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 Spirit Blows Where It Wills
There are moments when you can feel the Holy Spirit. In my experience they don't happen often, but regularly enough. This month I have had the blessing of feeling that sacred zephyr twice. Once in a toney Westlake Episcopal church and again in a simply...
In the Midst of Life We are in Death
One of the old wives' tales is that death always comes in threes. I am not a big believer in superstitions or folk wisdom, necessarily, but there are times when it seems true. This winter has seen the deaths of many saints at St. Stephen's: Carvel...
The World Is Too Much With Us
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!... Recently I was attending chapel at our School with the...