Who we are

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you” | John 15:12

SUNDAYS | 11:00 AM | Holy Eucharist
(with coffee hour afterward in the Undercroft)
Children’s Chapel every Sunday during the Liturgy of the Word (Sept.-May)

WEDNESDAYS | 6:00 PM  | Holy Eucharist
(with dinner at a local restaurant afterward)

WHO WE ARE…

St. Stephen’s is a growing community of artists, poets, musicians, professionals, writers, students and searchers for God called by Christ through the Holy Spirit

+ to live a life of common worship centered around grateful thanksgiving to God in the weekly celebration of the Holy Eucharist

+ to be faithful stewards of the gifts and resources entrusted to us

+ to be bearers of God’s healing and reconciling love.

As ambassadors for Christ, we are dedicated to share the Good News of God in Christ through the Sacraments, Liturgy, Music and by attending to the needs of all people in the name of Jesus. We are inclusive, welcoming, catholic in worship, reformed in our appreciation of scripture, and we rejoice greatly in our diversity.

EPISCOPALIAN/ANGLICAN…

St. Stephen’s is an Episcopal Church, which is part of the Anglican Communion. As Anglicans, our style of Christian spirituality and temperament is unique. We combine the very best of a balanced approach of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.

BENEDICTINE…

Following the example of St. Benedict, we receive all guests as Christ, while maintaining a holy balance of prayer, work, rest, worship, learning, or recreation in  our common life together in Christ.

WE WORSHIP…

Our corporate life is centered and grounded in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the use of The Book of Common Prayer (enriched by contemporary liturgies), enhanced by a variety of music.

LGBTQ INCLUSIVE…

St. Stephen’s is a safe place where all persons are valued for their full dignity and worth. All of God’s children are welcome at St. Stephen’s. We, living fully into our Baptismal Covenant, “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 305).

WE SERVE…

+ The Salvation Army and Churches United for the Homeless.

+ We are a proud Integrity Partner congregation. Integrity is a group of Episcopalians whose mission is to be the witness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Episcopal Church and of the Episcopal Church in the LGBT community.

+ Habitat for Humanity

+ We are a Chapter of The Episcopal Peace Fellowship, a national organization called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peace makers. St. Stephen’s was the first congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota to host a chapter of EPF. A Peace Pole is located near the entrance of the church as a sign of our committment to world peace.

+ the Millennium Development Goals through such national/international efforts as the Heifer Project, Episcopal Relief and Development, and Nets for Life.

+ St. Stephen’s is an Animal-Friendly congregation

+ The Labyrinth, on the west lawn of the church, is available to anyone who would like to use it as a place for prayer and reflection and a means for spiritual development.