Congregational News & Events – Week of March 26, 2018
2018 Holy Week Service Schedule
Thursday, March 29 – Maundy Thursday 7:00pm
beginning in Hobson Hall with a light Mediterranean snack and Ritual of Servanthood concluding with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar in the sanctuary. The choir will sing.
Friday, March 30, Good Friday Services – 12:30pm and 7:00pm
Service with communion from the reserved sacrament.
Saturday, March 31, The Great Vigil of Easter – 9:00pm
Stories of God’s mighty acts told around the campfire in the courtyard (weather permitting), Holy Baptism and the festive first Eucharist of Easter in the sanctuary.
Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday – One service at 10:30am
Easter Service will feature special music of Ralph Vaughan Williams with text by George Herbert sung by the choir and tenor guest artist Daniel Neer, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children!
DSO Exodus Big Read Class Resumes 4.8.18
Choir Rehearsal 8:30am in the Chapel.
Children Youth Families Ministry – Hobson Hall
April 1st – Easter Sunday
All children and youth are welcome for a re-telling of the Easter story in Hobson Hall. The service will be followed by our annual Easter egg hunt in the courtyard.
Noonday Prayer (and Lunch) Wednesdays, 12:30pm in the Sanctuary/Hobson Hall
Campus Ministry Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
| EASTER FLOWERS
This week envelopes are provided in the pews for donations for Easter flowers. Please write “Easter Flowers” on your check and indicate if you would like to have a loved one listed in the Easter bulletin as a memorial. Deadline for names is Wednesday, March 28! After the Easter morning service, flowers will be available to be taken to shut-ins, and when they have lost their blooms the left overs will be planted on the church grounds.
Pastoral Care Updates
Janet McNaughton has volunteered to be the Sunshine coordinator. Sunshine coordinators are part of the Pastoral Care Committee and send out greeting cards to shut-ins and others with significant life events. Janet will be compiling a list of folks to send cards to on behalf of the church. Please contact Janet if you have names and addresses of people who you think might appreciate a card.
DSO Big Read – Week 31
There are 3 opportunities to engage with the Exodus journey. Each begins with a very interesting video clip produced here in the diocese by people you may know as they show us what Exodus means to them where they are. Where will the road take you? Read below for dates and times:
NSI Collections for March: UPDATE
Trade-In Bake Sale and Easter Collection
Mac n’ Cheese Count: 379
Trade-In Bake Sale total: 575 personal care items
Thank you to those who have brought in non-food items for NSI, and a big thank you to those who have supplied treats both healthy and otherwise over the last four Sundays. Let’s finish strong, filling the basket with non-food items in order to lift up those in need of our love and support.
Nehemiah Action May 7th
The St. Stephen’s Justice Ministry Network will be contacting everyone to be sure that you are invited to the Nehemiah Action on Monday May 7. Your attendance is critical, as the city leaders with power to make change look to see how many people are there. Individually we don’t have nearly the impact as we do collectively!
From your B.R.E.A.D. team:
Rae Fellows, Kaethe Sandman, Norm Wernet and Mignonne Whitlow
Campus Ministry Worship
Campus Ministry Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Campus Ministry meets on Wednesday evenings in the Chapel with dinner, discussion, and prayers.
Book Club for April
Book Club News: Book Club’s April meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11 starting at 6:30 PM with a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverage to share. We’re meeting at Jerrie Cribb’s home (614-451-4053 or 614-400-2505 firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let Jerrie know ahead of time if you plan to attend so she may plan for the right number of people. After dinner, the book we’ll be discussing is Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. If you wish to read ahead, the book for May is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.
Calling St. Stephen’s Soul Sisters!
You are invited to participate in fellowship with the women of St. Stephen’s in the Spirit of Friendship, Encouragement, Support, Gratitude, Hope, and Love as we share a moment in life’s journey together. It is a time out from daily doings to just BE in Friendship over a cup of tea with conversations to feed the soul.
We meet twice monthly: the first Thursday morning of the month will offer a “Coffee Klatch” from 9:30-11:30am for those available to meet during the day (kiddos welcome)the third Thursday evening offers a “Girls Night Out or In” from 7:00-9:00pm.
Please RSVP to Kaitlin Raver email@example.com by March 12th for reservation purposes.
Always looking for monthly hosts and/or open to ideas for places to meet or excursion sites conducive to conversation & new experiences. Contact Kaitlin Raver, Coordinator, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 956-8550 with any questions. Looking forward to spending some time with St. Stephen’s wonderful “Soul Sisters”!
Mount Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletters
Copies of the March 2018 Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter and October 2017 Community Resources Listing can be found on the Community News table in Hobson Hall. The Weekly Scoop for March 24 – April 7, 2018 newsletter is posted on the bulletin boards in the Outer Office and available on the Community Events table in Hobson Hall. Also included are a flier and brochure for 2018 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing classes.To read online, click on the links below: