St. Stephen’s is a sacramental community following Jesus’s way of love. We strive to be a school of love; a people and a spiritual home of intention, learning, and encouragement.
As unique beings, made in the image of God, we come in all forms—students, teachers, working people, active retirees, farmers, financial planners, lawyers, mom, dads, and kids. All are created by God and are loved by God, without exception. Which means there is a place here for everyone.
We gather weekly for our holy liturgy, a word which literally means “work of the people.” Work which expresses both our rootedness in ancient prayer forms and innovative reflection. We see our tradition as forming a backbone to our faith, which means it instructs and compels us, forming us in new ways to see the beauty and joy in all of creation.
Our church’s patron, Stephen, was the first deacon; a fitting figure to guide us into service. Our commitment to ministries with the poor and homeless continue to grow. Our partnership with the Homeless Coalition leads us into increasing relationship with the undercounted in our community. The Spirit provokes us to see all the people in our neighborhood as part of the Body of Christ.