The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector.
131st Annual Council (2023)February 25, 2023
131st Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia
SHROVE TUESDAY –PANCAKE SUPPER
Sponsored by the Men's Club of St. Stephen's. Held in Parish Hall from 5-6:30pm. Supper menu: pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, strawberries & blueberries, apple juice & water.,
James Solomon Russell DaySunday, March 26, 2023 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Petersburg VA
James Solomon Russell Day Church Service
Sunday, March 26, 2023
TenebraeApril 13, 2022
Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day.
Study Session: "Radical Welcome" March 2 thru April 9 2022
Noonday Service Noon
Evening Service 7pm / ZOOM
SederMarch 3, 2022
"Passover is also known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread, since in their haste to flee Egypt, "the people carried off their dough, still unleavened" (Ex. 12:34). The lamb offered at each paschal meal recalls the first Passover sacrifice, whose blood protected the Israelites from the avenging angel of Yahweh"
(Seder was not held this season due to pandemic restrictions.)
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Jewel's Celebration & Family DinnerSunday, November (20), 2023
The Jewels Program has remained a positive and popular organization that has continued to grow over the years. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines, our Jewel's Day Recognition, sponsored by ECW and Men's Club, consisted of dinners that were picked up and delivered to our Jewel's Family on Saturday, November 19, 2023.
The organization was established to honor members
of St. Stephen's who had reached the age of 80+ recognize their
dedicated service, guidance and support of St. Stephen's and the
community. Those members are considered the "Jewels of St.
Continuing our annual seasonal tradition and honoring the legacy of Annie D. Henderson, Co-founder of the Children's Holiday Party, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will host its sixth Annual Children's Holiday Celebration on December 28, 2022 from 1:00PM -3:00PM.