This Fall, St. Stephen’s is pleased to join All Saints Episcopal Church’s Alive! Program. Developed by Fr. Jason Prati, Alive! is an adult formation program that will teach you everything you want to know about liturgy. From October – May the program will focus on the liturgical year, enabling us to draw closer to Christ year after year by diving deeply into the story of his Birth, Life, Passion, Death and Resurrection. Swirling around vibrant theology found in the Collects, Feasts, and Hymns of the Church Year, Alive! will set you on fire for Christ and assist you in coming alive in your Faith!
How can I participate?
There are 3 levels in which you can join “Alive.”
1) Level One: On the second Sunday of each month we will gather in the chapel to watch and discuss a video of Fr. Jason teaching about Episcopal liturgy. This will begin after the 10:30 service on October 8th.
If you wish to go deeper, you can join…
2) Level Two: Gather with other parishioners for a meal once a month. Two or three reflection questions will be sent to each group to chat about during your dinner that tie into the theme for the month. We will try to organize a variety of groups to meet your needs. Please sign up at the welcome table by the Woodruff Avenue doors or by clicking here.
If you wish to go even deeper, join Level One & Level Two, and then join…
3) Level Three: This group will meet once a month to dive deeper into the theme of the month based off a specific reading for the month, i.e. Scripture, Patristics, Theologians, etc.
Alive Year 2 Schedule (2023-2024)
“Alive in Christ through the Liturgical Year”
Sunday, October 8 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“For All The Saints” – The Communion of Saints
Thursday, October 26, from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“I Am Resurrection and I Am Life” – Theology & Planning Christian Funerals
Sunday, November 12 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“The Bridegroom Is Arising” – Theology and Traditions of Advent
Thursday, November 16, from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“Christ Will Come Again” – The Book of Revelation and the Mass
Sunday, December 10 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“Word of the Father Now in Flesh Appearing” – Theology and Traditions of Christmastide
No Level 3 in December
Sunday, January 14 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“Manifest at Jordan’ Stream” – Theology and Traditions of Epiphanytide
Thursday, January 25 from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“I Have Called You By Name” – The Vocation of Lay Persons, Deacons, Priests, and Bishops
Sunday, February 11 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“The Glory of These Forty Days” – Theology and Traditions of Lent
Thursday, February 29 from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“Remember You Are Dust” – Theology and Rites of Ash Wednesday
Sunday, March 10 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“Lift High the Cross” – Theology and Traditions of Holy Week
Thursday, March 21 from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“Let Your Trumpets Shout Salvation” – Theology of the Exultet
Sunday, April 14 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“Jesus Christ is Risen Today!” – Theology and Traditions of Eastertide
Thursday, April 25 from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
‘He Ascended Into Heaven” – Theology of the Ascension
Sunday, May 12 at 11:45 AM in the Chapel
“Holy Spirit, Ever-Living as the Church’s Very Life” – Theology and Traditions of Pentecost
Thursday, May 23 from 6 -7:30pm at All Saints Episcopal Church
“I Believe…..” – Theology of the Baptismal Covenant