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
[email protected]
We acknowledge that the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation, and that we gather on Treaty 1 land. We are grateful for their stewardship of this land and their hospitality, which allows us to live, work, and serve God the Creator here.
On occasion St. Stephen and St. Bede hosts Mission Sundays, bringing in a guest speaker to highlight some aspect of mission or ministry.  The purpose is to encourage members of the Christian community to consider the ministry of servanthood.

Most recently, at our Advent 3 worship service on December 11, 2016, National Indigenous Bishop Mark Macdonald brought a message of hope and reconciliation in his Mission Sunday sermon.

Both St. Stephen and St. Bede and St. James Anglican churches welcomed the ​Rev. Deacon Maylanne Maybee (at left) on November 13, 2016 for another Mission Sunday.  Maylanne spoke to us about the Centre for Christian Studies and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Click to read her sermon.
Our Advent 3 worship service on December 11 marked the second time in 2016 we welcomed National Indigenous Bishop Mark Macdonald as Mission Sunday guest speaker.
​On October 23, 2016, we welcomed ​Archdeacon Jason Musoke, from our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda, and his wife, Faith, for worship and another Mission Sunday.  Archdeacon Musoke preached at both the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede and St. James Anglican Church. ​ Click to read his sermon.

On September 25, 2016, Bishop Larry Robertson, Diocese of the Yukon, was the guest preacher at both St. James Anglican and the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede. Click to read his sermon.  His wife, Sheila, also attended the Sunday worship services. The couple was visiting Winnipeg for a meeting of the National House of Bishops.

We were joined for Sunday worship on August 7, 2016 by visitors from New Zealand, where Pastor Murray Still travelled in November, and national Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, who preached.   

On June 19, 2016, St. James Anglican and St. Stephen and St. Bede parishoners welcomed guest preacher Rev. Margaret Mullin, Executive Director of Inner City Missions.   Click  to read her sermon, entitled We Are One In the Spirit.

On August 23, 2015, our presider and preacher for Mission Sunday was the Rev. Dirk Lange, professor at Luther Seminary in Minnesota.  Click here to read his sermon.  We also welcomed guests Elizabeth and the Ven. Larry Beardy from the northern Manitoba community of Split Lake.  Acting on an invitation Rev. Beardy extended on this occasion, planning got under way for the Justice and Reconciliation Tour to Split Lake, June 28 to July 5, 2016. 
On July 5, 2015, the Rev. Deacon Maylanne Maybee spoke about her role as a permanent deacon in the Church.  She also highlighted activities of the Centre for Christian Studies, where she serves as principal, and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).  Click here to read her message.

​Previous speakers have included David Northcott, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest; a retired Colonel of the Army Navy and Airforce Unit 283; and the Rev. Deb Kerr, Director of the Urban, an inner city mission. 
Archdeacon Jason Musoke, Diocese of Central Buganda, is pictured above with his wife, Faith, and Pastor Murray Still following the October 23, 2016 service. 
Bishop Larry Robertson of the Diocese of the Yukon is pictured above with Pastor Murray Still following the September 25, 2016 service. 
Rev. Margaret Mullin, pictured at left with Pastor Murray Still at the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede, was the Mission Sunday guest speaker on June 19, 2016, in celebration of the Day of Aboriginal Prayer.
Pictured above following the August 7, 2016 service are (from left): New Zealand visitors Rachel Keriopa and her husband, Archdeacon Robert Keriopa; Dave Chell, Pastor Murray Still and Canada's national Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald.
At the August 23, 2015 Mission Sunday, ​(from left) Elizabeth  and the Ven. Larry Beardy joined the Rev. Dirk Lange, guest presider and preacher, and Pastor Murray Still.
The Rev. Deacon Maylanne Maybe, Principal, Centre for Christian Studies, was Mission Sunday preacher on July 5, 2015.
Dirk is pictured here with members of his family (from left), Dave and Brita Chell. and Ursula Lange, along with Pastor Murray.