Welcome Back!

We are open for worship with Holy Communion! Join us at 8:30 or 11:00 on Sunday mornings. We ask that people who have not been vaccinated wear masks, and that all people wear masks during singing.

For wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. ~Matthew 18:20

Our Sunday morning worship services are live-streamed at 8:30 on our YouTube channel. The recording of these services is available later that morning for your viewing. Links to our worship service videos, weekly Bulletins, and sermon texts can be found on our Services page.

If you have found our services helpful, please consider donating to St Stephen. You can find the many ways to donate by going to our Giving page.

About Us

Pastor Jon Nelson and Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin welcome you to St Stephen!

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.