Worship support for St. Stephen Episcopal Church
Members of the Liturgy Guild are from both St. Stephen's and St. Luke's. We meet regularly to discuss the upcoming season(s) and to plan appropriate forms of seasonal worship and celebrations, such as special Taizé Vesper services, All Saints, Holy Week events, etc.
- Eucharistic Ministers (EM) - Serve at the altar and take communion to the homebound. Selected by the priest, the vestry or BAC, the bishop licenses the Eucharistic ministers after the required training is completed.
- Acolytes - Serve at God's altar and seek a closer involvement in the service. This service has traditionally been performed by church youth, but is not limited to young people.
- Ushers - Meet you at the door, hand you a bulletin, make you welcome and guide you to a pew. They also give the St. Luke's welcome and informational brochure to newcomers and visitors.
- Readers - Active and devoted lay people responsible for reading the Old and New Testament lessons, leading the Psalms, and offering the Prayers of the People.
The Altar Guild sets up the altar and the church for Sunday services, weekday services, baptisms, funerals, weddings, Christmas celebrations, Easter celebrations, and Bishop visits. We also provide the flowers that are at the altar every Sunday morning. This past year we got together with other ladies of the church for a pot-luck lunch and making of the palm crosses for Palm Sunday. Thanks to all those who donated flowers during the year, and all those who helped us accomplish our tasks for the altar.