Life at St. Stephen’s is a prayer-centered, caring life. If you have a prayer need or a need for pastoral support, we have many resources available.The Pastoral Care Team provides an active ministry of care in our Lord’s name to our parish members. We give support as needed with calls, cards, prayers, visits, a meal, and home or hospital communion. We mail weekly sermons to those who cannot attend worship services, and we make hospital and homebound visits. We make every effort to remember those who are not able to be present among us. Christ has called us to provide love, care, and support for each other, and the St. Stephen’s Pastoral Care Team endeavors to respond to our family’s needs. If you are interested in caring for other parishioners or know of a need, please contact Mary Thompson.
There has been an active Prayer Chain at St. Stephen’s for more than thirty years. Anyone with a need can ask for prayer, and the members of the Prayer Chain will lift that need up in prayer for one month. Just update the information at the end of the month to continue the prayer. No need is too great or too small. To obtain more information or to place a request on the prayer list, contact Eileen Martin or the church office.
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King (DOK) are called to intercessory prayer. The Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches within the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Confirmation, a daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service, and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Daughters of the King seek to know Jesus Christ, to make him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.“The object of this Order shall be the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service, and Evangelism.”
St. Luke’s Healing Ministry
The St. Luke’s Healing Ministry offers prayers during communion at the 8:00 am and the 10:00 am services on Sundays. We also offer a healing service at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Chapel. Contact Dell Eppling for more information.