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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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Programs for Children

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is a place where children can grow in God’s love. All adults working with children in our parish are required to follow the Colorado diocesan guidelines and complete the child safety training “Safeguarding God’s Children.”

Our Sunday morning schedule:

  • Nursery for 3 months to age 3: 7:45 am-12:30 pm  
  • Sunday School for ages 3-11 at 10:15 am (September-May) 
  • Wee Worship Second Sundays, 10:30 am (September-May) for families with newborns to age 6
Nursery

Our youngest visitors may remain with their parents in the sanctuary or join the nursery, located in the education wing. Our staff is experienced and trained in child and infant CPR and create a safe, nurturing environment that is age appropriate for babies (3 months old) and toddlers (age 3 and under). For more information about the nursery program, please contact Helen Hazelton, director of children’s programs.

Sunday School 2017-2018: Saints and Sacraments

This year, we'll explore the saints who've gone before us and the sacraments that shape our faith. Register after services on Sun., Aug 27 when we celebrate the Feast of St. Stephen (observed) and enjoy our annual parish picnic! Parents and children are invited to meet teachers and one another at our Young Family Fall Kick-off Ice Cream Social on Sat., Sept. 9 on the South Lawn here at the church from 4:30 pm -- 6 pm.

Then Sunday School begins on Sun., Sept. 10 at 10:30 am. This year, we'll explore the saints who've gone before us and the sacraments that shape our faith.

For more information, please contact Helen Hazelton, director of children's programs.

Children's Choirs

Grace and St. Stephen’s parish loves music—and children!  Three choirs, based on age, offer children the opportunity to make friends and have fun while learning church traditions and vocal and musical skills.

  • Cherub Choir: for children in kindergarten and 1st grade
  • St. Cecilia Choir:  for youth in 7th-12th grade
  • St. Nicholas Choir:  for children in 2nd-6th grade

Learn more by contacting Deke Polifka, organist and choirmaster.

Sunday School begins on  Sun., Aug. 30 at 10:15 am.
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