Worship

Opportunities abound for you to participate in our worship services, whether you like to sing with the choir, serve as an usher or lector, or arrange flowers for the altar.

Music at Worship

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 and leads the music every Sunday at our 10:00 am service. Please contact David Carrithers to join the choir. Everyone is welcome.

Bell Choir

The Bell Choir, our handbell group, rehearses Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 from September to May and provides music at worship services, concerts, and special occasions. The Bell Choir also participates in competitions, workshops, and festivals in our area. Please contact Janet McAlister to participate.

A New Season

This renewal music group leads guitar music occasionally at the Sunday 10:00 am service and for other special services. Please contact Kay Howard to join this group.

Serving at Worship

Lector

The Lector is the person who reads the Old Testament and New Testament lessons and leads the Prayers of the People. Please contact The Rev. Deacon Lynn Bullard if you would like to be a Lector.

 

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM)

The LEM helps distribute the wine at Communion. LEMs must be confirmed and at least age 16. The Rev. Susan Sloan appoints all new LEMs for a term of three years. Please contact the church office by October 1 of each year if you are interested in serving as a LEM

 

Eucharistic Visitor

Providing an extension of the Holy Eucharist, licensed lay ministers take the sacraments from the communion service to those who are homebound. Parish members who wish to accompany the Eucharistic Visitor or become a Eucharistic Visitor should contact The Rev. Deacon Lynn Bullard

 

Server, Crucifer and Torches

A Server assists the Celebrant during the Eucharist. The Crucifer carries the cross, and the two Torches carry the candles. Crucifers must be confirmed and Grade 9 or older. Torches must be baptized and Grade 3 or older. All these acolytes are also part of the procession. Contact Jim Bell if you are interested in one of these positions

 

Usher

An Usher fulfills many small duties before, during, and after the worship service, including helping people find seating, recording service attendance, and passing offering plates. Talk to Mark Lumb to become an usher

 

Greeter

St. Stephen’s has a team of greeters that extends hospitality to our visitors at all weekend services. For more information about becoming a greeter, contact Kay Howard.

 

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards. The Altar Guild contact is Eileen Martin.

 

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild arranges the altar flowers for each Sunday. Volunteers work on a rotating schedule throughout the year. Please contact Jeremy Livingston if you would enjoy the art of arranging and sculpting the flowers.