A Typical Sunday at St. Stephen’s
8 a.m. - Quiet, spoken service in traditional, Elizabethan English without music
10 a.m. - Service in contemporary English with hymns and organ music
We are located in a residential area with street parking on all surrounding streets. We also have a parking lot near the rear of the church on Ellison Ave.
Finding a Seat
Please feel free to sit in any pew on either side – front, middle, or back on the main floor of the sanctuary or there is also a balcony
Children are very welcome at our services, and baptized children are invited to take communion with their parents. We have children’s activity bags available filled with quiet items to occupy your little ones during the service. We also offer a nursery and playroom during our 10:00 service where children 9 and under may play while being supervised if you wish. The children from the playroom usually rejoin the service for communion.
During the Fall Winter and Spring, we have Kid’s Church during the first part (Liturgy of the Word) of the 10:00 service for kids 5 to 11. Kid’s church has a different structure week to week as we rotate through different learning styles; mixing creativity and music in with more traditional teaching to offer a holistic experience of faith to the younger generation. The Kids return to the sanctuary for Communion.
Following Along with the Service
At our 8:00 service, we use the Book of Common Prayer, copies of which are located in each pew. The service is easy to follow and begins on page 323.
At our 10:00 service, there is a bulletin that contains the entirety of the service except for the first and last hymn. These bulletins draw on all the authorized worship materials of the Episcopal Church and are changed throughout the year as the seasons of the Church Year change. The first and last hymns are usually found in the Hymnal, which is a blue book that can be found in each of the pews.
The sermons will focus on the Scripture Readings for the day, to listen to a sample of our sermons please visit the This Week’s Sermon tab..
The Peace is a time to pass the “peace of the Lord” along to your neighbors by greeting them with a handshake or hug.
We invite all baptized persons to join us for communion, if you do not wish to participate in communion, you may come forward for a blessing.
Following the service join us downstairs for coffee, or on the front lawn for lemonade during the summer months.
What to Wear
There is no dress code for church.