INTRODUCING OUR 2017 LENTEN PROGRAM-The Theology of Food: This year’s Wednesday night Lenten program will be led by Fr. Warren Hicks of the Worcester Fellowship. Fr. Warren was a professional chef, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, prior to seminary and ordination.  Each Wednesday we will gather at 6pm for worship, followed by an interactive cooking demonstration, during which Fr. Warren will connect spirituality and faith to kitchen work and food. Fr. Warren will also put us to work after teaching us various kitchen tasks: knife skills, stock making, cooking techniques, etc.  Together each Wednesday night, we will create a meal that we can serve to those in need the next day at Worcester Fellowship’s “Thursday Café.”  Grab your knives, aprons, and cutting boards and come join us! Space is limited and supplies will have to be purchased in advance, so we will need participants to sign up in advance. We are asking for a $20 donation per participant for each session to help cover groceries and supplies. (Funds are available for those who need assistance; see Fr. Jesse.)

Holy Week & Easter Services

Tenebrae (Wed., Apr. 12) – 7pm

Maundy Thursday (Apr. 13) – 7pm

The Watch – 8pm Thursday – 6pm Friday

Good Friday Liturgy (Apr. 14) – 7pm

The Great Vigil of Easter (Apr. 15) – 8pm

Easter Sunday Services (Apr 16) – 8am & 10am

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: In the event of bad weather, check Boston’s Channel 5 (WCVB-TV) and Worcester’s WSRS 96.1 radio station for notification about church delays and cancellations.

BIBLE STUDY: Bible study continues to meet Wednesdays at 10am in the Lawton Library.  We are studying Acts of the Apostles.  For more information please contact David Small.

FOOD DRIVE FOR ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE: Help us fill up our St. Joseph Table, so we can break last year’s record donations. The Westboro Food Pantry is in particular need of canned tomato products (diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, etc., please no tomato sauce). Also, the pantry is short on cookies and crackers, beef stew, and canned fruit (peaches, pears, and pineapples). Any questions, please contact David Small.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION: You can now sign your children up for Sunday School.  (Sunday School takes place downstairs during the first part of the 10am service.) Find out more at http://www.ststeph.com/community/christian-formation/sunday-school/

MEN’S GROUP:  The parish’s Men’s Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 8am in the Parish Hall.  See Simon Fricker for more information.

PARISH EMAIL LIST:  If you would like to sign up for our parish email list you can sign up online at http://eepurl.com/cajgf5 

NEW TO THE PARISH? If you are new to St. Stephen’s and you would like to join, please see Fr. Jesse to learn more about how to do so. He can be reached by email (rector@nullststeph.com) or at the parish office.

YARN CLUB We are meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm in the Lawton Library downstairs. Please consider joining us to knit and crochet for charity.

ALTAR FLOWERS: You can dedicate flowers in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one by signing up on the flower chart in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested contribution is $60) for the flowers in the Treasurer’s mailbox. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.

SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS: You can dedicate the Sanctuary Lamp in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving by signing up in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested donation is $20) in the mail box for the Treasurer, just outside the church office. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.