Worship


Please help us fill our church for the glory of God. From earliest times Christian men and women have gathered to hear and respond to the God’s Word, to offer their prayers for the world for which Christ died, and to break bread and share in the supper of the Lord.

 

SERVICES AT ST. STEPHEN’S

 

Holy Eucharist – Rite I-Celebration at the Lord’s Table, Communion, the Mass, or Holy Eucharist is the central act of our Christian worship.  , at 8:00 am on Sundays is offered in the Chapel is a simple Eucharist, without music or hymns, said by a priest usually with the assistance of a lay reader, an acolyte, and a lay eucharistic minister. Using traditional language, many worshipers find its simplicity appealing.

Choral Eucharist – Rite II -At 10:30 am on Sunday mornings our Eucharist is celebrated with full ceremony: choir, hymns, and a choral Mass setting.

Morning Prayer – Also known as Matins, this is the Church’s daily service of prayer for the morning. At S. Stephen’s, it is said most weekdays at 9:00a.m.. It consists of psalms, readings, canticles, and prayers.

Choral Evensong – Evening Prayer sung by priest and choir, with full ceremonial. At S. Stephen’s we offer Solemn Evensong two or three Sundays a year.

Stations of the Cross – a devotion also known as the Way of the Cross is the offering of prayer at a series of stations or stops within a particular space and is associated with our Lord’s passion and death. Every Friday during Lent there is a public service at 5:30 p.m., or it can be done as a private devotion any time the church is open.

 

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