Welcome to St. Stephen’s

At St. Stephen’s, you will discover an open minded faith community that welcomes all, regardless of who you are and where you are in your faith journey, is actively engaged in the community through advocacy, sheltering, and feeding, deeply cares about the gift of creation, and encourages folks to grow on their own paths. Come and experience our deep roots. Come and share in our servant hearts. Come and be welcomed in with open arms.

the people of St. Stephen's

St. Stephen’s Welcomes YOU!

Welcome to St. Stephen’s! Wherever you may be on your faith journey, we hope you will join us for worship (virtually) on an upcoming Sunday.

Church Streaming

Join us for worship streaming live every Sunday @ 10:30am (Including an offering of Spiritual Communion)

Live Church

Our Church Community

We are rooted in Christian heritage and celebrate our connection with our brothers and sisters in all times and places. Our way of worship on Sunday reflects an appreciation of ritual and wonder.

Baptism
Baptism

In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to

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Believe Out Loud
Believe Out Loud

St. Stephen’s is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people just as God created you.

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Honoring Native Land
Honoring Native Land

We as people of faith who are called to care for this creation want to respectfully acknowledge the Cowlitz and Chinook People, who have stewarded

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children & family ministries
Children and Family Ministry

Children and Families are an important part of St. Stephen’s congregation.  We welcome children with gladness!  Our mission is to help children develop a spiritual

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Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship

Spiritual Communion, Live Streaming @ 10:30am from the Sanctuary As we return to limited in-person attendance at our worship service, and as we enter into

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Our Values & Beliefs
Our Values & Beliefs

Deep Roots We are rooted in Christian heritage and celebrate our connection with our brothers and sisters in all times and places. Our way of

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Our Ministries

We are active in our community: our church community, our Longview/Kelso community, our Cowlitz County and surrounding area community. We are the Southwest Washington Sprig of the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.

Racial Reconciliation

Racial Reconciliation

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? I...
Creation Care

Creation Care

We join with the larger Episcopal Church in making Creation Care a primary focus of...
Sermons

Sermons

Our weekly reflection and interaction with the holy scriptures. During coronavirus, all sermons are part...
Radical Love

Radical Love

Wednesday Radical Love Meal Share is now taking place @ St. Stephen’s from 4pm-5pm The...
Music

Music

Music is a grand a glorious gift of God.  Under the leadership of music director...
FISH

FISH

FISH volunteers stock and distribute food from our pantry to hungry families.  For one week,...
Meditation

Meditation

St. Stephen’s welcomes groups from outside our immediate parish community to utilize our building spaces...
Community Yoga

Community Yoga

St. Stephen’s welcomes groups from outside our immediate parish community to utilize our building spaces...

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Our Podcast: Your Neighbor, A Priest

Join Fr. Nic, your neighbor and our priest, as he tackles current events (both in the world and in the world of the church) and themes relating to our shared lives, discussing how they relate to our neighborhood of Longview/Kelso and Southwest Washington. Together with featured guests, Fr. Nic seeks to shed new light into the issues our community faces, the themes we encounter together, and expand upon how the church (with your help!) can act to better our community and the world.

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OUR Staff

Fr. Nic Mather
Fr. Nic Mather
Rector

Fr. Nic Mather joined our church community in August 2018. Fr. Nic is excited about the many gifts and blessings we share as a community

Fr. Nic Mather
Becky Edmiston
Becky Edmiston
Parish Administrator

Becky Edmiston is the Parish Administrator for St. Stephen’s. Becky keeps St. Stephen’s operating in smooth fashion, responding to all inquiries, comments, questions, and concerns.

Becky Edmiston
Gretchen Moore
Gretchen Moore
Children & Family Ministries

Gretchen Moore is St. Stephen’s Children and Family Ministries Director. Gretchen brings an enthusiasm and deep passion for the education of children to her role,

Gretchen Moore
Alison Askeland
Alison Askeland
Music Director

Alison Askeland is the Music Director at St. Stephen’s. Alison leads our choir and liturgical music offerings. She is excited about the hopeful return of

Alison Askeland
Riki Davis: Church Musician
Riki Davis: Church Musician

Riki Davis is the Church Musician at St. Stephen’s. Riki is an accomplished pianist and is continually learning the intricacies of our fully manual organ

Riki Davis: Church Musician

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1428 22nd Ave, Longview, WA 98632

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm

(360) 423-5600