Ground broken for St. Stephens Senior Housing

This Thursday saw the St. Stephen’s Senior housing ground-breaking. This project provides an affordable rental complex for low-income seniors, a population where more are becoming homeless.  About 150 people, a third from the congregation, attended the ceremony.

The $18 million project, six years in the making, represents the first time a church in Santa Cruz County has donated land for affordable housing.  The land, formerly an orchard, was donated to the church by member Ella Bostwick, who died in 1982.

Click here to see the Santa Cruz Sentinel article! (including a video of Pastor Jim.)


St. Stephen’s Senior Housing: Ground-Breaking Ceremony & Potluck!!!

Sunday, May 1st at 10:30am
Guest Preacher: Bishop Mark Holmerud

Hurray! It is finally here! After much prayer and planning the building of 40 units of affordable housing will begin. We will gather together to give thanks to God for this opportunity to be good stewards of the land and serve others.

Our regular worship service will conclude as we process to the field for a special dedication ceremony and blessing, followed by a good old-fashioned Lutheran Potluck!

Please sign-up to bring something to share.



Holy Week & Easter Worship

Palm Sunday   (March 20)

  • 8:15 & 10:30 am Dramatic Worship

Maundy Thursday  (March 24)

  • 11:30 am & 7:30 pm Worship  “The Last Supper”

Good Friday  (March 25)

  • 7:30 pm Worship “The Seven Last Words”

Easter Sunday  (March 27)

  • 8:15 am Worship
  • 10:30 am Worship with Children’s Egg Hunt
  • Easter Breakfast to benefit our many ministries.  Celebrate the resurrection with food & friends!    Served  from  9:30 to 12.