Come as you are. All are welcome.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is an inclusive, nurturing, and healing community that seeks and invites all to practice the transformational and empowering work of Jesus Christ among us and in the world.
We are a progressive Christian community that welcomes the challenge of faith. We don’t offer easy answers and we don’t agree with each other on many things. But we do share a common challenge to care, to grow, in the way of Jesus. Gathering in Jesus’ name is difficult for some of us because of the way it has been misused in our culture and by us. However, the challenge of Jesus to love God first and our neighbors draws us together to worship and serve. Through our church, day school, and community center we strive to invite diverse people into greater wholeness; we are a community of wonder and of action.
The Cure for Loneliness
Loneliness is on the rise in the United States. A recent study by the insurance company, Cigna, found that 3 in 5 Americans report being lonely--feeling left out, misunderstood, lacking companionship. Loneliness is linked to anxiety, depression, heart disease, and...
What Prevents You from Starting Over or Beginning Again?
This was the question posed yesterday in the excellent Lenten meditation cards created by Sanctifedart which St. Stephen's has shared for home observance. Each day of Lent a question is posed for reflection and a prayer is offered in relation to the theme. This...
Not a Wing and a Prayer, but a Promise
The 1942 film, Flying Tigers, provided a slogan that would inspire Americans for the war effort in World War II. A pilot whose plane lost a wing, exclaims that he has landed “on a wing and a prayer.” So often when we think about impossible situations we are...