ST STEPHEN'S CENTRAL
LIVING FAITHFULLY IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
As the coronavirus pandemic increases, St Stephen’s Church is still called as members of the Body of Christ to witness to the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, loving God and our neighbor. Our core commitment never changes; how we live into it does. St Stephen’s will continually adapt our worship and community life to express this mission for the world under current conditions and in keeping with the best available public health guidelines.
UPDATES TO SERVICES AND EVENTS
To help keep everyone safe, we have decided, as of March 16th, to close the church and the parish house for in-person regular worship and cultural events from now through May 10th.
Pivoting operations wasn’t easy, but the health of the community is our highest priority. We encourage people to stay connected with St Stephen’s and one another through livestreaming services and virtual meetings.
We invite you to join us online for a live broadcast of our 10:00 am Service of Holy Eucharist.
Live Stream 10:00 am Sunday Service
The pdfs of St Stephen's Sunday service leaflets are available here
When the service broadcast is completed, the video is archived straightaway and available via the same link.
The health of our community is our highest priority. To keep everyone safe, St Stephen's is closed. If you need to get in touch with the office, you can always call and leave a message, or email the staff directly. Elizabeth checks the Office voicemail from home on a regular basis.
Pastoral Care PDF Information COVID19
Pastoral Care Article CV-10 PDF for 3.29.20 see Tidings for pictures
The full list of moved, modified, and cancelled programs and services is available below.
ONLINE SERVICES AND EVENTS
- Palm Sunday, 5th April, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Maundy Thursday, 9th April, 5:00pm | Link to Livestream
- Good Friday, 10th April, 12:00pm | Link to Livestream
- Holy Saturday, 11th April, 9:00am | Link to Livestream
- Great Vigil of Easter, 11th April, 9:00pm from Grace Cathedral | Link to Livestream
- Easter Day, 12th April, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
BIBLE STUDIES/FORUMS/FILM GROUP:
How to Zoom Link for more details
The Rector's Bible Study:
Slow Religion Weekday Meetings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4p, Sundays at 9am (except 4.12):
PDF Link to Complete description of each Slow Religion meeting and phone numbers for dial-in.
- Direct click Titles to Zoom to Meetings
Slow Religion Gospel of St. John Chapter 10
Sunday, April 5, 9:00 – 10:00am
Meeting ID: 814 820 7402
John 10 pdf
Slow Religion Gospel of St. John Chapter 11
Tuesday, April 7⋅4:00 – 5:00pm
Meeting ID: 468 609 201
John 11 pdf
Slow Religion Gospel of St. John Chapter 12
Thursday, April 9⋅4:00 – 5:00pm
Meeting ID: 874 910 771
John 12 pdf
12th April, Sunday, The Varieties of Religious Experience | 9:00 am
Led by Karl Belgum
PDF of Varieties of Religious Experience
St Stephen's Online Film Society, Led by Donald Sung | Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
Transcendental Style in Film: A Man Escaped Zoom Link
Wednesday, 8th April | 4:00 – 5:00pm
Men's Virtual Breakfast with Father Schaper
Saturdays every week until 9th May 2020 at 8:00am
• Weekly ics calendar file upload link
• Zoom Meeting link: | Meeting ID: 833 863 351
CONFIRMATION | 6th June, 10:00 am | Grace Cathedral
St Stephen's classes led by the Rector and Associate Rector are happening with students via FaceTime
MISSION TRIP TO TAOS | 14 - 20 June, Awaiting updated information
31st May, 10 am | New Member Welcome during the 10:00 AM Service (as of 3.19.2020)
4th April, Parish Clean-up
18th April, Art Angels, Paddle with the Priests
24th April, Art Angels, Ladies Launch and Lunch
2nd May, Hike with the Clergy
3rd May, Musical Evening with the Choir