Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church!
We invite you to come and join us this Sunday morning at 8am or 10am and stay for coffee hour in the parish hall. We have childcare for little ones and Sunday School for children during the 10:00am service.
We are a parish of members from throughout Lamorinda and the surrounding area.
We are a learning community, a worshiping community, and a serving community. We invite you to explore our website, and contact us with any questions. More importantly, we invite you to worship with us soon! No matter where you are on your faith journey, there is a place for you in this community.
The Season of Advent
As we finish up the Season after Pentecost, we look ahead to Advent. The First Sunday of Advent is November 29
Advent, a word that means the beginning or arrival of something, marks the four weeks that immediately precede Christmas. As the days grow shorter and the weather turns cold, our hymns and readings turn to the subjects of hope and expectation for the arrival of Jesus, who is for us Emmanuel, God-with-us. That hope and expectation for the arrival of God also calls us to turn our minds and hearts toward justice: to hear the voice of the one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight!” The traditional liturgical color of Advent is purple (or sometimes blue).