Greetings from St. Stephen's!
We are glad God has led you here and would like to tell you a little more about our parish.
Our goal is, like St. Stephen, to be "full of faith and the Holy Spirit" (Acts 6:5) which means we keep focused on God and trust in his Spirit to direct and bless us.
At St. Stephen's this is expressed in our desire to be a healthy church of worship, discipleship, outreach, and fellowship. In worship we are within the Anglo-Catholic tradition of sung services, reverence, and even a little incense. In addition, we have a strong sense of discipleship with Christ centered preaching and teaching. In outreach as a parish we have a strong desire to reach out with the love of Christ to the community, and are eagerly working towards making this a vital part of who we are. Finally, fellowship is also important to us, and we have several opportunities to grow in faith together throughout the month.
We hope that you drop by a few times and pray about becoming a part of what God is doing in our church.
Monday, February 2nd - Candlemass (Presentation) at 7pm (Chapel)
Tuesday, February 3rd - Feast of St. Blaise at 7pm (Chapel)
Wednesday, February 18th - Ash Wednesday
*11:30am Imposition, *4pm Low Eucharist with Imposition, *8pm High Eucharist with Imposition
Wednesdays in Lent: Great Litany, light Lenten dinner with presentation on having a Spiritual Life, followed by Compline all starting at 6pm.
Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction all starting at 6pm
Tuesday, February 24th - Feast of St. Matthias at 7pm (Chapel)
There have been requests to restart a daily Eucharist on Wednesdays. We will likely have the service during lunch time for those who work during the day, possibly 11:30. We are looking for people who would be willing to be Acolytes during this time. Please contact Craig Summer if interested: email@example.com
As you may have noticed, we are expanding the role of the congregation in worship by asking for more active participation in the Prayers of the People. If interested please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.
Epiphany us upon us! Traditionally this is a time for a special house blessing dedicating your home to a new year. This is a yearly tradition and is shorter then the blessing given a new home. If interested in, please contact Fr. Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2nd is "Candlemass", and a traditional time to have candles blessed. Be on the lookout for this service and remember to bring our candles!
February 3rd is the traditional feast of St. Blaise. As part of this day there is a medieval tradition of asking God's healing for throats. This service will take place at 7pm in the chapel.
Looking ahead to Ash Wednesday we are putting together which times we will provide the imposition of the Ashes. One service will be at 7pm, and we will have another at around lunch. If you are unable to make either service please inform Fr. Evans so we can consider offering something earlier in the morning as well.