August, 2017

Sundays of Summer Service Schedule

     8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

     9:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal

     10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

No Sunday School through the summer

NOTE: July 13th - 10:30 Service - Morning Prayer (No 8:30 service)


Choir Rehearsal Summer Break

Tuesday choir rehearsal (5:30-7pm) is suspended until after Labor Day. Sunday morning choir rehearsal continues at 9:30 a.m.


Coffee Hour Hosts Needed

A sign-up sheet for weekly Coffee Hour is posted on the parish hall bulletin board, and provision may be as modest or elaborate as you wish to make it.  If you have questions about finding your way around the parish kitchen, contact Linda Thomas, 540.586.0285.


Men of St. Stephen’s, You’re Invited!

The men of St. Stephen’s are invited (and encouraged!) to join the men of Mercy Presbyterian for “Men’s Breakfast” meetings here in our parish hall on Saturdays (September 16, December 2, March 3 and May 19, from 8-10am).  Put the dates on your calendar & come out for a good morning of breakfast, worship, and fellowship.

Boys Home Fun Run

Boys Home of Virginia is sponsoring a 5K and Fun Run “Run for Boys Home” on September 9, 2017, and invites the churches of our diocese to register church teams to run.  Watch for a flyer in your Sunday bulletin! Boys Home  has been an outreach of the Episcopal Church since 1906. Proceeds from the race will help fund the construction and renovation of elementary school classrooms in the Greer Education Center on the Boys Home of Virginia campus in Covington, VA.


Seeking Acolyte, Scripture-Reader and Altar Guild Candidates

We’re planning to hold training this fall for new additions to our Altar Guild and Acolyte teams, and we are seeking both adult and youth (men and women) candidates.  We’re also looking for additional volunteers to join the rotation for Sunday morning scripture readings.  Having more individuals in rotation for all areas of service eases the schedule for everyone.  If you are interested or have questions about either opportunity, please see Fr. Brad.


Summer Breaks

Mercy Presbyterian Wednesday morning Bible Study and evening Youth Group are on break until school re-starts in the fall.  DOK Wednesday evening Healing Prayer will also resume in the fall.


Communion Rail Kneelers

 - Please be aware that we have taken one damaged kneeler (at the rail) out of service, and the others are also endangered. For the foreseeable future, for comfort you may wish to stand where the kneeler is missing, and even at the others. We ask that parents guide their young children not to stand on the kneelers. Thanks.