Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

What a joyous Christmastide and New Year's we've had at St. Stephen Church! We had a full house for Christmas Eve worship, and more-than-respectable attendance on both Sundays of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Our thanks to Dr. Leo Tipay for his worship leadership on New Year's Day.

Now we're moving farther into the Christian calendar. Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Wise Men to Jesus, will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the 10:50 a.m. worship. Sunday School for all ages resumes on Jan. 8 as well.

Immediately after Jan. 8 worship we will "de-green" the sanctuary, meaning that we'll take down all our Christmastide decorations. We hope that many folks will stay to help pack away the decorations, so that the work will go quickly and efficiently.

Because of the 2016 holiday calendar, our Church Council meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15 immediately after worship. If you have items to put before the Council, please get them to co-chairs Teddi Fulenwider or Tina Simpson as soon as possible.

We wish peace and prosperity in body, mind and spirit to all in 2017!

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