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St. Stephen’s Weekly – September 21, 2020

May the peace and love of God be ever present in your life.Jim+ — Jim Dalton Prayer of the Week: For the Family Heavenly Father, we thank you for your mercieswhich are new every morning:For health and strength,for this day with its fresh opportunities for work and service.Bless each one of us, and hold us together in your love and in love of you.We pray for your help and guidance as we face the duties to be done,the decisions to be made, the temptations that may beset us,the disappointments that may beset us.Guide us, strengthen us, keep us;and grant that in all things we may act worthily of our Christian calling.Amen. Altar Flowers from Sunday, September 20, 2020The above pictured flowers were given by Richard Engel to the glory of God and in honor of the anniversary of Eric and Athena, the anniversary of Richard and Mary, and the birthday of Mary. The flowers were arranged by Laura Phillips. Most Recent Guidelines from the Diocese about Gathering for Worship As we continue to live with the pandemic in our communities and learn more about the virus’s transmission, I am updating my recommendations for gathering in church. The meeting recommendations are

LITURGICAL OFFERINGS THIS WEEK ON FACEBOOK LIVE – September 21, 2020

LITURGICAL OFFERINGS THIS WEEK ON FACEBOOK LIVEMonday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 PM (Noon): Prayer’s with Pat Tuesday and Thursday, Java with Jim: 8:00 AM; this week’s theme “God’s Love” Tuesday and Thursday, Twilight with Toby: 7:00 PM; Compline (Jim will be covering for Toby on Thursday evening this week) Saturday: Late-Night with Laura; 8:00 PM; Compline Sunday: Worship; 10:30 AM WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDYA Journey with John 50 Day Bible Challenge. We will be discussing the scripture reading for Day 44 or 50: John 19:16b-30. This passage is Jesus journey to the cross. This will be on Google Meet. If you would like to participate let Jim Dalton know and you will receive an email invitation to join the group. You simply need internet access via computer or smart phone or tablet. Read the passage of scripture prior to the bible study. Then listen or participate as you wish.

St. Stephen’s E-News – September 14, 2020

May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith; and may you be rooted and grounded in love! SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKSt. Stephen’s Liturgical Calendar of Services for week of September 13 – 19SUNDAY, September 13*Sunday Worship, 10:30AM, Facebook LiveCelebrant: Rev. Jim DaltonSermon: Rev Joyce DaltonEucharistic Minister: Martha Mayland MONDAY, September 14*Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat TUESDAY, September 15*Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Vulnerability*Vestry Meeting – 6:00 PM, Google Meet*Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby WEDNESDAY, September 16*Noon Prayer -12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Jim*Bible Study – A Journey with John, Day 43, John 19:1-16a, using Google Meet THURSDAY, September 17*Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Vulnerability*Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby FRIDAY, September 18*Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat SATURDAY, September 19*Compline – 8:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Late-night with Laura ANNOUNCEMENTSVESTRY MEETING:Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 15, at 6:00 PM on Google Meet. Vestry members will receive a link in an email tomorrow in the early afternoon. The room for the meeting

Schedule for the Week – September 14, 2020

St. Stephen’s Liturgical Calendar of Services for week of September 13 – 19 SUNDAY, September 13*Sunday Worship, 10:30AM, Facebook LiveCelebrant: Rev. Jim DaltonSermon: Rev Joyce DaltonEucharistic Minister: Martha Mayland MONDAY, September 14*Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat TUESDAY, September 15*Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Vulnerability*Vestry Meeting – 6:00 PM, Google Meet*Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby WEDNESDAY, September 16*Noon Prayer -12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Jim*Bible Study – A Journey with John, Day 43, John 19:1-16a, using Google Meet THURSDAY, September 17*Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Vulnerability*Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby FRIDAY, September 18*Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat SATURDAY, September 19*Compline – 8:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Late-night with Laura

