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.Read More Here.
A Sermon from St. Stephen'sCOMPAGNONS DE VOYAGE 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