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Sunday, August 26th (13th Sunday after Pentecost), was also the day for the “Feast of Saint Stephens”, Deacon and Martyr, in celebration of the “107th Anniversary of the Parish.” Those in attendance were honored with the return of the choir and the music filled the church in honor of this special day. 
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of their loved ones by John Lewis Todd and his family.
Wednesday, August 29th – Father David will be in the office from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm.
                                       Evening Prayer from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Thursday, August 30th – Father David will be in the office from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
“Thank You” goes to all who participated Monday, August 20th, at the booth at Campbell University for their “Annual Fair Day”.  There was results with new faces attending service today.
Greta Crayton has asked if we would increase the donations of food items or money for the Grace Chapel Food Bank.  Food donations should be left in the narthex.   

Sunday, September 9th – 10:00 am – Adult Education – Tony Adams will lead a study on the “Book of Proverbs” in the Parish Fellowship Hall library.  No purchase is necessary.  Just bring your bible and participate in a lively discussion of the practical wisdom for everyday living.
Sunday, September 9th – 10:00 am – Children’s Sunday School begins.
All cash offerings in the collections plates go into the Outreach Fund.

“Thank You EVERYONE” for your participation in the Annual “ECW Cold Plate Luncheon” held for the “Feast of St. Stephens 107th Anniversary of the Parish”.  The tables were overflowing with delectable dishes.  Just when you thought you could eat no more, there was ice creams and cup cakes for dessert!   A special ”Thank You” goes to Ginny Powers and Faye Brown.


 ”Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. 

Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke. 

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. 

And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 

Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord. And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. 

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 

(Taken from Sunday’s Bulletin)