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lilac2.jpgWelcome to Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. 

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, we welcome you to the Grace and St. Stephen’s community. We invite you to experience God’s grace among us, and join us in offering this grace to others.

We experience this rich spirituality in many ways:

•    shared worship
•    in community and fellowship
•    working to make our world a better place

Programs for children, youth and adults  provide opportunities for all to find a home and a calling in our parish and the greater world.  

We look forward to learning more about you and welcoming you here.

 

mouse2.jpgSunday Services:

8 am            Holy Eucharist with music
10:30 am     Holy Eucharist with choir
10:30 am     Wee Worship (2nd Sunday of the month, Children’s Chapel) 
8 pm            Contemplative Choral Compline (last Sunday of the month)

Weekday services:

Monday, 11:30 am:  Mid-Day Prayer & Anglican Rosary

Tuesday, 9 am: Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 5 pm: Holy Eucharist

Thursday, 12 pm: Public Service of Healing & Holy Eucharist

Friday, 12 pm: Chanted Monastic Prayer

 

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The church and office are located at 601-631 North Tejon Street, between Monument and Willamette Streets.

Street parking abounds around the church. On Sundays, there is no fee for metered spaces. Handicap parking spots are located near the corner of N. Tejon St. and Monument St., with wheelchair access located at the northeast corner of the church building.

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On Sundays centuries-old rituals and God’s message of hope and love combine to inspire and challenge us to face a noisy, complicated world with grace and love.

We welcome you to participate in and experience a transformative order of worship, beautiful choral music, vibrant congregational singing, and inspiring sounds from the organ. The order for the service--prayers, hymns and lessons—are provided in a bulletin so that all may participate as they wish.

At the 10:30 am service, children join the a member of the clergy for the children’s sermon after Sunday School, and then join their families for the remainder of the service.

Following either service, hospitality hour in the parish hall gives everyone a chance to connect with old friends, make new ones and weave more threads into the fabric of our parish life.

Ushers at the back of the church are available at anytime to answer any questions. We hope you will help us welcome you personally by completing the Contact Us form.

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At Grace and St. Stephen’s children are welcomed! Yes, children are invited to every worship service.  Our family-oriented programs include:

•    Breakfast Club, each Sunday morning from 9:15 am to 10:15 in Taft Hall
•    Children's Sunday School, for ages 3-12 begins at 10:15 every Sunday morning.
•    Wee Worship, a service designed for families with children 0-6 years old

Children from 3 months to 3 years of age may join the nursery, which is located in the education wing south of the main worship sanctuary. Please follow signs located in the hallways to find our nursery. Upon arrival you will need to sign-in and receive a pager to be in communication with Nursery staff.

We look forward to meeting you. Please let us know who you are, how to reach you and what more we can share about Grace and St. Stephen's with you by completing the Contact Us form.

 

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What We Believe

What We Believe

At Grace and St. Stephen’s we strive to be the living representation of God’s love for the whole world by acting out every day our mission statement: “To accept God’s Grace and bear witness to his grace in the world.”

We do that within our community, down the street and around the world.

At the heart of this mission lives the promises made at baptism. The baptismal covenant, made to God and with our fellow Christians, establishes the framework for how we will live out our lives:

•    To know God as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
•    To continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers
•    To persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord
•    To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ
•    To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves
•    To strive for justice and peace among all all people and respect the dignity of every human being

Today, these promises resonate and are reflected in the Episcopal Church’s Five Marks of Mission, which help us shape the ways in which Grace and St. Stephen’s embodies and shares  God’s love for all:

•    To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
•    To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
•    To respond to human need by loving service
•    To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
•    To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

It is hard work to share in the mission of Christ. We will stumble and fall. But our faith tells us—and we know it to be true—that God is with us, accepts us, strengthens us, and empowers us to offer our life and living to his mission.

We invite you to join us and share in this life-giving work.

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