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Stewardship Letter to the Congregation

September 6, 2017

Dear Members of St. Stephen's,

This is a year of new beginnings for St. Stephen's as we welcome Father Phil Ellsworth as our new rector. We now face the challenge of funding this next chapter of great promise in St. Stephen's parish life.

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Stewardship Sermon Fr. Ellsworth 9/11/16

A Sermon from St. Stephen's


A sermon preached 11th September 2016, Stewardship Sunday, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, CA, by the Rev'd Phillip Channing Ellsworth, Jr. Based on the Collect, or Prayer, of the Day.

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for Ever. Amen

I tell you a secret. People are never more sanctimonious than when they think they know better how to spend someone else's money. Perhaps that is why, in more than a few churches, when the rector says 'stewardship' some people start edging toward the door. READ MORE HERE