March 20, 2020
Church Services Canceled
Bishop Sean announced that in person worship services will be canceled at
least through Holy Week and Easter due to COVID-19. If you would like
to read the letter, you can do so here. Some of the churches in the diocese are
holding live services online. If you would like to watch one of
these, you can do so here. For St Stephen's, Father Shawn has
recorded his message and Kate has recorded music which is all available
below. While we can't be together for Sunday Services, we do hope
these opportunities help to keep you connected.
with the Diocese and St. Stephen's Staff
Father Shawn is in contact with the Diocese and he has been communicating
virtually with the Bishop and staff. Also, Father Shawn, Claire,
Susan and Heather have been meeting virtually discussing on how best to
serve our St. Stephen's family and working remotely since the Church Office
is closed. If you need to reach someone or have a need,
please contact Claire at (717) 448-0506 and if there is a pastoral
emergency, please contact Father Shawn at (814) 602-8743.
If you are needing help, please contact us. Whether is it picking up
groceries, prescriptions, or other supplies we have volunteers willing to
help. Please contact please contact Claire at (717)
448-0506 and let her know what you need. Also, if there is a
pastoral emergency, please contact Father Shawn at (814) 602-8743
and Women's Bible Studies
We have created opportunities online for our Lenten Bible Studies. If
you have not received communication from your leaders of the group,
please contact them.
Although our church building is closed at this time, we are still working
and supporting our community and those in need at St. Stephen's. In
the meantime, as you are able, you can mail your weekly pledge to the
Church Office. Donations will still be deposited on a weekly
basis. The Bishop's Office is also working on providing
centralized online giving so that pledges for any congregation can be paid
online. We will pass along this information when we receive
it. Thank you for your continued support.
Please go to the Worship Section of our Web page to find the Bulletin,
Readings, Prayers, Music, Gospel and other important information.
March 17, 2020
afternoon St. Stephen's Family and Friends.
light of all the school and business closures and the changes to our lives
these next few weeks because of the coronavirus, we wanted to keep our St.
Stephen's family connected and focused on God during this time. While we
are unable to meet in person to worship, we have come up with some
opportunities to stay engaged and in community with one
Father Shawn recorded his message this weekend and posted it on Facebook.
For those that don't have access to Facebook or are not a member, don't worry,
you don't have to have an account to listen to his message. You can
access his message here. When you
go to the site, make sure you click on Not Now under Create New Account and it
will allow you to listen to the message. (Make sure the sound is on and
We are working on a way to keep the the Adult and Women's Bible Study
groups connected during this time since we won't be meeting in person.
The leaders will be in contact with the group members sometime this
Please, please, please know that we do want to stay in touch with our St.
Stephen's friends and families! If you do have a need (supplies,
groceries, etc.), please contact Claire at (717) 448-0506. As Father
Shawn said in his message, you can also be in contact with one