This Week – July 3, 2011

Our slide into summer may slow us down, but no one’s asleep in the hammock here at St. Stephen’s.  Here’s what’s happening.

Next Sunday we welcome the neighbourhood to our annual Stampede Breakfast and outdoor worship.  Organizer Marion Gibson has assembled a great crew to assist with the breakfast (we are preparing for 300 this year!), Don McLeod will be presiding at the worship, and the Padre and the Cow Pies will be provide the music.

Then on Sundays throughout the summer we will be returning to our “summer lite” pattern of shorter worship services featuring the lectio divina, a meditative approach to hearing the Word.  Guest clergy (while Brian and Cathy are away) include Don McLeod, Tara Livingston, Barry Foster, and our Bishop, Derek Hoskin. 

Start-up Sunday is September 11, when we welcome the return of the summer exiles who have been wandering in dry sunny places, and also newcomers who have been searching for a spiritual home.  We will rev the engines of our fall programs and launch a new season of mission and ministry.

Meanwhile, throughout the summer and into the fall, Jack and Heather Walker and our Open Doors campaign team will be knocking on doors and making phone calls to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate in our exciting vision for the renewal of our buildings and property.  

Visit our new web site and find out what else is happening this summer.  It’s up-to-date and interactive and we want to hear from you: www.ststephenscalgary.org.

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