurence and Anne will guide us through this program, using a video series by Gary Chapman, the creator of the 5 Love Languages. There will be a video in the sanctuary, time for socializing and dessert, and then time to talk together as a couple. Prayerfully consider whether this is something that might be good for you and your marriage relationship.

 4. There are still a few tickets left for the Fall Supper, October 26th. Get them while they last!

Parish Cycle of Prayer: This month, we continue to pray for the neighbourhood around St. Stephen’s. We pray for all people in their lives and work, for children and youth, for people who are struggling, for those who feel isolated or alone. We pray that our church might be a witness to God’s love in the neighbourhood, drawing people into deeper relationship with Jesus.

 We pray for Cody and family and for Wayne and Janet S and family.

 In Christ’s abundant love,

 Amy <><