Lent Issue 
February 2010
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in this issue

A. From The Rector

B. School Days

C. More News

D. More Activities and Dates


Shield Dear Friends,

I am excited about two new ways to keep connected with the congregation.  Besides visiting members at their homes, I am creating a new Facebook page called "Fr. James, Rector".  On it I will post daily messages about members of the parish, about activities I am involved in and about ideas that affect congregational life.  Those who are familiar with Facebook know that you can respond to anything I post on my wall and should expect an invitation to be my 'friend' sometime this month.  For those who are not familiar with Facebook, but would like to be, I am putting a group of members together who would be happy to introduce anyone to this way of communication.

Also, beginning this month I will put a sign-up sheet in the parish hall titled, "Coffee with the Rector" which will include several morning dates a month when I will be available for coffee, either at a local coffee shop, or in the parish office.  If you have something on your mind about which you would like to speak to me, personally, this would be a good time to do it.

Of course, you can always call and make an appointment to see me at any time.  I am
always happy to meet with parishioners.

James+


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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
 
Ash Wednesday is February 17th with the Imposition of Ashes and Eucharist as follows:
                                            7:00 a.m.
                                           12:00 noon
                                            7:30 p.m.
 
Services will be held at various times so that each Christian can observe the beginning of this penitential period which leads us into our celebration on Easter Day.  Barring illness, every Christian certainly will be in church on Ash Wednesday to begin his/her disciplined preparation for a meaningful celebration of Easter.

 

OPPORTUNITIES
FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN LENT
  
Thursday Mornings:  For many, the Season of Lent is a period of healing - - spiritually, emotionally, relationally and physically.  The Sacrament of Healing is offered as a part of the Eucharist at 10:00 am.  It involves the Laying on of Hands and anointing with Holy Oil of Unction.  After the service we gather in the rector's study for a Bible Study based on video travels to the holy lands.

Sunday Eucharists in Lent:  Throughout Lent we will be using Rite I.

Sunday Evenings:  This year there will be a study series on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the parish hall.  Fr. James will lead a study on "The Last Week". 

Fridays in Lent - Stations of the Cross:  'Station' is any place in the church where, during a solemn procession, there is pause for a prayer.   During Lent there is a practice in which fourteen 'stations' are visited in turn, with a pause for a reading, a versicle and response, a prayer, and a time for meditation.  In this case, the 'stations' are fourteen pictures depicting incidents in the narrative of Christ's passion, from Pilate's house to the entombment.  These pictures will be placed around the church on Fridays and booklets which lead the participant through each station can be found on the table in the back of the church.  Please call the parish office if you wish to experience this tradition.

Lent affords us a good opportunity to explore areas of our liturgical tradition that not widely used in our church.

                        
                                    CONFESSION
Making a confession in preparation for Easter is a long-standing tradition from many in the Church.  This is an individual confession to a priest.  The service of Reconciliation of a Penitent in the Book of Common Prayer provides an excellent form for personal self- examination, confession and reception of God's forgiveness.  If anyone is interested in participating in this rite as we move toward Easter, please feel free to contact the parish clergy.  A short brochure describing this sacrament can be found on the Welcome Table in the parish hall.

 

The Lenten season is one of the most holy times in the church year.
 
Lent is a time for creating a space in your life that Christ can come and fill. Lent can become a time when material things are put again in their proper place. It can become a time of self-examination and a time to identify with God's priorities for the world.                                     
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                                                              HOME COMMUNION

If you or someone you know is unable to attend church on either a long or short-term basis, please call the parish office if you would like to have communion brought to you.
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                       Sunday Morning Adult Education
                                           The Question of God

The Question of God is a course that deals with issues that preoccupy most thinking people today: What is happiness? How do we find meaning and purpose in our lives? How do we reconcile conflicting claims of love and sexuality? How do we cope with the problem of suffering and the inevitability of death? Based on a popular Harvard course taught by Dr. Armand Nicholi, author of The Question of God, the course illustrates the lives and insights of Sigmund Freud, a life-long critic of religious belief, and C.S. Lewis, a celebrated Oxford don, literary critic, and perhaps this century's most influential and popular proponent of faith based on reason.

All classes are held on Sunday mornings between 9 and 10am in the Parish Hall.  The rector will be the discussion leader.

