Thank you to everyone who took part in this church-wide study and discussion.

This Lent, every adult at St. Stephen’s is invited and encouraged to study, “Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross,” by Susan Robb, and participate in one of the small groups that will be studying her new book.

In this church-wide study, St. Stephen’s will examine the last seven words of Jesus on the cross over six sessions. It is from the cross, as Jesus speaks his last words and breathes his last breath, that Jesus’ deep trust in God and Jesus divine glory are revealed. But Jesus also reveals important messages for every disciples that we do not want to miss! Listen attentively this Lent to Jesus’ seven words. Please plan now to be part of this study and sign-up to participate in a small group.

Sign up now for one of the small groups by completing a Connect Card at or calling the church office: (703) 978-8724.

Select the small group from the list below that works best for you. If you do not see a day and time that fits your schedule, please complete a Connect Card and share when you can attend a small group. All groups will be meeting via Zoom, and links to the small groups will be available in early February. In addition to the various days and times offered, different groups will approach the study of “Seven Words” differently, so select the class that works best for you. See the web page: for the most current information on this study and how you can participate.

If your small group requests or recommends that participants purchase a “Seven Words” book, you can purchase a paperback on your own from an online retailer or request that a book be ordered for you by St. Stephen’s. (Ebooks also are available for purchase but not through St. Stephen’s.) St. Stephen’s special price for each paperback book is $11.00 (retail: $16.99). Books can be picked up on February 7th or 14th at a drive-thru or by appointment through the church office.

If you were not able to pick up your copy of Seven Words due to the weather, you can read the first chapter here. 

Seven Words Preview

Click on the video below to view a short preview in which Susan Robb talks about her book, Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross.