Worship & Prayer
Worship is one of the ways in which human beings open themselves to sacred mystery. Our hope is that the experience of God in worship—through Scripture readings, prayers, silence, music, sacrament, and relationship—increases our awareness of God’s action in our daily lives. All worship is done in communion—in communion with the worldwide church and with the communion of saints through the ages. In our worship, we transcend the divisions of the world and the values of rushing, striving, achieving and accumulating, in order to enter more fully into the Divine Life in which all human beings are sisters and brothers, beloved of God.
This parish church also seeks to help people learn how to pray. Through Second Saturdays Centering Prayer, weekday Morning Prayer, the contemplative 5:30 service on Sundays, and weekday Choral Evensong; as well as through workshops, retreats with the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist both here and at the monastery in Cambridge, guest speakers and small group experiences, we seek to nurture habits of the heart that further each unique soul in his or her spiritual journey.
Explore the tabs on the right to learn more about the variety of worship services offered at St. Stephen's Church.