Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP p. 355)
At. St. Stephen’s, we believe our worship of God as a community breathes new life each week into our mission of exploring God’s presence at the intersection of our faith and our lives. As we give our thanks to God, we discover the gifts that God has bestowed on us, and we pray to God for the strength and courage to use those gifts for service in the world.
During the school year, the community gathers three times a week for worship: 8am and 10am on Sundays and 9:30am on Wednesdays. All services include the reading of scripture, sermon, prayers, and Holy Communion (also known as the Lord’s Supper and Holy Eucharist). The Wednesday service also includes the laying on of hands and prayers for healing.
During the summer (first Sunday of July through Labor Day) our Sunday schedule shifts an hour early. Our first service takes place on Sandy Beach in Cohasset at 7am. This is a truly wonderful, laid back service set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Our second service is at 9am in the church. We move an hour earlier to ward off the heat!
12 Moments: Reflections for an Instructed Eucharist
To learn more about how our weekly worship influences our daily lives as followers of Jesus Christ, download Rev. Adam Thomas’ short pamphlet about how various moments during our service give us a structure around which to build our daily walks with God. Click here to download the PDF.
Please join us this Sunday and infuse our worship of God with your unique presence.