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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Clifton Heights, Pa.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Creation Season
We will be observing the creation season with special readings, Blessing of Animals (10/5/14), Harvest Sunday (11/16/14), etc. starting the third Sunday in September through Advent.

Book Club
Book club will meet for the last time this year on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00  p.m. in the Lounge. Check back later for meeting dates in 2015!

St. Stephen's Christmas Bazaar
Our Christmas Bazzar will take place on Saturday, November 22nd, 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.

Advent Dinner
Our Annual Advent Dinner is set for Sunday, November 30th at 5:00 p.m.  Ham will be provided, please brings sides, salads, or desserts to share.

Advent Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer will be held during Advent at 7:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:  December 4, December 11, December 18th. 

Stewardship Ingathering
Sunday, December 14th
Bring your pledge cards and your surveys and place them in the collection plate.  If you cannot attend the Ingathering, you may mail them in.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
December 20, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Christmas Eve Service
Our Christmas Eve service will take place on December 24th, at 5:00 p.m.

Lessons and Carols
Our Lessons & Carols Service will take place on Sunday, December 28, at 10:00 a.m.

Boy Scouts Food Drive
A great big thank you to everyone who helped with this  year's Food Drive.
With your help, we collected a massive amount of food for the community and were able to restock our own food pantry at St. Stephen's.
Thank you Boy Scouts, Clifton Heights Troop!

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.  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!

The Bishop's Visit
Bishop Lee will be here May 31, 2015 to perform confirmation and receptions into the Episcopal Church. 
Please let Rev. Jill know if you are interested.  Inquirers' Classes will 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.