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.
For 16 years, Love146 has been helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective and thoughtful solutions.
In 2012 it was estimated that 20.2 million people were held in modern day slavery and/or being trafficked around the world. LOVE146 is on the front lines of working to end this epidemic.
Continuing this month we will be raising money to support LOVE146. Please feel free to write a check with LOVE146 in the memo BUT also don’t hesitate to get creative! As spring approaches, let the kids have a lemonade stand or commit to buying one less coffee or meal out a week and giving that to this cause.
Let’s put our love into ACTION and make a difference all over the world!
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.
April 2019: The Food of the Month
Canned Meats & Tuna
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 Preaching Series
Our Bishop, the Rev. Dorsey McConnell will be visiting us on Sunday, March 31.
All are welcomed to join the Bishop for an informal discussion in the Library at 9am. The Library is located in the Parish House next to the Rector’s Office.
There will only be one service this 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
PALM PREPARATION AND POTLUCK SUPPER
The Women of St. Stephen’s invite you to attend the Palm Preparation Potluck Supper on Friday, April 12th in the Parish House dining room. We will be serving macaroni and cheese and veggie lasagna as the main entrees. You are asked to bring a vegetable dish, salad or dessert for the potluck supper.
At 5:30pm we will be preparing the palms for the Palm Sunday service. This will be followed by a potluck supper and social time. Please RSVP to Cathy Wilkie at 412-856-0563, to let her know that you will be joining us for the supper and what you’ll be bringing.
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.