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MISSION PROJECT for PCHAS KIDS

The Christian Education Committee, in cooperation with our Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services representative, Christina Zamira, will be sponsoring Easter Baskets Filled with Shoes Mission Project for the kids under care in Fort Worth. We expect to have at least 25 empty baskets ready by March 31 with information on child’s name, age, shoe size and toy requested. Return baskets by Palm Sunday, April 14, stuffed with a pair of shoes, a toy and Easter eggs. Thank You!!

Palm Sunday and Spring Festival

The annual Palm Sunday Donkey Processional is on April 14 on the front lawn of the church at 10:45 am. Special Guest, Jesus of Nazareth, will also be present to guide the donkey to the steps of the Sanctuary. Participants will be given palm branches to wave as Jesus comes into the gates of “Jerusalem” and the worship service. After worship, the Christian Education Committee is sponsoring a simple lunch to herald the Spring Festival, highlighting Holy Week. We’ll have bounce houses, plasma cars for riding up and down the sidewalk, yard crosses to paint, egg dying and Easter Egg…

Exciting Things Happening at St. Stephen!

by Rev. Fritz Ritsch The last few months have been amazing for St. Stephen. There seems to be new energy and excitement. There are a lot of new faces in many places—visitors and new members in our pews, children and adults in choirs, participants in our various programs. I want to share a few numbers that demonstrate how well things are going. The year 2018 saw St. Stephen’s membership increase by 18 members. To understand this number, one needs to understand that church membership is a constant battle against attrition—balancing those we lose by death or transfer against those we…

Mission Challenge: 40 Items in 40 Days

The Mission Committee once again challenges you to collect 40 Items in 40 Days! Clean out your closets, your drawers, your laundry room! During this season of Lent, your donation of clean clothing will help replenish the clothes closet at the South Central Alliance of Churches. Plastic bags are available in the Narthex and Parish Hall to help you collect your donation. Drop your bags in the designated area in Parish Hall by Palm Sunday, April 14. Your donations are greatly appreciated by SCAC and go a long way in helping our neighbors. Questions: Emily Endres or Cynthia Walker (call…

Legacy Series: Putting Things in Order

Back by popular demand,  the trustees and deacons are offering a program for 2019 in three parts, The Legacy Series.  Our first program, “Putting Things in Order”, is March 31, 12:00-2:00 in the Parish Hall after church,  lunch will be provided.  This program is a reprise of an earlier program regarding important steps in putting one’s affairs in order and communicating those wishes with family and physicians.  Please join us for this important conversation.  We will be looking at legal, financial and medical basics of preparation such as power of attorney,  aspects of elder law, advance directives, end of life care…