Benefit Concert for our Church Organ Fund
St. Stephen's is excited to offer an organ concert on Monday, June 13, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford, in support of the Organ Fund here at St. Stephen's. Funds raised will be applied to upgrading our organ, making it more versatile to serve us into the future.
Father Nils' brother, George, is the music director at a cathedral in New Zealand, and an in-demand organ recitalist. We are fortunate to have such a gifted musician visiting and supporting our efforts. The concert will be followed with a reception.
Please purchase tickets from Charity in the office, and bring friends! We hope to sell many tickets and enjoy an evening of beautiful music.
Last Saturday, 14 May, at 10.30 am, fifteen members of our parish community were confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop of New York.
If you are wondering about the difference between confirmation and being received, those who previously have been confirmed in another denomination are received, whereas those who have never been confirmed in any denomination receive the Rite of Confirmation. This service was a time for great celebration, as we joined with the candidates and their sponsors!
Our twelve confirmation candidates were: John Diaconis, Meagan Eickelbeck, Kristin Eickelbeck, Bella Fasano, Sophia Fasano, Harrison Fontaine, Calvin Fontaine, Cole Kaiser, Isabella Matra, Valentina Ramirez, Fabiani Ramirez and Daniel Turner.
Our three reception candidates were: Peter Fasano, Rich Fontaine and Trina Fontaine.
Please continue to keep all of them in your prayers. And join us to celebrate them this week after our 10 am Sunday service.
Please join us in celebrating the newly confirmed at this Sunday's Enhanced Coffee Hour in their honor!
MOUNT KISCO FOOD PANTRY CELEBRATION
This Sunday, May 22, the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is celebrating its 25th anniversary of serving the community from 1 pm - 4 pm at the United Methodist Church. The event will include representatives from all 13 sponsoring congregations, including clergy. It will also include clients, neighbors, volunteers, and others who have been instrumental in helping the Pantry continue to feed the hungry of northern Westchester. It is family-centered, with snacks, activities, tours, and fun.
St. Stephen's has been a valued sponsoring congregation for many years, supporting the Pantry in myriad ways. We are a big part of the Pantry's success, and the Pantry wants to express its thanks! Please consider joining in the commemoration of so many years of building a stronger, healthier community.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Pantry. They are in need of cereal and black beans. Thank you!
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need two more volunteers to staff the Food Pantry on Tuesday, May 24, 4:30 to 7:15 pm. Please let Laura Desmarais at email@example.com know if you can help on that day.
Save the Date
Our Annual Pool Party will take place on Friday, June 17 at 6 pm at the home of Sharon Kane and Petrie Verma. It's always a fun evening as we celebrate the school year winding down and the coming of summer. Please let Renate Golden know how many will come and what you will bring: Side dish, salad, dessert or beverage, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Time Change
Our Said Eucharist, a quiet service with no music, now takes place on Sundays at 5 pm, rather than 8 am. Our sung Eucharist continues at 10 am as usual.
- First Reading: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31
- Second Reading: Romans 5: 1-5
- Gospel: John 16: 12-15
Sunday Servers 10 am
- Ushers: Charity Lunder and Annlee Milani
- Acolyte: Harrison Fontaine
- Torch Bearers: Dale Kaiser and Erica Kaiser
- Lay Eucharistic Minister: Laura Desmarais
- First Reader: John Diaconis
- Second Reader: Rich Fontaine
- Altar Guild: Renate Golden
- Flower Guild: Meg Gregg
- Enhanced Coffee Hour in honor of our confirmation class and newly received members of the Episcopal Church: Confirmation Families
Sunday Servers 5 pm
- Usher: Sharon Kane
- Reader: Neal Baumann