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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.

 

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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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Community and Fellowship

As brothers and sisters in the family of God, we come together for many reasons, in many spaces at many times.  Grace and St. Stephen’s offers  a wide range of  programs for gathering to share friendship over a meal, to discuss Scripture or to pray. All are welcome to join, bringing their own experiences and perspectives on joys, sorrows and every day moments of life to enrich others and refresh themselves.

For Military Personnel and Families

Colorado Springs is home to one of the largest military populations in the country. With three Air Force bases and the US Army’s Ft. Carson many families call this home….for a while. It can be tough getting grounded quickly in a new place. This group is here to help you connect with people who are in the best position to understand what you’re experiencing and help you find your way in so many ways. Connect Bonnie Price at b.price04@yahoo.com for more information.

For Women

Daughters of the King

The Angels of Grace Chapter of the Daughters of the King plays an important role in intercessory prayer for our church, for parishioners and their families in need of special prayers for recovery, healing and peace. Members complete a period of discernment in which they explore and commit to a life of daily prayer. The mission of the worldwide organization since 1885 is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. The Daughters of the King meet once a month. For more information, please contact Rev. Linda Seracuse or Vicki Swanson Spellman.  

St. Chrysostom’s Guild

In the early 1940s a group of ladies from Grace Church formed a guild for social and spiritual times together and it has endured over the years. They took the name of St. Chrysostom, after the patron saint of clergy, famous for his eloquence and his golden tongue. The group meets quarterly; meetings include featured speakers and study on the history and tradition of the Episcopal Church. For more information and schedule, please contact Leslie Bergstrom at (719) 633-2724.

For Men

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The group focuses on a book from our Lord's word and passionately studies it chapter by chapter. Wit, debate and discussion are encouraged. If you are interested in studying God's word, guy fellowship, a good breakfast and potfuls of coffee, e-mail Steve Starr for pre-meeting study guides and meeting reminders. The Men's Group meets at 7:15 am on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in the Weir Conference room at the church, 601 N. Tejon Street.  

For College Students & Young Adults

Metanoia...to change one’s mind, to turn one’s heart or mind toward God

What do you believe, and why? What’s really worth believing? How will you live your life? What does it mean to live ‘the good life’? What influences your choices, and how do you reconcile the intense demands and isolationism of life in contemporary American society with the deeper human needs for spiritual fulfillment and loving community? Join other critically minded seekers at Metanoia at Colorado College in exploring these and other questions of depth, and in experiencing the grace and beauty of ancient Christian Tradition and Liturgy in a context of radical love and inclusivity, with a focus on integrated theology and Christian contemplative practice. All are welcome, wherever they may be in their spiritual journeys.

The Rev. Brendan E. Williams, CSJC welcomes you to experience the profound value and beauty of a community of spiritual practice and shared inquiry. For information on offerings, pastoral needs, or just to chat, visit Fr. Brendan during his office hours every Wednesday from 2-4 pm at Colorado Coffee in the Worner Campus Center.

You can also keep up with all we're doing at our Facebook page

For All

Bridges to Contemplative Living

On Mondays at 12 pm, join us for this mid-day opportunity to share and experience meditation and contemplative prayer. Takes place in the Weir Conference Room.

Social Gatherings

Social Gatherings are monthly or seasonal opportunities for members of our parish family to join together for a meal and fellowship. They are also invitational opportunities, to welcome friends and neighbors. Typically, Social Gatherings consist of people who live in the same area of the Colorado Springs such as north, west or downtown.

Social Gatherings are wonderful opportunities to get to know one another, discover unsuspected common experiences, or be surprised by the wide range of diversity and talent in our church. They can also be a natural source of comfort and support in difficult times, and a community to share joy and celebrate good news. For more information on Social Gatherings, please contact the office.

Grace Singles Fellowship and Ministry

This group offers single parishioners the opportunity to collectively be involved in social and volunteer activities which foster fellowship, supportive relationships and deepens our community of faith. For more information, please contact the office at office@gssepiscopal.org.


Home Fellowship
Home fellowship groups are weekly gatherings of small groups that meet in the homes of parishioners for the purpose of fellowship, conversational Bible study and support. For more information, please contact Lyn Francis.

For Young Men (Ages 11-17)

Grace and St Stephen’s sponsors Boy Scout Troop 5413 for young men ages 11 to 17. For more information about the troop and how to get involved in scouting, please visit http://troop5413.org/

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