St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church

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The Witness 4/11-18

St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church

***IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS BISHOP PAUL HAS DIRECTED THAT ALL SERVICES BE DONE VIA LIVESTREAM. SERVICES https://www.facebook.com/watch/701587893273620/

SERVICES AND EVENTS

Saturday, April 11, 10am Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday 6:30pm Vespers

Sunday, April 12, 10am Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday (Hours Begin at 9:40am)

Monday, April 13, 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins

Thursday, April 16 - 12 Passion Gospels. Texts will be sent out via email. All are encouraged to read these at home in anticipation of Holy Friday. No livestreamed services.

Friday, April 17, 10am Royal Hours 4pm Holy Friday Vespers 12am Byzantine Lamentations

Saturday, April 18, 10am Holy Saturday Liturgy 10:30pm Nocturns, Matins, Liturgy for HOLY PASCHA

ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Stephens Website is updated regularly and includes the latest Witness, past editions, videos of services, and many more resources.

Prayers for Healing and Protection in the Time of Coronavirus Fr. Joel is offering morning prayers (Moleben in Time of Epidemic) a Scripture reading and Reflection Monday through Friday at 10am at the Facebook Live Stream.

Confession Fr. Joel is hearing confession via phone by appointment.

Pams Promise Appeal Below is a list of items needed by Pam’s Promise. Fr. Joel will do a pick up on Sunday afternoon shortly following Liturgy. Please just let him know if you have items to donate, place items on your porch or somewhere else easy to pick up and he will get them and take them to Pam's Promise.

Birthdays: 4/12 Ollie Wilson 4/13 Robin Fowler 4/14 Helen Daron 4/15 Robin Fowler 4/18 Cody Boruff

Names Days: 4/13 Jewell Jeffries (St. Martin the Confessor)

The items needed for Pam’s Promise are:

- groceries (some are currently unable to work)

- spray bottles

- bleach

- first aid kits

- hand lotion

- gloves

- toilet paper

- paper towels

- any cleaning supplies

- grocery/gift cards