Backpacks for the Homeless

St. Stephen’s Christmas Outreach “Backpacks for the Homeless” This is the seventh year that our Christmas outreach includes providing filled backpacks for The Mustard Seed’s “Socks and Backpacks” program, in support of the homeless. At Inn From The Cold, we see how many homeless people carry all of their possessions in one bag. Yet many […]

Dec 2nd – A Renaissance Christmas Music for Choir and Brass

A Renaissance Christmas Music for Choir and Brass at St. Stephen’s On Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3pm with a pre-concert talk at 2:30 Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players and the Foothills Brass join musical forces for a festive celebration of the season, with works by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Victoria, Lauridsen, and others here at St. […]

Dec 2nd – Women’s Soup Group

Women’s Soup Group We’re forming a women’s spirituality group at St. Stephen’s to deepen fellowship and share our journeys of faith together by exploring different spiritual practices.  On Sunday December 2nd, all interested women are invited to the first monthly event of the Women’s Soup Group.  Right after the 10:30 service, we will depart in style to […]

Nov 25th – Presentation by Dave and Barb Driftmier

On Sunday November 25th, Barb and Dave Driftmier are hosting a show of photos of Nav Paryas, the orphanage in Northern India where we spent the month of October, 2011 volunteering. Following the 8 am service, we will talk about our experience and show photos in the Canterbury Room. Following the 10:30 am service, we […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 18, 2012

FREELY RECEIVED. FREELY GIVE. Nothing makes Giving easier, or more natural, than a full and thankful heart. In fact, as Christians, the only way to give is joyfully, as an expression of thanksgiving for God’s extravagant goodness to us. Anything else—duty, obligation, compliance—is not a gift at all. For the Apostle Paul reminds us: God […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 11, 2012

LEST WE FORGET This year marks the 93rd celebration of Remembrance Day across the British Commonwealth. The public gatherings at Cenotaphs across the country are part of what it means to be Canadian, and rather than celebrating a glorious triumph over our enemies, we commemorate it instead as a ritual vigil over the dead.  The […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 04, 2012

“DAYS OF THE DEAD” This week we have witnessed the confluence of two commemorations: All Saints’ Day on November 1st and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd. Add to this the secular celebration of Halloween, and there seems to be a lot of talk of the dead going on this time of year. All Saints’ […]