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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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Ethan Engel

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Where were you born?
A block away from where I sit, at old St. Francis hospital on Pikes Peak Avenue.

Why do you go to church?
Because it’s a great place to be, and I love to go.

How long have you been a member of Grace and St. Stephen’s?
It’s a story that started in ’97 when I joined the choir for a year, although I couldn’t say when I went on the books as a member.

What do you love about Grace and St. Stephen’s?
I love our joyful, grateful community that loves to laugh, sing and serve and who can see Christ powerfully at work in reality.

How are you involved in the life of Grace and St. Stephen’s?
My hours at Grace are the highlight of my weeks. I love coming to help the gardeners on Saturday morning. And on third Saturdays I help Anna, Spot and Jill on Altar Guild before heading out to get dirty. On a deeper level, I’ve really benefitted from helping facilitate a small sharing group in the Faith Seeking Journey last year, and I look forward to another amazing year in that wonderful program.

Is there a passage or image in scripture that carries special meaning for you?  
I’ve always loved many of the descriptions of God’s love in the Psalms: "You are my hiding place. You preserve me from trouble. You surround me with shouts of deliverance" 32:7.

Where do you see God in the world?
I see, or feel, God most clearly when I’m with people talking about things that matter, and when we celebrate our beautiful Eucharist with sincere and reverent folks.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a reader, and a talker, and I love to listen. So I try to keep those three passions in healthy balance while remembering to eat and get a little exercise.

What was the last book you read or movie you saw?
It was a mixture of both on YouTube last night and I can hardly qualify it without sounding like a hopeless academic. However, if you think you might like challenging ideas on religion and spirituality check this out, from a preeminent lacanian philosopher of psychology. Particularly on practical flaws in Mahayana Buddhism, Slavoj Žižek will not disappoint. He’s quite entertaining.  (I don’t usually watch two hour lectures on YouTube, but clearly I should start.)

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I’m an amateur artist who likes working with washable crayons.

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