Friday, November 8, 2019

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 10 November 2019


THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (8 am)
Job 19:23-27a
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

Remembrance Sunday (10 am)
Wisdom 3:1-9
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
John 5:24-27

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—Sonata in G, Op. 28: III. Andante espressivo

Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567–1630)—Missa pro defunctis

C. Hylton Stewart (1884–1932)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 23

H. Walford Davies (1869–1941)—Solemn Melody

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you with us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you.

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you are here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year, and the ushers would be happy to direct you.

My S. Stephen’s Ministry: Sandra BartlettI have been blessed to share what gifts I have with the people - parishioners, clergy, staff, and visitors - of S. Stephen's. From teaching Sunday School to Vestry, including service as both Treasurer and Clerk, to New Year's Day Dinner, Parish BBQ, and more, there have been ways to give back to S. Stephen's. Thanks for all that the church and its Anglo-Catholic history have given to me. Most recently I have participated in the 8 am Sunday Low Mass and had the privilege of helping to introduce to the service, and train, the faithful corps of early rising Lay Readers as well as developing the fellowship that comes with a cup of coffee or glass of juice or water following service. The great joy of participation in worship is meant to be shared. Please contact me (at grbartl3tt@gmail.com) or Jacob for further information - a warm welcome is waiting to greet you!

Sandra Bartlett

Altar Flowers – To the glory of God, the flowers at the high altar today are given in thanksgiving for and loving memory of all the faithful departed, especially those who lost their lives in the armed forces in service to our country. We will remember them.

Remembrance Sunday Poppies – are available for the taking at both Masses today. A donation of $1 per poppy will help cover our costs: this can be placed either in the collection plate or in the “Alms” receptacle in the Narthex.

Veteran’s Day – As on all public holidays, Low Mass on Monday, 11 November, will be celebrated at 10 am, preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30.

Vestry Meeting – The Vestry will conduct its monthly meeting this Tuesday, 12 November, at 7 pm in the Parish Library.

Monthly Commemoration of the Departed – whose year’s mind falls during November will be offered Saturday, 16 November, at 10 am (preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30 am). If you have any names to add to those to be remembered, please let Nancy Gingrich know. This Mass is sponsored by the Guild of All Souls, St. Stephen Protomartyr Branch: all are welcome and invited to attend!

Guest Preacher
– On Sunday, 17 November, at both Masses, we will welcome Fr. Jeffrey Hanson as preacher. A little about Fr. Hanson in his own words: “Jeffrey Hanson is curate for Christian education at the Church of the Advent in Boston. He oversees the parish's church school, adult education programs, Theology on Tap, and the annual conference on Anglo-Catholicism. During the week he is senior philosopher at the Human Flourishing Program in Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. The Human Flourishing Program puts philosophy and theology in conversation with empirical social science research to better understand and promote human well-being. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in Fear and Trembling and the forthcoming book Work in the Platonic Tradition: A History of Labor and Human Flourishing as well as editor or co-editor of three more books.” 

Fr. Hanson

Society of Mary Pilgrimage
– The Our Lady of Providence Ward of the Society of Mary is planning a pilgrimage to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA on Saturday, 14 December, around 3 pm. If you would like to come, please meet in the church driveway between 2:30 and 3 pm to carpool.

College Ministry Finals Period Care Packages – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) is seeking donations of items suitable for care packages for its student participants to enjoy during the often-unenjoyable period of preparing for and taking final exams. If you would like to donate any items, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu. Thank you!

Milestones – We would like to feature important milestones from your life, to better get to know each other! Whether it be a special wedding anniversary, a new book you have authored and had published, an award or professional commendation, or something else entirely, please let us know. If you would like to contribute to this new section of the parish notes, please contact Jacob Ihnen via email at jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu.

Christmas Eve Family Mass Participation – The Sunday School will present a Nativity play at the Family Mass at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24 December. Please let Modu Johnson (Modu6361@gmail.com) know if your children would like to participate.

Sick and Shut-in Ministry – A recurring theme from our community forums has been the need to be better as a parish in keeping track of and attending to our members who are sick or shut-in. We can do better. If you are interested in assisting with this important ministry, please speak to Tom Bledsoe or Alison Huff in person or by email (thomas_bledsoe@brown.edu, alisonhuff12@gmail.com).

Stewardship Program – If you have not yet done so, please prayerfully consider making your pledge of financial contributions to S. Stephen’s for 2020. The goal is to receive most pledges by November 24th. S. Stephen’s is counting on your support and generosity in this period of transition.

The Parish Directory – and other useful resources are available on the church website in the “members’ area.” To enter, click on "Log In" in the upper right corner of the home page and follow the directions to apply for a user account. For reasons of privacy and security, only parishioners and known members of the congregation will receive access.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Sandy, John, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Tree, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, James, Christopher, and Geralyn.

Birthdays this week: Peter Gibson (Sunday 11/10), Bo Kinloch (Sunday 11/10), Klara Benziger (Monday 11/11), and George Benziger (Thursday 11/14).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Helena Crosslin (11 November 2007), Alison Morgan Henning Stebbins (12 November 2012), and Eric Ernest Bernard Hall (16 November 1987).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury): The Rt. Rev’d Jorge Pina Cabral, Bishop of the Lusitanian Church; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for those who serve on the Diocesan Commission on Investments, Commission on Finance, Program and Budget Committee, congregational stewardship committees, treasurers, auditors, bookkeepers and all those who are stewards of the wealth God has entrusted to the church.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD B Rose, Th L Verdelotti, Cr J Coyle
Lector at 8 am – A Wilson
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – George Ryan and Nancy Gingrich
Coffee Hour – Society of Mary

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Tuesday 12 November
Vestry Meeting  7 pm (Library)

Saturday 16 November
Guild of All Souls  10 am (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Friday 15 November
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 16 November
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 10 November
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY (BLACK)
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Proper 27, Year One
Daily Mass Lectionary: Proper 27


Monday 11 November
Martin, Bishop of Tours, c. 397 (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Tuesday 12 November
FERIA (G)
Josaphat Kunsevich, Archbishop of Polotsk, Martyr, 1623
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 13 November
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 14 November
FERIA (G)
Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 15 November
FERIA (G)
Albert the Great, Dominican Friar, Bishop, Teacher, 1280
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Saturday 16 November
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093 (W)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass with Commemoration of November Departed  10 am

Sunday 17 November
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (17 November)

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Isaiah 65:17-25
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19