Wednesday Worship & Formation

We love being together on Wednesdays as much as we do on Sundays! Wednesdays with St. Stephen’s have always been our mid-week pause to refresh, reconnect, and reground ourselves in spirit and community. The day features worship and programs for all ages, some virtual and some in person. We hope you’ll join us!

All programs begin on September 22nd unless otherwise noted. 

MORNING

9:00 AM      MORNING PRAYER | Facebook Live      Ongoing

Join us on Facebook each week for a brief mid-week opportunity for contemplative prayer and reflection. Replays are also available on our YouTube channel.

10:00 AM         ADULT BIBLE STUDY | ZOOM   Beginning September 29th

Adult Bible Study returns on ZOOM this fall with a Study of the Gospel of Mark. Fr. Tom will lead this study and will share information via email. Sign-up to receive ZOOM information by contacting Rev. Tom Cook.

EVENING

6:00 PM       OUTDOOR PICNIC DINNER

Bring your own dinner/chairs and join us outside for a picnic behind the church by the creek! We’ll provide water/lemonade and dessert. On 9/22 we’re serving ice cream sundaes and on 9/29 a caramel apple bar. You won’t want to miss it!

6:30-8:00 PM       QUEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Quest is held each Wednesday for kids in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. It’s an opportunity to build community and grow in faith. This year we’re starting off with the creation story as we dive into bible stories from the Old Testament. We will explore these stories through creative storytelling, prayer, and a variety of activities.

  • 6:30-7:30 PM  | Quest meets on the Wooddale Ave side of the church (outdoors)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM | Structured activity for children with siblings/parents in other programs

6:30-8:00 PM       YOUTH PROGRAMS

  • PRISM: 6th and 7th-grade students join the youth group in games and songs and small group activities to dive deeper into their faith with their peers and form important intergenerational relationships with their adult and high school youth leaders. The primary goal of Prism is to build a sense of a beloved faith community.
  • CONFIRMATION: 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. Our 8th & 9th graders meet in distinct groups allowing for deeper conversations and friendships as the grade travels together.

6:45 PM       COMMUNION ON THE CREEK

Join us for a simple outdoor service of Holy Communion behind the church on the creek. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

7:00 PM       PARISH CHOIR

Our Parish Choir is always welcoming new members and the group rehearses in the Chancel of the church on Wednesday nights. Read more about Parish Choir here.

7:15-8:00 PM    FELLOWSHIP & CONVERSATION

Join Rev. Amelia following the Communion service for a time of outdoor fellowship and focused conversation. Look for information on topics in the weekly Wednesday emails.

7:00 PM        MARTYRS MEN’S GROUP     Ongoing

Join other men from across the St. Stephen’s community for conversations on Wednesday nights. Contact: Jim Bizal or Len Slade through the church office, office@ststephens.com.

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