Come Grow with us           18 November 2012
 
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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At St. Stephen's, we are  committed to God's love expressed through our lives and common worship.
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 Taposky painting of St. Stephens

          

Sunday
Services
 
8:00am Quiet Eucharist

 

10:00am Festive 
Choral Eucharist

 

 Sunday School 9:45am
 
Children's Choir Practice:
 11:15-noon 
 
9:30-11:30am Childcare
  
 
Coffee Connections:
 
This Sunday - Team 1:  
chaired by Sheryl Ott
 
Next Sunday - 
25 November- Team 2:
chaired by Ginny Preston
 

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Sunday School

9:45 am

 

In the Classrooms

 

Pre-K, K, 1st: 

 Godly Play & Holy Moly

Jacob

(George Brown)

 

  

 

2nd & 3rd:

Spark

The Lord's Prayer

(Mary Ann Kayser)

 

 

4th & 5th:

Live It!

The 4 W's (prayer)

(Megan Heller)

 

 

Middle School & High School

Combined:

(Sam Gerner)

 

Teen Text:

"The Lord's Prayer" 

 

 

 

St. Stephen's

Children's Choir

 

Every Sunday

11:15am-Noon

Ages 6-10

Youth Room Classroom

 

 Voices needed

Parents are encouraged to sit in on the rehearsal (quietly!).  See John for more information.

 

 

 

Stewardship 2013

Pledges

 

 

Come Grow with us

Your participation in this year's Stewardship Campaign is crucial.  Please remember to send in your pledges today.  Thank you to all those who have already pledged. Click here for a pledge card to print

Mail to PO Box 97, Tiburon, 94920 or scan and email to office@ststephenschurch.org

 

 

 Adult Programs
This Sunday

Healing Eucharist 

18 November

10:00am service

 

This Sunday we will lay on hands for healing and offer healing prayers for ourselves and for others.

Vestry Dayvestry

18 November

after the 10:00am service

 

Your Vestry is holding a relaxed town hall meeting in Kimball Hall after this Sunday's 10am service.  For those who may not know, the Vestry of St. Stephen's maintains the property and engages the business affairs of your parish.  Come ready to ask questions about the workings and priorities of your dedicated Vestry, and learn more about the life of your church! 

St. Stephen's Gives ThanksDavid Bates Thanksgiving 

17 November - Saturday - 9am-11am

18 November -  Sunday Food Deadline

 

Come help us this Saturday, November 17th from 9am-11am to sort the food for the Ritter House donation.  The kids will also make cards and drawings to accompany the food.  Sunday 11/18 is the last day to bring food contributions if you have not done so yet.

Christmas Concert

The Joyful Sounds of Christmas  St. Stephen's Choir

9 December - 4pm 

 

This year's annual concert will be presented on Sunday, December 9th at 4pm.  Members of the American Bach Soloists orchestra will be joining the St. Stephen's choir for this unforgettable performance.  Tickets for this event sell out quickly. 

 

Tickets have now gone on sale online to the general public at http://ststephenschurch.tix.com.   

 

You may also go to www.ststephenschurch.org and click on Christmas Concert for ticket information and to click through to the tix.com website. The cost of the tickets is a deductible donation to the church.

Youth Group Goes to the Movies Make a Movie! 

This Sunday

18 November

after the 10am service

 

Middle and High School Youth meet Youth Minister, Sam Gerner, after church this Sunday to go the movie Skyfall at the Tiburon Playhouse.  Cost is $5.50 per person.

 

Christmas PageantMary and Joseph crop

Rehearsals begin soon!

 

Pageant participation is open to all children and youth.  Rehearsals start soon.  Roles open: Camels, Star-bearer, Royal Messenger, John the Baptist (new), Head Shepherd.  Younger kids are usually sheep, shepherds, animals or angels.  Let Shari know what your kids would like to do!  shari@ststephenschurch.org 

Upcoming at St. Stephen's

Thanksgiving Service 

Wednesday, 21 November

4:00pm

 

This year's Thanksgiving service is being held in the Tiburon Hills.  You don't need to be a climber, but you will walk on a level, semi-rocky path for about 100 yards.  What better location to give thanks than overlooking the SF Bay and the GG Bridge!  Do not meet at the church.  Rather, meet and park at the very end of Ridge Road (which connects off of Vistazo West).  (Please do not block driveways.) 

Introduction to Luke part 1St. Luke the Physician   

Sunday, 25 November

after the 10am service

 

During the coming church year, which begins on December 2, the church will use Gospel readings from Luke.  Rob Gieselmann is offering a primer on Luke to those interested, following the 10am service on November 25th & December 2nd.  Come learn about this man (called the "Physician") and his story.

The Letters of Paul Paul-writing 

Sunday, 25 November

5:30-7:30pm

 

Paul's "Letters-of-the-Month-Club" will hold its second meeting at St. Stephen's for a potluck and lively discussion from 5:30-7:30pm about St. Paul's letters to the emerging Christian community in the first generation of our evolving faith.  All are welcome.

Bocce Ball with St. Stephen's  San Rafael Bocce Ball courts

Friday, 30 November

7-9pm

 

Come enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and nibbles and wine.  St. Stephen's will play Bocce Ball in San Rafael on the courts at 550B Street. 

 

Contact Janice Dalzell-Piper for more information: Janice's email 

Poinsettia, Wreath, Garland Sales

to benefit the Youth Summer Work Trip

 

Watch for details coming soon!

 

Elsewhere:

Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

 

Here is the Episcopal Relief and Development pdf link to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

ERD Link

Save These Dates!

 

Calendar:  

17 November: "St. Stephen's Gives Back" Helper Project

18 November: Healing Eucharist at 10am

18 November: "St. Stephen's Gives Thanks" (giving bags of food) - after church

18 November: Vestry Day at St. Stephen's - Vestry town hall chat 

21 November: Thanksgiving in the Wilderness - 4pm

25 November Paul's Letters - 5:30pm

25 November: Introduction to Luke I - after 10am service

30 November: Bocce Ball with St. Stephen's in San Rafael - 7-9pm

 

Ongoing:

 

   Wednesdays: 11am - Women's Group
    Thursdays: 7:30pm - Choir Practice
   Thursdays: 10am-1 or 1-4pm - Volunteers at the Thrift Shop
   Thursdays 8:15am:  Contemplative Prayer
  
  November Adult Bible Studies
    25 November & 16 December ~ 4th Sunday, 5:30pm: Study of Paul's Letter -
       Adult Bible Study & Potluck
   25 November ~ Introduction to Luke 1 - after 10am service   

 

 

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Administrative and Communications Associate

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

3 Bay View Avenue

PO Box 97

Belvedere, CA 94920

415.435.4501