January 13, 2017
Dear St. Stephen’s Family and Friends,
Our Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 29. While this is an occasion to handle “church business”, more importantly this is a day to celebrate community. In that vein, we will transfer the Feast of St. Stephen from December 26th to the 29th and give thanks for Stephen, give thanks for our community, enjoy lunch, handle some church business, and welcome new members to the Body of Christ through baptism.
That’s what we are about as a church; welcoming people through baptism, through visits, through ministries, through worship; through whatever it takes to bring people into a loving and redeeming relationship with Love. Let’s fill our worship space and our parish hall with the Holy Spirit and with our spirits. Let’s enjoy being a unique community in the world; a place where we are known and know others; a place of intended hospitality. Don’t let the business put you off; we’ll have lots of fun because we are a community and as one friend said as he prayed before a pick-up basketball game, “Let’s have fun in Jesus because Jesus is fun!”
See you in worship on the 29th. And hopefully see you in worship this Sunday.
Love and blessings,