Wednesdays are busy at St. Stephen’s with worship, formation programs and fellowship opportunities in the morning and evening. Jump in!
9:30-10:00 AM MORNING PRAYER | Chapel | Ongoing
Join us in our Chapel for a brief mid-week opportunity for contemplative prayer and reflection.
10:00-11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY – Begins September 25
Join our clergy for a lively Bible Study following our Morning Prayer service. This fall we will dive into the Book of Isaiah.
EVENING PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
COMMUNITY DINNER | Gathering Space | Begins September 11
Wednesday night dinners are for everyone! Whether you or your family members are participating in programs or not, this is a great night to skip dinner
prep and come on over for mid-week food and fellowship. Our meal is catered by our friends with Chef Jeff catering and the menu offers great variety with options for everyone. COST: $4 for kids 11 and under, $5 for youth 11+ and adults, or $20 for a family.
KID’S ACTIVITIES | Age 3 – Grade 5 | Join us September 11 with our all-ages kick off in Wooddale Park!
- Grace Notes | 3-year-olds – Grade 1 | Chapel | Begins September 18
Designed for children to have fun while developing a love for music, Grace Note kids learn how to read music and sing with others. The children learn songs they will share during worship services throughout the church year. [Register here]
- Kid’s Choir | Grades 2 – 5 | Chancel | Begins September 18
Kids in grades 2 through 5 enjoy a music curriculum that includes elements of music theory, note reading, and harmony singing for a fun and challenging experience! Kids perform at worship and special music presentation opportunities throughout the year. [Register here]
- Kid’s Activity| Age 3 – Grade 5 | Children’s Ministry Rooms | Begins September 18
Children who are not singing in choirs will meet for 30 minutes of fun, interactive playtime. [Register here]
- Quest| Kindergarten – Grade 5 | Children’s’ Ministry Rooms | Begins September 18
This year we will quest through Jesus’ life, engaging with many stories from his life through the resurrection. We will build community with others as we learn more about who Jesus is and how we are meant to follow his example to live a life of love. We will do this with a little bit of prayer and a whole lot of fun! [Register here]
YOUTH ACTIVITIES | Grade 6 – 9 | Join us September 11 with our all-ages kick off in Wooddale Park!
- Prism | Grades 6 & 7 | Youth Ministry Wing | Begins September 18
One small step… one big leap into Youth Group! 6th & 7th Graders gather on Wednesdays following the Community Dinner for a time to build friendships through community service and spiritual exploration. We tackle some tough questions but we have lots of fun while we do it! [Register here]
- Confirmation | Grades 8 & 9 | Youth Ministry Wing | Begins September 18
Confirmation at St. Stephen’s is about so much more than making the decision to become a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church… it is a spiritual journey. And each journey has a story. This year, we will be exploring not only the tradition, Scripture, and reasoning that makes up our faith but also where your own spiritual life fits into God’s unfolding plan. We’ll focus on the question, “what’s your story?” as we explore how God shows up in the most unexpected of ways. We also leave plenty of room for service and fellowship opportunities. Our 8th & 9th graders meet in distinct groups allowing for deeper conversations and friendships as the grade travels together. [Register here]
- Formation & Fellowship | Commons Room | Begins September 18
A variety of programs and activities are planned for adults throughout the church year. Keep your eye out for more information on the series of offerings for the 2019-20 program year.
- Parish Choir | Chancel | Begins September 11
The Parish Choir adds depth to our 9:00 am worship services and special performances throughout the year. The choir is open to high school students and adults. We are always looking for new singers with all ranges of experience who are seeking the challenge of sharing a wide variety of musical styles from Beethoven and John Rutter to contemporary works by Dan Forrest, Karl Jenkins, and Mark Hayes.
- Revelation Gospel Choir | Chancel | Begins September 11
Our 11:15 am worship-goers are blessed to enjoy the lively music of the Gospel Choir. Looking to sing uplifting and powerful spirituals from the likes of Moses Hogan and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir? Then this is the choir for you! The choir is open to high school students and adults.
- Martyrs Men’s Group | Edina Country Club | Ongoing
The Martyrs Men’s Group includes both fellowship and conversations about faith, work, and daily life. The Rector selects the topic of these conversations the first Wednesday of the month. On the other weeks, members of the group present the theme of the evening.