 

Lenten Study
This Lent we will discuss the book, "The Last Week".  Top Jesus scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. As both authors reacted to and responded to questions about Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events during the week leading up to Jesus's crucifixion.
Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. The Jesus introduced by Borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings.
The Last Week depicts Jesus giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor. In this vein, at the end of the week Jesus marches up Calvary, offering himself as a model for others to do the same when they are confronted by similar issues. Informed, challenged, and inspired, we not only meet the historical Jesus, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him.
The study begins on Sunday, February 21st at 5:00 pm and continues through March 28th.
                                    Inquirers' Classes

This course is an introduction to the Episcopal Church in the United States.  These four classes give an overview of how Episcopalians fit into the complex of protestant and catholic churches.  The National Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Albany, the congregation of St. Stephen's and the relationship among all three will be explored.  Frank discussions include  both the wonderful things about our Church, and also some not-so-wonderful things. This course is required for all adults who wish to be confirmed or received into the church, but is open to all members of the Parish Family. We will meet on Sunday afternoons from Feb. 7th - 21st from noon to 1pm in the rector's office.


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  Christian Education Update
 
Sunday school continues each week and we hope that your children can join us. 
 
Kids' Chapel meets in the parish hall beginning at 10:15 each Sunday.  In February we will be starting our 5th unit on service.  We will be making Valentine cards, learning more about the Millennium Development Goals, and participating in an outreach project.

We finish Kids' Chapel at the Offertory.  At that time the kids go into church with their families.  Thank you to Dave Crates and Brian Riordon who helped to lead the 4th unit and to Richey Woodzell who is helping with the 5th unit.  If you would like to help with the 6th unit focusing on Lent, Holy Week and Easter (3/7 through 3/28), please let me know.
 
The intermediate group meets from 9:00-10:00 in the tower.  In the Episcopal Children's Curriculum, they are presently learning about the meaning in the Parables of the New Testament.  Once Lent begins, they will focus on the Eucharist.
 
7th through 12th grade group continues to meet in the basement each Sunday from 9:00-10:00.
 
If you have questions, please ask Laura Davis (377-0626).
 
 Church phone:  346-6241
 Email:  rlcs@nycap.rr.com  

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                            Nursery School Volunteerszzsteelers

Volunteering in the nursery is an important ministry. Sometimes the nursery has many little ones that need attention. High school aged youth and adults are always welcomed. If you are interested in helping in the nursery or if you are willing to substitute when Britta is absent, please let Laura Davis know. Laura is now contibuting as a volunteer herself.  So, having help always makes the nursery run smoothly which is so important for the littlest in our congregation.
            

Please see the bulletin board in the hallway that goes into the parish hall for updates
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 C. More  News
  
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                   Counseling Help for St. Stephen's

Jim Garrett, a consultant and social worker, will be engaged with St. Stephen's over the next six months to help strengthen our church family. Initially he will be interviewing church members to form a picture of what's going on within St. Stephen's. If you are interested in speaking with him, you may call him at 446-9191 or e-mail garrett@linkinghumansystems.com. He will also attend coffee hour Jan. 31 and stay after to talk with those who are interested -- individually or in groups.

Tracy Ormsbee
Jr. Warden

Goal: Assist the St. Stephen's church family to access strengths and resilience in order to accomplish the mission/goals of the church.
1. Meet with various committees and decision-making groups to identify mission/goals and to get various points of view regarding the current problems that are blocking progress with mission/goals.
2. Meet with Vestry to present a summary of his interviews and suggestions;
3. Work with Vestry to finalize the major work goals (including both content and process goals); develop a timeline and strategy to accomplish the goals within the agreed upon timeframe;
4. Conduct follow-up meetings (in person, by email and by phone) to support goal accomplishment;
5. Present final report to Vestry at the end of the project.

zzsteelersJames Garrett, LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker in New York State. He received his Master's in Social Work from Syracuse University in 1972. He has worked in the addictions field for the past 35 years. His work in addictions has included: Staff and supervisory positions in outpatient treatment; administrative work as Acting Deputy Commissioner for the NYS Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse; Executive Director of a treatment facility; international trainer; program consultant, and co-investigator on several regional, national and international grants, including a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research grant.

He is currently in private practice in Albany, NY specializing in ARISE Interventions and treatment of individuals and families affected by addiction. In addition, he serves as Vice-President of Linking Human Systems™ - a training, intervention, research and consulting company specializing in ARISE Interventions and systemic treatment of addictions and other chronic illnesses.

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           VESTRY MEETING UPDATE -January 13, 2010
 

There were 14 guests at the January 13th Vestry Meeting, in addition to the Vestry.

Financial Reports
Denise Crates presented the financial reports for December, 2009.


