358 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(540)434-6290

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WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Join Our Community

We believe that all are welcome in the house of God and at the Lord's Table. Please join us for any of our services or reach out for a member of our community to contact you.

SUNDAY SERVICE

Sunday starting at 10:30 am

Services begin at 10:30 am but we encourage you to come early and fellowship with us. Most of our congregants arrive early to chat and catch up on the week's events.

**Our Opening Hymn, "No Matter..." is sung every Sunday and we typically only sing Versus 1 & 4.

CHILDREN’S SERVICE

Sundays during worship hour

Currently we offer a children's message as we have children during the worship hour. We are interested in expanding our offerings so if you have children and wish to worship with us, bring your ideas and let's work together to honor God.

KNITTING GROUP

Tuesday's Starting at 5:30 pm

An informal social group gathered at St. Stephen's to knit, sew, crotchet, needle point, embroider, and even quilt. This group is open to all and we hope you will join us for these creative social gatherings.

BIBLE STUDY

Sunday's Starting at 9:15 am

Currently, our Past President of the Council, Kay, is conducting a 10-week Bible Study starting Sunday Sept. 8th. Feel free to come by or drop us a line.

HOLY COMMUNION

Every First Sunday

The communion meal recalls the table fellowship Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death as well as his appearances to the disciples during meals following his resurrection. Throughout its history these Biblical events have been central to the Church's worship life.

In the sacrament of Holy Communion, also called the Lord's Supper or Eucharist, meaning "thanksgiving," Christians hear, taste, touch and receive the grace of God revealed through Jesus Christ in a unique way. Communion is:

a joyous act of thanksgiving for all God has done, is doing, and will do for the redeeming of creation;

a sacred memorial of the crucified and risen Christ, a living and effective sign of Christ's sacrifice in which Christ is truly and rightly present to those who eat and drink;

an earnest prayer for the presence of the Holy Spirit to unite those who partake with the Risen Christ and with each other, and to restore creation, making all things new;

an intimate experience of fellowship in which the whole church in every time and place is present and divisions are overcome;

a hopeful sign of the promised Realm of God marked by justice, love and peace;

an open table where all are welcome to be fed and nourished, both physically and spiritually, at Christ's table.

5TH SUNDAY SERVICES

Every 5th Sunday

Each year there exist 5 Sundays in any given month; watch your calendar as they change yearly! We at St. Stephen's enjoy a special 5th Sunday tradition where we gather together in fellowship and thanksgiving apart from our traditional worship services. Basically, we don't "have church" on the 5th Sundays. Our Pastor and the Music Director are free to travel or have time off with their families, or join us even, as we gather together a the church body. Sometimes we gather for meals, sometimes for poetry or other readings, we sign songs, or just enjoy catching up with one another in a less-formal social format. If you are visiting on a 5th Sunday, feel free to join us and if you have reservations, just ask!

** This Sunday September 29, 2019 will be a 5th Sunday and we are meeting at a congregants home/farm to gather for a potluck worship. - CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM -