Welcome!

Welcome to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

 

Our mission as a parish is to open our hearts to God and to share Christ’s unconditional love with the world. We do this by following three pathways:

  • Welcoming: We invite all to join us at every stage in their spiritual journeys.
  • Worshiping: We cultivate a living tradition of liturgy and a life made holy by the sacraments.
  • Working: We share our abundance, we strive for justice, and we accept our calling to protect God’s creation.

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With Christmas on Monday this year, it will be a busy 25(ish) hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here is a list of the services for that whole week:

  • December 24 – Advent 4 – 8am Service
  • December 24 – Advent 4 – 10am Service
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve – 4pm Family Service with Pageant
  • December 24 – Caroling – 10:30pm
  • December 24 – Midnight Mass – 11pm
  • December 25 – Christmas Day – 9am
  • December 27 – Wednesday Service at 10:45 Followed by Prado Day Center Lunch
  • December 31 – Christmas 1 – 8am & 10am Services

Join us for what fits with your schedule (and your stamina). Many people who don’t normally attend church like to come at Christmas. Please let your neighbors, friends and family know these service times and that they are welcome here at St Stephen’s

 

 

Worship With Us - regular schedule

Sundays
8 am Quiet, contemplative Holy Eucharist

10 am Holy Eucharist with music and Sunday School

Tuesdays
5 pm Centering Prayer Service
Wednesdays
12:15 pm
Holy Eucharist, Healing Service or Morning Prayer


1344 Nipomo St.; San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Office: 805-543-7212

email: office@ststephensslo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Inclusivity Statement

 


 

"Blue" Christmas

December 20 @ 12:15 p.m.

December is supposed to be happy and joyous! How do we know this? Because advertising tells us, almost demanding that we be happy! And if we spend more, eat more, drink more, will be even happier. But December is difficult for some people, and the relentless imposition of a “happy holiday season” can make it worse. Instead of internalizing that which makes December challenging, the “Blue” Christmas Service offers an opportunity to acknowledge what is challenging, pray about it and offer it to God – for it is what we are celebrating at Christmas, that God came into the world to be with us! So, if you are “blue” this Christmas, or know someone who is, join us on December 20 at the 12:15 service for prayer, meditation and comfort. There will be no Christmas decorations, I promise!

 

“No one can fathom the depths of God’s understanding. God gives power to the faint and strength to the powerless. They that wait upon the lord shall renew their strength.” – Isaiah 40.28-29.

 
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