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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Clifton Heights, Pa.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Sunday School
Sunday school consists of a multi-age class which meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings in the Lounge. Children are brought into the worship service at the Sign of Peace and stay with their family till the end of the service. Starting in September, Lynn Farh joins teachers Debbie Mulligan and Bonnie Prendiville as they rotate weeks; however, one Sunday a month, usually the 1st Sunday, the children attend church with their family.
Parish children and children who live in the community are all welcome!

Creation Season
We will be observing the creation season with special readings, Blessing of Animals, Harvest Sunday, etc. starting the third Sunday in September.

Book Club
Begins again on Thursday, September 25th, and the last Thursday every month at 7 p.m. in the Lounge.  This session's book is Peace Like a River.

Fall Community Dinners
Pork & Sauerkraut dinner will take place on Saturday, September 27th; Italian Night is set for Saturday, October 25th.  Call the office at 610-622-3636 for details and ticket info.

St. Francis - Blessing of the Animals Service
Our Blessing of the Animals service will take place on Sunday, October 5th, at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us with your pets for this special celebration!

Boy Scouts Food Drive
Following each service on Sunday, November 1st, we will need volunteers to help staple flyers to the collection bags used for the food drive.  Then, on Saturday, November 8th, we need a large amount of children and adults to drive around the neighborhood and drop off the bags on the doorknobs of homes and businesses in the community.  Finally, on Saturday, November 15th, we again need a large amount of children and adult volunteers to drive around and collect the bags, bring them to the Boro Hall, sort the food, and bring it back to St. Stephen's Food Bank.
This is a big job but the rewards are big too.  Please help us to keep our food bank stocked.  Contact Frank Prendiville (610-209-9544) if you are able and willing to help.  Thank you!

Episcopal Diocesan Convention
This year's Convention is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 15th.

St. Stephen's Christmas Bazaar
Due to the scheduling of the Diocesan Convention, our Christmas Bazzar will take place on Saturday, November 22nd, this year from 9am to 3pm with a visit from Santa around 11 am, plus crafts, baked goods, cookie table, used books, White Elephant table, and an open kitchen selling breakfast and lunch.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Stay tuned for more information on our next blood drive which will take place some time in December 2014.

The Bishop's Visit
Bishop Lee will be here in January 2015 to perform confirmation and receptions into the Episcopal Church.  Please let Rev. Jill know if you are interested.  Inquirers' Classes will then be arranged.

Food Bank
Scheduled food distribution occurs on Wednesdays and Sundays between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.
Please call the church office at 610-622-3636 for more information or if you would like to support our food bank.

Craft Group
Meets Tuesdays from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Bring lunch.

Rev. Jill's Sermons are Now on the Web
You can now read some of Rev. Jill's sermons by clicking on the "Sermons" tab to the left.  The sermon text will pop up in a new window.  To return to the website, simply close the sermon window.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:  Altar Guild, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Acolytes, Greeters, and Counters.  If you are interested. please see the Rev. Jill McNish.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers
If you would like to be trained as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, one who brings Communion to our home-bound parishioners, please see Rev. Jill.