A peaceful start
This service is a smaller gathering, with a quiet, contemplative feel. It is a good way to begin a week in a peaceful and prayerful way. We sing 3 hymns, listen to the Word of God and celebrate the Holy Eucharist. The service is less than an hour. Many stay afterwards for coffee and conversation.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation. In quiet and confidence is your strength.” -Isaiah 30:15
This service is our main weekly gathering, a service of Word and Sacrament. It has a joy-filled and welcoming feel, while keeping Christ at the centre. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and share community announcements. There is a children’s talk, and church school and Godtalk (for youth) during the service. Coffee and tea are served after the service. This service embodies the truth of the incarnation-God is with us!
The Malayalam congregation of St. Stephen’s meets together for a service of Holy Euchrarist at 5 pm, led by the Rev. Sunil Steephan. The service is led in Malayalam, using the Anglican prayer book.
supporting all stages
For the kids
Nursery space is available every Sunday morning for younger children needing unstructured play with accompaniment of a parent or guardian.
Our 10:30 am Sunday service includes a special time for children to come up for a children’s talk with the priest or other leader. Children are welcome not to go to church school if they would prefer to be with their family or just don’t feel ready or comfortable. We have activity bags available for children to use during the service if they would like. Learn more about opportunities for Children to get involved in the church >>
what it means
Worship & Liturgy
Worship is our response to a God who created us and loves us. We worship in many ways, but when we gather together as God’s people, we sing, pray, listen to the Word of God and experience God’s presence in holy communion. Liturgy means, “work of the people.” Our worship is shaped by our tradition as we work to give thanks, ask forgiveness, receive reconciliation, pray for others and become more and more the people we are meant to be in Christ. We follow the liturgical seasons and use the Revised Common Lectionary, being formed by the logic and rhythm of the church year.
Every Sunday is a day to give thanks for the resurrection of Christ from the dead! Every day is a gift from God. Our worship and liturgy reflect this human need to seek God daily and everywhere. In part, we learn how to do this through regular and faithful worship.
The church calendar is full of celebrations and opportunities to grow in faith, and so we hold several special services throughout the year, observing holidays and holy days. These include, but are not limited to: The Naming of Jesus (New Year’s Day), Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent), Holy Week and Good Friday services, Easter Sunday, Pentecost, Advent and Christmas season services (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day).
Please see our calendar for more information on upcoming services: