St Stephen's Episcopal Church

St Stephen's Episcopal Church

About Us

...Where God is seen, love is felt, lives are changed

“Come!” is the great invitation our Lord Jesus issues.  It does not mean only some or only those ready for the journey.  It is a universal and fully accepting invitation for all people to come seek Christ now at this moment – no matter from where you have come, who you are, how imperfect you might be, how wounded you are, how many doubts you have, how worthless you may feel.  The people of St. Stephen’s are committed in faith to living up to the inclusion and grace of this invitation.

“Follow me!” is the path we inevitably walk after coming to Christ.  St. Stephen’s proclaims as a faith community that our calling and strength in God is when all of us – all races, genders, political persuasions, orientations, nationalities – commit to a life that seeks and follows Christ in all things.  This is what the Church is for us.  Jesus unites us in the diversity of our backgrounds and gifts.  Jesus makes us powerful in and through our weakness. 

We invite you to come and see the life of Jesus among us at St. Stephen’s, to claim your place in a community of irresistible love, and to follow Christ with friends in a place where abundant life is experienced and shared daily with others.   

Our Services

Healing service in the chapel.
Service of Morning Prayer or Holy Eucharist in the nave.
Service of Morning Prayer or Holy Eucharist. This service takes place outside in the grove.

What to Expect

What are services like?
7:45 am is Rite I with no music. 9 am is casual with contemporary music in a more relaxed setting. 11 am is the traditional service with Rite II liturgy and full choir.

What is the community like?
Many of the parishioners are professionals related to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and affiliated agencies. This provides parishioners who are quite serious about their Christian education and active in their mission and ministry. The children's ministry and youth program are each given great emphasis so that our next generation will have a strong and acftive faith life.

What if I'm not a Christian?
St. Stephen's is welcoming to all who will be our guests. We do have some international students who attend from time to time. These often are related to one of the colleges in the area.


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