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Weekly update week of August 13

Tuesday, August 14

  • 7pm Finance Committee meeting in the Godly Play room.

Wednesday, August 15

  • 7:30am Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Incarnation.

  • 7pm Nicho meditation group meets in the Nicho.

Thursday, August 16

  • 6:30pm Family Movie and Costume Night! Screening: Wonder Women (PG-13) and Cinderella (PG).

Sunday, August 19

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leité preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría, (Spanish language liturgy), The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides and preaches.

Supporting Saint Stephen's

St. Stephen's is supported by your weekly contributions and annual pledges. You can contribute or fulfill your pledge at the Sunday collection, by scanning the QR code in the weekly bulletin, or on our web site. We encourage you to automate your pledge payments, one of the options at the web site. Automating your pledge ensures continuity in revenue, allowing us to better plan, and is easier for you - you don't have to remember!

Morning Prayer, Summer Wednesday Mornings 7:30am through August 29

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20). Join us for Morning Prayer and meditation on Wednesdays beginning promptly at 7:30am and ending by 7:55am.

Complete Your Emergency Contact Form

Recent experience has shown the importance of knowing whom to call if you became ill or had an accident in church. The form is simple to complete. It requests a name and phone numbers of individuals someone could call in the event of an emergency or other need. The forms will be housed in a binder in the church office.

If you have not yet been able to complete a form, extras will be available in the back of the church each Sunday. When your form is complete it can be placed in the collection plate.

Summer Choir for the 10:30am Service

If you enjoy singing but can't always find a way to make weeknight rehearsals during the year, please consider participating in the 10:30 summer choir. Singers will gather at 9:30am to go over the hymns, service music, Psalm, and a simple anthem or two for that morning. All are welcome. Please see Michael Salmon if you have questions.

Last Family Movie Night!

Through the summer on Thursdays, beginning at 6:30pm (movie starts at 7pm) we had the opportunity to gather for Family Movie Nights. This is our last Movie Night this summer. To celebrate we invite you come wearing your favorite costume. Be inspired by this week movies. The movies will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles. This week is Movie and Costume Night! We will be screening: Wonder Women (PG-13) and Cinderella 2015 (PG).

Blessings and a different beat, September 9, 10:30am

September 9 is a Sunday for blessings. We welcome students and teachers of ALL ages to bring their backpacks. We'll set them by the altar during the service and bless them at the end. But we don’t stop there: we'll also offer a blessing for bikes and bikers in the church labyrinth area. Bring your bike and invite your friends.

And, the PanTones are coming! The liturgy will be filled with drums and upbeat music from the PanTones, a community steel pan band based in Hyattsville. Come and be part of this beautiful celebration.

Liturgy Retreat - “Do this for the remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8, 9:30 to 4:00 and join us for a 2-session liturgy retreat. The morning session will focus on the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, and also reserved for a bible study on The Way to Emmaus. The afternoon session will include training for MCs, WLs, Eucharistic Ministers and readers. Also in the afternoon we will invite anyone interested to sign up for liturgy planning teams for the up-coming liturgical year beginning in Advent.

This retreat is designed for participation in the whole day or if you are interested in more study and reflection to stay just for the morning session. More details will follow closer to the date. All are welcome. The retreat will have simultaneous translation to Spanish.

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other Anti-Racism Workshop, September 28 & 29

This workshop on September 28 from 12:30 - 8:00 p.m. and September 29 from 8:30am - 4pm at Washington National Cathedral map at provides an opportunity for people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to explore the history of institutionalized discrimination in our society. The training satisfies canonical requirements for anti-racism training in the Episcopal Church upon completion of both days. To learn more and register go to

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