St. Stephen's Epicopal Church

 

Parish Organizations

 

Episcopal Church Women (E.C.W.)

Carol Morrow, President

 

Every woman of the church is a member of this organization. They meet the 3rd Thursday of every month September through May following the 10:00 Holy Eucharist/Healing Service.

 

The women sponsor and operate the Thrift Shop, which is located adjacent to the church, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. They also sponsor and operate the Gift Shop in the Parish Hall which is open following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.

 

A Card Party/Luncheon is held the second Monday of each month, September through May, the 2nd Monday of each month.

 

The Spring Fashion Show held in February is sponsored by the ECW and is a fund raiser for the church. 

 

The annual Bazaar is held in the fall for the benefit of the church. In addition to our own crafts and bake sale tables, outside vendors rent tables.


The women also hold in-gatherings for the United Thank Offering for the support of national and international mission projects, and for the Church Periodical Club which provides books and other aids to students and seminarians.

 

Donations are collected for the Abuse Center, Holy Ground and Sheriff's Department each year.  In addition, the Episcopal Church Women schedule workers for the Sunday coffee hour, and maintain the church library in the parish hall. 

  

 

Episcopal Church Men (Mens Club)

Chuck Fultz, President

 


All baptized men in the parish are member of “The Men’s Club”. Members meet for breakfast the last Friday of each month September through May at 8:30 a.m.The Men’s Club sponsors the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, The St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner; help with the annual ECW Bazaar and co-sponsor the Parish Picnic with the Food,Fun & Fellowship Club.

 

The Men’s Club donate time and talent toward the upkeep and maintenance of church property and facilities.

 

 


 

 

St. Teresa of Avila Chapter, Daughters of the King

Kathleen Aylward, President

 

The order of the St.Teresa chapter was chartered in November 2003. The group is dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism. All women of the church are invited to join. They meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Altar Guild

Doris Jenkins, Hilda Telman - Co-Directresses

 

The altar guild is directly responsible to the rector for maintaining the altar and the appointments used in worship. The guild is also responsible for ordering flowers and preparing the Chancel for celebration of the Sacraments. Membership is open to any confirmed person willing to accept regular assignment to duty, following a period of training and apprenticeship.

 

Acolytes & Lay Readers

Hal Blethroad, Coordinator

 

Acolytes assist in the conduct or worship by serving as crucifers, torch bearers and servers, . Children wishing to serve as acolytes must have parental approval, be willing to attend meetings for instruction and training, and serve when scheduled. Adults are welcome to participate as well.

 

Lay readers are licensed by the Bishop, to read lessons and prayers, as instructed by the Rector. Many are licensed to administer the chalice.

 

 


Music Ministry

Jack Jacobs, Organist/Choirmaster


 

The Episcopal Church has traditionally placed great emphasis on the importance of music as part of its worship service. The choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. service each Sunday. Participation is open to all musically-interested adults. Choir rehearsals are held each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

 

Ushers

Susan Boyle

Ushers welcome and greet visitors and members of the congregation, assist in seating when necessary, receive the offering for presentation at the altar, and direct communicants to the altar railing. This ministry is open to both men and women of the parish.


Visitation Ministry


This ministry of the parish consists of members of the Episcopal Church Women and Daughters of the King who visit, call and send cards to the sick and shut-ins. The group is part of the Episcopal Church Women which meets the third Thursday of each month.