Welcome to Saints Stephen's
We Celebrate Trinity Sunday on May 26.
Our worship of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit begins at 9:30 AM. We will hold a Fellowship Hour after the service for parishioners and guests.
Father David Bailey
DIRTY HANDS AND DIRTY KNEES
[An affirmation of who we are and a vision of what we can be . . . with thanks to Jeanne Miller and Vivian Templin for inspiration]
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church is known for our dirty hands:
We don’t just talk about outreach ministries, we are “hands on” in helping our
neighbors who are near and far.
We don’t just talk about love and friendship in our parish, we are “hands on” in taking
care of each other.
We don’t just talk about hospitality, we are “hands on” in greeting the newcomer and
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church is known for our dirty knees:
We don’t do outreach to make ourselves feel good, we are “on our knees” asking
Jesus where we are to seek Him in the pain of the world.
We don’t do social action for humanitarian purposes, we are “on our knees” asking
Jesus how we can serve Him in ways that will best reflect His redemptive power.
We don’t welcome strangers and newcomers because we want the parish to grow, we
are “on our knees” asking Jesus how we can share His Good News with all those whom we encounter.
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church is made up of saints, sinners and seekers:
all committed to the proclamation of Jesus Christ in word and deed, and markedas followers of Jesus by our dirty hands and our dirty knees.
Your brother in Christ,
1 I am indebted to the late Robert E. Webber, who pointed this out in his book “Ancient-Future Worship”,