Lenten Evensong, Men’s Retreat & Camp

It is time to look at the calendar and sign up for 3 upcoming events at or with St. Stephen’s. Invite family, friends or neighbors!

Lenten Choral Evensong
      March 4 at 5pm
Choral Evensong is a traditional form of worship in the Episcopal and Anglican tradition. Based on the daily service of Evening Prayer, Evensong includes readings, hymns, canticles, and prayers for the season, for the day, and for the end of the day. Choral anthems enrich our experience of prayer as we listen for God’s voice speaking to us through music, scripture, prayer, and silence. Join us after the service for a simple soup supper and reception in the parish hall. Food will be provided, BYOB. Join us!

St Stephen’s Men’s Retreat
      March 2–4, St Dorothy’s Rest
All men of St Stephen’s are invited to spend a weekend in the Redwoods, gathering for fellowship, food, free time, and to explore in depth our shared life of faith. The Men’s Group meets for conversation the third Saturday of every month, and we have been reading and reflecting on THE BOOK OF JOY, conversations between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. This year’s Men’s Retreat will continue building on themes and discussions drawn from this book. Space is limited! Contact Rev Steve to inquire about reservations (scholarships are available).  

SonShine and Harmony Camps!

  • SONSHINE CAMP!
    A warm experience of Christian community for little ones: Jesus loves us and we can love each other. (John 4.11) Music, Art, Bible Circle Time and Freeplay will make up our mornings.

Monday – Friday June 11–15 from 9am–12noon.  For children ages 3 years old by September – to rising Kindergartners*.  Space is intentionally limited to 20 campers for a joyful, intimate experience. Cost: $135
*If your child is not potty trained, contact Cheryl and we will try to make accommodations.
Contact Children & Family Minister, Cheryl at:  cheryl@ststephensorinda.org

  • HARMONY CAMP: Practicing skills for the Good Life!
    Learn skills to live in Harmony with Oneself, God, Others, and Creation. This low-key camp for  kindergartners–5th graders will give kids practice in skills for a life well lived. Based on the strong foundation of God’s love for us we will grow in our ability to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305). 

Harmony Camp is co-hosted by St Stephen’s and St Marks United Methodist Church.
Camp location: St Stephen’s Church. Dates and time: Monday–Friday July 16–20 from 1–4 pm.
Cost: $80; after care available by arrangement from 4pm–6pm for an additional charge.

 

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