St. Stephen’s E-News – September 7, 2020

Grace and Peace be with you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! — Jim Dalton Altar Flower DedicationThe Altar Flowers this week were given to the Glory of God and in honor of Pat Phillips’s birthday and in thanksgiving for the recovery of Dan Moser from heart surgery. The flowers were arranged by Jean Moser. The New Darth Vader or St. Stephen’s own Deacon!To say 2020 is one to be remembered is an understatement. I do wish that this wonderful lady had retired this past spring, but she has put on the Covid armor and is back attacking the challenges of shaping young minds and hearts. Teachers and student always need our prayers but this year they need them more than ever! If you are not in a habit of offering up daily prayers, this is a great year to begin. Include teacher and students in daily prayers. Our church offers up daily prayers both in our daily office services and our Daughter’s of the King chapter offers daily prayers. There is power in prayer and power in numbers. Take up your cross and pray daily if you are not already! The Force be with You! HOPEJoyce

Liturgical Offerings this Week – September 7, 2020

Liturgical Offerings this Week Tuesday 8:00 AM – Java with Jim; Morning Devotional; Hope remains the theme.Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Twilight with Toby; ComplineWednesday, 12:00 PM – Noon Prayers with JimWednesday, 6:00 PM – Bible Study, John 18:28-40Thursday, 8:00 AM – Java with Jim; Morning Devotional; Hope, cont.Thursday, 7:00 PM – Twilight with Toby; ComplineFriday, 12:00 PM – Prayers with Pat; Noon PrayerSaturday, 8:00 PM – Late Night with Laura; Compline All of these will be on Facebook Live except the bible study which will be on Google Meet. If you would like an invitation to attend the bible study, please let Jim Dalton know. It’s never too late to join. Sunday, September 13, 10:30 AM: Worship ServicesSermon: Joyce DaltonOfficiant: Jim DaltonEucharistic Minister: Martha Mayland

Schedule of Services for this Week – August 31, 2020

SUNDAY, August 30Sunday Worship, 10:30AM, Facebook Live MONDAY, August 31Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat TUESDAY, September 1Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – HopeCompline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Joyce and Jim for Toby WEDNESDAY, September 2Noon Prayer -12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Jim THURSDAY, September 3Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – HopeCompline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby FRIDAY, September 4Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat SATURDAY, September 5Compline – 8:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Late-night with Laura

St. Stephen’s E-News – August 31, 2020

May Grace and Peace by yours, in abundance! — Jim Dalton May the grace and peace of God be with you! The Altar Flowers from this Sunday were donated by Anita Williams to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Paul Wilson and her St. Stephen’s family. The flowers were arranged by Pat Phillips. Face-to-Face Gathering for Worship As I mentioned in the service yesterday, I have received limited feedback from our congregation about gathering face-to-face for worship. As of this writing I have heard from seventeen of our church members. Three (3) are interested in attending the services in the nave. Fourteen (14) feel there is still too much risk and would prefer waiting until a vaccine is developed and the virus is under control. As long as we keep the total number at ten (10) or less, we can have people come and participate when we video the service. It would be nice to have a few more present to give verbal responses from the congregation. If you are interested in coming occasionally, please let Toby or me know and we will schedule you to attend. On a typical Sunday the three clergy and one lay person

Schedule of Worship Opportunities this Week – August 23 – 29, 2020

SUNDAY, August 23Sunday Worship, 10:30 AM, Facebook Live MONDAY, August 24Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat TUESDAY, August 25Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – The Church Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Joyce and Jim for Toby WEDNESDAY, August 26Noon Prayer -12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Rejoice with JimBible Study – A Journey with John, Day 40, John 18:1-14, using Google Meet THURSDAY, August 27Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – The Church Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby FRIDAY, August 28Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat SATURDAY, August 29Compline – 8:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Late-night with Laura

St. Stephen’s News – August 24, 2020

Grace and Peace to you all! — Jim Dalton ALTAR FLOWERSPictured below are the altar flowers from Sunday, August 23rd. They were given by Laura Phillips to the glory of God and in loving memory of her daughter Christie Hollingsworth Poe. The flowers were arranged by Alexa Harrod. Gathering for WorshipI would like for you to contact me and let me know if you want to gather for worship at St. Stephen’s. We will continue to broadcast our services on Facebook at 10:30 AM on Sunday morning. If some of you would like to attend the services in and space out in the nave and wear a mask, I would like for you to let me know. Those of you at risk with health issues or simply who do not feel it is yet time for you to be around others until the threat of this virus has been eliminated or is under control, I would like to hear from you as well. If the number of members who want to be in attendance is low enough, we may be able to work out a plan that would be approved by the diocese. But the first thing I need is