St. Stephen's is a church that welcomes all people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. We invite all newcomers to travel with us and to become involved as active members of our church community.
Worship at St. Stephen's
We are thrilled to host worship inside our sanctuary at 7:45AM & 10:30AM.
For the health, well-being and safety of everyone in the congregation masks are recommended. Since some among us are vaccinated and some are not, we all believe this to be essential to create a truly safe space for all the members of our congregation to safely return, especially the children in our community.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
We continue to livestream our 10:30 a.m. service via Facebook Live.
You do not need a Facebook account to watch the stream at 10:30 a.m.
Once you get to the Facebook page be sure to scroll down to find the live post.
Please make sure to refresh your screen and scroll down until you see the live post.
Please see below for links and announcements.
We are so grateful for the generosity of out parish family.
Please consider supporting the vital mission and ministries of St. Stephen's.
Wednesday in Holy Week
A Service of Shadows
The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. This year members of The Scenic Hills Singers and our Parish Choir will come together, directed by parishioner, Roger Lamb for this moving service.
As we meditate on Christ’s journey to the cross in scripture and song with works by Healy Willan, Margaret Tucker, Martin How and more, one by one the candles and other lights in the church are extinguished until only a single candle, considered a symbol of Jesus Christ remains. Then toward the end of the service even this candle is hidden, which signifies the apparent victory of the forces of evil. A sudden loud noise is made at the end of the service, symbolizing the earthquake at Christ's death. The lighted candle is then restored to its place, suggesting Christ's eventual triumph.
2023 Saint Stephen's
Annual Parish Meeting
On Sunday, January 29, 2023 we gathered in our sanctuary for our annual parish meeting. If you were unable to join us, please take a look at this recording of our meeting. Below you will also find a digital version of the 2022 Annual Report and the presentation on our new logo
What's Happening at St. Stephen's?
Come join us for The Welcome Table
The third Wednesday of every month at 7PM in Spurling Hall.
At The Welcome Table we combine food, faith and music
in an experience crafted by and for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.
Gather with us as we eat, pray, discuss, share communion, celebrate diversity and explore our faith in community as our true, authentic selves.
Find out more and sign up to contribute to the potluck dinner here.
Come as you are, this place is for you.
Get to know St. Stephen's
Worship is integral to our relationship with God, so we direct much thought and effort to providing the most meaningful and beautiful services.