Following the guidelines of the CDC and our Virginia Synod Bishop, St. Stephen’s building is closed. Sunday worship will be posted on this website!
Our building is closed temporarily. This includes our Preschool, onsite classes, and evening activities by AA and Al-Anon. Remember, church is not a building! We, God’s children, are the church! Our Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer services are live-streamed, as are other on-line gathering opportunities.. If you would like to connect with us, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
This is a sabbath time, a time to slow down and rest in God’s grace. We pray that cautious actions now will help limit the spread of the virus.
– Pastor Cheryl Griffin
We are young and old and middle-aged. We are families with babies, retirees, students and faculty and staff at the College of William and Mary, couples and singles. We are school teachers and health care workers. We are parents raising children; people working at Colonial Williamsburg, in the community or some distance away; and people serving in the military. We are people who have grown up in Williamsburg and people who come from all over the country. We are regulars and tourists and visitors.
We are part of the mission and ministry of the wider church through our denomination, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Do not be put off by the word “evangelical” in our denomination’s name. We are actually the open and affirming American Lutheran denomination. If you have been hurt in a judgmental church, here you will not be judged. We affirm with St. Paul that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, and we welcome all who are seeking God, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.