All Are Welcome - Always!
Come Worship With Us Live on Facebook!

We ARE the body of Christ wherever we are, and we know that loving our neighbors means doing all that we can to keep each other safe. Please join us for worship live on Facebook from the church at 11 am Sundays. During Holy Week, we will have Stations of the Cross in person on Friday, April 2, from 4-7 pm. We will also have an in-person Easter service at the river in Bishop Park at 9 am. Bring a chair and bundle up!

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, gay or straight, trans or cis, 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. All of our 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?

Friends, in this time of social distancing, worship has changed, but not ended. Our calendar is updated with our current schedule, and our Facebook page is a great place to find resources. We're also committed to caring for the people in our community. Our food pantry is closed, but we are providing food assistance via Meijer gift cards. Call 734-284-8777 if you need assistance. Please click here to find out more about our response to this pandemic.

Do you have a preschool or elementary student who would like a Sunday School packet once a month? You can watch these amazing Godly Play videos with your kids, created by Erica Benson, Director of Children's Ministry at St. James on Grosse Ile.

This fall, we responded to a need in our community for wifi hotspots. Many people can't afford the rates for internet, and with work and school online for so many of us, that means a need for assistance getting online. We partnered with the Bacon Memorial Library to purchase 11 hotspots with a  year of internet service, so they can b loaned out to people who need them. Thanks to everyone who supported this project!

In 2020, our Lenten project was to help abolish medical debt. We met our goal! We raised $1,000. This will forgive $100,000 in medical debt. Thank you to all who donated! Currently, unpaid medical debt tops $1 trillion – that’s $1,000,000,000,000. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost 43 million Americans have unpaid medical bills. This was before COVID-19. We’ll be donating to RIP Medical Debt, which purchases medical debt in bulk (which is what collection agencies usually do) and forgives it – no strings attached. 

During this time when we're suspending in-person worship, we're still helping the community, providing pastoral care, maintaining our building, and paying our staff. Please remember that giving is a spiritual discipline, and - if at all possible - keep your financial commitment to the church, even when you aren't there every Sunday. You can mail a check (2803 First St, Wyandotte 48192), set up a bank transfer at your bank, or use our online donation service. Please give to support our mission, as we follow Jesus and share God's love!

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