Welcome!
Worship Every Sunday @ 10 am
8:30 am September 23

Welcome to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. If you're looking for a church home where you can experience God in worship, make new friends, and help the community, we invite you to explore this site and, if you choose, to join us some Sunday. We welcome you whether you are new to faith or have been in church all your life, full of doubt or firm in your faith, young or old, rich or poor, LGBTQ or straight, full of joy or consumed by sorrow. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome here. You can read more about what we believe and who we are here. A quick note for people with allergies or asthma - we don't use incense, and our candles are oil-filled, which produces less smoke.

We're dedicated to being a positive part of the community. If you live Downriver and need help, contact our office at 734-284-8777. We have a clothing closet and food pantry, and we can occasionally assist with other needs or refer you to agencies that have more resources. You don't need to be part of the congregation. Jesus's acts of compassion, mercy, feeding, and healing were for everyone, and so is our help. We're a small church with limited resources, but we share what we have with those in need.

Our address is 2803 First Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (corner of First and Chestnut).  There is some parking in front of the church on First Street, and there is a municipal parking lot just across Chestnut Street from the church. We offer wheelchair accessible entry, seating, and restrooms.  Our downstairs restrooms are gender inclusive.

We are proud to be part of the Wyandotte community. We've been here for over 150 years! If you're new to the area or just want to know more about the city, you can find more information here.


What's happening?

Sunday School is here! We’ve got a great group of leaders and a curriculum focused on God’s love for everyone. We will have Sunday School every Sunday during the 10 am service, except for the last Sunday of each month, which will be Youth Sunday in church. Kids will rejoin the main service at the peace, so that they can participate in Communion. All ages from about 3-11 are welcome. If you have a child on the edge of that range who’s interested, talk to Pastor Andrea. We are committed to having Sunday School available every week, even if only one child shows up. Our kickoff Sunday was a blast, with candy overflowing a bowl just like God's love overflows our hearts, plus an impromptu jam session of favorite church songs! Click here to meet the teachers!

We’re planning our first Youth Group outing on September 30, to the Clever Clues Escape Room in Allen Park, followed by pizza at Pia’s in Taylor. We need to be at Clever Clues at 4:15 pm. Cost is $10 per person for the first child in each family and $5 for each additional child. If cost is an issue, please speak with Pastor Andrea privately, and she will take care of it. We want everyone to come! If we have 10 people or fewer, we’ll all do The Meltdown, which is a room themed around trying to stop a meltdown in a nuclear reactor by solving puzzles and working together. We’ll have 60 minutes to save the day and escape! If we have more than 10, some of us will do The Meltdown and some of us will do a room called The Precinct, in which we have to follow clues and solve puzzles to find out what a bad cop has been up to. After we’re done, we’ll all go to Pia’s for pizza. Transportation will be provided from Clever Clues to Pia’s, so parents can drop off their kids at Clever Clues and pick them up at Pia’s. We anticipate being done by about 6:30 pm. Friends and relatives ages 12-18 are welcome! Deadline to sign up is next Sunday, September 16. You can call the office (734-284-8777) to let us know how many are coming. Future Youth Group meetings will be on the third Sunday of each month at 4:30 pm. Mark your calendar! 

What is the Way of Love? Maybe you saw Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during the royal wedding this summer, and you want to know more about what he meant when he said, "There's power in love to show us how to live." Maybe you're yearning for a deeper relationship with God. Maybe you wonder what an Episcopal Revival might be like. We invite you to come and find out! Beginning September 9 and going for seven Sundays, we'll explore Bishop Curry's Way of Love, which is a practical, Bible-based, Jesus-centered way of life that you can follow - no matter who you are or what your situation is. We'll have music, dance, excellent preaching, a showcase of what St. Stephen's is doing to take God's love into the world (and how you can help!) - and more. Our first session on September 9 was amazing! Don't miss the remaining Sundays!


Each week, we ask people bring a specific item to church to help keep our food pantry stocked. You can always bring any non-perishable item, but bringing the item of the week helps keep items in stock that are popular with our guests. For next Sunday, the item is mac and cheese.

It's that time of year again! The start of school is here! We're collecting backpacks and school supplies for Garfield Elementary and other Wyandotte schools. Please help the kids have what they need to learn: folders, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paper, glue, glue sticks, and more.


The Bishop Transition Committee is working hard to discern who is called to be our next Bishop. You can check here for updates on the transition process, as well as a prayer for our diocese.

Sharing our building with groups in the community allows us to support those who are marginalized and transform lives. Our Baptismal Covenant calls us to see and serve Christ in all people, and one way we do that is through making our facilities available to those who need them. We're excited to be hosting so many different community activities! Check out the calendar for meeting times/dates. Click here to see TV news coverage of our Puzzle Parents and Kids and Stand With Trans groups!

What would you like to do?