Welcome to St. Stephen's. St. Stephen's in-the-Field Church seeks to know Christ, to share Christ, and to serve Christ, recognizing his presence in all people, and reaching out in love to each other and to the world around us.
When St. Stephen’s in-the-Field Episcopal Church needed help cleaning up its half-acre Community Garden, they did what any citizen in need would do: they enlisted the help of the U.S. Marines.
On Saturday, June 11, U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Juan Soto and Lance Corporal Zachary Duffy brought 30 Marine recruit trainees to the church to tackle a major clean-up of its overgrown garden, which is used by senior residents who live in apartment homes behind the church.
The Spirit empowered Elijah to be a great prophet. When he was ready to name Elisha to be his successor, he said, “Tell me what I may do for you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” Elisha did not ask for wealth or fame; he asked for a healthy share of Elijah’s anointing by God. He was motivated to serve God and God’s people because of his love for God.
Jesus taught that the highest goal in life is to be other-centered.
Today we celebrate not an event in Jesus’ life, but a doctrine of our faith as Christians. But our goal is to live a deeply heartfelt faith. So today I want to talk with you about this very mind-centered concept of a Triune God, and what that has to do with our having heart-centered faith. The concept of our God being Trinitarian is unique to Christianity. It took our forbearers until the year 325 to write the Nicene Creed which claimed it, and then into the sixth century for the Athanasian Creed to clarify it. These works came out of the need to explain as fully as possible the ways God is known and experienced.