St. Stephen’s E-News – August 3, 2020

May grace and peace be yours in abundance! — Jim Dalton

Blessing for the Week!
May the warmth of Christ heal you,
the eyes of Christ gaze on you,
and the peace of Christ shine through you,
today and evermore.

Angela Ashwin, The Book of a Thousand Prayers

ALTAR FLOWERS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020

The altar flower pictured below were given by Joe and Vikki Farrer to the Glory of God, in celebration of the birthday of their son Matt, and in thanksgiving for family and friends!

Flower guild member, Joyce Dalton, arranged the flowers this past Sunday.

Image is of a character painting a billboard that reads “Announcements”

ARE YOU A FAN OF STATISTICS?
Here are some statistics from the St. Stephen’s Facebook page that I believe support our efforts, not only to meet the spiritual needs of our church family, but show support for our efforts to share the good news of Christ beyond our church doors!

–>Last 28 days: July 05-Aug 01: 5 new Page likes; our post reached 819 people ….an increase of 41%; our posts were engaged 2,314 times …an increase of 29 %

–>Our last three Sunday services were engaged with as follows: 180 times, 171 times, and 161 times for a total of 512 engagements of those three services

–>277 people “like” St. Stephen’s Facebook page. The breakdown of the location of those “likes” is as follows:
37 – Little Rock
35 – Cabot
24 – Jacksonville
18 – North Little Rock
9 – Beebe
6 – Sherwood
5 – Maumelle
5 – Conway
4 – Springdale
1 – Brazil
1 – Nigeria
1 – Argentina
1 – Thailand
1 – Cambodia

66 % of the “likes” were women
33 % of the “likes” were men

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES IN AUGUST
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
John Mason – August 6th
Karen Owen – August 8th
Catherine Fortney – August 19th

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES
Burl and Sandy Hays – August 4th
Tim and Terri Isaac – 9th
Mack & Catherine Fortney – 22nd

SERVING THIS COMING SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020
Deacon/Sermon – Rev. Joyce Dalton
Lector – Dan Dennis
Assisting – Rev. Toby Rowe
Celebrant – Rev. Jim Dalton

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICES THIS WEEK
SUNDAY, August 2
Sunday Worship, 10:30AM, Facebook Live

MONDAY, August 3
Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat

TUESDAY, August 4
Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Love
Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby

WEDNESDAY, August 5
Noon Prayer -12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Rejoice with Joyce
Bible Study – A Journey with John, Day 37, John 16:1-15, using Google Meet

THURSDAY, August 6
Morning Devotional – 8:00 AM, on Facebook Live: Java with Jim; Theme this week – Love
Compline – 7:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Twilight with Toby

FRIDAY, August 7
Noon Prayer – 12:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Prayers with Pat

SATURDAY, August 8
Compline – 8:00 PM, on Facebook Live: Late-night with Laura

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:
May the power of your love, Lord Christ, fiery and sweet,
so absorb our hearts as to withdraw them from
undue attachment to all that is under heaven;
grant that we may be ready to die for love of your love,
as you died for love of our love.
—St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)