OLD HOME DAY: The date is Saturday, July 22nd and “The Greatest Show on Earth” is the theme, in tribute to the circus. We will feature our Silent Auction, the St Stephen’s Café, and our bake table. There will be a free raffle of books for children and teens. List of Silent Auction Items
SUMMER FUN!Wednesday, August 2nd (rain date Aug 9) our 2nd Annual Ladies Night Kayaking at River Run in Alton (kayak rental & picnic $20 per person).
PITTSFIELD YOUTH WORKSHOP: Pittsfield Youth Workshop: They are on their summer schedule. They still need personal care items and food items for needy teens. School will start on August 29th. We will be helping PYW stock the food closet at the high school around that time. We support this group through our Outreach funds, and are now helping stock two food closets for hungry teens. Wish list includes: breakfast squares, single cereals, boxes of mac &cheese, microwave containers of ravioli, meatballs and spaghetti etc., tuna salad kits, jars of fluff or jelly, etc. They also need personal care items: soap, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and shampoo.
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.
PARISH FAMILY SUNDAY: We need hosts for the end of the month coffee hour. Coffee, tea, and punch supplies are stored in the kitchen. A simple snack is all that is needed.
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: We have learned that our neighbor, Pittsfield Youth Workshop (PYW) needs some help. They are trying to feed hungry teens (20-50) who participate in their programs. They have limited funds for this aspect of their program.
LECTIONARY STUDY: We continue to meet on Friday mornings at 9 AM with Father Ted. We read and study the lessons for hte upcoming Sunday service. Everyone is invited.
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!
PARISH MAILING LIST: The current edition of St. Stephen's member list is available at the back of the church.
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.