Vicar's Page
Pictures Courtesy of Beth Bigelow
Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
Good  Friday
Dear Friends,

We are bringing you a virtual real time service  from St. Stephen's on Good Friday.  
Beth has set up the altar for Holy Week, beginning with the beautiful Palm Sunday
array you saw in email last week and can see on our website, then she set up the
black drapery for commemoration of the Passion of our Lord, which will be our
meditation in this "meeting"  as we retrace Jesus' path along the Via Dolorosa to
Calvary where he took his last breath and died.  Deacon Taylor will lead this beautiful
conversation between Jesus and all God's children, so that we may always
remember and hold this day in our hearts.  Aletha will carry the laptop so you can
see Taylor's journey and she will respond for the people.  This is our first attempt to
be together in real time since the health crisis, our beloved congregation gathered
as one.  We hope to get better at this and share more worship in such fellowship as
time goes by, until this crisis has passed

May you all be blessed this Holy Week and greet with joy our Lord's victory over
Death in the Easter Resurrection.
(From our Vicar, Rev. Aletha Bonebrake)
Dear Friends,

For the celebration of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I
commend to  you the beautiful service at our National Cathedral with the Easter
message of hope from our beloved Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.

I have thought long and hard about a way to incorporate a St. Stephen's Eucharist into
our Easter Sunday celebration, but the logistics are daunting and the offering most
humble, even as we are blessed to be able to share in and experience a glorious
celebration with all Episcopalians in our National Church home with our own Bishop
Michael.  I cannot do better.

Please join with me at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow morning and link into the url provided below
to participate in real time.  You can also watch it later in the day, as it will be recorded.

Our white cross will be on St. Stephen's porch with silk flowers placed by Beth and an
invitation to everyone to come by on Easter Day and add flowers of your own, to
celebrate Easter Day with our Baker City Community.

Bless you all as we come together to worship our God in His Triumph over Death and
celebrate the beginning of our New Life in Christ.

Until we shall all say "Alleluia, the Lord is Risen"

I wait with You,