Welcome to Holy Week and Easter at St. Stephen’s Church in Burke, Va.

We are glad you are here!  On this page you will find our full schedule of online and in-person events happening during Holy Week and during the Easter season. For more about St. Stephen’s scroll to the bottom of this page.

View orders of worship for all Holy Week and Easter services here.

Special Holy Week Video Greeting from Pastor Rob

Palm Sunday

If you missed St. Stephen’s  livestream Palm Sunday service on Sunday, you can watch on YouTube,

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, April 1, Online Service

St. Stephen’s held its Maundy Thursday service live, online on YouTube, Thursday evening.  You can watch a replay of the service above. An in-person drive thru Holy Communion was held after the service  in the church parking lot. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Good Friday

Good Friday, 7 p.m., April 2, Online

You can view St. Stephen’s Good Friday online  service on YouTube beginning at 7 p.m.  The service can be found on our YouTube page at  www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xij-ku-vi3om-vLE2dUJA

Easter Sunday Holy Communion

Easter In-Person Holy Communion at St. Stephen’s, Burke, Va.

There will be two opportunities to take part in an in-person Holy Communion on Easter Sunday at St. Stephen’s. The first will be during our outdoor Easter Sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. The second will be a drive-thru event in the church parking lot taking place  immediately following our 11 a.m. Easter Online Livestream service. Please wear masks to both events. Thank you!

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter In-Person Sunrise Service,  Sunday, April 4, 6:45 A.M.

St. Stephen’s will be holding an in-person outdoor Easter Sunrise Service with Holy Communion at 6:45 a.m., Sunday, April 4, in the church parking lot. All are welcome, masks required. In the event of bad weather, the sunrise service will be changed from an outdoor/in-person event to virtual service on Zoom.   Please stay tuned to our website  and Facebook page Saturday evening April 3 where any possible changes would be announced. Thank you!

Please be sure to bring chairs to sit in at the sunrise service. Thank you!

There is no need to fill out an online Health Acknowledgement Form for this event. An entryway health acknowledgment and screening area will be provided. Please be sure to wear your masks. Thank you.

Easter Livestream

Online Easter Sunday Service Livestream, 11 a.m., April 4

St. Stephen’s will also be offering a  livestream Easter service on YouTube, at 11 a.m. with a chat feature allowing you to interact with other worshippers.  The livestream replay will be available for viewing at your convenience on YouTube, without chat replay, by 2 p.m., Sunday.  An archive of the service will also be available on Vimeo in the late evening, Monday.

Easter Worship Series

Hope Is Alive, The Story of the Resurrection : An Easter Worship Series at St. Stephen’s

Sunday, April 4, Easter “Hope is Alive” John 20 :1-18

Sunday, April 11 “Seeing Hope” John 20:19-31 

Sunday, April 18 “Proclaiming Hope” Luke 24:13-35  

Sunday, April 25 “Returning to Hope” John 21:1-14  

Sunday, May 2  “Serving  Hope” John 21:15-19  

Sunday, May 9  “Rising  Hope” Acts 8:1-21 

Sunday, May 16  “Hope Grows” Acts 1:1-11  

Sunday, May 23, Pentecost “The Fire of Hope” Acts 2 : 1-21

St. Stephen's Easter Offering

2021 St. Stephen’s Easter Offering will be directed to United Methodist Family Services 

For 120 years, United Methodist Family Services has been a blessing to high-risk children and families throughout Virginia. The UMFS supports children in foster care and children struggling with mental health and behavioral challenges. With your support, high-risk children and families will receive the assistance they need to achieve a brighter future.

People can donate to this year’s Easter Offering  by using the Easter Offering envelope in their pack of envelopes or designating Easter on the second line of their weekly envelope (by mail) .  You can also donate electronically online by  clicking here.  When you reach the Online Donate Box, you will find a donate line named “Easter Special Offering,” where you can easily enter the amount you want to give. Learn more about this special offering at  www.ststephensfairfax.org/easteroffering

Support the Easter Offering and UMFS now by clicking here.

The Easter Scroll

The  Easter edition of the St. Stephen’s newsletter The Scroll can be downloaded here. In addition to including a schedule of Holy Week and Easter events, this 16-page PDF features a variety of ways you and your family can get involved with St. Stephen’s for the rest of March and the months of April and May.   

More about St. Stephen's

More about St. Stephen’s Church in Burke, Va.

If this is the first time you are visiting St. Stephen’s, thank you for coming. In addition to this page, we hope you will also visit our Connect Page and fill out an online Contact Card so we can not only find out more about you but learn how we can serve you.  St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, located at 9203 Braddock Road, Burke, Va., 22015, offers a variety of programs for individuals and families, of all ages, through the week and year.

Every Sunday at 11 a.m. St. Stephen’s Church livestreams an online service with a running chat room  on our YouTube page, which is  available for replay anytime you like beginning at 2 p.m. the same day.

Our pastors’ messages are also available in the form of podcasts on most popular platforms including Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music. You can even ask Alexa or Siri to play “St. Stephen’s United  Methodist Fairfax podcasts,” and you can listen to our pastors’ uplifting messages on your phone, tablet or home media device.

Registration for St. Stephen’s In-Person Summer Camp has begun, click here for more info. 

During the pandemic, most of our events are primarily offered online, though we do hold outdoor in-person events including our Easter Sunrise Service and Holy Communion, Sunday  morning, April 4, and a drive-thru communion later the same day in our parking lot beginning at noon. We also hold drive-thru Holy Communion at noon on the first Sunday of each month.

St. Stephen’s is a community-minded church. Each month we hold two food distribution events for those in need and we also offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities and service project. Learn more on our Get Involved page!

If you  have any questions  you are also invited to contact our main office at 703-978-8724.

Thank you!