Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
This Sunday will be full of celebration and expectation! We will gather for Holy Eucharist at 10:00 and then afterward for a big potluck. Our special guest and host for the gathering will be the bishop-elect of Southern Ohio, Kristin White! She will lead our congregational conversation, exploring our values and dreams as and for the community.
As a project, these gatherings serve to remind us of the range and fidelity that makes our very lives common. That we, as individuals, may hold something close to ourselves. Something that might feel very personal. While also knowing it is something common to the community. That we all might hold the same thing. A memory, conviction, or a dream, perhaps.
There is also the sense of common—that we do share these things—and some aren’t for us to keep, but reflect the very nature of the community. Much like family memories held differently, but arising from common experience of the same event.
Please join us in this endeavor! Our common story is written from our profound and mundane moments shared in common. A story that has a brilliant beginning, great spirit in it’s 183 years, and is, God-willing, so very far from its ending. And we all are blessed that you are a part of it. Whether you’ve spent your whole life at St. Stephen’s. Or an hour. You are a part of our story.