worship Services and Times

worship times

sundays

8:00am

Holy
Eucharist
(english)


in-person only

10:30am

festive
Eucharist
(english)


in-person and online
Join via Zoom or YouTube Live

5:30pm

Misa Alegría (Spanish)
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
7:30PM
Taizé
SERVICE

If you're attending worship with us for the first time, you can read about what to expect.

Worship & Sacraments


Our worship, centered on the Eucharistic feast (Holy Communion), deepens our faith and encourages us to faithful action.
English Services | St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
English Services

On Sundays, we celebrate the Holy Eucharist in English at 8:00am and 10:30am.

The 8:00am service is simple and short (45 minutes). It uses traditional language and does not have music. 

The 10:30am service uses more contemporary language and incorporates a variety of musical styles. It typically lasts 75 to 90 minutes. You can watch video recordings of recent 10:30 services below.

Misa Alegría

 

On Sundays, we celebrate the Holy Eucharist in Spanish at 5:30pm.

Misa Alegría, our Spanish-speaking congregation, formed in 2006. The congregation is appropriately named: Misa Alegría means “joyful mass,” and the service is full of life. A time for refreshments and fellowship follows, often until late in the evening.

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Misa Algria | St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Taizé - a contemplative service

 

Our Taizé service is bilingual (English and Spanish), and takes place every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. The service lasts 45 minutes. ​

At the service we gather around the labyrinth in our sanctuary, next to the icon and candles during a time of silence, songs, reading of the Scriptures, and prayer. Taizé songs are short melodic chants that are sung repetitively (in English, Spanish and sometimes Latin), creating a collective meditative prayer.

Taizé is an ecumenical and monastic community in France, founded as a place for reconciliation, and the style of worship it does has become popular around the world, especially among younger generations.

Weekdays and Feast Days

Other opportunities for worship and faith practices during the week:

 

Wednesdays: Virtual Meditation Group

  • 6:15-7:00pm every Wednesday 

  • over Zoom

  • via phone: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 874 6947 5596

Zoom room opens at 6:00pm for a conversation about the practice. We welcome all new and experienced meditators.

Thursdays: Virtual Morning Prayer

Daily: Virtual Compline (Evening Prayer)

  • Monday-Sunday at 8:00pm

  • over Zoom

  • via phone: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 889 7094 6775

Stained glass window | St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church

Virtual Weekly Daily Office & Compline at Other Local Parishes

Sacraments

Our priest performs baptisms, marriages and holy unions, confirmation and reception, funerals, and other sacraments, including prayers for healing, thanksgiving for a child, blessing of a home, commitment to Christian service, discernment, at the time of death, or planning a funeral.