SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE:  We are currently on our Summer Worship Schedule (a single service of the Holy Eucharist at 9am on Sundays). We will continue to gather for this single Sunday morning service through the middle of September.

CELEBRATORY POST-SABBATICAL BBQ:  We will have that time at a Come Together BBQ on Saturday, August 18 at 5:00 pm here at St. Stephen’s. Fr. Jesse will share the highlights of his travels and his studies with us. We in turn will share with him what we have done through this sabbatical time as we tried to follow the themes of his Sabbatical in Telling the Story. More details to come about the meal specifically and how you can help out. It is sure to be a celebratory time!

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS:  This year we will offer the Blessing of the Backpacks during the service on Sunday, August 26. (Students are invited to bring their backpacks with them to church to be blessed.)

HELP OUR LITTLE RED WAGON: The Westborough Food Pantry thanks all of you who have been supporting them by donating to our “Little Red Wagon”. They are in need of cereal, personal feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, shaving cream, and razors for both men and women.

FALL FAIR:  Workshop meetings for the fall fair have begun. Our next workshop will be held Tuesday, August 21 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.  The fair will be held on Saturday, November 3, 9 am to 1 pm.  Please join us for good conversation and meaningful work.  No prior “crafty” experience needed.  For questions, contact Sharyn Philcox at grammysharyn@nullgmail.com or (508) 393-6858.

BIBLE STUDY:  We are currently on summer break.  We will resume in September.  If you have any questions please contact David Small.

PARISH CAMPING TRIP:  Please join us Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30 at Pine Acres family campground in Oakham, MA.  Saturday night there will be a brief prayer service followed by a potluck dinner.  We will be serving homemade Italian sausage, peppers & onions with potluck sides and deserts.  Any questions please see Larry Gavini or email him at lgavini508@nullgmail.com.

MEN’S GROUP:  Men’s Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 8am in the Parish Hall.  We are currently on summer break and will resume in the fall.  See Simon Fricker for more information. 

PARISH EMAIL LIST:  If you would like to sign up for our parish email list you can sign up online at http://eepurl.com/cajgf5 

NEW TO THE PARISH? If you are new to St. Stephen’s and you would like to join, please see Fr. Jessse to learn more about how to do so. He can be reached by email (deacon@nullststeph.com) or at the parish office.

ALTAR FLOWERS: You can dedicate flowers in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one by signing up on the flower chart in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested contribution is $75) for the flowers in the Treasurer’s mailbox. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.

SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS: You can dedicate the Sanctuary Lamp in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving by signing up in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested donation is $20) in the mail box for the Treasurer, just outside the church office. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.