Join Our Community
We believe that all are welcome in the house of God and at the Lord's Table. Please join us for any of our services or reach out for a member of our community to contact you.
Sunday starting at 10:30 am
Services begin at 10:30 am but we encourage you to come early and fellowship with us. Most of our congregants arrive early to chat and catch up on the week's events.
**Our Opening Hymn, "No Matter..." is sung every Sunday and we typically only sing Versus 1 & 4.
Sundays during worship hour
Currently we offer a children's message as we have children during the worship hour. We are interested in expanding our offerings so if you have children and wish to worship with us, bring your ideas and let's work together to honor God.
Tuesdays Starting at 5:30 pm
An informal social group gathered at St. Stephen's to knit, sew, crotchet, needle point, embroider, and even quilt. This group is open to all and we hope you will join us for these creative social gatherings.
*** We are still gathering for this***
Les Misérables - A Lenten Study - 9:15am Sundays
During the Lenten Season, Ash Wednesday February 26th through Maundy Thursday April 9th, we will be reading excerpts from and watch the movie, Les Misérables. As we explore the themes and dialogue in the text we will encourage questions of faith and explore the grace of God, Redemption, and Salvation.
Feel free to join us anywhere in the journey as we begin with prayer, or meditation, questions, engage in conversation, discussion, and dialogue with one another as we explore this subject together.
For those of you who would like Lenten Study will continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. We will meet in the large room downstairs and will not be up against each other! If you feel uncomfortable attending we will understand.
Every First Sunday
The communion meal recalls the table fellowship Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death as well as his appearances to the disciples during meals following his resurrection. Throughout its history these Biblical events have been central to the Church's worship life.
In the sacrament of Holy Communion, also called the Lord's Supper or Eucharist, meaning "thanksgiving," Christians hear, taste, touch and receive the grace of God revealed through Jesus Christ in a unique way. Communion is:
a joyous act of thanksgiving for all God has done, is doing, and will do for the redeeming of creation;
a sacred memorial of the crucified and risen Christ, a living and effective sign of Christ's sacrifice in which Christ is truly and rightly present to those who eat and drink;
an earnest prayer for the presence of the Holy Spirit to unite those who partake with the Risen Christ and with each other, and to restore creation, making all things new;
an intimate experience of fellowship in which the whole church in every time and place is present and divisions are overcome;
a hopeful sign of the promised Realm of God marked by justice, love and peace;
an open table where all are welcome to be fed and nourished, both physically and spiritually, at Christ's table.
5TH SUNDAY SERVICES
Every 5th Sunday
Each year there exist 5 Sundays in any given month; watch your calendar as they change yearly! We at St. Stephen's enjoy a special 5th Sunday tradition where we gather together in fellowship and thanksgiving apart from our traditional worship services. Basically, we don't "have church" on the 5th Sundays. Our Pastor and the Music Director are free to travel or have time off with their families, or join us even, as we gather together a the church body. Sometimes we gather for meals, sometimes for poetry or other readings, we sign songs, or just enjoy catching up with one another in a less-formal social format. If you are visiting on a 5th Sunday, feel free to join us and if you have reservations, just ask!
This coming 5th Sunday in Lent, March 29th we, in accordance with the National, State, and City guidelines St. Stephen's UCC will suspend its regularly scheduled activities and services for the next 20-days; 15 March - 4 April.