Greetings from Saint Stephen’s!
I hope this letter finds you well, and that you’ve had an amazing summer.
Some of you might not know me that well, so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself. My wife and I moved here from Atlanta a few years back, and we did so specifically because of St. Stephen’s. I was finishing a residency at the VA Hospital in Atlanta, and received a tip from a colleague of mine that this church in McKeesport was looking for someone.
Well, it didn’t take me long to absolutely fall in love with the church — both the people and the place. We spoke a few times, and then I came up to visit for a weekend. I immediately felt like it was home, and like the people were family. Of course, I’m certainly not the only one. I hear this again and again. Whenever they are at St. Stephen’s, it feels like coming back to the family home, and the people there feel like one big family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are once again raffling off baskets at this year’s fish fries. When you stop in for fish today, you will have the option to take your chances on this basket of cleaning products–our weekly raffle–as well as take your chance on our Good Friday Raffle, which is a group of gift cards. The gift cards will be raffled off all as a group on Good Friday, with cards totalling over $500 in value.