St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Friday, October 24, 2014
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Worship for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

 
ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, March 5
Holy Eucharist and Liturgy for Ash Wednesday
7:30 a.m., Noon and 5:30 p.m.
No Wonderful Wednesdays supper on Ash Wednesday
 
Sundays at St. Stephen’s
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II*
10:10 a.m. Christian Education*
11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer and Communion*
5:30 p.m. Celtic Evensong and Communion
8:00 p.m. Compline
 

Weekdays at St. Stephen’s
Morning Prayer and Communion in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Monday-Friday, 8:10 a.m.
Evensong in the Church with the Virginia Girls Choir (no Evensong Ash Wednesday or Holy Week)
Each Wednesday before the Wonderful Wednesdays supper, 5:30 p.m. (no Wednesday supper Ash Wednesday or Holy Week)
 
 
Second Saturdays Centering Prayer
Saturday, March 8 and Saturday, April 12
Led by Contemplative Outreach of Richmond, Room 14 upstairs Holy Week Services
 
HOLY WEEK
 
Palm Sunday, April 13
No Sunday School
7:30 a.m, Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion and Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd
9:00 a.m.*, Gather in front of the church (Three Chopt Road entrance) for the Liturgy of the Palms, Procession into the Church, Reading of the Passion, and Holy Eucharist. (Those who usually worship in Palmer Hall will meet in the Church.) 
11:15 a.m.*, Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion, and Holy Eucharist in the Church.
5:30 p.m. Celtic Evensong and Communion
8:00 p.m., Compline

Monday through Friday, April 13-18
8:10 a.m., Morning Prayer and Communion in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
(No Wonderful Wednesdays supper or program on March 28, the Wednesday in Holy Week)
 
Maundy Thursday, April 17
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
8:10 a.m., Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
7:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar, Procession to the Altar of Repose
Followed by all-night Vigil
 
Good Friday, April 18 The Crucifixion of Our Lord             
8:10 a.m., Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Noon, The Good Friday Liturgy
5:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross. Led by St. Stephen’s Youth. RAIN OR SHINE (The service takes place outdoors; in case of rain, meet in the Large Fellowship Hall.)
 
‘Could you not stay awake with me one hour?’
On Maundy Thursday, April 17, we remember Jesus’ commandment to his disciples, “Love one another.” It is the day we remember the institution of the Lord’s Supper before his betrayal, passion and death. The 7:30 p.m. service on Maundy Thursday concludes with the Stripping of the Altar and Procession to the Altar of Repose. An all-night vigil follows in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, and you are invited to take part for an hour, anytime from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. There will be at least two people present during each hour, and there will be security present throughout the night.
A sign-up sheet is available at Information Central (but come even if you have not signed up).  
    
EASTER SERVICES
 
Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19
7:30 p.m., The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
 
Easter Day, April 20
The Resurrection of Our Lord  
No Sunday School
7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Hymns
9:00 a.m.*, Holy Eucharist and special music
11:15 a.m.*, Holy Eucharist and special music
5:30 p.m., Celtic Evensong and Communion  
8:00 p.m., Compline