9203 Braddock Road, Burke,VA 22015  (703) 978-8724
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Connecting With Sunday's Scripture and Message
Connect with Sunday's Scripture and Message
This Sunday's lesson is Psalm 100 NRSV. Read Sunday's scripture here.  On Sunday, the title of Pastor Jiyeon's message is "Our King, Receive a Life of Praise."
Grace Ministries Thanksgiving, Saturday, November 21

We as the body of Christ are beyond blessed to be able to reach our community in times of need. 

We are excited to continue our Thanksgiving Grace Ministries event, Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. This is our biggest distribution of the year during which  we provide Thanksgiving meals and joy to our community. If you know of a family in need who should be guests at this event, please spread the word.

This year's Christmas Grace Ministries event is scheduled for December 19th. 


Survey on indoor, in-person worship at
St. Stephen's, open thru November 29

St. Stephen's is currently surveying its members on their views on returning to indoor, in-person worship in December. To take this short, five-question survey now, please click here. To read Pastor Rob's email about the survey, please click here. All surveys must be completed no later Sunday, November 29. Thank you for your participation. 
Send us a video or photo showing
what you are thankful for!

Thanksgiving is next week. St. Stephen's wants to know what you are thankful for. Please email our communications specialist Rob Paine a short video (no longer than five to ten seconds long) or a photo of you (holding a sign) sharing what you are thankful for. Pictures should be taken straight on. Cellphone videos should be taken horizontally. Email submissions  (along with your name) to no later than Monday, Nov. 23. By sharing your videos and photos, you are giving St. Stephen's consent to post them on its website and on its social media channels. Thank you to our friends at VAUMC Communications for this great idea!
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Upcoming Advent Events
Help Make Our Church Beautiful for the Advent Season
The annual Hanging of the Greens event has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1:00 p.m. The event supported by the St. Stephen's Worship Committee is open to everyone who would like to help.  If you are interested in volunteering,  please contact Roger Hartman at

Share the joy of Advent
Advent Wreath Pick-Up, Sunday, Nov. 22
Everyone is invited to visit the church parking lot, Sunday, Nov. 22, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to pick up materials to make your own Advent wreath. To ensure social distancing, please stay in your car. Our volunteers will bring your supply package to you. 100 sets will be available, including five sets with artificial greens for those allergic to seasonal greeneries. No sign-up is required. First come, first served. We hope you will share a photo of your finished wreath on social media with the hashmark #ssumcadvent and email the photo to Pastor Jiyeon at

Viewing Party on  Zoom,  
6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22

Before our Advent worship series begins Nov. 29,  you are invited to watch the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”  with others from St. Stephen’s via Zoom at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. A chat function will be available to connect and chat with others during the party.  If you are new to Zoom, please contact the church office for assistance. To access the Zoom watch party Sunday,
please click here.  To learn about our Advent Worship Series, please  visit our Sermon Series page.  For a preview of the movie from YouTube, please click here. 

The Advent Scroll, a 16-page
printed newsletter is coming
soon to a mailbox near you!

Please be on the lookout for The Advent Scroll, a printed newsletter from St. Stephen's Church that is starting to reach mailboxes this week. This 16-page newsletter features a comprehensive guide to Advent and Christmas Eve events at St. Stephen's. The newsletter also has volunteer opportunities available at your church, a profile on the St. Stephen's Shepherd's Ministry and you will meet the Boy Scout who built new benches for the Chapel in the Glenn. 
Click here to reach our giving page.
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