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Thursday, May 28

  • 8am Morning Prayer live on Facebook (English) or via Zoom. Please contact Fr. Sam at <> for Zoom link.

Daily Prayer

  • 8pm Daily Compline (English). Please contact Ryan Knight for the zoom links <>.

Sunday Prayer

  • 10am Sunday School, Godly and interactive reflection with Lisa Luceno.

  • New Godly Play Youtube videos available each Sunday for children.

  • Saint Stephen Youtube Service upload in English and Spanish.

  • National Cathedral Sunday Services

Virtual Prayer

  • Saint Stephen website page dedicated to compiling Devotional Resources.

  • Book of Common Prayer

Tweens and Teens Program

Thank you to all the teens and tweens who participated in the kick-off meeting last Sunday! We enjoyed getting to know each other and hearing what you're interested in doing, and we're excited to build on what you told us. We will not meet this Sunday (5/24) due to the Memorial Day holiday, but will...

Schools that are distributing food to those with children in the D.C. school system:

Here is a list of schools distributing meals and groceries. 

Columbia Heights Education Campus:

Meals for families with kids, with grocery bags on Fridays while supplies last

3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20010
(202) 939-7700 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am - 2pm
Horario:   lunes a viernes, 10AM - 2PM  

Other Ward 1 food resources:

Martha's Table

Grocery bags
1474 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 328-6608

Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm, Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Horario:   lunes a viernes, 11AM - 4PM. Sabado, 10AM - 2PM.  

Thrive DC

Grocery bags
1525 Newton Street, Nw Suite G1, Washington, DC, 20010

Hours: Thursdays, 10am - 12:30pm
Horario:   jueves, 10am - 12:30pm

Bread for the City 

Grocery delivery.  

Call 202-265-2400 or fill out the form below for delivery in 1-2 days. Deliveries are made Monday-Friday. Each time you sign up, you will receive one d...

Kick-off Meeting: Tweens and Teens 
On Sunday, May 17 at 1:00 pm, we will be holding a kick-off meeting to plan activities moving forward for the older kids and teens of the parish. We invite kids and teenagers from rising fifth-graders through rising high school seniors to join us for a discussion about what they are interested in doing. Please contact Linda Kaufman, who will be moderating the session with Rondesia Jarrett-Schell.For the zoom link please contact Linda at <>. We respectfully request that interested parties who are outside of this age range sit this one out so that there is space for the kids and teens to talk.


Important Note to the Parents about live streaming church events

We love our children and elders. And because we love and care we want to be sure we have a safe space for everyone we must be aware of the challenges of online gatherings. Some churches in the diocese have been experiencing ‘Zoom Bombing’ where interlopers have posted...

Be a House Church

Following the steps of the Early Church, we invite you to start a prayer group and/or study group at home. You can find liturgical resources on our webpage, our Facebook page in English or Spanish and our YouTube page.

A special thanks to those of you who are already bringing people together for prayer and study using creativity and technology.

Prayers and Devotions

Our church has deep roots in the monastic tradition of prayer and bible reading. Our Book of Common Prayer (BCP) has all the liturgies for daily devotions. You can find the Book of Common Prayer here and on our website.

You are invited to enter in communal prayer in your home every evening at 8 pm. The evening liturgy, Compline, can be found on page 127 of the BCP.

Sunday Online Worship

Our parish is offering recorded Sunday morning worship through our Youtube and Facebook pages.

Washington National Cathedral also is live streaming Sunday worship through their YouT...

Please view the Diocesan Response to Coronavirus for information.

Lenten Greetings from Fr. Sam

Peace and wellness to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ,

I returned from visiting my family in Brazil this last Saturday and spent the past few days on video-conferences and phone calls with church leaders and friends in an attempt to find ways to better serve the church and those in need.

We have been in contact with our diocesan bishop and her staff, who are supporting and giving us guidance in this season of uncertainties.

All parish activities, meetings and gatherings in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will be postponed until May 16, 2020, and right now we are working on creating ways to nurture our church community online. Although we are aware that not everyone has access to Internet, we are exploring other ways to stay in touch. Misa Alegria members, for example, are networking using their phones and the app called ‘WhatsApp’.

