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Worship

WORSHIP TIMES

Sunday Holy Eucharist:  10:00 a.m. Online Here

Noonday Prayer:  Weekdays at 12:00 p.m. Online Here

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Christian Formation – Children and Youth

As St. Stephen’s Children’s Ministry Team, we strive to:

Understand and strengthen our children’s relationship with God.

Connect with our children and be seen as caring adults in their lives.

Nurture our children in the stories of scripture, the riches of the Christian tradition, and the sacramental traditions of the Episcopal Church.

Foster a love of stewardship and outreach in the community.

Learn from our children’s innate spirituality and their love of God’s mysterious presence.

Include our parents as part of our Christian education team.

Sunday school classes meet weekly from mid-September until mid-June.

During the program year, this is the Sunday morning schedule:

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:20 am – Adult Forum*
10:20-11:05 am – Sunday School
10:30-11:45 am – Holy Eucharist

Children can be dropped off at their classroom between 10:20 and 10:30. Each classroom has two teachers each week. A light snack (our “Feast”) is served towards the end of the class. Teachers will bring children into the sanctuary to join their families at about 11:05. They will arrive in time to take part in the Eucharist.

We welcome new children at Sunday School throughout the year. Please download this enrollment form and bring it with you to the Sunday School teacher on the first Sunday that you bring your child to class.

* If you would like childcare during the Adult Forum, you may bring your child to the nursery.

For more information about these ministries, please contact, admin@ststephens-seatte.org

About Our Curricula

Godly Play (Grades K-2)

Our younger children participate in Godly Play, a creative and imaginative way of nurturing children in Christian faith and the Episcopal tradition. Grounded in the Montessori tradition of spiritual education, Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

For more information, visit the Godly Play website.

Seasons of the Spirit (Grades 3-5)

Our older kids use the Seasons of the Spirit program. This curriculum follows the lectionary, so that children work with the same scriptures that the rest of the congregation is encountering each Sunday. The lessons are story-based and group discussions are always fostered, along with hands-on arts and crafts opportunities and music.

For more information, visit the Seasons of the Spirit website.

Christian Formation – Adults

Adult Forum

Sundays
The Parish Hall
9:20 AM to 10:10 AM

Adult Forum occurs during the Fall, Winter and Spring with different topics important for discussion and learning for the church and its parishioners.

Find the Support You’ve Been Looking For

Pastoral care is the ministry of Jesus’ friends, showing Christ’s love by the care that is provided to one another in time of need. At St. Stephen’s Church, both clergy and laity are active providers of this ministry. Find the support you’ve been looking for.

Twelve-Step Groups

Our church building hosts a weekly Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen meetings. For more information about each group, please visit their websites below.
Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Tuesdays
 7:30 pm in the Great Hall
www.aa.org

Al-Anon
Meets Thursdays 
7:30 pm in the Parish Hall
www.al-anon.alateen.org

Communion At Home

Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion from the Sunday altar to the homes of those who are unable to be present at worship because of a sickness or infirmity.
To receive communion at home, please let the clergy know or call the church office, 206-522-7144. 

Memorial Receptions Support

This team of caring individuals coordinates with clergy and bereaved families to make arrangements for memorial receptions.
Please contact the church office at 206-522-7144.

“Spirit One” – the Prayer Chain

As we lift the suffering or grieving in prayer, we become the conduit through which God’s love flows to them, bringing comfort and peace. Intercessory prayer is not an attempt to tell God what to do, but to enable God’s power to be released in those for whom we pray.

Questions? Contact Betsey Blossey at 206.707.8374 

Do You Have a Prayer for the Prayer Chain?

Requests for prayer may be made for whatever need you or your loved one is facing:

Surgery
Cancer
Heart problems
Stroke
Fractures
Stomach ailments
Lung complications
Job loss
Broken relationships
Death
Other emotional and physical issues

When submitting a petition, please give both first and last names – unless anonymity is desired.

The person for whom prayers are asked should give his/her consent, if at all possible.

Unless an extension is requested, names stay on the prayer list for one month.

The initiating person is expected to report developments to Betsey Blossey within two weeks or sooner, especially if an extension of time is desired.

Do You Want to Be a Member of the Prayer Chain?

Prayer Chain members agree to pray daily for each request. A monthly list is sent, which is added to by telephone messages during the month.
When the Rector, other staff, church office, or Coordinators receive a prayer request, it is immediately transmitted to the first name on both chains.
Each chain member then transmits the petition to the next person. And so on until the last listed person has been notified.

Music

Performances at St. Stephens

The Thalia Symphony Friday January 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm Mozart – Overture to Marriage of Figaro Respighi – Fountains [...]

Evensong

About Evensong St. Stephen's Evensong Join Us!   Evensong is offered on the Second Sunday of the Month as scheduled. This beautiful contemplative [...]

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