Fr. James reported that the Every Member Canvas was completed.  In total,
82 pledges were received, for a total of $143,179.
Members of the congregation are encouraged to direct any questions regarding our financial situation to either of the Wardens or any Vestry member.
COMMITTEE and TASK FORCE REPORTS
Nursery School:
The Vestry approved the purchase of the name and good will of the First Friends Nursery School for a token amount of $1, so that the city would not close it for zoning reasons.  Laura Bynum, the owner, can purchase it back after a year.  St. Stephen's will have the right to close the nursery school after a year and a half.  Laura will continue to pay the $500 rent though the end of the school semester.  A contract will be completed within 30 days. 

The Nursery School Committee was declared, and includes Carol Merill-Mazurek, Erin Cohen, Amy Soulé, and Kate Riordon.  The Committee will oversee the running of the nursery school.

 

FINANCE:
The Vestry accepted Fr. James' referendum on his compensation package including the parsonage, repair allowance, family insurance, and annuity, which are all reflected in the Annual Budget. 

The 2010 Budget was approved, to be presented to the congregation at the Annual Meeting on January 17th.
 
ENDOWMENT:

Fr. James has been recruiting a Chair for the Endowment Committee.  Members include Jack Feyrer, Sondra Grady & Mike DeBritz.

BUILDINGS and GROUNDS

Reid House:
Sheetrock is half done.  Volunteers typically meet on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.  There is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall if you are interested in volunteering.  You may also contact Austin Spang.

Personnel:
Laura Davis resigned as Children's Education Director, but she agreed to stay on as a volunteer until June.  Tracy Ormsbee reported the Committee will meet to plan their next steps.  Thanks were extended to Laura for all her hard work.

The social worker for St. Stephen's, Jim Garrett, will be available to do interviews with parishioners.  A sign up sheet will be available in church and in the Messenger, along with his email and phone number.  Jim will analyze his interviews and write a report for the Vestry with suggestions and tools to help us treat ourselves and work toward solutions to the Congregations problems.

Rector's Report:
1.  Spiritual Leadership
     Meeting/Counseling (office or phone) with Parishioners - 16 meetings: 33 hours
     Morning Prayer - 10 hours. Eucharist - 14.5 hours
     Sermon Preparation/Writing - NA
     Hospital/Nursing /Home visits - 9 for 12 hours
2. Christian Education/Study
     Educational Planning for Education Classes - 9 hours
     Reading/ Study/ Writing - 40 hours
3. Administrative
    Staff meetings - 5 for 7 hours
    Correspondence/ Email - 20 hours
    Board mtgs. - 0 for 0 hours
    Calls on all new members - 4 hours

Old Business:
Coming from the attending guests, the Vestry accepted the topic of energy and leadership in this troublesome time.  Grant Jaquith spoke about 2 emails he sent to the Wardens in which he said St. Stephen's has become dysfunctional, and families are leaving.  He said Fr. James has become disconnected beyond reversal.  He said the Parish Hall plan is not compatible with proper stewardship of the endowment.  Discussions with 5 guests and the Vestry included both moderate views: sharing responsibility for the social problems at St. Stephen's, as well as direct accusations.

That's it for the January meeting.  The next Vestry Meeting is MONDAY, February 8th.

 

                          Annual Meeting News
                                                        by Larry Levine

Four days after the Vestry Meeting, most of the business that was shared with the roughly 70 attending parishioners, was the same news that is in the Vestry Meeting Report.   The Annual Report document contained reports from the Alter Guild, Church School, Youth Group, Nursery, Library, Deacon's Report, SICM, Funeral Receptions, Building Committee, Reid House Rehabilitation, Church Garden, and Endowment Committee.  About half of these missions were presented to everyone by the volunteers who lead and represent them.  Take a look at the Vestry Report.

The high point of the meeting was when the Vestry nominees were asked to share their ideas for continuing the hard work started by the outgoing Vestry.  Despite having no time to prepare, each nominee stood up and shared their thoughts about their hopes and expectations.  They were eloquent.  Unanimously elected, these new Vestry members include Sr. Warden: Carole Merrill-Mazurek, Jr. Warden: Tracy Ormsbee (1 yr.), Gregg Varno, Millie Gittenger, and Matt Canavan (3 yr. terms each), Linda Emalaef (2 yr term). 

