May 22, 2016: Trinity Sunday

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.

Weekly Images

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!

 Announcements

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 jjdesmarai@me.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 rennieg@optonline.net. 


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. 
   

Weekly Readings

  • 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 

May 29th 2016: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Flowers

Every week our Flower Guild prepares lovely arrangements for our altar. Did you know these flowers may be donated in honor or in memory of someone or an occasion?  The honoree will be mentioned in the prayers in the bulletin. We are happy to coordinate colors or flowers to suit people's preference.

We encourage you to sign up to donate flowers for a $40 donation.  The sign up board will be on display after the service, or you can email the office at office@ststephensarmonk.org.  

 

 

 

Weekly Images

Meg and Don Gregg's grand-daughter Cat Buckley was married last weekend to Mike Leavey. The ceremony took place in the city at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. 

Meg and Don Gregg's grand-daughter Cat Buckley was married last weekend to Mike Leavey. The ceremony took place in the city
at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. 

 

Announcements

Jodi Campbell Memorial Service

The memorial service for Jodi Campbell will be held on Friday, June 3 at 11 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4 Fountain Square, in Larchmont NY. Jodi grew up attending St. John's, where her father was a warden, and where her parents are interred. Father Nils will conduct the service.  There will be lunch after the service at the Larchmont Yacht Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 rennieg@optonline.net.

 

 

Organ Fundraiser

Please buy your tickets now to our organ fundriaser on Monday 13 June. George Chittenden is rgw music director at a cathedral in New Zealand, and an in-demand organ recitalist, in addition to being Father Nils' brother.  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, or send in the booking form you received in the mail. And bring friends! We hope to sell many tickets and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. 

 

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. 

 

 

Weekly Readings

Sunday Servers 10 am

  • Ushers:  Annlee Milani and Ed Woodyard
  • Acolyte:  Denis Clohosey
  • Torch Bearers: Hester Turner and Daniel Turner 
  • Lay Eucharistic Minister:  Sue Brown
  • First Reader:  Cynthia Barger
  • Second Reader:   Don Gregg 
  • Altar Guild:  Sue Brown
  • Flower Guild: Meg Gregg 
  • Coffee Hour:  Sellers/Fasano

Sunday Servers 5 pm

  • Usher: Neal Baumann