Monday, April 26, 2010

Instructional Eucharist -- May 16, 2010

Have your ever wondered why we do what we do during the worship service, and when?
Have you followed along during the service and thought, "What is that for?" ? Than this service is for you.
It is a regular choral Eucharist, but at appropriate times Father Daniel will pause the service and explain what is about to happen, or what just happened and why or where it originates from.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ROAD TRIP to First Presbyterian

It's not far, just down the corner on May 2nd we are joining the congregation of First Presbyterian, 97 South Franklin Street, for the worship service at 10:00 am. Did you read that right TEN am so if you come at 10:30, like usual, you'll be late. If you come at 8:00 am, you'll be way early.
This is a chance to see their church, meet with the congregation and find out how, where and why the GREAT THEOLOGICAL rift that caused St Stephens to move and to relocate to where we are now. That information will be presented by Tony Brooks after the service. So come join us, show that the rift is healed (sorta) and that we can worship together, occasionally...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Susan Jane Matthews recital

Renowned concert organist Susan Jane Matthews will perform an organ recital at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, her hometown of Wilkes-Barre this coming Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.. Dr. Matthews has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, including solo organ recitals at the Washington National Cathedral; St.-Sulpice, Paris; and the Himmerod Abbey, Germany. The Wilkes-Barre recital is among several performances scheduled during this summer: San Francisco and Oakland, California; Trier, Maria Laach, and Gro├člittgen, Germany; and London, England. She has been featured on the radio programs Pipedreams, Organ Loft, With Heart and Voice and Music from St. Stephen's

She is currently Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlingame, California where she serves as organist, director of the Chancel Choir, and founding director of the St. Paul’s Choir School for boys and girls, the latter affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. She has served as Director of Music at St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, Boise, Idaho and as Principal Organist of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. During her four-year tenure at Grace Cathedral, she recorded frequently with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and in September 2004, Gothic Recordings released her first solo organ CD, Chosen Tunes from Grace Cathedral.

A free-will offering will be received at the recital.