The building construction report included news that Jack Feyrer is trying to find funding alternatives to spending down the endowment fund,  The building is estimated at $2.1 million dollars. There was discussion of delaying the February 8th architect's Vestry vote, until they can review the funding alternatives, and share them with the congregation to get everyone's input.  You can expect to see financial information distributed from Carol Merrill-Mazurek after the first week in February.

The financial report on St. Stephen's operating budget revealed a $40K shortage in pledges that will be made up by reducing diocesan and charitable donations expenses, and by using Smith Green endowment funds. The number of pledging families has dropped to 82, and Sid Woodcock said that we need more members, not larger donations.

The Warden's report was given by our outgoing Jr. Warden, Barbara Wisnom.  She explained that she and Rocky had a frustrating term this past year, but there were a number of major accomplishments reported, including the By-laws update, strategic planning, the audit, and the Nursery School work.  (The Vestry Report has news about the Nursery School.)  As a new business item, Barbara introduced Grant Jaquith's position on removing Fr. James, which was supported by several other parishioners who talked about his administrative role and pastoral care.  This was an emotional conclusion to the Annual Meeting, with people also talking about malaise and sharing responsibility.  See the Vestry Report, and Messenger article about our Social Worker, Jim Garrett, to learn more about our next steps toward improving how we lead and govern ourselves. 

 

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         Equipping, Connecting, Inspiring

                               Educational Opportunities this
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 Register online at www.capitalrtc.org or by phone at 518-462-2470

The Art of Leading Change
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rev. Dr. David Olsen, Ph.D., CSW-R, BCD
This unique course, designed specifically for leaders of congregations, will teach participants the principles of both leading congregational change and providing non-reactive leadership. 
Cost: $75 by December 30, $85 thereafter                                                        Registration deadline: January 12

Biblical Resources for Peacemaking*
Monday, February 8, 2010
Yahezkel Landau
This seminar in "applied exegesis" will focus on passages in the Book of Genesis that can serve as resources for healing conflict and building peace.  The Creation story and episodes in the lives of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs will be examined for practical lessons that can help us wage peace in a culture of violence. 
Cost: $155 by January 11, $165 thereafter                                                       Registration deadline: January 22

The Church and Its Money
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Rev. Norman Tellier, CFPTM 
All those who deal with money in the church, whether it is organizing the annual stewardship campaign, church accounting, filing IRS paperwork, setting up pastor's annual pay package, or whether you are the pastor who needs to be more informed, this seminar is for you!
Cost: $65 by January 20, $75 thereafter                                                     Registration deadline: February 5
                                                                                   
Family Systems Theory & Practice for Congregations
Friday and Saturday, March 12 & 13, 2010
Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Steinke, leading speaker and author on the power of family systems theory as applied to congregational dynamics.  See our website for more information on each days' topics.
Cost: $95 per day, or $165 for both days                                                   Registration deadline: February 25

       
Backpacking Retreat
with Rev. Kent Busman                                                                ................April 30 to May 2            
Social Media for Churches:  Web 2.0
with Valerie Venezia........................................May 15              
"Come Alive and Thrive" conference.......May 21-23
           with Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo*
Co-sponsored event, with the Capital Area Baptist Association and FOCUS Churches              
  
*        Part of the CRTC Distinguished Speaker Series

 Scholarships are available for all classes;
 please contact CRTC for an application.

Register online or by phone:   www.capitalrtc.org   518-462-2470

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ERD Logo                Help Survivors in Haiti
    Devastated by the Earthquake

 
Following a catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, on January 12, Episcopal Relief & Development is reaching out to the Diocese of Haiti to both address immediate needs and prepare for long term rehabilitation work.

At least three million people are estimated to have been affected by the earthquake. Innumerable homes and major structures were destroyed. The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Executive Director of the Bishop Tharp Institute, said: "There is no Cathedral. The entire Holy Trinity complex is gone. The convent for the Sisters of St. Margaret is gone. The Bishop's house is gone. College St.Pierre is gone."

Episcopal Relief & Development has disbursed emergency funding to the Diocese of Haiti to help meet critical needs such as food, water and shelter for those affected."
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Here's how you can help today:
1. Pray for people devastated by the earthquake.
2. Give to help those most impacted by this disaster.

Your partnership is critical in protecting the people in Haiti who are in a very vulnerable situation. Without your help, our work to reach those in need would not be possible.

To support Episcopal Relief & Development's disaster relief efforts, please donate online to the Disaster Response Fund at https://www.er-d.org/donate-select.php, or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

 

                                               THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

The Daughters of the King are a group of Christian women striving to fulfill our  Confirmation vows "to pray, work, and give for the spread of the Kingdom of God" (The Catechism, Book of Common Prayer) by  becoming members of an Order for lay women of the Episcopal Church.  We adopt a Rule of Life based on prayer and service, for our neighbors and for the spiritual growth of the parish.

