Sunday, 2 September, Fifteenth Sunday after PentecostLectionary readings 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 9 September, Sixteenth Sunday after PentecostLectionary readings 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 16 September, Sevententh Sunday after PentecostLectionary readings 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 23 September, Eighteenth Sunday after PentecostLectionary readings 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 30 September, Nineteenth Sunday after PentecostLectionary readings 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist
LECTIONARY STUDY: Rev. Miriam Acevedo holds a weekly lectionary study on Fridays at 9 AM in the undercroft of St. Stephen’s All are welcome.
CHURCH PICNIC: On Sunday, August 26th we will celebrate Rev Miriam’s first
anniversary with us and our parish family with a Potluck Picnic. Entrees are Sabra's grilled chicken and Pam Boyer's pulled pork. We're looking for sides, salads, and desserts. Mark your calendar!
NEW CARPET: We have new carpet on the stairs! This cathedral red commercial grade carpet was installed last Monday! Thanks to our crew of guys who took out the old carpet and pad. The cost was covered from our fund raising
earnings for 2017.
ST. STEPHEN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND: St. Stephens Scholarship Fund: Please consider making a donation in any
amount large or small to the Scholarship fund. We have given our first two awards this year and really want to keep the fund healthy and growing so we can have a small part in making some dreams of higher education come true for
students in Pittsfield. Donations in any amount are accepted. The first recipients were awarded to Cameron Darrah and Megan Callicoat. They each received a $1000.00 award for their freshman year. These awards are renewable for an additional year if the recipients meet the renewal criteria set by the Scholarship Committee
OLD HOME DAY: Thank you to all our hard working volunteers, we earned over $2200.00. The crowds were smaller this year due in part to a change of date for the event. The bake table sold out. The Silent Auction only had 2 items that did not sell and the Café did well for the size of the crowd. The remaining question is “How many Episcopalians does it take to make a pulled pork sandwich?”
VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: A big thank you to Tanisha Ekerberg, and Rick Coffin, Daniel Welch, and others who worked to make us look good for Old Home Day! We still need some help. See Sabra Welch if you can help for an hour or two.
FIRST SUNDAY BIBLE/BOOK STUDY: Every first Sunday of the month, Miriam will hold a short bible study or book review. If we choose to do a book study, I would like to use The Bible and the Land: Uncover the Ancient Culture, Discover Hidden Meanings by Gary M. Burge. Please let Miriam know if you are interested.
PARISH FAMILY SUNDAY: Please join us on the last Sunday of the month for light refreshments and conversation in the undercroft after the service. Sign-up sheet for hosting is posted in the Narthex. offee, tea, and punch supplies are stored in the kitchen. A simple snack is all that is needed.
VIGIL LIGHT: If you would like to dedicate the vigil light in memory, celebration or thanksgiving, please let Paul or Sabra know. There is no charge for this special way to note a milestone.
EPISCOPAL JOURNAL: The current issue of the paper giving all the latest in denominational news is available at the back of the church.
FOOD GATHERING: We are collecting items for the local food pantries on the last Sunday of the month. Donate non-perishable food or non-food items not eligible for food stamps such as toiletries or paper towels. Cash is also welcome. Envelopes for monetary offerings are available at the back of the church; place in the collection plate. Leave in-kind items next to the baptismal font.
QUIET TIMES: The current "Forward Day by Day" booklet to aid you with your daily meditations is in the rack at the top of the stairs. Help yourself!
BORROWING SOMETHING?: If you would like to borrow something from the church, please make sure your coordinate this with the Sr. Warden, Jr. Warden, or the Building and Grounds Team Leader.
CHURCH CLEANING: For the latest cleaning schedule in Adobe Acrobat format, see the link at the top of this page. A copy is posted at church. Thanks to all who have volunteered for this important ministry.
HOMEBOUND VISITS: Our lay Eucharistic Visitors are available for regular visits to homebound
VESTRY MEETING MINUTES: Approved Vestry Meeting minutes are posted on the bulletin board in the Undercroft.
PARISH FAMILY SUNDAY: Held on the last Sunday of the month throughout the year. Parishioners are invited to volunteer to take the gifts of wine and wafers to the Altar Rail during the Offertory for consecration. They are also invited to host the fellowship coffee hour in our Undercroft following the service. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the back of the church. You are encouraged to participate in this ministry!
PRAYER CONCERNS: Information received by Wednesday will be published in the following Sunday bulletin. Please note that permission must be granted from the individual before a name is published, and in all cases, confidentiality must be a major consideration. Once the prayer concern is satisfied, please ask that the name be removed.
ALTAR FLOWERS: If you would like to make a donation for flowers in remembrance or celebration, request forms can be found at the back of the church. Requests must be received two weeks in advance of the specified Sunday.