We want to "Connect with God, each other and the world" daily by sharing our faith in Jesus to family,
neighbors, co-workers, and future generations.


Bible Studies and Adult Education


Adult Forum 

Sunday mornings from 10:40 - 11:30am in the lounge (September-May). An opportunity for learning is presented. Topics have a wide variety of themes from Biblical, social to historical. A variety of formats are used from lecture, videos and guest presenters. One of our most important goals is to always include time for discussion and coversation.

Men's Renewal Group

Every other Friday from 7:30 - 8:30am for breakfast at Capital View Cafe, 637 Smith Avenue, St. Paul. This group focuses on a particular topic for discussion. All men are welcome.

Bible and Breakfast/Rooted in the Word

The first Saturday of every month, from 8:30 - 10:00am. Everyone is welcome to gather for breakfast at Joseph's Grill, 140 Wabasha Street, St. Paul. Conversation, support and a look at the gospel text for the month using the Rooted in the Word scripture schedule mark this time together.

Women of the ELCA

WELCA is the women's ministry organization of the ELCA. Women gather for bible study at church or at member's homes once a month. Service projects are incorporated as well. The circles and meeting times are:

Rachel's Circle: Meets 9am in the lounge on the second Tuesday of the month.
Mary's Circle: Meets once a month offsite - schedule varies.  Call church office for current information.
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Men of St. Stephen's

Men of St. Stephen's (M.O.S.S) is our largest men’s ministry. Each year in the fall the men prepare and serve a Scandinavian Meatball Dinner. Over 100 men help in one way or another.  All of the proceeds go to the Children & Youth Ministries! The MOSS ministry provides scholarships to youth for camps and mission trips, the Scouts and the Noreen Center for equipment.

Via de Cristo

Via de Cristo is a Spanish phrase meaning "Way of Christ." Via de Cristo is a highly structured three-day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring them to a new awareness of living in God's grace. It is combined effort of lay people and clergy toward renewal of the church. We have an active group of participants in this remarkable retreat movement. 

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Community Interests

Book Club
The Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10am at Panera Bread, 1740 S Robert St, West St Paul.
Noreen Center Walkers
Weekday morning at 7:30am the walkers can be found in the Noreen Center gym starting the day with some exercise. Afterward, they gather for refreshments and conversation in the lounge.

Boy Scouts

St. Stephen's sponsors Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Sea Scout packs. Contact the church office for days and time.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's AA meets in Room 206 on Fridays at 7pm.