This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 23, 2014

IT’S TIME TO TAKE A STAND This week we at St. Stephen’s are engaging in a process of discernment to decide if we wish to offer a Service of Blessing to same-sex couples who seek it. Across the country and in some parts of the church, this would seem to be a foregone conclusion—that the […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 16, 2014

ST. STEPHEN’S IS BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY One of the reasons we entered into major renovations a year ago was to create a meeting place between St. Stephen’s and the wider community. Waiting for our neighbours to come to church on a Sunday morning would be a passive—not to say presumptuous—approach to that relationship. So our […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 09, 2014

THANK YOU AND WELCOME Inn From the Cold is one of the defining ministries of St. Stephen’s. The well-known, multi-faith, city-wide outreach program started here, with a homeless person sleeping beneath our front steps on Christmas Eve and a timely sermon by then rector, Bob Purdy. By May the following year we hosted our first […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–November 2, 2014

Our attention is drawn this week to our heroes of the faith. On All Saints’ Day we remember that “great cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us to clear a path and set an example. We are inspired particularly by Stephen, whose name we bear and whose patronage we seek, the church’s first deacon […]