We are women to whom parishioners can look for love and help in time of need or loneliness.  We seek to walk with God as our guide and try to draw those with whom we come in contact into the Church.  We are women who work to spread Christ's Kingdom here on earth.  We can never forget that prayer is the foundation from which our service grows.1DOKlogo
            "Prayer without work is empty words,
            service without prayer is labor lost."   
                        DOK National Handbook

In our Order women are strengthened through prayer, helped to learn through study, and provided a community with other Daughters.  We find the Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in a busy world where we can be together and support each other in Christ's love.

The Daughters of the King began a chapter at  St. Stephen's on Pentecost in 2000, and we named our chapter after St. Clare of Assisi, of the 13th century.  One of the first followers of St. Francis, she began a community of women who dedicated their lives to Christ, living in poverty and serving the poor.  Known as the "Poor Clares," they eventually became an order for women in the Catholic church.

The St. Clare Chapter meets on the third Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM, usually in the
parish hall or chapel.  We welcome any women who would like to join us for prayer, study and service.  Ask one of our members:  Margaret Rivenburg, Debbie Trawick, Eunice Chouffi, Angel Anthony, Marilyn Humphrey, Kabby Lowe, Julie McDonald, Mary Whitney or Richey Woodzell.

On January 31 we will be admitting Emmy Grubb and Pamela Guthrie into the Order of the Daughters of the King during the 10:15 service.  We will hold a special coffee hour afterward.
  
by Richey Woodzell

 

                                                                SICM Who?
The Schenectady Inner City Ministry is an ecumenical partnership, founded in 1967, of 58 congregations (15 denominations) for ministries of social service and social justice.
SICM, with and for the churches, addresses current issues such as food insecurity, affordable housing initiatives, health and fitness, various economic development initiatives, and police-community concerns with the committee for Social Justice.

SICM operates . . .
the largest emergency food pantry in Schenectady County
the Schenectady Damien Center, a drop-in hospitality and resource center for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS
a Summer Lunch program, providing free and nutritious lunches for Schenectady youth

Our mission is. . .
to minister to the needs of the urban community and its individuals
to challenge religious organizations, both member and non-member, and their individual members, and the general community, to provide greater involvement and service in the urban community
to develop understanding, trust, and cooperation among religious organizations and encourage their membership in the organization

SICM LogoContact SICM at. . .
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
930 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 
12307-1514

http://www.sicm.us/index.html
(518) 374-2683
E-mail: Information@sicm.us

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 D D. More Activities and Dates

Our calendar is on line.  Click here:
 Link to the Saint Stephen's Calendar 
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                    Thank you!
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Thank you to all of you who listened to my story about the four girls, ages 5 through 13, who recently lost their mothers to breast cancer.  You not only listened, you prayed and you gave.  I feel so blessed to be part of the St. Stephen's family. 

If you would like to contribute to the trust fund established for the girls' benefit, you can direct contributions to:

 

                    TD Bank
                    St. James SquareBreastCancerLogo
                    2301 Nott Street East
                    Niskayuna, NY 12309
                    Attn: The Schonhiutt Fund

                                            You can also contact me at 372-9516 or rperezjaquith@nycap.rr.com.
                                            Thank you again and God bless you.
                                            Rosemarie Perez Jaquith

 

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Agape  meeting----Please join us  for food and social time on Fri. Feb. 12. 
 
Time:  6:00 pm.
Please bring a dish to share, and your own tableware. 
 
It's a great evening of fun and fellowship.
Looking forward to seeing you. 
 
Marilyn and Gillian

 

          Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
General price:  $5.00     Kids under 12: $3.00       Family Price:  $11.00 
        Tuesday February 16th 5:00 to 7:30

zzsteelersDon't miss the traditional Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 16th  at St. Stephen's, marking the last time for festivities before Lent begins on Wednesday!
 
Menu includes pancakes, sausages and a beverage.  The price includes all you can eat!
 
Bring your family, your friends and your appetite!  Volunteers are needed to help cook, serve and clean up.
 


BRING YOUR PALMS FROM 2009 PALM SUNDAY TO BE BURNED FOR ASH WEDNESDAY.
 
