St Stephen's Episcopal Church
Trinity Tidings
12th August 2018
St. Stephen's Welcomes You!

Contemplative Eucharist

Holy Eucharist
St Stephen's Choir returns 26th August

Summer Stretch
PreK - 5th grades
Drop off begins at 9:45a

Childcare  is provided 
 from 9:45 to 11:30a for infants 
through age 3

Confessions are heard by appointment with the Rector. 
Holy Trinity

This Sunday -
12th August
Team 3
     Barbara Berling

Next Sunday -
19th August
Team 4


Healing Prayers
The Healing 
Every Sunday, intercessors at the Mary Corner await those who desire anointing. After receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, if you desire healing prayers for yourself or for a loved one, make your request known to a healing minister in the Mary Corner (near the entrance to the sanctuary.)Your request is kept confidential unless you indicate that it needn't be.


The Daily Office
Morning and Evening Prayers
Morning & Evening Prayer will resume on 11th & 13th September



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Wanted: Videographer/Photographer
Volunteer your special videography and photography skills to vlog special events and talks throughout the year. Basic video shooting and editing skills are all that is required. 

Interested, please contact  david@ststephenschurch.org.
Michael Painter

Celtic Cross
Mike Painter, a member of St Stephen's for many years, died Friday, 29th June at home. The husband of Sue - in January they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary - Mike was well-known and loved by all who knew him. A city planner and urban designer, you benefit from his good work, on the Presidio Parkway, nearly every time you drive into San Francisco. He loved St Stephen's Church. We loved him back.

San Francisco Chronicle - click for article
Funeral plans have been made for 25th August at 3p. Please remember Mike and the Painter family in your prayers.
May his Soul, 
and the Souls of 
All the Faithful Departed,
       By the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace. Amen.
St Stephen's Online Directory
Directory cover
The St Stephen's Directory is now ONLINE!

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This Directory is for the use of parishioners only and not to be shared with the general public.

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Year's Mind
Celtic Cross
P lease help Father Ellsworth compile the names and dates of the death of family members whom you would like to be remembered in prayers at the altar on, or close to, the anniversary of their death.This is an old custom, even if new to St. Stephen's.  Email Elizabeth in the office with this click-through.
Food Bank Barrel
for the Homeless

Hunger never takes a break!

 St Stephen's keeps a Marin/SF Food Bank barrel in the Kimball Hall lobby and on the classroom level all through the year. Please consider feeding those less fortunate by donating your non-perishable food items any time during the year.
Tiburon Thrift Shop
Tiburon Thrift Shop
Volunteers Always Needed
Especially this Summer!

Volunteer at the Tiburon Thrift Shop and help St Stephen's! Our Parish receives a monthly check from the shop thanks to those who volunteer on St Stephen's behalf.  

Volunteers are needed on Thursdays and 5th Saturdays. 10am to 1pm and/or 1pm to 4pm. 

It is not a huge commitment but it makes a huge difference. To learn more, please contact: June Campbell 415.797.6142 or Jennifer Henerlau 415.608.3239.
From the Rector
W e don't know what difference our praying makes, but because we are made the way we are, capable of thinking, capable of praying, capable of loving, something about our thinking, our praying, and our loving feeds into God's own work in bringing the world toward something less painful, less unjust. So I don't know what part my prayer will play in bringing an end to conflict or fires or famine or whatever. I do know though that I'm called on to play a part in that, and that if I stop praying or thinking or loving in relation to those things, then I may be denying God a chance to use what I can offer in some mysterious way.
       God listens to your concerns. They become part of how God works. Don't over-egg it. Don't strain it. But if something crosses your mind and you feel compelled to respond, that response can be used by God. It's nobody's job as an individual to save the world, to do everything. But what can you do? Well, even if it's ten seconds a day, you can bring it to God
Welcome to St Stephen's.
                     See you in church!
                     Father Ellsworth

The flowers at the altar are given by
Laura & Chris Porter
to the glory of God and
in memory of beloved parents
Joan & Alan Porter
and by  Ivan Weinberg 
in loving memory of  Marilyn.
Earth and Altar Garden Weekly Harvest
Every Sunday after the 10:00 AM Service

AE2019SummerHarvest Please join us to help harvest the Earth and Altar Garden's beans and tomatoes. We will be doing weekly harvests after the 10 AM service to provide fresh food for the needy in Marin. Meet right after the service in the garden behind the Parish Hall next to the back parking lot to pick beans and tomatoes for 10-15 minutes, and then cool off upstairs with the Coffee Connection. All parishioners welcome, children to adults.
Contributions for Mr Stanley Chagala

Last Sunday, Father Ellsworth interviewed Mr Stanley Chagala at both services. Thank you to all who have made donations to ease his path to his ministry in Indiana.

  All those who would like to help Stanley with his expenses may place a check in the offering plate with the memo line "Stanley Chagala" or may speak to Fr Ellsworth, or Deacon Alberta, or may send gifts to the church office.
Camp Create 2018!
Thanks to Anne Hammer for some great photos.
The Blessing of the Backpacks and the Commissioning of the Sunday School Teachers
26th August

backpack-sm.jpg Invite your friends, neighbors, and their children to attend the opening of Sunday School on 26th August, so they can have their backpacks and an item inside, blessed during the 10 o'clock service. Those who plan or would like to teach Sunday School this Fall are invited to receive their "commissioning" also during this service.
Save the Date: Adam & Eve Dinner Dance
Saturday, 15th September, 6p
Please join the Art Angels Committee and the Vestry for a rollicking Dinner Dance in Kimball Hall. $65 adults, $25 kids, $750 to host a table.
       Enjoy BBQ Ribs 'n Apple Pie, Square Dancing with calling by Eric Henerlau. All ages welcome! Friends, too. Tickets for sale at coffee hour and through the office, Elizabeth@ststephenschurch.org
A Note from Virginia Ginny Doyle
Holiday Fair 2018   |    Last Call for Artists

WreathHoliday2016 Hello St Stephen's parishioners,

It is hard to think of the holidays in the middle of a lovely summer here, but a small group of us are working on our upcoming Holiday Gift Fair which will take place on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th this year. 

This is the show we have when we are not having an Art Angels Fair, and it will feature parish and community artists who make their own work. Many artists have contacted me and we only have a few spaces available. If you would like to show your work at the fair, or if you have questions about participating in it, please call me at 415-435-6540. Thank you! -  Ginny Doyle
Jolly Brown took this photo of John Karl Hirten at his 29th July concert. 18 parishioners were there, rightfully proud, along with about 40 others in attendance, the largest crowd for an organ concert in some time.
Episcopal News Service 
Link to Convention News

Gratefully Episcopalian To access information about the Episcopal Convention and Episcopal Church News click this link. You will have an opportunity to subscribe.



Healing Prayers Every Sunday - 8 & 10a  
    (During the service, after Communion) 
Call for artists for November Holiday Faire,
      contact Ginny Doyle  (her name is an active email link.)
Earth & Altar Harvesting after the 10a service for 10 minutes

5, 12, 19, 26

10 Last chance to RSVP for Christ Church 8.26 movie
23 "Queen of Katwe" at Christ Church, 6:30p RSVP
25 Michael Painter Memorial, 3p
26 Sunday School, and the Blessing of the Backpacks,          Commissioning of Sunday School Teachers, 
         10a service
26 St Stephen's Choir partial return
26 Adult Bible Education, 11:30a
28 Vestry Meeting - 7p
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St Stephen's Episcopal Church

3 Bay View Avenue

PO Box 97

Belvedere, CA 94920