Welcome

Our Mission is to worship, love and serve Our Lord Jesus Christ, welcoming everyone, deepening our faith, helping our neighbors and caring for creation.

St. Stephen's is a LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming congregation. 

Holy Communion is every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. All are invited to the Lord's Table!

To learn more about who we are check out our About Us Page.

A Word from our Rector:  

 

 

We’re glad you found your way to our website. If you’re looking for a church committed to making God’s love tangible in our community - a love that does not discriminate or exclude but embraces and celebrates the inherent goodness of all people, a place where people are nourished by God’s word and where it’s safe to share doubts and grapple with tough questions in an effort to learn and grow in the faith - you’ve reached the right place. We invite you to come and see. We look forward to welcoming you.  ~Peter

 


Coming up at St. Stephen's:  

February 23, 2020 9:30 AM
February 23, 2020 10:30 AM
All are welcome! Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, with fellowship over coffee and snacks in Miller Hall to follow.

New to St. Stephen's? Check out "What to Expect at Our Services" for more information.
February 25, 2020 5:30 PM
All are invited to the annual St. Stephen’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Potluck on February 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Miller Hall. Yes, it's really early this year.!

As in years past, the men of the parish will prepare and serve delicious pancakes for all. It’s a potluck, so everyone needs to bring something good to go with pancakes: eggs, meats, fruits, salads, desserts. Be creative and surprise us! We’ll have coffee/tea, juice and soft drinks. If you’d like a glass of wine to help celebrate Mardi Gras, bring some to share!

And because it's Mardi Gras, we invite all to come in a costume of their choice and bring your Mardi Gras beads, if you have them.

Men of the parish – of all ages! Please plan to arrive at the church by 4:30 p.m. to begin the pancake preparation. We will supply batter mix, butter, syrup and jam. Start practicing your best flipping technique now!

By popular demand, we will also have our annual Poetry Slam to see which group concocts the most creative poem using 15 words pulled out of a hat. We may also have a singalong if folks are in the right mood!

Please join us and invite your friends!
February 26, 2020 8:15 AM
Join us for Contemplative Morning
Prayer service on Wednesdays at 8:15 AM in the chapel. These Wednesday morning gatherings will provide an opportunity to pause
from our activity and busyness and reground our hearts in God. I look
forward to seeing you. Come and be changed.
February 26, 2020 8:15 AM
St. Stephen’s will observe the beginning of the season of Lent with two services on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020: 8:15 AM-in place of Morning Prayer on this day--and 12:00 PM. Both services will be held in the church.

Ash Wednesday provides us with an annual opportunity to examine ourselves and, in so doing, identify and acknowledge what is wrong, destructive, and out of alignment in our lives. The ashes imposed on our foreheads are a sign that we have undertaken this profound and honest self-examination during Lent. But Ash Wednesday doesn’t end there. We receive the ashes while we are being called to amend our lives, to commit ourselves to spiritual reawakening, and to recommit ourselves to service in Christ’s name.
February 26, 2020 12:00 PM
St. Stephen’s will observe the beginning of the season of Lent with two services on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020: 8:15 AM-in place of Morning Prayer on this day--and 12:00 PM. Both services will be held in the church.

Ash Wednesday provides us with an annual opportunity to examine ourselves and, in so doing, identify and acknowledge what is wrong, destructive, and out of alignment in our lives. The ashes imposed on our foreheads are a sign that we have undertaken this profound and honest self-examination during Lent. But Ash Wednesday doesn’t end there. We receive the ashes while we are being called to amend our lives, to commit ourselves to spiritual reawakening, and to recommit ourselves to service in Christ’s name.

The Clarion Close Up

St. Stephen's is entering The Blog world!  Check out some "close ups" from our Monthly Clarion.  


St. Stephen's Snippets
 

Gratitude Dinner

We had the pleasure of celebating the service agencies in our community with a beautiful dinner.


Nursery Care, Sunday School, and Adult Education

Nursery Care is available for infants under the age of 4.  Head downstairs and turn right down the hallway. The nursery is on the right.

Godly Journey/St. Stephen's Youth for Teens and Tweens  meets on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays of the month (leaving the 4th to worship with family and the larger body of St. Stephen's).  Contact Crystal Columbo at crysco50@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the contact list.

Godly Play (for children ages 4-10) is back up and running!  

 

Adult Formation classes are back, and what an incredible line up! Check the Education Tab for details.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you love little people, please sign up to spend time with them in the nursery.  

We also need people to sign up to bring food for Coffee Hour.  You can partner up or even form a team of people!

Spin Cafe Needs Volunteers!!

Spin Cafe needs individuals willing to serve dinner.


If interested, contact Anni Campbell at 360-929-2535

If you are looking for more outreach opportunities, check out what is highlighted this month on the Outreach Page!