WORSHIP

Come as you are... Take an active part in serious worship...
Leave the sanctuary strengthened, and holding fast to the Christian hope.
St. Stephen's Parish - Worship Service
Everyone is welcome.
We gather together every Sunday to participate in an act of worship. In doing so, we unite as one to acknowledge the holiness of God. We are one body, one in mind and spirit, of one faith, in one Lord.

Each person who joins the service does so, mindful that the very nature of God draws our praise, our reverence, and our adoration - our worship.

You are an important participant.
Come as you are and be all that you are before God, most sincerely.

Take active part as you read and hear the Word, pray, sing, receive Holy Communion, and generally give of yourself, all in serious worship.

Leave the sanctuary strengthened, and holding fast to the Christian hope: To live confidently with newness and fullness of life, awaiting the coming of Christ and fulfilling God's purpose for you and the Church.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
We have two kinds of worship services: the Communion Service (every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month), and the Morning Prayer Service (every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month).

Our Sunday Worship Schedule is as follows:

7:00 a.m. Worship Service in English at the Main Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Worship Service in Hokkien at the Main Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Children's Service (Sunday School) at the Faithfulness Building

As an Anglican-Episcopal Church, we share in the norms of the Book of Common Prayer, along with the rest of the Anglican-Episcopal community throughout the world every Sunday.

Important Note: We have joint or combined worship services several times a year. Please refer to our monthly schedule to confirm this month's schedule.

PRAYER

Come and experience prayer together with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a Grace-ometer, and from it we may judge the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.
-C. H. Spurgeon

If prayer is going to be real and meaningful (effective), we must understand that PRAYER IS. . .
...more than attending a meeting, it is connecting with our heavenly Father.
...more than a programmed event or activity, it is coming into the presence of our Almighty God.
...more than a Christian discipline, it is communicating with our living and personal God.

Come and experience prayer together with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Join us in our prayer meetings:

Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 7 to 8 a.m.
at Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
- Matthew 18:19-20

NURTURE

Jesus foresaw the importance of shepherds who take it upon themselves
to pursue the supreme goal of taking care of the flock.
We believe that there is a direct correlation between healthy individuals / families and churches. More so, in order to develop caring leaders in the church, we believe in producing caring men and fathers; caring women and mothers, as well (1Timothy 3:5).

We believe that nurture and care is an integral part of family relationships. It is thus critical for Christian parents to realize this irreplaceable attribute in the life of their children. Likewise in the church, the benefits of nurture and care have equally life-changing and life-nourishing implications.

Jesus foresaw the importance of shepherds who take it upon themselves to pursue the supreme goal of taking care of the flock. He reminded Peter of this solemn task. More importantly, we see this task being played out in the contemporary life of St. Stephen’s Parish today. This is our commitment.

We believe in nurture. It is the act of bringing up and feeding new or weak believers in the faith.

We believe in care. It is the act of being concerned and giving attention to our brothers’ and sisters’ needs.

Ultimately, we believe that only God can perfectly care for us. We believe that human care is often limited, faulty or misplaced in self-centered ways and that God alone should be the pattern and basis of our caring attitude.

We at St. Stephen’s Parish believe in Five Ways we can establish a nurturing and care-centered community:


1. Nurture and Care through the concerned attitude of leaders
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12; John 21:15-17

2. Nurture and Care through the leaders’ pattern of life
Acts 20:33-35; 1Corinthians 4:16-17

3. Nurture and Care through the loving attitude of fellow believers (Care Group)
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15; Galatians 6:1-2

4. Nurture and Care through Biblical teaching
1 Peter 2:2-3; Hebrews 5:11-14

5. Nurture and Care through personal spiritual growth
2 Peter 3:18; 2Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:15


We believe that there are no shortcuts to spiritual growth. We cannot construct a mechanical assembly line and expect to produce spiritual and mature Christians without nurture and care. Our society has created all sorts of competition for heartfelt and touch-based personal involvement. Our children need our constant and ever-present tender, loving care. As fellow sojourners in the faith, we need each other, too. May our good Lord be gracious to St. Stephen’s Parish in realizing this goal for His glory and honor.

EDUCATION

We are committed to biblical and relevant teaching that transforms life.
Christian Education
We are committed towards the fulfillment of the Great Commission in St. Stephen’s Parish and beyond its boundaries.

Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Discipleship is the essential element in this command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Discipleship refers simply to the process by which we help believers become fully devoted and committed followers of Jesus Christ.

It includes three movement areas:

1. Going – We go and witness to all peoples everywhere.
2. Baptizing – We baptize believers in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. Teaching – We teach believers to obey God and everything He has taught us.

Christian Education focuses on the third aspect of discipleship.
SSP’s Christian Education Committee supports the other committees and ministries of the church by providing educational materials, and by organizing events such as seminars, workshops, and trainings.

We are committed to biblical and relevant teaching that transforms life.

We believe that teaching is both formal and informal.

The centerpiece of our teaching ministry is the “Discipleship Station,” which is a series of Christian Education classes for all SSP members.

The Discipleship Station is a three-level program (Knowing, Growing, Serving) patterned after our three-fold vision (Save, Shepherd, Plant). There are sublevels with a corresponding number of sessions under each level.

Vision

Levels

Sublevels

Sessions

Save

Knowing

1

5

 

 

2

2

 

 

3

5

Shepherd

Growing

1

5

 

 

2

5

 

 

3

6

 

 

4

4

 

 

5

4

Plant

Serving

1

8

 

 

2

4

* Each session is equivalent to one hour.

With the help of the Holy Spirit and through gracious and loving relationships within our Care Groups, every SSP believer will grow to become a disciple who will disciple others.

We hope to see you in our classes!

FELLOWSHIPS

St. Stephen’s Parish has fellowships catering to the needs of different age groups, from kids and teens to young adults, to the middle-aged and the elderly. Come join the fellowship that will best suit you and grow together with us.

FELLOWSHIP SCHEDULE
Children
Sundays, 9:45 - 11 a.m.
Children's Service (Sunday School)
Faithfulness Building
*same as noted under Sunday Worship above

Parents and Guardians
of children who attend Sunday School
Sundays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Room 207, Faithfulness Building

Grade 7 and High School Students
Sundays, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Joy Fellowship
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

4th Year High School & College Students
Sundays, 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Young People's Fellowship (YPF)
Hall B, Third Floor, H. J. Wei Building
Adults
Sundays, 8:45 - 10 a.m.
Zion Fellowship
Hall A, Third Floor, H. J. Wei Building

2nd Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Churchwomen's Fellowship
(for ladies 27 years old and above)
Glory Hall, Faithfulness Building

2nd Sunday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Churchmen's Fellowship
(for men 27 years old and above)
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

Tuesdays, 8:15 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study Group (TBSG)
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Carmel Fellowship
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

Weekdays, 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Marriage Keepers (for Couples)