We pray daily for those who need prayer.
Please call the Church Office with your requests:
You are welcome to request prayer by leaving a message on the office phone anytime day or night at 714-573-8059. Your prayer request will be communicated to our Intercessory Prayer Group.
If you prefer, you may specify that your request be forwarded to Pastor Linda only.
Intercessory Prayer Group
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
At St. Stephen’s prayer is a regular and important part of life. We pray in our corporate worship and in our daily devotions. Our Intercessory Prayer Group meets weekly to pray over the specific prayer needs of parishioners and those outside of the parish. The group prays over short-term and long-term needs, revising the prayer lists on a weekly basis. Prayer requests are treated as a sacred trust at St. Stephen’s.
Morning Prayer Bible Study
A brief, participatory discussion of the daily Bible readings occurs in the midst of our Morning Prayer services Monday through Saturday at 10 AM by Zoom. Pastor Linda leads the service and the Bible study.
Multicultural Bible Study
This Bible study grew in response to our desire to reach out to our Spanish-speaking parishioners and their friends. The group meets on Tuesday afternoons and is graciously hosted by Raquel Salcines and led by Pastor Linda. All are welcome to join in fun, fellowship, study and prayer. We are currently looking for bi-lingual leaders to assist with the Bible study.
Biweekly Bible Study
Twice a month on Thursday evenings, a group of us meet for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Our study is led and hosted by Jennifer Savage who is gifted in teaching, Bible study and prayer. We work our way through an entire book of the Bible with input from the writings of biblical scholars including N.T. Wright and John Stott. All are welcome.
Sunday School & Youth Ministry
Children and Youth are always welcome in church. We provide Christian education for children using the “Godly Play” curriculum.
From time to time, following Sunday worship, we address Anglican-related topics of interest. Recently we have studied Anglican history, and we have looked at the development of our worship tradition. Topics are selected in response to the interests and concerns of our members. Our lecturers include pastors and lay people.