For the time being, in-person in-building worship has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions.
For information on Weekly Worship opportunities, follow this link.
To view prerecorded services and live streamed services from the past few weeks and from Christmas Eve, our Christmas Pageant and the lighting of the Advent Candles, click here
For information on Lent 2021 at St. Stephen’s, please click here.
At St. Stephen’s, we will celebrate Morning Prayer throughout the week and we offer several other online Faith Formation opportunities:
- Morning Prayer with the Rev. Alan Neale
Alan Neale will be saying Morning Prayer Tuesday-Friday at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom (please contact Alan Neale for the Zoom link). If you can, please have a
Bible and/or Prayer Book with you.
- Intergenerational Formation — While we cannot gather and wonder together in our wonderful Godly Play room, we recognize that children, families, and people of all ages may be looking for ways to engage in Sunday School. We are excited to bring you The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum. It is an intergenerational twelve-session verse by verse study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew. This is not intended to take the place of our Adult Formation of The Wired Word. Rather, this is an additional option for families or anyone looking for a flexible, adaptable way to engage with scripture. Xena Morrison will lead the study virtually, but the pre-recorded videos and support materials can be accessed at a time that suits you best. It is a fun, engaging curriculum that studies the beatitudes through art, reflection, and discussion. Please register here.
- Book Group — Our book group for discussions on racial reconciliation and healing will take a brief holiday hiatus. We resume on December 30, 2020 with a new book — The Cross and The Lynching Tree by James H. Cone. We meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating in conversations on racial healing, I hope you will join us by signing up here. Have questions? Please contact: Xena Markine-Morrison, Director of Christian Formation, at email@example.com For more information about our current book, please see: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (goodreads.com)
- Adult Formation Class using The Wired Word (Contact Alan Neale)
- Tuesday Men’s Morning Prayer — Men all over North Carolina and as far as Arkansas meet online to worship together. You are welcome too! (Contact Bob Cagle)
- Thursday Bible Study Class (Contact Xena Morrison)
- Virtual Get-Togethers for Youth (Contact Xena Morrison)
For more information about our online faith formation opportunities, please read our weekly newsletter HERE.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has worshipped on the corner of North James and Mulberry Streets in Goldsboro since 1857—in the same building! We would love to show you our historic building, but more than that, we’d love to have you worship with us.
Our Sunday services of Holy Eucharist (sometimes called Holy Communion, the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper) are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All, including children, are welcome. We also celebrate the Eucharist and offer anointing and prayers for healing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Christian formation (Sunday School) for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. between September and June. We hope to see you soon!
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
200 N. James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Office Hours:
Mondays–Thursdays 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m.–Noon
In the search for our new rector, our first task was to write the Search Collect, our parish prayer which will be a part of our liturgy for the duration of the search. Here is the Collect:
Almighty God, who knows our hearts and minds. You have blessed our Church with generations of faithful servant leaders. Guide our Search Committee, Vestry and Parish Family as we call for our new Rector. Grace us with patience, trust, and hope through this time of discovery. We pray that we may call a faithful Rector who will guide us in our spiritual journey. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.