ST STEPHEN'S CENTRAL
LIVING FAITHFULLY IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
ST STEPHEN'S IS GATHERING VIRTUALLY
During CovidTide, 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, and to abide by the latest directive from Bishop Marc, as of March 16th, the church and parish house are closed for in-person regular worship and cultural events from now through the end of May.
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
- PDF for this Sunday's Leaflet
- The pdfs of St Stephen's Worship 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 and Staying Connected with St Stephen's
Sunday Pentecost Program and Youth News
The full list of moved, modified, and cancelled programs and services is available at the bottom of this page.
ONLINE SERVICES AND EVENTS
- Seventh Sunday of Easter, 24th May 2020, 10:00am | Link to Livestream | Feast of the Ascension
- Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17th May 2020, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10th May 2020, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Fourth Sunday of Easter, 5th May 2020, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Third Sunday of Easter, 26th April 2020, 10:00 am | Link to Livestream
- Second Sunday of Easter, 19th April 2020, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Easter Day, 12th April, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Holy Saturday, 11th April, 9:00am | Link to Livestream
- Good Friday, 10th April, 12:00pm | Revised Link to Livestream
- Maundy Thursday, 9th April, 5:00pm | Link to Livestream
- Palm Sunday, 5th April, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Sunday, 29th March, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
- Sunday, 22nd March, 10:00am | Link to Livestream
BIBLE STUDIES/FORUMS/FILM GROUP:
How to Zoom Link for more details
Slow Religion Weekday Meetings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4p, Sundays at 9am
Alternative to One tap Mobile is - Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose):
Direct click Titles to Zoom to Meetings to Zoom
Call Joe 15 minutes before if you have trouble connecting:
St Stephen's Online Film Society, Led by Donald Sung | Wednesdays, 4:00 pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
May 27, 2020 04:00 PM | Film Society Livestream Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 817 9125 9805
Back to Transcendental Style Films: Poland! | See below:
"Ida" (2013) (free on kanopy.com): winner of the 2014 Oscars for Best Foreign Film, probably the most successful modern transcendental style film. About a woman who must make a trip to her hometown to discover her identity before becoming a nun.
"Ashes and Diamonds" (1958) (free on kanopy.com): About the Polish resistance and the immediate aftermath of WWII. Not really transcendental style per se but worth watching. Both movies are about the soul of Poland and really moving.
TBA - Led by Karl Belgum | Click on PDF for link to Gutenberg book
PDF of Varieties of Religious Experience
Men's Virtual Breakfast with Father Schaper
Saturdays every week until 16th May 2020 at 8:00am
Link to PDF for connectivity
• Weekly ics calendar file upload link
• Zoom Meeting link: | Meeting ID: 175 199 455
The Rector's Bible Study:
The Associate Rector's Series:
CONFIRMATION | 6th June, 10:00 am | Grace Cathedral | Cancelled
MISSION TRIP TO TAOS | Habitat for Humanity International June 14th – 20th | Cancelled
If you have made a deposit or full payment, please contact Elizabeth in the office [elizabeth at ststephenschurch.org] to request a refund, or have the funds directed towards your pledge, or to donate the amount for the 2021 Mission Trip.
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
31st May, 10 am | New Member Welcome during the 10:00 AM Service (as of 3.19.2020)
6th June | Confirmation at Grace
14th-20th June | Mission Trip