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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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Voices of Grace

Worship and Programs on Sunday April 30: “The Lord Has Risen Indeed!”

After 2,000 years, it is still hard to believe.  Even first century Judeans couldn’t believe it right after it happened.   But then they found him—they found the risen Lord in the stranger, the one with whom they broke bread.  Only after welcoming the stranger, and sharing their food with him, did the Emmaus travelers recognize him—right there, right in their midst.  Hidden in plain sight.  Join with the people of Grace and St. Stephen’s on this Sunday as we pray into the mystery of the Resurrection that our eyes of faith may be opened to see the Risen Lord in the world that he has redeemed.more...

Vacation Bible School: Camp Grace Coming in June

All children ages 4 to 12 (and their friends and neighbors!) are invited to Camp Grace Vacation Bible School, June 19-23, 5 to 7:30 pm. Each evening will begin with a simple supper for the whole family, then the children will engage with Jesus as their guide for the rest of the evening.more...

Garden Notes: Cruel April?

Sue Stoner, our resident master gardener says that the English poet, Cyril Connolly, got it right when he wrote, "April is the cruellest month."  The temperature reaches into the 70s, sprouts appear on trees and bushes, and spring bulbs bloom profusely when--Bam! a snowstorm hits. You are aware, aren't you, that April is the second snowiest month after March, so we must be prepared for such a scenario.more...

Taylor Memorial Concert: Renaissance & Baroque Masterpieces

The 2017 Taylor Memorial Concert Series wraps up in the month of May with two not-to-be-missed concerts.more...

ESM Opens WISH House: Hope for Homeless Women

You may be familiar with the essential services that Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) provides to the homeless and others eking out a life in and around downtown. Food, showers, laundry and more are available to nearly 75,000 individuals annually.

In 2016, director Ann Lantz saw a growing need for shelter and help for homeless women in our community. Now, WISH House will open to provide a safe shelter for single women experiencing homelessness.more...

Worship and Programs on Sunday April 23: “Peace Be With You”

So what is left after Easter?  The colorful ribbons and flowers that decorated our homes and tables are put away.  The festive sweets have been consumed.  Today is just another cool spring day in Colorado.  But then we hear today…”Peace be with you.”  And we are reminded that Peace is left for us after Easter.  A Peace which surpasses understanding.  A Peace which calls for a new covenant of Reconciliation.  Join the people of Grace and St. Stephen’s today as we begin to learn what it means to be called by the risen Jesus to be different and to live differently from the world around us.more...

Easter Sunday April 16: He is Risen, Alleluia!

Our journey through Lent is completed, but today we are told that a new journey awaits us.  Jesus preached the Way God chooses for us:  a way of health and wholeness.  We have but to choose the way God has chosen for us, and Jesus will walk with us to show us the Way and to give us, too, the power to transform the world.  Join this day with the people of Grace and St. Stephen’s to celebrate Christ’s victory over death and to be commissioned to enter the world with Christ, each to be a sign to the world that there is a different and better way to be human.more...

A Season for Healing

We live in a world in which so many people are hurting, carrying hidden wounds and secret scars.  Unfortunately way too many of those hurts have been afflicted in places that should offer healing and strength: churches.

Since my arrival at Grace and St. Stephen's more than a year ago, I've been told countless stories of spiritual pain and trauma inflicted by church leaders, individuals who were supposed to be trust-worthy.  Some of those stories, of course, come from long-time members of our parish who endured the painful days before, during, and after the split.  Some of those stories come from parents who watched their children sour on the Church because of the un-Christian things they witnessed or heard.  And others come from members of our community who were told, in the churches of their childhood, that God did not love them or want them.  
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Palm Sunday April 9

The journey of Lent arrives at Holy Week, the week when we remember that Jesus was acclaimed with joy by the crowds of Jerusalem as their King--only to be thereafter arrested and executed as a treasonous criminal.  But the story will not end there.  Join the people of Grace and St. Stephen’s as we travel the last days of remembrance, plunged into the depths of mysteries that we only comprehend by faith and love for Christ. more...

Why Do We Garden?

The gardens here at Grace and St. Stephen's are waking up -- happy daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths poke their bright, happy colors through the snow and remind us that spring is here. more...

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