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!
she wanted to know if
I understood how important
the event was.
and I looked at my hands, palms up,
for a second.
I thought about the saliva pooling
behind my bottom teeth.
and rulers—three feet, six feet.
six is the radius of transmission.
I want you to be the number of feet away
that keeps us alive
as many of us as possible.
last week, I sat in the doorway and
squirted people’s hands with sanitizer
as they dispersed. reflections of the divine
next week, all the sanitizer may be gone.
your friends getting treated in a hospital hallway.
doctors wearing diapers, collapsing, sometimes dying.
When I ask you to stay home
to stop the social spread of COVID-19,
I still know that you are strong and
beautiful and brave.
I know that you have taught yourself to
understand that love is an action.
but, today, beloved, today, love is an
inaction—of stopping, of staying, of
holding, not hands, but hearts.
of holding the space between us, not only
as a buffer, but also as holy.
there is so much we don’t know about
the tiny parasite taking over cells,
reproducing at an alarmingly rapid rate.
I know more about you; that your insistence
on business as usual maybe be tinged with
other things, but is mostly dedication.
you must now dedicate yourself to the survival
of this community in the painstaking way of
an artist painting on a grain of rice.
I do know how important
your life is, thrown together
we are a fragile masterpiece.
(the vulnerable age was
lowered to 50 yesterday.)
please stay home.
—on a day of social distancing
- the Rev. Theresa Inés Soto
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 individuals willing to make PBJs or other sandwiches for sack lunches on Tuesdays.
If interested, contact Anni Campbell at 360-929-2535