WEEKLY UPDATE WEEK OF 01.14.19
Monday January 14
7pm National Symphony Orchestra Concert in the sanctuary.
Wednesday January 16
7pm Nicho Meditation.
Thursday January 17
7:30am Morning Prayer.
7:30pm Choir Rehearsal.
Sunday January 20
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, the Rev. Rondesia Jarret-Schell preaches and presides.
9:15am Forum: The Accidental Pilgrim: My Walk on the Camino, by Mary A. Kelly.
10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, the Rev. Rondesia Jarret-Schell preaches and presides.
Noon Pastoral Care Group Meeting (Missionary Room).
5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish service). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.
The Way of Love-Practices for Jesus-Centered Life-Begins January 20, 2019
During the season of Epiphany, from January 20 to March 3, St. Stephen and the Incarnation will be using Scripture readings from “The Way of Love; Practices for Jesus-Centered Life” which was developed by presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. We will be exploring the themes of pray, worship, learn, bless, go, rest and turn. We hope you will journey with us as we seek to make our lives focused on Jesus in the new year and beyond.
Help needed to distribute Eucharistic Bread and Wine (Eucharistic Ministers) During Holy Communion
Current and aspiring Eucharistic Ministers are invited to attend training on Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 11:30am. February 2 is the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. We will have a liturgy for the feast with training to follow at 10:30.
Sunday forums are about sharing your interests, your work, your passions with the parish. Forums are a means for building community as we get to know one another and learn and grow in our faith. Please consider how you might offer a Sunday forum in the new year. Contact Susan Walker at ˂firstname.lastname@example.org˃ or speak to her on a Sunday. The next forums are:
January 20, The Accidental Pilgrim: My Walk on the Camino, by Mary A. Kelly. Walking the Camino, the Way of St James was not something Mary expected to do in 2018. With pictures, commentary and your questions she will share what she learned as the accidental pilgrim.
January 27, Delegates to Diocesan Convention. Come and hear the results of the weekend's convention - resolutions passed, worship experienced, and Bishop Mariann's address.
DC Concert Orchestra to Play Sunday, Jan. 27
The DC Concert Orchestra will play a benefit for Loaves and Fishes in St. Stephen’s nave at 2pm Sunday, Jan. 27. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken up to help finance the congregation’s weekend free hot meal program. On the program will be Raff, Sinfonietta for Double Wind Quintet, Holst, St. Paul’s Suite, and Beethoven, Symphony No. 1.
Bishop Mariann is inviting diocesan and church leaders to be part of an evening gathering at Washington National Cathedral Friday, January 25, the eve of Diocesan Convention from 6:30 – 9pm. The guest of the night is Mr. Tony Morgan, author of The Unstuck Church and Executive Director of The Unstuck Church Group. In her invitation letter, Bishop Mariann says: “For those blessed churches that are experiencing a season of vitality, Tony also provides insights on how to sustain positive momentum and to strategically manage growth. Sustained health, with positive momentum, is the goal for all our churches. Thus, I believe that Tony’s message will be of value to all”. Visit this link to know more about the event and the guest.