News & Events

Quilt Auction!

You could own this beautiful morning star design quilt made by John Red Bear of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation! Bidding for the quilt began at the Harvest Dinner and will end on Ingathering Sunday, November 17. Phone bids may be placed with Sarah Monday-Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday, the

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YPF Teambuilding at Ramblewild on October 20

As a follow-up to last spring’s adventure on the high ropes course, the YPF (Young People’s Fellowship) will be returning to Ramblewild for some team-building and fun closer to the ground on October 20, 1:30 – 4:00 PM. RSVP to Matt Behnke (contact information available through the Parish Office.) Participant

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Adult Inquirer Instruction

Adult inquirer instruction began on October 13th following the 10:00 AM service. If you are interested in knowing more about the Episcopal Church, please plan on attending. This will be a five-week course of study. Bishop Doug Fisher will be visiting St. Stephen’s on Sunday, November 24th. Anyone 16 years

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Thanksgiving Baskets

The Thanksgiving Angels are getting ready to give out turkeys and food baskets to 1,400 families in November. St. Stephen’s has been asked to donate 1,000 packages, bags, or boxes of instant mashed potatoes – plain flavor please! The boxes of potatoes can be left near the Parish Office on

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Stewardship 2020

The 2020 Stewardship Campaign is underway. If you haven’t picked up your pledge card and campaign brochure yet, the materials will be mailed to you. Ingathering weekend is November 16 & 17. Please find digital versions of the material here: Stewardship 2020 Brochure 2020 Pledge Card (Front) 2020 Pledge Card

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BIO’s Annual Micah Celebration

Bio’s annual Micah celebration takes place on Sunday, October 27 at the Stationery Factory in Dalton. Doors open at 3:30 pm. This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for BIO’s member groups to honor one of their members who lives up to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, love mercy,

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Zion Lutheran Announcements

office@zionlutheranpittsfield.org | 413.442.3525 Evening Eucharist every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. This brief, 20-minute worship service is the perfect way to end and afternoon and reorient ourselves toward the holy. Jazz Vespers on the first Thursday of the month. The next Jazz Vespers will be Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 PM,

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Laundry Love Fundraising Campaign

Pastor Tim at Zion Lutheran is raising $5,000 to fund another year of Laundry Love, the St. Stephens initiated ministry that has become an ecumenical undertaking. Give through the Zion website or make out a check to Zion Lutheran with Laundry Love in the memo. Thank you!

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Library Notes

Please check your bookshelves at home for overdue St. Stephen’s library books, especially Cricket Cooper’s book Chemo Pilgrim. An inventory will begin in the next few weeks. Books can be placed on the “Return books here” shelf near the card catalog. Thank you.

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Transition/Rector Search Resources

Commentary and an overview of the process from The Rev. Dr. Richard M. Simpson, Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts A Guide for Congregations Facing Clergy Transitions, The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

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