The Gospel is alive at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church!
Happenings at St. Stephen’s
Please continue to pray for the election process as we search for the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of NJ. Pray for the candidates, their churches, the delegates who will be attending the election convention at the end of January, out alternate delegates, and pray for Bishop Stokes and Susan as they prepare for retirement.
Friday Night Fellowship–This Friday!
Join others for Friday Night fellowship in the parish Hall. Bring your own refreshment. Enjoy the company of others during the cold winter months. Everyone is welcome!
Super Bowl Sunday at Church–Wear your favorite team colors!
New: Starting February 12th, the second Sunday of each month at the 10:00 am service Rev. Sharon will have a special kid’s message as part of the service. Bring the whole family! We would like kids to be more involved in church. ALSO, food and fun for the youth after service downstairs in the parish hall.
The winners of the Spontaneous Sermon drawing are:
Debi Faix and Karen Urie West
They will be selecting a Sunday during 2023 to have Rev. Sharon preach TWO spontaneous sermons: one for the 8:00 service and one for the 10:00!
Thank you to everyone who participated. A total of $300 was raised for our youth programming!
Youth Outreach Activities 2023
All kids from the very young through high school are welcome to participate. We are also looking for volunteers to help. Quarterly projects will focus on having youth of our church be part of outreach activities such as creating cards for veterans and people living in facilities, Christmas Caroling in December, and putting together ditty bags for the homeless.
The first event: March 2nd at 6:00 pm in the parish hall: Project: Make and deliver up to 250 sandwiches to the Cathedral Kitchen of Camden to help people out of food insecurity. If you want to know more reach out to Anne Casey.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Services
Sunday services include an 8:00 AM contemplative service and a 10:00 AM service with music. Coffee hour is held after each service. For safety reasons, please, if you are not feeling well, have symptoms of Covid or have been exposed either directly or indirectly, please join us on line. Mask wearing is now optional for all those attending in-person worship services.
We love one another by protecting one another and following the guidelines is showing this love. Everyone at St. Stephen’s has been stellar in showing this love to one another. We understand that some people will not want to come into the building, and that is fine! For the foreseeable future, for those staying home, weekly Sunday bulletins will be sent out on Friday for the upcoming Sunday.