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.

Summer at St. Stephen's at a Glance:  

Sunday, July 29th: Transition Sunday

Sunday, August 12th: At the Coffee Hour—A presentation by Michele Chapman about our Sunday School Program and a new program for the “tweens” in our community. Please stay and find out more about these programs.

Saturday, August 11th: Brian Sellers-Petersen, from the Diocese of Olympia visits St. Stephen’s to talk about developing a community garden on our lower lawn. (Need to invite others in the community.)

Saturday, August 18th: Hike and picnic/social with our friends from St. Augustine’s in Freeland.

 

All are invited to the Lord's Table!

Holy Communion - Sunday 10:30am  

(Nursery available for the Sunday Service )

Sunday School: Godly Play (for children 4 years and older) is on a break for the summer.  Children are always welcome in service and Michele C. is hoping to work on a project with them during coffee hour this summer!

Adult Formation Seminars are still happening this summer!  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!