Service Participants

Service Participants

St. Stephen’s has many ways for parishioners to take part in the worship service. If you are interested in becoming a service participant, please send us a note and we’ll be in touch.

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild beautifies the altar each week with creative flower arrangements. At Christmas and Easter, the Flower Guild decorates the entire church. 

 On hold due to suspension of in-person worship

Ushers

Ushers assist congregants in finding seats and escorting them to the altar for communion. They also participate in the collection of offerings. 

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship

Acolytes

Acolytes carry the cross and gospel book in the processional. 

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship

Eucharistic Ministers

The Holy Eucharist is our principal act of worship as Episcopalians. Eucharistic Ministers are lay members authorized to administer the sacraments during communion. Eucharistic Visitors are members who administer the sacraments to people who are unable to attend church.

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship

Lectors and Intercessors

The Lectors read the lessons and psalms and the Intercessors recite the Prayers of the People at each service.

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship. If you would like to record a reading for an online worship service, please contact our Parish Administrator at arucker@ststphenschs.com

Choir

The Choir is an integral part of the 11 am service. Additionally, the choir sings during special services such as Evensong and Vespers. 

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the altar for the worship services. The guild also maintains the vestments, linens, and vessels. 

On hold due to suspension of in-person worship