Contact us at:
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Street
Worcester WR3 7HS
Please note that these are all personal phone numbers.
There is no phone in the church.
Reverend Andy Todd
Tel: 01905 616427
Tel: 01905 863537
The Foodbank - To see the full list of items required, please take a look at their website, or take a copy of a shopping list from the porch. They are always short of UHT milk and fruit juice and are in dire need of tinned fruit, tinned rice and sponge puddings.
As most of you will know, Danny Payne is going to theological college to begin training for ordained ministry in the Church. Danny has been a longstanding member of our family at St Stephen's, and has contributed a huge amount to the church's life, including through the PCC, Serving team, and Young Disciples. Today is Danny's last Sunday with us before he leaves for Oxford. We wish him all the best in the future.
Hold the date - Quiet Day! We are hoping to organise a Quiet Day for as many of the St Stephen's family as possible on Saturday 19th October. The aim is to offer a prayerful and relaxed space, and a gentle opportunity to make or deepen friendships. Nothing too heavy - but hopefully a refreshing and spiritual experience. The venue will be nearby, so transport should not be an issue. PLEASE HOLD IN YOUR DIARIES FOR NOW - more details in September.
An invitation to all to join us for the Worcester East Deanery Celebration Service. This service of Holy Communion will focus on all forms of ministry and our guest preacher will be Revd Doug Chaplin. Everyone is invited to the service and afterwards for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Thursday 19th September 2019, 7.30pm at St Nicholas’ Church, St Nicholas Lane, Warndon WR4 0SL
St Stephens Visitors - our next Meeting will be on Monday 9th September 2019 at 7.30 pm and will be held at the Vicarage, Beech Avenue
British Legion Poppy Appeal. Jean Waldron who is the local co-ordinator for the appeal is in desperate need of more helpers to deliver and collect donation boxes and /or to help with street collections. If you feel that you may be able to help please contact Jean on W.453997 for further information.
Room for Hire? I am a female Christian based in Hallow and looking to rent a room. Do you know if anyone in your church rents out rooms? Please do let me know if so - much appreciated. I am employed. Thank you Lauren. Contact Lauren on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Anne Graham died peacefully at home on 5th August. She, and her late husband, Matthew, joined St.Stephen’s following his retirement as a Parish Priest. She was employed by the Diocese at the Old Palace and Matthew sometimes presided at our Services. He was also a member of Barbourne Ramblers.
Anne was diagnosed with MS, nearly thirty years ago – which must have been very upsetting for someone who, at one time, was an Olympic Standard athlete. Yet she bore her illness with great fortitude and cheerfulness. A wonderful example to us all.
Although, because of her disability, she had not been able to attend Services for a long time, she continued to support St.Stephen’s and received Holy Communion regularly in her own home. Her funeral will be at St.Stephen’s this Wednesday (4th September) at 2.15pm and her family would be very pleased if some of the family of St.Stephen’s could be there.
Opening Hymn: 259 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty!
Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10. 12-18 Matt Bunn
Hebrews 13. 1-8, 15-16 Geoff Hill
Gradual Hymn: 331 Jesus the Word has lived among us
Gospel Reading: Luke 14. 1, 7-14
Sermon: Stephen Malkinson
Offertory Hymn: Let us build a house (See overleaf)
791 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
98 Breathe on me, Breath of God
121 Come and praise the Lord our King, alleluia
Final Hymn: 701 The kingdom of God is justice and joy