February is Black History Month. In 2008, the Episcopal Church created an online publication and exhibit called The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice. The exhibit arose from an institutional call to examine the impact of racism on the Church, and a commitment to uncovering the historical legacy of the Church’s African-American faithful. The Afro-Anglican experience deserves special attention as a way of responding to the Episcopal Church’s wide-ranging call for all Church bodies to address the institutional sin of racism and to develop a multi-cultural historiography for a common heritage. The Episcopal Church reminds us of a need for historical examination of the practice of racism and the impact of enslavement on the distribution of privilege and injustice in our society.
On Sunday, December 17, at 5:00 p.m., St. Stephens was treated to a reenactment of the Christmas Story, starring our very own Sunday schoolers.
Members of our parish gathered together on December 6 to bake St. Nicholas cookies:
On September 23 and 24, 2017, St. Stephens had the pleasure of receiving a visit from Sister Amelie Jeanine as part of the Anamchara Fellowship. She says:
Ever wonder about how a Celtic monastic order blends in with the Episcopal Church in Montana. I wondered just that 5 years ago when I went to convention and learned of the Anamchara Fellowship. Since then I chose to explore more and in June of 2013 chose to begin the journey of reflection, devotion and education to became a novice in the order. I completed the requirements to be professed and celebrated this during our annual gathering in May of 2015. I am presently the Prior of the Killeedy Priory here in Montana. There are currently 9 Priories that reach from Southern California to Lewis Isles Scotland. The house of Bishops recognizes our dispersed order and a visiting Bishop guides us in our fellowship. I encourage anyone in our diocese who is interested in furthering their faithful walk to join me. You can find more information on our website http://www.
Sister Amelie Jeanine Lee
Saint Pauls of the Stillwater
It was a pleasure having Sister Amelie Jeanine preach during our services!
On August 27, 2017, St. Stephens celebrated the ministry of Megan, our longtime Sunday School coordinator. Megan is stepping down as our Sunday School coordinator, but she remains an important presence in our parish.
Thank you so much for your years of ministry to our young people!