MARCH 13, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 outbreak St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has suspended ALL in-person worship, meetings, and programming from now through Sunday, March 29th. Our building will be closed during this period to all but clergy and staff.
Watch for updates on when we will resume our regular weekly activities as listed below.
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
Join us in our Chapel for a brief mid-week opportunity for contemplative prayer and reflection.
10:00-11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY
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
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 & YOUTH ACTIVITIES
- Grace Notes Choir | 3-year-olds – Grade 1 | Chapel
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.
- Youth Choir | Grades 2 – 12 | Chancel
Youth in grades 2 through 12 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
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
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]
- Prism | Grades 6 & 7 | Youth Ministry Wing
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
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]
- Adult Formation & Fellowship | Commons Room
At different times throughout the year, we offer adult formation series on Wednesday evening. Our next series, Life Transformed: The Way of Love, begins on March 4th. [Learn more and Register here]
- Parish Choir | Chancel
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.
- Martyrs Men’s Group | Edina Country Club
The Martyrs Men’s Group includes both fellowship and conversations about faith, work, and daily life.