St. Stephen's Steps Up Again!
Two weeks ago, in I invited you to contribute to the healing and rebuilding after the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. You responded to the needs of our sisters and brothers at St. Nicholas Paradise and St. John’s Chico, by purchasing or contributing to the purchase of gift cards. Because of your generosity, we are able to send $2,265 worth of gift cards to St. John’s to be distributed immediately to those in need. This is in addition to the $500 we sent from our Mercy and Justice funds last week. I continue to be in awe and gratitude for your ready and loving response.
Meal Train for Mimi H.
Mimi Herschkowitz is home from a successful hip surgery. She is in good spirits, but would love calls or visitors and some dinners for the next few weeks. Mimi’s phone number is 707-292-3923. To help support her, please click here.
Holiday Events and Services
Advent Wreathes—Sunday, December 2nd at coffee hour
Visit from St. Nicholas—Sunday, December 9th
Christmas Eve—5pm Holy Eucharist, Carols and Christmas Pageant
Christmas Day—Service of Morning Prayer at 10am
Lessons and Carols—Sunday, December 30th joint service at 10am
Epiphany—Sunday, January 6th services at 8am and 10am
Meal Train for Rachel, TJ, and Nilo
The Prandini-McKillop family is expecting a new little one any time now!
If you'd like to sign up to support them with a meal, please click here.
Please note the instructions at the top of the page pertaining to delivery and dietary restrictions.
Update on Ricette
Ricette Miller was released from the hospital yesterday and has returned home. Your phone calls and continued prayers are invited.
Looking for Palm Fronds -- Please contact Carol L. (707-546-3848) or see her at church if you have a King Palm tree or know of someone who does and has some fronds they wouldn’t mind donating!! Thank you! Carol L
Brunch & Book Club --November: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towle.
The next meeting of the Book & Brunch Club will be in the Parish Hall on Thursday, November 29th at 11 a.m.
Bishop Visit -- On Sunday, February 17th Bishop Beisner will be visiting St. Stephen’s. This will be his last visit to our congregation before he retires next summer. We will hold one joint service at 10am with a potluck afterwards. If you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, please speak with Christy.
December: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Toy Drive & Chili Cook-off --Fundraiser for fire survisors and the Living Room, Saturday Dec. 1st, 12 to 4pm, at the Sebastopol Grange. $15 suggested donation, children under 12 free. Real snow, silent auction, music, beer & wine. Bring a toy!