30 June 2013
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
  Pentecost Tidings
At St. Stephen's, we are  committed to God's love expressed through our lives and common worship.
 St. Stephen's   
Contemplative Eucharist


Choral Eucharist
Summer Sundays
Pre-K to 3rd
4th & 5th
Choose to stay with young ones or be with parents in church
9:30-11:30am - Childcare
Coffee Connections:
This Sunday -
30 June - Team 1:
chaired by
Sheryl Ott
Next Sunday - 7 July
Team 2:
chaired by
Ginny Preston



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Summer Sundays




Arts, crafts, games



4th & 5th:  

Choose to stay with young ones downstairs and/or are encouraged to be with parents in church



Middle School & High School

In church with Sam

two front right pews (or stage left)


It is time to sign up for Camp Create! 

Don't Miss It!


Living St. Stephen's
This Sunday         
Moon Pie Summer Sundays!Anchored in Love
 30 June
This Sunday Professional Folk Singers, Maggie and Frank Siegfried will sing a special bluegrass folk song at the 10am service. 



This Summer, our children and youth are integrated into services in meaningful ways, and services last no longer than one hour, sometimes a bit less. Plan to attend these relaxed services regularly, and give your children the faith structure they've missed because of a busy school season.   Make sure to let the office know how your kids can participate.

Youth to Park with Samtetherball  
after the 10am service
Every Summer Sunday
After the 10am service every Summer Sunday, Sam will take all youth who are interested in spending time at the park.  Snacks, ice cream and drinks will be provided. 
This week Sam is excited to announce there will be an epic tetherball tournament with a grand prize!Belvedere Park 
Parents can pick up the kids by 1pm at the park.
Your opportunity to sing at St. Stephen's!
Summer Pick-Up ChoirChildren's Choir 2013  
Sundays at 9am
The summer choir invites all who would like to participate during the summer months.  Bring the
whole family!  Just show up by
9am on Sunday morning to learn an easy anthem
The Siempre Unidos Chicken Coop is built! Siempre Unidos Chicken coop 
You provided the means for 11 chickens, 1 rooster and one fine coop!  Dozens of families will now have the protein they need.  Thank you!  (It is difficult to comprehend that folks in the developing world have so little compared to our abundance...)
Siempre Unidos says "Thank you" to St. Stephen's, for helping to obtain chickens for eggs and for the coop!  This project was made possible by our great St. Stephen's kids who saved their change during Lent (and parishioners too!)
Upcoming  at St. Stephen's


Outdoor Club HikeMuir Woods path
Muir Woods
July 1
On Monday, July 1st, the group will hike the Fern Creek Trail or explore the Park - your choice
Fern Creek Trail (3+ miles) is moderately strenuous with significant elevation change and numerous steps; or enjoy self-guided nature trails within the Park.  Bring a sandwich to eat "outside of the Park" or dine at the Gift Shop Cafe.  Entrance fee is $7.00.
Meet at 9:30am to carpool from the parking lot behind Walgreen's on Hwy 1 in Tam Valley. We will return to parked cars by 2pm.
More information: Muir Woods Info link or email Ginny Preston Ginny's click through
Camp Create
Camp Create Logo 2013July 15-19
Camp Create is a rich arts experience of drumming, singing, painting, drawing, dancing, and story-telling that we offer to Southern Marin children from diverse cultural communities as well as our own St. Stephen's youth.  Join our closing "fiesta" potluck and music! Friday, July 19 at 6pm.
Thank you to generous parishioners who have given financial support, and to those who are offering precious time.
We still have room for campers and counselors and, of course, welcome new offers of time and money.  Give a small amount or a lot: a few hours, or a day or two.  Everything is gratefully received.
Use the links below for information about youth counselors, the camp and registration for Camp Create.
Download an application here:
Camp Links on the St. Stephen's Home Webpage


Please email Shari Young, Associate Rector and Camp Director, if you can help:


Sam's Salmon Sunday!
Fisherman SamJuly 28
After church on July 28th, St. Stephen's will have a BBQ featuring wild Alaskan salmon!  In addition, people can order more by filing out the downloadable form in the following link.


Please return this form to Sam by

July 21st. 


All proceeds will go to the St. Stephen's youth group.


Save These Dates!

St. Stephen's On the GroCalendar:



30 - Bluegrass Song- Maggie & Frank Siegfried at the 10am service



1 - Outdoor Club Hike - 10am

7 - Taste of Summer - Watermelon

14 - It's It Sunday - 10am

15-19 - CAMP CREATE - 9am-3pm

21 - Sam's Salmon Sunday - after the 10am



4 - Picnic Sunday (after the 10am service)

11 - Dog Days of summer

25 - Welcome Sunday - Sunday School returns



1st Monday - The Outdoor Club Hike - 10:00am
Thursdays: 10am-1 or 1-4pm - Volunteers at the Thrift Shop
 2014 Parish Retreat
April 4-6, 2014 - Mark your calendars




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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

3 Bay View Avenue

PO Box 97

Belvedere, CA 94920