Happy Sunday, Saint Stephen’s Family!
Five items below for your review:
(1) Congratulations new vestry members! At the November 18, 2020 meeting, in accordance with diocesan guidelines, the current vestry selected three parishners to begin a three-year term in January. Congratulations to Winsome Foulkes, Florence Lee, and Frank Trainer!
(2) St. Stephen’s Annual Report. We will not be able to have an annual meeting this year because of COVID-19, but we will prepare a 2020 Annual Report for our records and history. Committee chairs and other group leaders, please send the report of your group’s 2020 activities to Heather Honeycutt before December 16 at email@example.com She is compiling the St. Stephen’s Annual Report.
(3) Stewardship. You should have received the annual stewardship materials from Stewardship Committee Chair John Todd. Please review and return your pledge card in a timely manner. The vestry will be finalizing the budget over the next several weeks. Accurate budget forecasting relies on a good return rate of pledge cards. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
(4) Sunday’s service. Abiding by physical distancing guidelines and other safety measures, a small cast was able to produce our 37th virtual service!
Rector and Celebrant: Father Steve Teague
Crucifer: John Todd
Lay Reader: Laurie Austen
Organist: Mark Gibbons
Videographer: Michael Wells
You may watch the church service here:
The hymns are 460, 544, and 494.
Let’s watch the service at 11:00 am Sunday together as a church from the safety of our homes. Virtual services will continue for the foreseeable future. We are following Diocesan service guidelines which require our county to be under certain thresholds and have stable or declining case rates. Harnett county is still above those thresholds and the number of COVID-19 cases is currently climbing. Stay tuned.
(5) Happy Thanksgiving!
I look forward to seeing you in person soon!Michael B Wells, Senior Warden St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Erwin, NC