This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 29, 2015

EXTENDING A HELPING HAND This month’s Pink Envelope is designated for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). This is an outreach arm of our national office that divides its funds between “relief”—immediate response to both natural and human-caused disasters throughout the world—and “development”—efforts to support sustainable communities in developing countries. The Primate’s World […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 22, 2015

ALTERNATIVE APPROACH This week we take our next steps toward offering same-sex blessings at St. Stephen’s. Recognizing the impasse we have reached with our archbishop on this issue, we are calling a Special General Meeting of the congregation to decide whether to apply for Shared Episcopal Ministry, an arrangement that would provide us with another […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 15, 2015

THE PRESENT MOMENT Where is the time going? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were barbecuing in the back yard and trying to gear up for the fall season? Well, now fall’s just about gone! And suddenly we’re talking Christmas … with snow on the ground! St. Stephen’s is a busy place these days, so […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 08, 2015

A FISH…OR A ROD? Give a man a fish, the saying goes, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he feeds himself for a lifetime. Both day-to-day solutions and long-term strategies are required to end the cycle of poverty. Here at St. Stephen’s we know several of the day-to-day solutions […]