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SUNDAY JUNE 20TH, 2021

Good afternoon St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 70th virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Ann Burts
Crucifer:  John Todd 
Lay Reader:  Mr. Richard Burts 
Organist:  Michael Wimberly

The Hymns are 493, 608, and 530.

On June 27thnext Sunday, we will begin holding in-person worship again at 11am indoors!!  We look forward to seeing you there!  

Once our in-person services resume on the 27th, the Sunday service will be live streamed for those that are unable to attend in person.

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

https://youtu.be/fcslfq07Sms

We will worship together in-person next Sunday!  Until then, let us gather as a Church at 11 am tomorrow to watch the service.

Faithfully,
Pam Tuohey
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Good Sunday, Saint Stephen’s Family!

Exciting news in the two items are below:

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(1) Abiding by physical distancing guidelines and other safety measures, a small worship team produced our 69th  virtual service!

Worship team
Celebrant: Rev. Franklyn Colebrooke Sr
Organist: Mark Gibbons
Lay Reader: Kathy Tuttle
Acolytes: Laurie Austen and John Todd
Video: Mike Wells
 

You may watch the church service here:

 https://youtu.be/hFQxHYbjlzs

Hymns 537, 530, and 661

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) Service updates.

Sunday, June 27, at 11:00 am we will have our first in personin sanctuary service since the pandemic.

Sunday, July 4, at 11:00 am we will continue in person, in sanctuary services with our new rector, Father Ray Hanna!

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See you soon!

Michael B Wells
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Erwin NC
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JUNE 6, 2021 THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Good Sunday St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 68th virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Ann Burts
Crucifer:  John Todd 
Acolyte:  Laurie Austen
Lay Reader:  John Todd 
Organist:  Larry Wilson

 

The Hymns are 446, 620, and 391.

As of June 1st, the Diocese has moved to Stage 3 of their regathering plan. This loosens many of the restrictions that we have faced over the past months.

We are excited to announce that, beginning on June 27th, we will begin holding in-person worship again at 11am indoors!! More information will follow about this announcement over the next few weeks!

Once our in-person services resume on the 27th, the Sunday service will be live streamed for those that are unable to attend in person. We will continue to have virtual services for the next two Sundays until we gather in-person on the 27th.

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

https://youtu.be/S8p3lGZG4j8

We will worship together in-person soon!  Until then, let us gather as a Church at 11 am tomorrow to watch the service.

Faithfully,
Pam Tuohey
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MAY 30, 2021 THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, TRINITY SUNDAY

Good Morning, St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 67th virtual video !!

 Our Worship Team
 Celebrant:  The Reverend Franklyn Colebrooke, Sr.
Crucifer:  John Todd 
Acolyte: Bert Strickland
Lay Reader:  Nancy Silvers
Organist:  Michael Wimberly

 

The Hymns are 362, 366, and 401.

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/uJKGRUxOP_s

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 23, 2021 PENTECOST SUNDAY,                                                THE FEAST OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Good Sunday St. Stephens Family!

This week our worship team completed our 66th virtual video !!

Our Worship Team
Celebrant:  The Reverend Ann Burts
Crucifer:  John Todd 
Lay Reader:  Kathy Tuttle
Organist:  Michael Wimberly

 

The Hymns are 510, 508, and 516.

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/azWO_XJMLNs

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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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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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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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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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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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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