What to Expect

Walking into a new church can be overwhelming. To help ease the anxiety we have put together a bunch of FAQs for you to read through. Additionally, if you would like to meet with any of our church leaders prior to coming on a Sunday to learn more about the church, we are more than happy to do so.  Please contact Mtr. Meaghan!

What is your service like?
The Book of Common Prayer is our guide for our Sunday morning worship service and that leads us in scripture reading, prayers, singing, and a sermon. While the service is traditional in nature there is much room for the guiding of the Holy Spirit and the congregation is given an opportunity to lift others in prayer and share, “God sightings”, or personal testimonies about how God is working.

What kind of music is played?
We have mixture of traditional hymns and contemporary songs.

Are kids welcome?
We love having kids at St. Stephen's and welcome families with children of all ages.

Do I have to kneel and cross myself?
While kneeling and crossing oneself are common it is not required. You may participate based on your level of comfort.

About the Eucharist

Who may receive communion?
All baptized Christians are invited to receive regardless of denomination.

May my children receive communion?
Yes, as long as they are baptized.

How is communion administered? 
During COVID we ask that you remain in your pew and our clergy team will bring communion to you. The consecrated Bread is dipped into the wine and handed to you to receive. If you choose to only receive the Bread for whatever reason, please let the clergy know when they get to you. 

 What if I choose not to receive communion?
You may choose to not receive and you may indicate your intent by simply, crossing your arms over your chest to receive a blessing.