So those who welcomed [Peter’s] message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:41-42)
Worship of God is the central act of the community here at St. Stephen’s. Each Sunday and Wednesday, we gather for Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist’s or the Lord’s Supper). Occasionally, we celebrate a baptism or witness the joining of two people in the bond of holy matrimony. And every so often, we gather to mourn the loss of a loved one, celebrate his or her life, and proclaim Christ’s resurrection.
We use the term “sacramental event” as the overarching label for this section of the website because, in our worship, we actively participate in God’s holiness and we ask God to help us see God’s movement around and within us. Something that is “sacramental” helps to connect us to God — a visible sign of God’s grace that makes us more aware of God’s unseen presence.
If you are planning a baptism, wedding, or funeral at St. Stephen’s, please navigate to those pages to download forms and guidelines to help in your preparation.