Prayers and Devotions:

Our church has deep roots in the...

Wednesday, February 26 Ash Wednesday

  • 8am Morning prayer.

  • Noon Holy Eucharist.

  • 7pm bilingual Solemn Eucharist.

Thursday, February 27

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Auditorium.

Sunday, March 1

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I,  The Rev. Canon Altagracia Pérez-Bullard, Ph.D,  preaches and presides.

  • 9:15am Forum: Seminarian Joshua Paget presents Inclusive Urbanism: Lessons from the UN World Urban Forum.

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II,  The Rev. Canon Altagracia Pérez-Bullard, Ph.D, preaches and presides.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Yoimel Gonzalez Hernandez  preaches and presides.

Our guest preacher this Sunday is The Rev. Canon Altagracia Pérez-Bullard, Ph.D to read more about The Rev. Canon Dr. Altagracia Pérez-Bullard please visit:

Lent 2020 - “I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” Ezekiel...

Are you looking for more fulfilling relationships, greater career growth, getting past the blockers in your life? If you're ready for deeper connection, real authenticity and a challenge to become the man you want to be, then this workshop is for you. The men's group, CoHi Warriors of ManKind Project, that meets at the church on Wednesday nights is pleased to announce they will be hosting a free “Circle of Men – Intro to Men’s Work” workshop on Saturday, February 22 from 1pm – 5pm at Saint Stephen’s. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience of a men's circle of being supported, challenged, and learning about self and how it’s possible to become that man you want to be. This workshop is free and open to any man. Consider coming and feel free to share with others you know. The goal is to introduce men to the types of terrain and some of the exercises that are used on the NWTA and in MKP men's circles. The hope is men learn some things about themselves, what's possible for them in co...

Wednesday, February 5

  • 7:30pm Taizé Service in the church.

Thursday, February 6

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Auditorium.

Sunday, February 9

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides and preaches.

  • 9:15am Forum: The Rev. Kevin Feltz presents, The Non-Canonical Gospels. Please see below for the description.

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite presides and preaches.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite preaches and presides.

Upcoming Forums

February 16 – Kevin Feltz presents, The Non-Canonical Gospels. There are multiple ancient documents that relate stories of Jesus, such as the Gospel of Peter and the Gospel of Thomas. We will review a few, share some readings, and discuss why they were not included in the Biblical Canon.

Celebrate with the The PanTones

On Sunday, February 23, the last Sunday befor...

Thursday, January 30

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Auditorium.

Sunday, February 2

  •  8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite  presides and The Rev. Rondesia Jarrett Schell preaches.

  •  9:15am Forum: Kevin Feltz presents, The Synoptics. Please see below for the description.

  • 10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite  presides and The Rev. Rondesia Jarrett Schell preaches.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite  preaches and presides

Sunday, February 2 – Holy Baptism and Christingles this Sunday

Please join the 10:30am Service for very special rituals this Sunday.

First, with great joy, we welcome Marion into the household of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. She will be presented by her parents, Lisa Luceno and Gabe Pinski, and brother, Micah. 

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have cloth...

Thursday, January 23

  • 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Auditorium.

Saturday, January 25

  • All-day Diocesan Convention. The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, is the preacher for the main service.

Sunday, January 26

  • 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I, The Rev. Martin Smith presides and preaches.

  •  9:15am Forum: The Rev. Martin Smith presents, Emerging of the Bishops.

  •  10:10am Sharing the Gospel with Loaves and Fishes.

  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II, The Rev. Martin Smith presides and preaches.

  • 1:45pm Revival with the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

  • 5:30pm Misa Alegría (Spanish language liturgy). The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite  preaches and presides.

Upcoming Forums

January 26, The Rev. Martin Smith presents: The Emerging of The Bishops. For those who identify as Episcopalians there is a special interest in learning how and when the Church chose to organize itself around the office of Bishop, as the guarantor of the church’s cohesion, a collecti...

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