Per Bishop Haynes’ guidelines - MASKS ARE REQUIRED for everyone, including while singing SOCIAL DISTANCING must be observed, even while receiving Communion SERVICE LENGTH IS SHORTENED, there will be less singing
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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.
129th Annual Council (2021)February 28-29, 2021
129th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia
SHROVE TUESDAY –PANCAKE SUPPER
Sponsored by the Men's Club of St. Stephen's
Come and join us
for some fun, food and fellowship
at our annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to be held on February 16, 2021
at 6:00 - 8PM in the Parish Hall
(This event was not held due to COVID-19 protocols)
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.
Lenten Study Session (1-5)March 4 thru April, 2021
Noonday Service 12pm / ZOOM
SederApril 1, 2021
"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.)
Enjoy An Evening of Jazz (Jazz Concert) with musicians and vocalists every September. sponsored by the Men's Club. This year's Jazz Concert was not held due to the COVID-19 Pandemic social gathering policies & guidelines.
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 21, 2021
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 following Morning Prayer Service on November 21, 2021.
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.
Children's Holiday DriveThroughDecember 15, 2020
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 fourth annual children holiday party on December 15, 2020 from 3:00PM -5:00PM. Our 2020 Event Sponsors: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines the event will be a DRIVETHROUGH Holiday Party.