Let Our Celebration Begin!

It is my honor on behalf of your vestry at St. Stephen’s to announce that we have a new Rector beginning July 1, 2021!  I have attached a message from Father Ray Hanna, with a personal introduction of himself and his photo.  Let our celebration begin!
- Laurie Austen, Senior Warden
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My name is Ray Hanna and I am delighted to share with you the news that I have been called to serve as your part-time rector beginning on July 1. Before we meet in person, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. I am blessed to have had the sacred privilege of being a priest in the Episcopal Church for 30 years. I am now finishing up my ministry as Interim Rector at St. Paul’s, Wilmington, NC as they are about to call a new rector. I serve on the Commission on Ministry and the Disciplinary Board in the Diocese of East Carolina. 

Immediately preceding my ministry at St. Paul’s, I served as rector of St. Stephen’s, Goldsboro. I am delighted to be returning to the Diocese of North Carolina where I previously served for over 12 years as rector of Trinity, Mount Airy. I have a BA in religion from the University of the South and a Master’s of Divinity. from the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. I have two adult children, a son, and a daughter. My son, Christopher, is a recent college graduate and is looking for a job. He majored in theatre and Covid has not helped his search. He does work outside his field thanks be to God. My daughter, Carson, is a Social Worker in Norfolk, VA. I also have a rescue dog named Marvin, who is a relatively new Episcopalian.

I am looking forward to seeing you in person and getting to know you all as we begin our journey in faith together. I am anxious to build on St. Stephen’s legacy of ministry in sharing the good news of Jesus and his love in a hurting and broken world. God bless you.

Peace,
Ray
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Sunday Service Video Stream

MAY 16, 2021  THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER:                        THE SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY

Good Sunday, Saint Stephen’s Family!

Three items of information:

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(1) Abiding by physical distancing guidelines and other safety measures, a small worship team produced our 65th  virtual service!

Worship Team
Celebrant: Rev. Juliana Lindenberg
Organist: Mark Gibbons
Lay Reader: John Todd
Video: Mike Wells
 

You may watch the church service here:

https://youtu.be/CoXA5DA8b_A

Hymns 460, 214, and 494

Let’s watch the service at 11:00 am Sunday together as a church from the safety of our homes.

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(2) Come say farewell to the Gibbons family.  There will be a floating reception hosted by the ECW upstairs in the parish hall from 2:00 – 4:00  Sunday, May 16, for Mark, Pam, and Heather.  We will truly miss the Gibbons and wish them well on their next adventure.

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Keep an eye on your email and St. Stephen’s website later this evening for some exciting news!

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Michael B Wells – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Erwin NC

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Sunday Service Video Stream

MAY 9, 2021 – THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Good Morning St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 64th virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Doctor Cathy Deats
Crucifer:  John Todd 
Lay Reader:  Laurie Austen
Organist:  Michael Wimberly
Videographer: Pam Tuohey

The Hymns are 400, 321, and 344.

We continue to follow the Diocesan service guidelines which require Harnett County to be below certain thresholds with stable or declining case rates.  Due to the fact that Harnett County is still above those thresholds, virtual services will continue for the foreseeable future.

The Sunday service is able to be viewed on the below link:

 https://youtu.be/OfuCPFSB0cE

We all hope to be able to gather together soon!  Until then, let us gather as a Church at 11 am tomorrow to watch the service.

Faithfully,

Pam Tuohey

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Sunday Service Video Stream

MAY 2, 2021 THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Good Morning St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 63rd virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Justin Gabbard
Crucifer:  John Todd
Lay Reader: John Todd
Organist:  Michael Wimberly
Videographer: Pam Tuohey

The Hymns are 47, 304, and 690.

We continue to follow the Diocesan service guidelines which require Harnett County to be below certain thresholds with stable or declining case rates.  Due to the fact that Harnett County is still above those thresholds, virtual services will continue for the foreseeable future.

The Sunday service is able to be viewed on the below link:

https://youtu.be/KAxhq7kYBx8

We all hope to be able to gather together soon!  Until then, let us gather together as a Church at 11 am tomorrow to watch the service.

