Sunday Services

9:30AM choral Rite II Eucharist


Dear People of St. Stephen’s,

Another year has passed and this Sunday, December 1st we begin a new church year and enter into the season of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting and watching, listening and breathing, and searching for Christ’s peace in our lives as we prepare ourselves to celebrate his birth.  This focus encourages us to slow down; it challenges the hubbub of the holidays and helps us stay grounded.


Guide Me into an Unclenched Moment

Gentle me,

Holy One,

into an unclenched moment,

a deep breath,

a letting go

of heavy expectancies,

of shriveling anxieties,

of dead certainties,

that, softened by the silence,

surrounded by the light,

and open to the mystery,

I may be found by wholeness,

upheld by the unfathomable,

entranced by the simple,

and filled with the joy

that is you.

Guerillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle by Ted Loder