Lent

Lenten Devotional & Formation

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John – Begins February 11          Learn More >
Have you ever wished to deepen your relationship with God? To experience a warm friendship with God? Maybe even fall in love with God – again – or for the very first time? This Lent, join with other St. Stephen’s parishioners in a special Lenten devotional.

Dust Bunnies in the Basket: Funding God in Lent & Easter – Begins March 4      Learn More >
Join us for Sunday morning Adult Forum discussions this Lent on the book Dust Bunnies in the Basket, by Tim Schenck. Familiar with Lent Madness? Then you know something of the work and sense of humor of Tim Schenck. Tim is an Episcopal priest, author, creator of Lent Madness, and likely an all-around pretty good guy. His sense of humor is a part of his expression of faith in God. Imagine that!

Special Events

Mardi Gras Celebration – Sunday, February 11 | 3:00 PM           Learn More >
Join us in a community celebration of Mardi Gras! We are excited to hold this pre-Lenten celebration of incredible music and yummy food as we kick off our journey into Easter.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, February 13 | 6:00 PM | Gathering Space
Our pre-Lenten fellowship continues with a traditional pancake supper complete with all the fixings. Join the Martyr’s Men’s group again this year for this family friendly event the day before Ash Wednesday in the Gathering Space. There is no cost for this event; free will offerings will be welcomed.

Lent Madness – Brackets due Wednesday, February 14           Learn More >
The saintly smack down is back! Lent Madness is a friendly “competition” by which we learn about the saints in the season of Lent. lentmadness.org presents a bracket of 32 saints that we get to vote on to see who wins the coveted Golden Halo award in 2018.

Fish Fry & Bingo – Friday, February 23 | 6:00 PM           Learn More >
It’s Back – Join us again this year for our 3rd Annual Fish Fry & Bingo extravaganza! This Lenten tradition has become a favorite – seats are limited to get your tickets early.

Soup Suppers – Wednesdays in Lent beginning February 21 | 6:15 PM           
Join us each Wednesday in Lent before you and your kids head to formation opportunities for a traditioal Lenten Soup Supper in the Gathering Space.

Special Worship

Taizé Worship – Friday, February 16 | 7:00 PM           
Lent, a season on contemplation and prayer, is a great time to step away from your frenzied schedule and join us for an opportunity to spend an hour in peace. Taizé Prayer pulls us back into the spirit of Lent. Our worship follows the Taizé tradition  including reflective music and chants, readings, and a time of silence for quiet prayer.  This meditative services allows us to be in the moment, “letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us.”

The Way of the Cross – Saturday, March 24 | 9:00 AM          Learn More >
Join parishioner, Keith Friede and The Rev. Diane Elliott, for an opportunity to experience prayer with an artistically inspired journey through the stained glass of St. Stephen’s Church.