What do we believe?
People ask this a lot, and the short answer is, we believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and we follow his two Great Commandments: "‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’" (Matthew 22:37-39) A longer answer can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, our foundational document. We think that praying shapes believing, so everything in the BCP contributes to who we are. The Catechism in the back provides a great summary! You can also listen to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, as he describes what it means to be part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Being part of the Jesus Movement means being the hands and feet and heart of Jesus in the world today - loving without judgment, offering and accepting help, and respecting the dignity of every person.

The Episcopal Church grew out of the Anglican (Church of England) Church after the American Revolution. Our history shapes who we are today. The Church of England was born out of religious strife in the Reformation 400 years ago, specifically in England under Henry VIII. After years of violence and bloodshed over whose beliefs were correct, Queen Elizabeth I created what is called the "via media" or "middle way," which states that - as long as we pray together - we are free to believe in our hearts according to our conscience. She famously said that no one could make windows into people's souls, and the church should not try.  We carry that belief in the middle way into today's world. That doesn't mean that we think everything is OK. We believe that love is the standard by which actions should be judged. We believe in seeing and serving Christ in every person. We believe in striving for justice and peace. We believe that every person shows us a tiny piece of God, in whose image we were all made.

We welcome everyone to worship with us, to share their stories and their gifts with us as we share ours with them. It's a two-way street. We need you at least as much as you need us. We really mean it.

Our Mission
Growing in love and service through Christ

Pastor
Our Priest-in-Charge is the Rev. Andrea Morrow. She serves half-time at St. Stephen's and works full-time as Director of Writing Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She believes that God loves everyone, and that God's love can transform lives and the world. Find out more about her here.

Vestry
Our Vestry has seven members and is led by Wardens Sean Remisoski and Dianne Lee. Vestry meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the church.

Staff
Joan Rasnick is Parish Administrator. You can call her at 734-284-8777 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am - 2 pm. 

Mauna Austin is our Housekeeper.

Annual Report
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7mjUbNGViKteGdqWEdMRF8xbmc/view?usp=sharing
Each year, Episcopal congregations provide a report on ministries and activities, births and deaths, financial performance for the year and the budget for the next year, and an overall "state of the parish." You can read our 2016 Annual Report by clicking here or on the image above.

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