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The next Women's Meet & Greet is Saturday, February 13th, at 10:00 am.  For the Lenten season, starting at 10:00 am, Chris Davis will lead the Stations of the Cross in the main sanctuary of the church. Light refreshments will be served in Lewis Hall immediately following.  Everyone is invited - not just women - for this occasion!  Please consider inviting a non-member of St. Stephen’s parish to attend. 

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Our current Sunday School study focuses on the non-Pauline Epistles that follow the book of Hebrews. James, Peter, John, and Jude are brief writings often overlooked due to their placement, but they contain much that is of great value to a Christian's everyday living. Join us in Lewis Hall (the parish hall) each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  This study will continue throughout the summer months.

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May 14 is the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. You are invited to join us at 6:00 p.m. for the Celebration of Holy Communion followed by a Fish Fry!  Sign-up sheets will be available in Lewis Hall and the narthex in the weeks ahead. Come join us for a night of Worship and Fellowship.  Guests are welcome!

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Easter Day is a special day for the children of St. Stephen's!  Join us in the Founder's Garden for a bountiful Easter Egg hunt at 10:15 a.m. (children should arrive a little early as the hunt will begin promptly).  The Easter Bunny will be joining us for photos and hugs!  Then as part of the procession for High Mass at 11, children are invited to join the altar party in a "parade" around the church, ending with the flowering of a cross in the center of the church. Bring flowers if you'd like to participate!  Looking forward to sharing this special day with lots of wonderful kids. ...

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If you wish to honor a loved one with a flower dedication for Easter, please contact the church office no later than MONDAY, MARCH 30.  

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TIME CHANGE This Weekend

Posted on March 02, 2015

Please remember that Daylight Savings Time begins in most of the USA in the wee hours between Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8. "Spring Forward" by setting your clocks ahead one hour.  Masses and Sunday school will take place at their normal times on Sunday, March 8 (but it will feel like an hour earlier than usual!)  Don't worry - there will be plenty of coffee in the parish hall after Mass.

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A significant winter storm is on its way to the Athens area. For the safety of our clergy and parishioners (especially those that drive from several counties away), we are CANCELLING the Archbishop's Bible Study for tonight - Wednesday February 25, and also cancelling the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Thursday, February 26. As of now, Stations of the Cross and Mass on Friday will be held as planned. Check this website for further updates should conditions be more extreme than currently forecast.  Stay safe and warm!

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Choral Evensong - February 22

Posted on February 18, 2015 in: General News

On the first Sunday of Lent, St. Stephen's will hold a Choral Evensong service at 5:00 p.m. Featuring the choral cantata "Man of Sorrows" by Ralph Karl Sydow, the service will offer prayers and scripture readings appropriate to the Lenten season. Service will be held in the main sanctuary.

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The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18th.  St. Stephen's will hold distribution of ashes and mass at 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

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The next Women's Meet & Greet is Saturday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for all women of the Church to enjoy coffee/tea, sweets/treats and good conversation. There is no set agenda, just time for fellowship. Thank you to Starr Helms for hosting! If you need directions, email helwigd@yahoo.com.

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In Memoriam - Nancy Barrett

Posted on January 25, 2015 in: General News

  It is with great sorrow that we report the death of our beloved Church Administrator, Nancy Barrett. Nancy passed away on Saturday, January 24 at St. Mary's Hospice, following a period of declining health. For more than 9 years, Nancy acted as Assistant to the Rector and Business Manager for the parish. In addition, she served on the staff of Archbishop Mark Haverland and also managed the Anglican Parishes Association online bookstore and assisted with various functions within the Diocese of the South. Nancy brought to these responsibilities over 40 years experience in fields such as benefits man...

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