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St Stephen’s 21st Annual Hymn Sing

July 18, 2014

St Stephen's Church Hymn Sing led by Louise Roseled by talented performer

Louise Rose

and

The Open Door Choir @ Our Place

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Rain or Shine

Please bring a comfortable lawn chair

Indoors in the Church Hall if Inclement Weather

A collection will be taken – to be divided between Open Door Choir @ Our Place & St. Stephen’s Community Outreach

Fot more information please call St. Stephen’s Church Office at 250.652.4311

For Louise’s Bio please click here

Picnic at St Stephen’s Church

July 18, 2014

Ols Fashioned Community Picnic at St Stephen's Anglican ChurchJoin Us For An Old Fashioned Community Picnic

at St. Stephen’s Church

3 p.m. Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Bring Your own Picnic Basket and a blanket or chair

We’ll provide Lemonade and Ice cream and

Old fashioned games for children and adults

Bring your friends and family and stay for the Hymn Sing at 5 pm

All are welcome at St Stephen’s Church in the valley

E-mail picnic@ststephensanglican.net


Give Thanks To The Lord

June 1, 2014

“Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever.”

Give Thanks to the Lord - St Stephens Church A Devotional Essay by D F Raborn

I was recently at a knitting convention in Atlanta called “Stitches South” where I heard a whole lot of Southern and a whole bunch of yarns. During the Friday Night pajama party the mantra “ya git what ya git and ya don’t pitch a fit” was repeated often during the many prize giveaways.

Actually it sounds like a great reminder for the trials we experience at certain times of our life, menopause included! However, I think as we walk with Him, Jesus would like us to be more than just stoic on this journey.

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Sermon – Rev Rob Szo 05/11/14

May 11, 2014

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1 Peter 2:13-25

You’ve probably heard this story before. It’s an old chestnut, but it seemed to work with our passage for today from 1st  Peter. So please pretend that you haven’t heard it before…

“The captain of the ship looked into the darkness and saw faint lights. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message” “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north.”

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Sermon – Rev Rob Szo 05/04/14

May 4, 2014

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1 Peter 1.17-23

The other day one of you sent me this email. Thanks for it, it gave me a good laugh: 
One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church

staring up at a large plaque.  It was covered with names and small flags mounted on either side of it.  The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly,

“Good morning, Alex.”  ”Good morning, Pastor,” he replied, still focused on the plaque.

 ”Pastor, what is this?”  The pastor said, “Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex’s voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked: “Which service, the 9 or 11?”

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Sermon – Rev Gil Shoesmith 04/27/14

April 27, 2014

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“INHERITANCE”

Opening prayer:   I have been blessed with the privilege to present these words to you:   I pray that these words will bless each & every one of you – to the Glory of God.  Amen. 

HE IS RISEN!   Today is officially designated “Easter 2” but for me following last week’s sermon I feel like is it “Anti-Climax” Sunday.   I mean you have all that build-up to the most important day of our Christian year and then  …..bang!   How do I follow that?    Well, ……………….

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St Stephen’s 2014 Annual Spring Faire

April 25, 2014

Spring Faire - St Stephens Anglican ChurchSaturday. April 26th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring

  • Crafts
  • Baked Goods
  • Dahlias tubers
  • Garden Shop
  • Books & CD’s
  • Silent Auction
  • Attic Treasures
  • Children’s Corner
  • Games & Other Activities

Refreshments & Lunch

Wheelchair accessible. All Proceeds to Outreach Programs.

Sermon – Rev Rob Szo 04/20/14

April 20, 2014

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John 20.1-18

“The Hope of Easter”

Philip was an 8 year-old boy who was part of his Sunday school class at church.

The Sunday after Easter the teacher brought in large plastic hollow eggs. The children were told to go outside and find some symbol of new life, and put it in the plastic egg. After running around the church property in wild confusion, the students returned to the classroom and placed the containers on the table. Surrounded by the children, the teacher began to open them one by one. Some of the eggs contained a spring flower, butterfly, blades of grass, or a new leaf.

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Easter Day at St Stephen’s

April 15, 2014
Christ is Risen - St Stephen's Anglican Church

 

ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!

and the people respond:

He is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

 
Our Service in the Church is at 11:00 am
 
 
 

Maundy Thursday at St Mary’s

April 14, 2014

April 17 th at 7:00 PM

Foot Washing and Holy Eucharist BAS

Maundy Thursday - St Mary's Anglican ChurchMaundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter.

The mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening.

St Mary’s web site http://www.stmarysanglican.com/

The Sacred Triduum

April 13, 2014
Pulpit Crucifix: Canterbury Cathedral

Pulpit Crucifix: Canterbury Cathedral

The last three days of Holy Week are called the Sacred Triduum, the three holy days.

We can look at this period from three perspectives:

These days bring to a climax and conclusion our preparation for Easter.

The season of Lent has pointed us in this direction.

Now we enter the Holy of Holies so to speak – where Christ our great high priest offers himself on the cross for sinful humanity.

These three days are already a part of Easter; for there is an inseparable union between the death of Christ and his resurrection. The two together constitute the Paschal Mystery.

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Sermon – Rev Rob Szo 04/13/14

April 13, 2014

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Isaiah 50.4-11

Every once in awhile I come across a quote that really seems to capture the modern world. The quote is this: “Today, all sorts of subjects are eagerly pursued; but the knowledge of God is neglected.”

That seems to be the case in our country today, with more information on all kinds of subjects available 24/7 and yet there’s a spiritual restlessness around us. The funny thing is, that quote isn’t from today at all. It was written in 1563 to describe the situation in Europe. Some things never change…

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