We are glad you are here. Please join us for the Holy Eucharist, the central act of our Christian worship. From earliest times Christian men and women have gathered to hear and respond to the Word of God, to offer their prayers for the world for which Christ died, and to break bread and share in the supper of the Lord.
In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.
SERVICES AT ST. STEPHEN’S
Choral Eucharist – Rite II -This weekly service is celebrated at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. It consists of the Holy Eucharist, celebrated with full ceremony; choir, hymns, and a choral Mass setting.
(Plain) Eucharist – Usually offered during the summer and the occasional Sunday when the choir is on vacation, this is a simpler version of Choral Eucharist. It includes hymns and a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass for congregational singing.
Holy Eucharist – Rite I, is offered in the Chapel at 8:00 am on Sundays and is a simple Eucharist, without music or hymns, said by a priest usually with the assistance of one server. Containing all the essential elements of the Eucharist, many worshipers find its simplicity appealing. (Note; currently our church is configured to “In the Round” which means the altar is now located in the center of the Nave – this arrangement will be until Royal School of Church Music)
Healing Eucharist – is offered from September to May on Wednesdays at 12:05p.m.
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.
Evening Prayer – Also known as Vespers, this is the Church’s daily service of prayer for the evening. We will be offering this service through the season of Lent 2015, it is said most weekdays at 5:15 p.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 6:00 p.m., or it can be done as a private devotion any time the church is open.