Welcome

Our Mission is to worship, love and serve Our Lord Jesus Christ, welcoming everyone, deepening our faith, helping our neighbors and caring for creation.

A Word of Welcome From Rev. Rilla:

            Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, located in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island.   We are a congregation in the Diocese of Olympia, a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States and of the Anglican Communion. 

            St. Stephen’s is a small-but-growing, vibrant community of faithful people of all ages who live in many locations all over Whidbey Island.  There is a decidedly strong direction in the ministries of the congregation toward outreach and of serving those most in need on North Whidbey Island and the world.  Our worship is traditional and from the Book of Common Prayer.  We have a lively Sunday School in which Godly Play is used, a spiritual way with children that invites inquiry as each child learns from scripture, tradition, and the liturgy. Nursery care is also available on Sunday mornings.  An adult forum that varies in subject matter is open to all and begins at 9:30 in the parish hall. 

            St. Stephen’s is a welcoming community that invites all people, and all inquiries.  Please feel free to visit on a Sunday and experience worship among warm and welcoming people in an environment of learning to live the life of Christianity in a spirit of love and hope while serving the world’s needs.

 

Coming up at St. Stephen's:  

October 2-3: Bishop’s leadership Conference in Port Townsend

October 21: Service of Consecration and Dedication of Saint Mark's Cathedral's renovation.  Contact Rev. Rilla to carpool

Thursday, October 25: Harvest Dinner, pledge ingathering. Taize Service.

October 26-27: Diocesan Convention

 

Godly Play is back!!

Children ages 4 and up can meet downstairs in the Godly Play room.  They will return to the service during the Passing of the Peace.

Nursery Care is available for infants-age 4 years old.  Head downstairs and turn right down the hallway--the nursery is on the right!

Attention Teens and Tweens!!  We have a class for you!  This class will meet every other Sunday during the Sunday School period.  Talk to Michele Chapman or Crystal Colombo for additional information.

 

Thank you Rev. Amy Donahue and Susan Ho for these beautiful banners for our young people's classes!

 

 

 

 

All are invited to the Lord's Table!

Holy Communion - Sunday 10:30am  


Adult Formation meets at 9:30 in Miller Hall!  Check the Education Tab for details.

 

If you love little people, please sign up to spend time with them in the nursery.  

We also need people to sign up to bring food for Coffee Hour.  You can partner up or even form a team of people!

If you are looking for outreach opportunities, check out what is highlighted this month on the Outreach Page!