• salvationarmykettle.jpgThe Salvation Army is once again asking for our help with their 2011 Red Kettle Campaign. We have scheduled Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as our time to ring bells at the Giant Eagle in Oak Park Mall in White Oak.A sign-up sheet will be posted in the church. We are looking for at least 12 volunteers. Please consider supporting the Salvation Army and those it serves by giving up one hour of your time on Saturday, Dec. 10.
  • The Altar Guild has the following weeks available for placing flowers at the altar: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; and Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Call the office at 412-664-9379 to place flowers for any of those weeks.
  • Vestry meetings for the rest of the year are 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

St. Stephen’s podcast available on iTunes

podcast-logo.jpgKnow someone who needs a little inspiration … maybe a former McKeesporter who’s homesick? Or would you like to “hear” St. Stephen’s during the week?

Now you can take scripture, song and sermon from St. Stephen’s with you on your iPod or smartphone, or any other device that can download music. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is podcasting a portion of its Sunday morning service.

You can find our new podcast in Apple’s iTunes store, or copy this link:

The podcast is an MP3 file and is absolutely free!

Note: You do not have to have iTunes or an Apple computer to get the podcast. It should work with any brand or kind of MP3 player that can download podcasts.

Proposed bylaw change

The following proposed change to the church bylaws was read aloud at Sunday’s service and posted on the church bulletin boards. It will be read aloud again in November and then put to a vote at the next parish meeting.

A motion to change St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church bylaws:

Article IV, Section 1: The vestry shall consist of seven (7) persons, elected to serve for a term of three (3) years on a rotating basis, with at least two (2) persons being elected each year. At each annual parish meeting, the vacancies created by the retiring group shall be filled by the election in the manner hereafter provided. No member of the vestry who has served a full regular term may begin to serve another regular term until one (1) year following the expiration of such term. In addition, let it be known that if any vestry member is absent three (3) consecutive vestry meetings, that the senior warden and/or the junior warden would contact that member to request at that time a recommitment to the vestry, or for a resignation from said member; this to be done only for the good of the church and to maintain a viable vestry at all times, and to ensure that all church business may be handled in a timely manner.

The notice has been posted on all church bulletin boards.