Sunday: Holy Eucharist with Hymns - 8:00am
Sunday: Holy Eucharist with Choir - 10:30am ___ (Nursery Care Provided for the 10:30am Service)
Monday: Morning Prayer - 9:30am
Tuesday: Evening Prayer - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Morning Prayer - 9:30am
Thursday: Compline - 6:00pm
Friday: Morning Prayer - 9:30am
Important Dates for Your Calendar
Adult Forum: 9:30am
MS/HS Sunday School: 9:30am
Godly Play (Grades K-5): 10:30am
St Stephen's Advent & Christmas Calendar
Wednesdays in Advent
13th & 20th - Service of Holy Communion at 12:15 pm in the Chapel
December 24th/Advent 4
There will be one service of Morning Prayer Rite I at 9:00 a.m. in the parish hall
Family Service with Holy Eucharist at 4:00 p.m.
Traditional Christmas Service with
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I at 9:00 a.m.
The Third Sunday of Advent
The Greening of the Church
Please help us decorate the church after the 10:30 service. A specific list of tasks will be available. Many hands make light work!
Our Advent Study of The Magnificat continues on Sunday mornings
The St. Stephen's Pre-K
will take place on Friday, December 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by the Pre-K Christmas Party in the parish hall.
The members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry wish to express their thanks for your generous donations to the ministry. "Your support is a blessing to us and allows
to continue our mission for another year. Thank you!"
Adopt a Family
The wish lists for our two 'adopted' families are displayed in the parish hall. The Adopt-a-Family program organised by the Albany County Department for Children, Youth, & Families
has helped make Christmas a special time for hundreds of local children and families
since its inception 35 years ago, and
St. Stephen's is proud to be able to support it.
We are working towards December 17th
as our completion date for gift donations.
Please contact Gail Truchard with any questions.
Important Update for
Youth Ministry Grades 11 -12
Juniors and Seniors are invited to meet every other Sunday after the 10.30 service for
Bible-based discussion and learning.
Join us as we explore our faith and its
applicability to the world we live in.
We meet next on
Sunday, December 17th
after the 10:30 service
Upcoming Youth Group Date
Grades 6-10 will meet
Monday, December 18th
at 7 pm in the parish hall
Haiti School and Classrooms
Photographs of the latest stages of the construction of the school classrooms in Haiti are displayed in the hallway. Please take a look!
STUDY at ST. STEPHEN’S
Bible Study Series
Mondays at 6 p.m.- Genesis
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. -John
Wednesdays at noon - Lectionary
Wednesdays at 6:30 (Men) Lectionary
Fridays at 10 a.m. - Proverbs
Thursday evening Bible Study
has now combined with Monday's.
The Book of Genesis - materials are provided.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
Monthly Women’s time of fellowship and prayer
Check the calendar for schedule
of monthly meetings
Join us as we discuss seeking a closer life in Christ through prayer, study, service and evangelism
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW
Monthly Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast
2nd Saturday of the month
If you are scheduled to serve on a Sunday morning, in any capacity, and need to switch, or have switched, with someone, PLEASE let the office know at the earliest opportunity.
If you are the lead of a Bible Study Group, please let the office know if there are any changes to your schedule or topic of study. Thank you.
MISSION SERVICE at ST. STEPHEN’S
ACOLYTES – CARRYING FIRE!
The Acolytes serve during the 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday service Interested contact Alex Shepherd
The Altar Guild prepares the Altar for all Services
Help get us ready for Sunday! Contact Liz Mosier
APPALACHIAN MISSION TRIP
Join people from around the parish as they help others in need See Jenn Dean to get in on the action
CAPITAL CITY RESCUE MISSION DINNER
The third Friday of the Month join us to prepare and serve dinner to the homeless
Sign-up in the Parish Hall or see Dick Malchow
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Looking for a hands on mission closer to home?
The next work day is being scheduled. Must be 16 years Sign up in the Parish Hall or speak with Erika Adams or Adam Wills
Love music? Join either the Hand-bell Choir or the Voice Choir. Hand-bell meets at 5:15 p.m. & Voice at 7:15 on Thursdays
If you need more information see Helen Hamel, Music Director
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Do you knit? Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
This group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Monday each month, or see Barb Krueger
Come, join others, and learn. Sunday School for middle and high school, AND adult ed. every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Elementary school ages (3+) at 10:30 upstairs.
December Dates are
Monday, 4th and Monday, 18th
Keep an eye out for further scheduling
Contact Anna Dean for information
Youth Group - Juniors and Seniors
Meet to explore your faith and prepare for life after high school. Sunday, December 3rd and 17th at 11:45 a.m.
Morning and Evening Prayer Live
St. Stephen's is streaming some of our Daily Prayer services (Morning Prayer, 9:30am, M&F), (6pm Thursday Compline). Please click the following link: