AHEAD OF ITS TIME
by Brita Chell
Member, Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
Member, Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission
 
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
99 Turner Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 2S9
204-837-9812    
stebede@mymts.net
www.churchofststephenstbede-wpg.org

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St. Stephen and St. Bede is located on Treaty No. 1 land, the traditional territory of the Cree, Ojibway and Dakota and also the homeland of the Metis Nation. 
WELCOME
 
At St. Stephen and St. Bede we strive to live
into God's reconciling love and grace.
We are a family of Anglicans and Lutherans
who worship as one on Sundays,
and who look to become
all God means us to be in Christ.
 
Join us Sundays at 11 am.
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
 
 
Worship Service - Sundays at 11 a.m.
Communion and Bible Study - Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
 
NEXT CONTEMPORARY SERVIC​​​​​​​E
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Sunday, December 11

​​​​Enjoy the music, be inspired and uplifted
LESSONS AND CAROLS
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Sunday, December 18

Faith In Action
 
Our photo gallery depicts
St. Stephen and St. Bede members
setting many different examples
of faith in action.
Click icon and check it out.
 
NEXT CONTEMPORARY SERVIC​​​​​​​E
 ​ 
Sunday, December 11

Rent Our Facilities

The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede takes its commitment to the neighbourhood seriously. 
We offer spaces and facilities you can rent for all kinds of functions.
Click icon for details.
Connections
 
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 news and information from
 the wider church community.
Also find out what
programs, activities and resources
are offered by groups
in your neighbourhood.
WHAT'S NEW
In keeping with the season, Pastor Murray has been taking some different perspectives of the vibrancy our church radiates, even on the darkest winter nights.  See more new additions to our Photo Gallery 's Doors Wide Open collection.
During a recent visit from ​Canon Jason Mosuke of Central Buganda, we learned that our companion parish of Galitea is in need of a “boda boda” (aka scooter) so that the local parish rector can visit his parish members. We have decided to raise the money - about $2,000 - for them to purchase it. Please make your donation by marking “boda boda” on your offering envelope.  Visit our More You Can Do web page to learn about other opportunities to give and support.
Advent reflections for each of the four Sundays in Advent have been written by the four North American Bishops – Elizabeth Eaton (Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Fred Hiltz (Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada), Michael Curry (Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church [USA]) and Susan Johnson (National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada). Copies are available at the church or you can find them online at: http://www.elcic.ca/Documents/2016Adventdevotions.pdf
or
    
On December 3, members of St. Stephen and St. Bede joined with the family of Lydia Green to celebrate her 80th birthday.  See more in our Photo Gallery .
Merry Christmas to the Caribbean Seniors, who meet once a month at St. Stephen and St. Bede.
Following each Sunday service, the ​​Altar Guild is selling handmade crafts, along with its locally famous mincemeat (just $5.00 for a 20+ ounce tub). Check out the recent Altar Guild pictures in our Photo Gallery to view some behind-the-scenes activity.
Many thanks to the Rev. Tyler Gingrich for sharing his video capturing last summer's Justice and Reconciliation Tour of Split Lake, Manitoba.   Click image at left to view. An update on follow-up activities appears below. Visit the  Healing and Reconciliation  page on this website to access the Justice and Reconciliation Tour report and learn about other  indigenous awareness initiatives our church has promoted or undertaken.  In addition, our Photo Gallery has an extensive collection of photos taken during the Split Lake visit.
Click above for video link.
In response to the conditions seen during the Justice and Reconciliation Tour of  ​Split Lake, Manitoba (see above), St. Stephen and St. Bede and St. James Anglican Church recently shipped this games table to the northern community so residents can enjoy activities such as pool, foozeball, shuffleboard and ping pong .  Many thanks to those who helped load and to to Gardewine for their help.  
Both St. Stephen and St. Bede and St. James Anglican churches welcomed the ​Rev. Deacon Maylanne Maybee on November 13 for another Mission Sunday.  Maylanne spoke to us about the Centre for Christian Studies and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Click Mission Sundays to learn about past guest speakers. 
COMING UP
ALSO GOING ON
Seniors' Information Days
​Topic 2:
​Real Estate Transitions

DEC
21
Rescheduled from Dec 7!

Mount Royal Food Bank

DEC
29

Next Council Meeting

DEC
13
PASTOR'S POST

The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still