St. Stephen’s cordially invites you to our “Continuing the Journey” celebration this Sunday, November 19, 2017 in the Family Life Center (gym). Church services will be held in the Family Life Center at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Debt Retirement Brunch begins at 9:30 AM. This takes the place of the November luncheon so please bring your brunch donation that goes directly to our debt reduction. “Continuing the Journey” Celebration begins at 10 AM.
It Is With Sadness We Share With You that on January 31, 2018 our organist, Ruthie Brannen, will depart from the organ bench here at St. Stephen’s Church. We are deeply grateful for the gift of music Ruthie has shared with our St. Stephen’s Church family and we will always keep her close in our hearts and prayers. J.S. Bach once said “Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence”. We know that God will be with Ruthie as she leaves us and we thank her for her ministry here among us.
If you would desire to share a gift with her, we will be gathering a love offering. For your convenience, you may make the check to St. Stephen’s with the notation “Ruthie’s love offering”.
It Is Hard To Believe it is time to start thinking about and planning the Wreaths Across America Ceremony for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Ceremony will he held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 starting at 12:00 noon sharp! Parking will be at the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot across from the cemetery on Percival Rd. We will have shuttle buses to bring you into the cemetery and return you back to your car once the ceremony is over. We will have limited Handicapped parking at the cemetery with proper identification.
For those of you who are interested in volunteering the day of the ceremony, we need help with the following areas:
- PARKING, CROWD CONTROL AND DIRECTION
- HELP SETTING UP THE MORNING OF THE CEREMONY
- GOLF CARTS AND DRIVERS TO TRANSPORT THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED FROM THE HANDICAPPED PARKING IN CEMETERY TO THE CEREMONY LOCATION
- ASSISTING AT INFORMATION BOOTH AND DIRECTING PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.
- EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PLACE THE WREATHS.
IF YOUR GROUP OR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO BE A FUNDRAISING GROUP AND SELL WREATH SPONSORSHIPS WHILE EARNING $5.00 PER WREATH FOR YOUR GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the ceremony. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
SC State Representative and Fort Jackson National Cemetery Leader
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA FORT JACKSON NATIONAL CEMETERY COLUMBIA S.C.
P.O. BOX 3356
WEST COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29171
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB-SITE: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
NOVEMBER LOVE OFFERING - Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary:
LTSS is 1 of 8 ELCA Seminaries and the only seminary found in the Southern region of the United States. The campus is found on North Main Street in the Eau Claire community of Columbia. LTSS has been educating and preparing leaders for the church since 1830 and continues that mission today. As members of the SC Synod of the ELCA it will continue to be a part of our mission to support the seminary both with our prayers and our treasures. Please consider designating any donations over and above your regular giving to LTSS to help support the institution, the students, and their ministry present and future.