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Jacobs Ladder       William Blake, 1757-1827

Sunday 19 July 2020
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost  
Lessons-Proper 11A, Track 1
Sower & Devil         Egger-Lienz, Albin, 1868-1926

Your prayers are asked for:

Sheila Carl, Sally Newlin, Ray Snyder,
Linda Hegedus, Robin Rolt, Megan Price,
Richard Hillier, Jonnee Western,
Terry Persinger, John Bonner,  Lane Clark, 
Martha Hafner, Ellie Thomas, Mike Hayden, 
Jason Paradowski, Ashley Richey, Joe Kuhn,
Justin Mendoza, Aaron Campbell, Kay Griswold

The Dead—Elizabeth Wulff
(mother of Timothy Jones, son-in-law of Deby Veach),

Kerri & Meric England (7/21),
on the anniversary of their marriage

Joanna Benskin, our postulant

Centenary United Methodist Church,
Central Presbyterian Church,
United Campus Ministries,
Second Christian Church

St. Stephen’s, New Harmony,
The Rev. Dr. Beth Macke; 
Dioceses of Brasilia, Haiti, and South Sudan

The Episcopal Church in the Philippines,
The Most Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao,
Prime Bishop of the Philippines

The Rev. Drew Downs and family will be on vacation July 20 through August 2. They will be in town because they have bought a house and are moving!
Their new address is
1013 E Woodburn Drive
Terre Haute IN 47802
Drop them a card! No in-person visits at this time, please!


Hi Friends,
Normally when I go away for vacation, it is no big deal. St. Stephen’s is more than capable of functioning for a couple of weeks without me. The pandemic has certainly brought more confusion and frustration to all our lives. I am eager to help us establish some new customs that will serve us in the near future, allowing the community to establish new worship patterns and practices.

As for now, my vacation will run through the Sundays of July 26 and August 2. This week, I will record a brief reflection for each Sunday, which you will find on our YouTube channel and at I also encourage you to gather virtually with our cathedral Sundays at 10 am for worship at!

I am grateful for your work, Apostles! Keep the faith!

Grace and Peace,
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Learning to love, together.
Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral
Worship Online - Christ Church Cathedral

We continue to live in God's embrace through Worship (online), praying for all, protecting the most vulnerable.

Stephanie Alexander and James Greene were married at the church July 11, 2020. They are relative newcomers to St. Stephen’s. They both teach at ISU. Stephanie has 2 children, Lola and Arlo.
Send your congratulations to them at:
525 Dobbs Dell Street
Terre Haute IN 47803

Continuing Financial Giving
We understand that the COVID19 epidemic is causing a great deal of stress and confusion for all of us.  Without regular in-person gatherings, you may not know how to continue your pledge or even know how to give. And this time of quarantine may be putting a financial strain on you or your family.     

The treasurer hopes that you consider continuing to give what you can during this season to help maintain our ministry.

Here are three ways you can do that:
1) Mail a check to the church.
2) Use online banking to have your bank send a check directly.
3) The diocese is now processing online gifts on behalf of the
church. So you may go to 
and your pledge will come to St. Stephen's.

While the church building is dark, there is light still shining. 

Manna From Seven is still distributing food and some hygiene items on Fridays.  They are still providing laundry services and putting food in our blessing box. 

They could use our help.  How?  By sending them either a check or a Walmart gift card to help purchase needed items.  Your monetary donation is tax deductible. 

Please make checks payable to Manna from Seven, Inc and mail to their treasurer: Mike Cahill, 9730 Conner Cr, Terre Haute IN 47802

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deby Veach at
217-251-7239 or    Thank you

Manna From Seven is still looking for more coolers to borrow. They will be receiving more dairy products that they need to keep cool. Please call Susan at 812.243.4241 if you have a cooler they can use.

Diocesan Newsletter for July 8

July 1 Revised Diocesan Reopening Plan

Our church building is closed for until further notice. 

Drew and Dennis are available by phone and email 
see below. 
Dennis will check mail periodically 
and deposit offerings at least twice a month. 

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
215 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807-3103
Phone: 812-232-5165
Web site:
Worship times: Sunday at 8 & 10 am; Thursday at 12 noon

The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of Indianapolis
The Reverend Drew Downs, Rector —
             Rector's cell phone — 770.755.8067
The Reverend Deborah J. Veach, Deacon —
Dennis Dieken, Organist/Choirmaster/Secretary —

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