 

                       Workcamp Superbowl Subs
                        Sunday, February 7th 
Mark your calendars!TomNsubs
February 7 th is the big day! That's the day the youth group sells submarine sandwiches. (There may be sporting events that day, but who cares? The subs are the big news of the day.) The order form below shows the great assortment, and an order form will be printed in the bulletin at church.  Fill them out and give them to one of our efficient "Form Receipt Specialists." Remember, the first people to get their forms in will have the first forms in!

See you February 7th! 
                                                                                                                       


George Woodzell

 

To use this order form, RIGHT CLICK ON IT, AND CHOOSE "Save Picture as."
Then save it to a folder with whatever name you like, and you can then open it,
and print it.   (It is a small JPG image file, which is like a photograph.) 
            Or - You can get a form from the Service Bulletins!
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9:00 Morning Prayer

7:30 Choir Rehearsal

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9:00 Morning Prayer

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9:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Reid House

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8:00 Eucharist
9:00 Education Hour
10:15 Choral Eucharist
Nursery Care
12:00 Inquirers' Classes
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7:30 Vestry Meeting

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9:00 Morning Prayer
10:00Eucharist
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7:30 Choir Rehearsal

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9:00 Morning Prayer
6:00 AGAPE
Meeting 

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9:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Reid House

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8:00 Eucharist

9:00 Education Hour
10:15 Choral Eucharist
Nursery Care
12:00 Inquirers' Classes

Valentine's Day

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9:00 Morning Prayer
7:30 Vestry Meeting

President's Day

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9:00 Morning Prayer

1:00 Reid House
5:00 Annual Pancake Supper

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Eucharist 7:00
9:00 Morning Prayer
Eucharist 12:00
Eucharist 7:30

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10:00 Eucharist
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7:30 Choir Rehearsal 

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9:00 Morning Prayer

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9:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Reid House
9:30 am  DOK: Daughters of the King

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8:00 Eucharist
9:00 Education Hour
10:15 Eucharist
Nursery Care
12:00 Inquirers' Classes
5:00 Lenten Study

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1:00 Reid House

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9:00 Education Hour
10:15 Eucharist
Nursery Care
5:00 Lenten Study 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Wedding Anniversaries and Birthdays

          Birthdays:

Bennett Beardsley          2/1
Charlotte Soulé             2/1
William Walker               2/1
Suzanne Davis              2/2
Megan Price                 2/3
Bonnie Chambers           2/4
Ryan Davis                   2/4
Alexxis Gibbs                 2/6
Samantha Humphrey      2/8
Patricia Jones               2/8
Drew Prescott              2/8
Grace Strong               2/10
Claire Syta                  2/10
Don Regula                  2/12
Samuel Koch                2/13
Dawn Rizzo                  2/13
Marilyn Causey             2/14
Carolyn Manor              2/14
Hugh Campbell             2/15
Olivia Canavan             2/15
Jaclyn Cox                  2/17dinner
Ben Boese                  2/18
Sierra Renken             2/18
Jane Tatge                2/18
Mary Alexander           2/19
Christine Nelson          2/19
Gregg Varno               2/21
Pauline Northrop          2/24
Joan Halstead             2/25
Elizabeth Pratico         2/28

  Anniversaries: 
Hector Dominguez & Megan       2/6
 Norris-Dominguez
Paul & Allison de Kanel             2/7
Keith & Christine Nelson           2/10

 

 

 


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
1935 The Plaza
Schenectady, New York   12309

Church Staff 
The Rev. Dr. James R. McDonald, Rector
The Rev. Patricia L. Jones, Deacon
Dr. Timothy Olsen, Director of Music
 
The Vestry
Sr Warden, Carole Merrill-Mazurek
Jr Warden, Tracy Ormsbee

Class of 2010:
Sid Woodcock
Susan Feyrer
Peter Nelson

Class of 2011:
Austin Spang
Tracy Schierenbeck
Linda Emalaef

Class of 2012:
Gregg Varno
 Millie Gittinger
Matt Canavan

Serving without Vote:
Clerk: Elizabeth Levine
Treasurer: Denise Crates
 Chancellor: Rosemarie Jaquith
 
The Church Office
Our office is located at 1229 Baker Avenue.
The telephone number is (518) 346-6241
The office fax number is (518) 346-6242
If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message.
We will call you back as soon as possible.
 
Our email is:  office@saintstephenschenectady.org
The Rector's email is:  jbrooksm@nycap.rr.com
Our website is www.saintstephenschenectady.org
 
The Messenger is published September - June.
Please submit articles to Larry Levine, at messenger@saintstephenschenectady.org