Welcome to the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. St. Stephen's has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
St. Stephen's is Seeking a New Rector
Rev. C. Barry Turner, who served our parish for 17 years, has retired, and we're in the process of searching for a new Rector. Inspired by this search process, we at St. Stephen’s have been encouraged to search within ourselves as a congregation. We have considered all aspects of parish life, looked carefully at various documents, and, finally, examined our own hearts. Spiritual and community engagement, tradition and growth, reason and mission are important to us as a congregation, and it is our hope to engage a rector who is excited by these things and can facilitate our continuing renewal.
Hymn Sing along and Potluck
Sunday, September 13 at Noon
Come sing your favorite hymns with us! You can choose the hymns you want to sing, learn some new ones...even sing some popular "golden oldies." Then enjoy a sumptuous potluck with your friends. Let's raise the roof with song!
BOOK DISCUSSION DINNER
Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 pm
After a vacation hiatus, the Book Club will meet again on the third Wednesday in September in the Parish Hall, for dinner, fellowship, and discussion of a new book. The book, entitled Individualism: A Reader, by George H. Smith and Marilyn Moore, is a compilation of writings. The book promises to provoke an interesting discussion of “individualism” and, most likely, libertarianism. One of the enjoyable aspects of St. Stephen’s Book Club, is that attendees feel completely free to express varying opinions without judgment or rancor—a rare atmosphere indeed. Other enjoyable aspects, of course, have always been the delicious dinners and welcome to those who have not yet completed the book! For additional information contact Diane Levison at 544-6486
The theme for Vacation Bible Camp this year was "In God's Garden" and among other activities, our campers planted some lovely flowers on the Nipomo side of our church entrance. Be sure to stop and enjoy the flowers!
Meet St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Come to the About Us section to meet the staff and clergy, and find out what we're all about!