Wednesday, January 20
6:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/ preacher
Deacon John, assisting
Friday, January 22
Fr. Jamie’s day off
Sunday, January 24
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
Fr. Jamie, celebrant/preacher
Deacon John, assisting
James Mackay, organist
Michelle Gelinske, cantor
There will be no Wednesday night masses January 27, February 3, and 10.
Livestream: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Fargo
Or posted to our webpage: https://
Mark your calendars:
Jan. 24 – Annual Meeting 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 25 – Feb. 16 – Fr. Jamie on vacation
Due to Covid, we will not be offering a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper this year.
Feb. 16 – Burying the Alleluia
Feb. 16 - Palm burning 6:00 p.m. (In front of the church, outdoors.) Please bring last year’s palms from Palm Sunday for burning.
Feb. 17 – Ash Wednesday
Public Worship Protocol:
St. Stephen’s resumed public worship on Sunday, January 10th. We ask that anyone planning to attend Mass, please follow the guidelines listed below. These guidelines are temporary, but they are essential as we move forward.
We are limiting attendance to 12 units of people currently. Policies for Resuming the Celebration of the Eucharist at St. Stephen’s Beginning on Sunday, January 10, we will again resume public Celebration of the Eucharist in our church building. However, there are several changes to how we worship that we will be following.
Here are the parameters for worship for the next few months:
* Following 6‐foot spacing, we can use 6 pews. This would allow for 6 related units or 12 unrelated people or some combination thereof.
* All those attending Mass are expected to wear a face mask. Please bring your own mask. You will be expected to always wear your mask during the Mass.
* There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance and in each open pew.
* Holy Communion will be served in one kind only (only the Host will be distributed; the Cup will not be offered to the congregation at this time). The Priest will use hand sanitizer before and after distribution. There will also be an effort made to not touch hands when distributing the Host.
* There will be no kneeling at the altar rail for Holy Communion. People are expected to stand in line maintaining a six-foot distance from those around them and receive the Host from the priest at a single station before the altar rail.
* There will be no shaking of hands at the Exchange of the Peace. All are invited to use a non‐contact way of greeting.
* The entire liturgy will be printed in a disposable booklet. The copies of the Book of Common Prayer in the pews will not be used.
* If you are sick, if you have any preexisting conditions that might be an issue, or if you have a fever or a cold, we ask that you not attend Mass.
* All our liturgies will continue to be livestreamed.
* There will be no coffee hour at this time.Please be aware that all these policies are in line with both CDC and Diocesan standards for public worship. If you are concerned by any of these policies or if you are in any way uncomfortable about attending public Mass at this time, please continue to join us through our livestreamed Mass.