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.
2018 LENTEN PROGRAM: This year’s Lenten Program is #LiveLent, developed by the Church of England. It includes short daily reflections for each day of Lent (available in booklet form or by smartphone app) and has coordinating presentations. We invite you to make the daily reflections a part of your individual Lenten journey and then join us on Wednesdays for group discussion. See Meta Mitchell to get the booklet/app. A sign-up sheet for the dinner is in the parish hall. Our Wednesday night program schedule follows:
Wednesday Lenten Program (starting Feb. 21)
6:00pm Holy Eucharist
6:30pm Simple Supper of Soup and Bread
7:00pm Presentation & Discussion
8:00pm Cleanup and Departure
WEEKDAY PRAYER SERVICES IN LENT: Throughout the Lenten season, we will offer short Morning and Evening Prayer services in the Chapel Please join us in praying:
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 8:30am
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm
PARISH CAMPOUT: It is only fall but we’re trying to get a feel for how and when to do a parish camp out next year and starting early gives us the most options. We’d like anyone who is interested in next year’s camping event to notify Larry Gavini at email@example.com, by phone, or in person.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: You can now sign your children up for Sunday School. (Sunday School takes place downstairs during the first part of the 10am service.) Our online form is available at Sunday School 2017-2018 registration, or contact the parish office for a hard copy of the form.
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.
YARN CLUB: You are invited to join us on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Lawton Library on the lower level. Please enter thru pond-side doors. The group knits and crochets items for charity and parish needs. In the past, we have made prayer shawls, pocket prayer shawls, infant blankets, hats for cancer patients, blankets/scarves for homeless. All skill levels are welcome! Contact Ann Bartee with any questions.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the parish office.
HELP OUR LITTLE RED WAGON: The Westboro Food Pantry thanks all of you who have been supporting them by donating to our “Little Red Wagon”. They are in need of personal feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, shaving cream, and razors for both men and women.
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 $75) 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.