Faithfully,

Pam Tuohey

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Sunday Service Video Stream

APRIL 25, 2021 THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Good Morning St. Stephens Family!
This week our worship team completed our 62nd virtual video !!
Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Franklyn Colebrooke, Sr.
Crucifer:  John Todd & Laurie Austen
Lay Reader: Barbara Nicholl
Organist:  Michael Wimberly
Videographer:  Pamela Tuohey

The Hymns are 645, 708, and 343.

We continue to follow the Diocesan service guidelines which require Harnett County to be below certain thresholds with stable or declining case rates.  Due to the fact that Harnett County is still above those thresholds, virtual services will continue for the foreseeable future.

The Sunday service is able to be viewed on the below link:

https://youtu.be/4714qJV6jrk

We all hope to be able to gather together soon!  Until then, let us gather together as a Church at 11 am Sunday to watch the service.
Faithfully,
Pam Tuohey
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Sunday Service Video Stream

SUNDAY APRIL 18, 2021

Good Sunday St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 61st virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Franklyn Colebrooke, Sr.
Crucifer:  John Todd
Lay Reader:  Kathy Tuttle
Organist:  Michael Wimberly
Videographer: Pam Tuohey

The Hymns are 180, 200, and 182.

We continue to follow the Diocesan service guidelines which require Harnett County to be below certain thresholds with stable or declining case rates.  Due to the fact that Harnett County is still above those thresholds, virtual services will continue for the foreseeable future.

The Sunday service is able to be viewed on the below link:

https://youtu.be/LtwtAApXc68

We all hope to be able to gather together soon!  Until then, let us gather together as a Church at 11 am tomorrow to watch the service.

Faithfully,
Pam Tuohey
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Sunday Service Video Stream

APRIL 11, 2021 THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Good Sunday, Saint Stephen’s Family!

Abiding by physical distancing guidelines and other safety measures, a small worship team produced our 60th  virtual service!

Worship Team
Celebrant: Rev. Juliana Lindenberg
Organist: Michael Wimberly
Lay Reader: John Todd
Video: Mike Wells
 

You may watch the church service here:

https://youtu.be/l7kZQvmwF1Y

Hymns 208, 490, and 212.

Let’s watch the service at 11:00 am Sunday together as a church from the safety of our homes.

 Michael B Wells
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Erwin NC

 

 

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Holy Week Service Series: Easter Sunday

APRIL 4, 2021 EASTER SUNDAY

REMINDER:

There will be a drive-through distribution of a sealed communion cup with the consecrated bread and wine delivered to your car by an Acolyte starting at 11:00 am. You may approach the Church from the South on 12th Street (from the direction of the First Baptist church).  You can take your communion home and receive the Sacraments while watching the video of the Easter Service at 1:00 pm.

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Easter Sunday, April 4- – - Let’s watch the service at 1:00 pm Sunday together as a church from the safety of our homes, following the drive-through at the church at 11 am.

https://youtu.be/rF2m_Qs53vc

Hymns 207, 199, 376, 210, and 180

WORSHIP TEAM
Celebrant: The Reverend Justin Gabbard
Crucifer: John Todd
Lay Reader:  Jay Elliot
Organist: Mark Gibbons

 

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Michael B Wells

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Erwin NC

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Holy Week Service Series: Good Friday

APRIL 2, 2021 – GOOD FRIDAY

We welcome you to join us as we watch as a church at 7:00 pm Friday night. Use the following link to view the service:

https://youtu.be/LdxeD55iJCY 

Hymns 160 and 172

WORSHIP TEAM
Rev Justin Gabbard
John Todd
Jay Elliot
Winsome Foulkes
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Holy Week Service Series: Maundy Thursday

APRIL 1, 2021 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Please join us as we watch this service as a church at 7:00 pm tonight.

Here is the link to the video stream:

https://youtu.be/gu7vLKTz4mQ

Hymns 171 and 480

WORSHIP TEAM
Rev Justin Gabbard
Jay Elliot
John Todd
Sandra Joseph
Winsome Foulkes
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