“Cross of Ashes” by Jennifer Balaska, via Wikimedia. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at St. Stephen’s at 12 noon and 7 p.m.
For Christians, the day marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent, which commemorate the 40 days that Christ fasted in the desert.
“As you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lenten message.
You are invited to join us as we begin our Lenten journey!
The fish fry committee of St. Stephen’s is holding a raffle to defray the purchase of new equipment for our kitchen.
We are in need of gift cards to area stores, restaurants, gas stations, car washes, and other businesses, because we want to raffle off a “gift card bouquet” at the end of the fish fries in April.
If you can donate a $10, $25 or $50 gift card (this is a great chance to earn some bonus “Fuelperks” or “Fuel Rewards” at your favorite supermarket!) or a gift certificate in a similar amount, please bring it to the church office as soon as possible (mark “Fish Fry” on the envelope), or give it to Gladys Hunt-Mason.
These gift cards do count as a charitable donation to St. Stephen’s, so if you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please include your name and the receipt for the gift card purchase. Thank you!
With great sadness, and a heavy heart, I need to tell you that Father David L. Kinsey passed away on Thursday, Feb 6, 2014. He will be sorely missed by the people of St. Stephen’s. His favorite thing to tell his congregation at the end of every service: “God dearly loves you…and so do I.” It would be what he would want each of us to remember.
—Karen Slobodian, Senior Warden