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Sunday 23 August 2020
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost  
Lessons - Proper 16A, Track 1

Please pray 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, 
Bill Allen, Kim Wagley, 
Jim Mania (father of Susan Sietz)

Isaiah Downs (8/23), Peter Reed (8/27),
Christopher Wagley (8/27), James Hunter (8/28),
and Sandy Bush (8/29), 

on their birthdays

Gail Nattkemper (8/29), 
on the annniversary of her baptism

Leah & William Myers (8/29), 
on their marriage annniversary

Joanna Benskin, our postulant

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

Public School Students:
Sophia Downs, Isaiah Downs,
Mackinze Richey, Max Richey,
Mattox Richey, Kurt Wayton,
Lola Alexander, Arlo Krasenstein,
Jack Moulton, Hudson Bryan,
Alexis Fagg, Ethan Fagg,
Austin Fagg, Vance Latta,
Jameson Bryan

College and Graduate Students:
 Sarah Bryan, Chloe Reed,
Eirik Wagley, Austin Willis,
Tim Ghogle, Leah Myers, Rose Downs

School and College Teachers and Staff:
Bill Allen, Jessica Wayton,
Debbie Nearpass, David Nearpass,
Don Bryan, Lauren Latta,
Matt Latta, Michelle Moulton,
Matt Moulton, Stephanie Alexander,
James Greene, Geoff Wayton,
Chris Wagley, Robin Willis, 
Diann McKee, Leah Myers, Tim Ghogle

(I apologize for omitting some student and staff names
yesterday and last week. Please keep them all in your prayers. DD)

St. David’s, Bean Blossom, The Rev. Mary Bargiel;
Dioceses of Brasilia, Haiti, and South Sudan

The Church of the Province of South East Asia,
The Most Revd Melter Tais,
Archbishop of South East Asia
& Bishop of Sabah

Hymn for Sunday August 23
In Egypt under Pharaoh
This hymn comments on the Israelites bondage in Egypt. Our lesson tells the beginning of that bondage and continues to Moses birth. 
The 1st two lines are -

"In Egypt under Pharaoh the Israelites were bound,
From plagues and tribulations no respite could be found."

Stanza 2 comments on slavery in the USA - 
"From Africa to gang-planks, across a friendless sea...."

The author, Dosia Carlson (b.1930) is an inspiration to differently abled people. A bout with polio shattered her dream of being a missionary in China. After studying at Oberlin College she went on to seminary, was ordained, earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh and served on the faculty of The Defiance College. She is founder of the Beatitudes Center in Phoenix, AZ. Among her many awards are Arizona Woman of the Year and the Antoinette Brown Award for outstanding women clergy. She has published two collections of hymns. Her hymn "Egypt Under Pharaoh" is included in The New Century Hymnal (A.Clyde, Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1995).
We will sing this hymn to the tune "Lancashire," which is in our hymnal to the texts "Lead on, O King eternal" and "Go forward. Christian soldier." 

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

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.

Diocesan Newsletter for August 19

July 1 Revised Diocesan Reopening Plan

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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