Support St. Stephen’s

At St. Stephen’s we are called to tend to each other in times of trial and times of joy. There are numerous ways you can help support our church family community. To join a ministry team, email or call the church office at 952-920-0595 or use contact provided below.

CARING FOR FELLOW PARISHIONERS

Eucharistic Visitors are available to bring Holy Communion to members of the congregation who are unable to attend church regularly on Sunday. Contact: office@ststephens.com

BeFrienders is a lay pastoral care ministry centered on active listening, a caring and non-judgmental attitude, and confidentiality. Contact: office@ststephens.com

Prayer Chain is team of parishioners dedicated to activating the healing power of prayer through participating in intercessory prayers for members and friends of our congregation. Contact: prayerchain@ststephens.com

Meal Ministry coordinates meal delivery to members and their families in times of celebration and need.  Contact: mealministry@ststephens.com.

Working with Children and Youth is an important (and fun!) role at St. Stephen’s. Volunteers are critical to our ability to provide programs and many types of opportunities (big and small) are available. Contact: Rev. Lisa Wiens Heinsohn for opportunities in Children’s Ministry (birth-grade 5) and Adam Estrem for opportunities in Youth Ministry (grades 6-12.)

ENHANCING WORSHIP

Interested in becoming involved with Music Ministry? Visit our Music page for all the details and opportunities.

acolytesAcolytes serve at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services one to two Sundays per month during the academic year.  They assist the verger, the deacon, and the priests before, during and after each service and are an important part of our worship team. As an acolyte you’ll light the candles, receive the collection plates, carry the cross, torches or gospel, and assist with any other special missions. You get to wear a special robe and you’ll have a reserved seat in the front row for the services.  Contact: acolytes@ststephens.com

Altar Guild members adorn and set the altar, as well as the surrounding worship spaces. Contact: altarguild@ststephens.com

Hospitality Ministers helpensure our worship services and welcoming to vistors and newcomers by handing out bulletins, helping people find seats and simply sharing a friendly greeting to everyone at the church entrances. Contact: Adam Estrem ushers

Lectors read scripture during all Sunday and special feast/holy days. Contact: layministers@ststephens.com

Vergers lead processions and manage the myriad of details that surround a typical church liturgy. Contact: layministers@ststephens.com