Rejoicing in a Risen Savior – Serving a Living Lord – Awaiting a Coming King
The members of St. Stephen’s are involved in many ministries to the surrounding community. We brighten the lives of our neighbors through these ministries.
Mission of the month
A group of members selects a mission of the month and shares that project with the congregation. This gives members a concrete and easy way to help needy neighbors. Examples: At the start of the school year we collected school supplies for disadvantaged students. In the winter we prepared and served a meal to homeless adults and participated in a worship service with them.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Please consider donating to the Equal Justice Initiative. Check can be made out to St. Stephen’s with EJI in the memo. You can learn more about EJI and also donate online at:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
Food of the Month
We collect non-perishable food items throughout the year for the food pantry of the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry. Each month we distribute a list of what items are needed.
March 2019: The Food of the Month
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
All items donated will be given to the food pantry run by Wilkinsburg Community Ministry. Please give generously. Items can be brought to the Church and placed at the back of the Sanctuary or brought into the Church office located in the Parish House, Monday through Thursday, 9am – Noon.
St. Stephen’s supports the Sanctuary Project, which provides positive experiences for youth in an effort to reduce conflicts in the community. Our members volunteer at various events of the Sanctuary Project throughout the year.
Lenten Learning Day
Saturday, March 23, St. Brendan’s Franklin Park
“The Good News is Within Reach”
Guest Speaker – Father Paul Abernathy
Lenten Preaching Series
Our Bishop, the Rev. Dorsey McConnell will be visiting us on Sunday, March 31.
There will only be one service that Sunday, the 10:30am service. A luncheon will follow the service. All are welcome.
The Anti-Racism Training
SEEING THE FACE OF GOD IN EACH OTHER
Friday & Saturday, April 5-6
In a time when the current climate of our political and social life is marked by polarity and fear, our society has great need for the alternative offered by our faith. St. Paul boldly announces that, “in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19). The work of the Church, therefore, is the ministry of reconciliation, and nowhere is this more urgent than in the call to heal the wounds of racial injustice that have so marked our history. This workshop gives us some critical tools to begin the work.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139
Ministry to shut-ins
We provide support to our senior citizens, even when poor health prevents them from attending services or leaving their homes. Members of St. Stephen’s visit the shut-ins on a regular basis and take communion to them if requested. We also communicate with them throughout the year.
See the Youth Outreach page for more about our after-school program.