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SERRV International’s Gift Market Arrives November 18th

For more than 20 years St. Stephen’s Mission Committee has sponsored a Christmas Market featuring finely crafted, handmade gifts, personal accessories and home decor items available through SERRV International. Each year SERRV offers a wonderful selection of fair trade items from developing countries around the world. The artisans are guaranteed and paid a fair market price for their highly skilled handwork. Once again this year we have hundreds of unique items from 21 countries in all price ranges that will make wonderful gifts for family, friends, Secret Santas and teachers. The Market is set up in the Parish Hall on…

Jordan Smith appointed Organist & Director of Music Ministries

Jordan Smith, a native Kansan, has recently been appointed Organist & Director of Music Ministries at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to planning and coordinating music for worship at St. Stephen, Jordan will lead the adult and children’s choirs, serve as organist for all services, and assist in the leadership of the Special Music Concert Series. Prior to his appointment at St. Stephen, Jordan served as full-time Director of Music & Organist at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Allen, Texas for nearly seven years. At Christ the Servant Jordan led a comprehensive music program…

Summer Session of Room in the Inn begins July 3

On July 3, we’ll begin the summer session of Room in the Inn (RITI). This marks a full 11 years that St. Stephen has been hosting homeless guests since RITI was initiated in Fort Worth by St. Stephen and Broadway Baptist in November 2007. During the months of July and August, traditionally our hottest months of the year, up to 15 men who are currently homeless will join us each Tuesday night/Wednesday morning for an overnight stay, two warm meals, a sack lunch for the next day—and most important—our hospitality. To properly execute RITI each week requires approximately 30 volunteers. Volunteer opportunities…

Youth Garage Sale, June 29-30

We will accept Garage Sale Stuff the week of June 24, 10:00 am – 5:00pm on Monday-Thursday. Thanks for your patience. Otherwise, we pay movers to bring it from Sanctu- ary to Parish Hall. We need un-packers, movers, organizers, pricers. Come on over when you are available! The actual sale is June 29 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and June 30 from 9 pm – 12:00 pm.

Buy a Bed for our Room in the Inn Guests!

by Dan Fergus Remember when we were college-age kids?  It was fun and cool to have your mattress on the floor.  Well, most of us aren’t in college anymore and sleeping on the floor really isn’t any fun at all.  So, after 10 years of Room in the Inn (RITI), we decided it was time to get ‘real’ beds. Some of the RITI churches have spaces where they can keep beds up all of the time, but we don’t.  So the first challenge was to have something that was easy to setup and easy to take down.  They also need…

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