As we greet 2023 together, let us resolve to meet the living God in new and important ways. When our back is against the wall, let us not forget that the Gospel demands for integrity remain. When we have an opportunity to serve, let us remember that Jesus came not to be served but to serve. When we have an opportunity to give in to despair, let us not forget that along the road to God we encounter and choose to follow Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
I look forward to seeing you at 10 o’clock on Sunday mornings for the celebration of the Eucharist and 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays for Bible Study.
As we prepare to enter the season of Christmas, let us open ourselves to the presence of God as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on Sunday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m. During these days, we look forward to the triple coming of Jesus in history, in the grace of our daily lives, and at the end of time. Together we ponder Emmanuel: God with us. Just as we all experience difficulties amidst our joys, worshiping with the St. Stephen’s community gives us time to remember the good times and draw strength from God and one another to endure our trials and tribulations.
Our traditional Christmas Eve service begins at 7:00 p.m. and we look forward to welcoming you into our community of faith as we celebrate the incomprehensibility and felt reality of the Incarnation, i.e., God becoming a human being.
McKeesport is alive and well and will be better with you at St. Stephen’s worshipping with us.