Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 6 4 pm In the garden
We’ll gather in the garden on St. Francis Sunday for a celebration of the gift of animals and the beauty of creation with a traditional Blessing of the Animals in our garden. You’re invited and so are your furry, finny, feathered, scaled, stuffed, photographed, and human friends! (Living critters except humans will need to be on leashes or in crates, bowls, or cages.) A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Terre Haute Humane Society. More information to come as plans solidify, but we hope you’ll plan to attend this wonderful event—and spread the word about it! If you want to help with this event, please talk to John Salamone or Anne Buchanan.
Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Faithful Departed
Saturday, November 2 5 pm In the chapel
Since the 10th century it has been customary to set aside another day—an extension of All Saints—on which the Church remembers the vast body of the faithful who, though no less members of the company of the redeemed, are unknown in the wider fellowship of the Church. It has also been a day for particular remembrance of family members and friends. This year we will participate in that long tradition. Come light a candle and we’ll pray together in remembrance.
All Saints’ Sunday
Sunday, November 3 8am and 10pm In the nave
This is one of the principal feasts of the Church. It is also a traditional occasion for Baptism. If you‘re thinking about baptism either for yourself or a member of your family, please contact the interim rector. Our services on this day will also include the necrology, the list of names of all of those dear to us who have died since this feast last year. Please submit to the church office the names of family or friends you’d like included. They’d needn’t be a member of St. Stephen’s. That they’re important to you is enough.