Pentecost Sunday is one of festivals in the church year especially appropriate for celebrating the sacrament of Baptism. If you or a member of our family is interested in being baptized or finding out more about it, please contact the interim rector.
On this Sunday we remember the first Pentecost, when people said of the disciples, “we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own languages!” Many congregations use this opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the spoken tongue. We would like to do this at St. Stephen’s this year. If you can read a language other than English confidently enough to read a short passage from the Acts of the Apostles, especially if it is your first language, please let Bill Denton or Rev. Mary know. Don’t worry if you don’t have a copy of the text. We can probably get it for you.
The Episcopal Fund for Human Need (EFHN) is a diocesan-wide ministry that provides an emergency safety net for those in central and southern Indiana who “fall through the cracks” of human needs agencies. Gifts through EFHN provide a lifeline for those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance. Our offerings for the EFHN will be gathered on Pentecost, May 19.