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St. Stephen

St. Stephen’s was founded by a very small group of people who began to gather in a home to worship together. We soon realized that, if we were going to invite others to join us to form a permanent church, we would need a name. After prayerful consideration, we all agreed that we were becoming a church that would fashion its continuing life after the life of St. Stephen. So, that became our name.

St. Stephen’s ministry is described in the book of Acts. He was one of “seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom” (Acts 6:3). The apostles chose Stephen and six others to take on the time-consuming responsibility of “serving tables and caring for the widows.” Because he led the early church in the humble ministry of service, he is considered the first deacon. The office of deacon continues to this day, and we believe that we are called as a church to the kind of quiet ministry that is usually associated with Stephen and his successors in the diaconate.

 

Service Times

SUNDAY AT 10 AM
Services held at 
Helen Estock School

14741 North B Street
Tustin, CA 92780

SUNDAY SCHOOL
at 10 AM
17581 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 114
Tustin, CA 92780

All Children Welcome

 

St. Stephen may have been chosen for a behind-the-scenes ministry, but he was hardly lacking in influence. The book of Acts tells us that Stephen preached and did many miracles. All of this led to conflict with those who opposed the spread of Christianity. St. Stephen was accused of blasphemy, and brought before the authorities. His powerful sermon before the Council is recorded in the seventh chapter of Acts. He so angered the members of the Council that, without a trial, they dragged him out of the city and stoned him to death. As he died, 
he prayed for his persecutors. 

We hope that St. Stephen’s will also always bear such a bold and generous witness for our Lord.

St. Stephen's Anglican Church * 714 573-8059 * 17581 Irvine Blvd. #114 * Tustin, CA 92780