Greetings from St. Stephen's!
We are glad God has led you here and would like to tell you a little more about our parish.
Our goal is, like St. Stephen, to be "full of faith and the Holy Spirit" (Acts 6:5) which means we keep focused on God and trust in his Spirit to direct and bless us.
At St. Stephen's this is expressed in our desire to be a healthy church of worship, discipleship, outreach, and fellowship. In worship we are within the Anglo-Catholic tradition of sung services, reverence, and even a little incense. In addition, we have a strong sense of discipleship with Christ centered preaching and teaching. In outreach as a parish we have a strong desire to reach out with the love of Christ to the community, and are eagerly working towards making this a vital part of who we are. Finally, fellowship is also important to us, and we have several opportunities to grow in faith together throughout the month.
We hope that you drop by a few times and pray about becoming a part of what God is doing in our church.
Friday Night March 27th: Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction all starting at 6pm
Palm Sunday, March 29th: 9 am - Liturgy of the Palms & Procession;Solemn High Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, April 2nd: 6 pm - Institution of the Lord’s Supper; Foot Washing; Transfer of the Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar; Vigil Altar of Repose
Good Friday, April 3rd:12 Noon - Stations of the Cross; 6:00 pm - Liturgy of Good Friday, Veneration of the Cross, Mass of the Pre-Sanctified, Confession 9am –11:30 am & 1:00 pm—4:30 pm
Easter Vigil, April 4th: 7:45 pm-Blessing of the New Fire, Lighting of the Paschal Candle, Old Testament Prophecies, Blessing of the Font, Baptism, First Mass of Easter; Reception follows
Sunday of the Resurrection; Easter Day: 8 & 10:30 am- Holy Eucharist; Festive Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt follows 10:30 am service
A weekday Eucharist will be offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 am. Come during your lunch hour and refresh yourself.
As you may have noticed, we are expanding the role of the congregation in worship by asking for more active participation in the Prayers of the People. If interested please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.
It is traditional to adorn our sanctuary with lilies for Easter. Donations for Easter lilies may be made in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving. Please use the pledge envelope designated for that purpose or contact the Parish Office no later than Palm Sunday. Please note the name you would like remembered.