Where do we go from here?

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A Message to the Church from the Presiding Bishop

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

In this moment – when the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land, and when hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away, when we must now remember new martyrs of the way of love like young Heather Heyer – it may help to remember the deep wisdom of the martyrs who have gone before.

The year was 1967. It was a time not unlike this one in America. Then there were riots in our streets, poverty and unbridled racism in our midst, and a war far away tearing us apart at home. In that moment, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a book, his last one, with a message that rings poignant today. It was titled, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

One of his insights then was that a moment of crisis is always a moment of decision. It was true then and is true now. Where do we go from here? Chaos? Indifference? Avoidance? Business as usual? Or Beloved Community? Continue reading

First Monday healing services

St. Stephen’s is now holding a monthly healing service, with Holy Eucharist, on the first Monday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Our next healing service will be held July 3. Fr. Dave is available to hear private confessions either before or after the service.

All residents of the McKeesport area are welcome to celebrate with us, and all baptized Christians are invited to take holy communion.

For more information about the services or about becoming a Christian or an Episcopalian, call the church office at 412-664-9379 or email ststephenschurch@gmail.com.

Flea market Aug. 22

St. Stephen’s will hold a flea market Aug. 22 to support a local no-kill animal shelter — a portion of the proceeds also will benefit the church. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of items have been donated, including dozens of Boyd’s Bears, toys, books, tools, Christmas decorations, household items, and lots more.

There will be breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, haluski, and more. Come help both organizations and enjoy good food. Park and enter at rear of church.