This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 20, 2015

CHRISTMAS: IN WORD AND SONG This afternoon we gather to hear—in word and in song—a story that has changed the world: the birth of a baby to a young couple who are caught up in dark events that rise up on every side, dwarfing them. Their world had all the upheaval of an earthquake, yet […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 13, 2015

“SEE HOW THEY LOVE EACH OTHER !” Today we convene a Special General Meeting to decide if we will appeal for a unique provision of the House of Bishops called Shared Episcopal Ministry. If we agree, and our appeal is granted, this would mean that we would receive the ministry of a bishop in favour […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 06, 2015

WELCOMING “ANGELS UNAWARES” With so much attention these days on the plight of Syrian refugees, it is natural for us as Christians to search our own history and beliefs for wisdom about how to respond. As we approach the Christmas season we recall that in the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus—one from the gospel […]