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.

St. Stephen's is a LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming congregation. 

Holy Communion is every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. All are invited to the Lord's Table!To learn more about who we are check out About Us.

A Word from our Rector:  

We’re glad you found your way to our website. If you’re looking for a church committed to making God’s love tangible in our community - a love that does not discriminate or exclude but embraces and celebrates the inherent goodness of all people, a place where people are nourished by God’s word and where it’s safe to share doubts and grapple with tough questions in an effort to learn and grow in the faith - you’ve reached the right place. We invite you to come and see. We look forward to welcoming you.  ~Peter

 


Coming up at St. Stephen's:  

August 24, 2019 9:30 AM
We will be conducting two Safeguarding trainings on August 24 here at St. Stephen’s.

Safeguarding God’s Children will be from 9:30 to 12:30.

This training is for the following people: All canonically resident and licensed clergy, non-clergy who have a key to the church facility, all vestry members, church staff, and anyone who works with children in any capacity.

Safeguarding God’s People will be from 1:00 to 3:30.

This training is for the following people: All canonically resident and licensed clergy, non-clergy who have a key to the church facility, all vestry members, church staff and Eucharistic Visitors.

Light lunch will be provided.

If you fall into one of those categories and have not had training within the last five years, please contact the office, or let Susan Ho know that you will be there.
August 25, 2019 10:30 AM
All are welcome! Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, with fellowship over coffee and snacks in Miller Hall to follow.

New to St. Stephen's? Check out "What to Expect at Our Services" (link below) for more information.
September 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Sunday September 15th, 2019
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
555 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA 98277 3p.m.
DESCRIPTION:
These workshops will include basic diversity training and growing the understanding of gender identity.
Diversity training covers basic terminology, respect and how to be an ally. Participants are encouraged to
grow their empathy through humor, exercises and information. The Science of Gender explores how we
have been taught gender is a product of culture. Science is building understanding that gender is more
complex. This fascinating presentation expands self-knowledge and builds a basis to understand the world
of transgender people. The workshop presentation has received outstanding evaluations by over a
hundred local organizations.

What We've Been Up to...

It's been an exciting few month's at St. Stephen's!  "Come and See" what has been happening!

 

Celebration of Ministry

Confirmation or Reception of 6 individuals and the Installation of our new rector!!! What an amazing evening!

 

 


St. Stephen's is pleased to welcome The Rev. Peter H. Rood, Our New Rector, and His Wife, Christen Herman!

For more information about Rev. Peter, check out the Transition Page.


Most Recent Sermons


Nursery Care, Sunday School, and Adult Education

Nursery Care is available for infants under the age of 4.  Head downstairs and turn right down the hallway. The nursery is on the right.

Youth Group for Teens and Tweens will be meeting on select Sundays during the summer!  Contact Crystal Columbo at crysco50@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the contact list.

Godly Play (for children ages 4-10) is on break for the summer.  

 

Adult Formation classes are on break for the summer. Check the Education Tab for details.


Volunteer Opportunities

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!

Spin Cafe Needs Volunteers!!

Spin Cafe needs individuals willing to serve dinner.


If interested, contact Anni Campbell at 360-929-2535

There will also be a sign-up sheet at Coffee Hour!

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