From Vestry to The Farmer’s Market, St. Stephen’s could not be the wonderful church it is without the dedicated staff and many volunteers who are committed to our mission.
Priest-In-Charge: Erika L. Essiem
Parish Administrator – Carol Fette
Social Media Team
Winter Farmer’s Market
Pastoral Care Team
We have a ‘Pastoral Care Team’ charged with helping to care for those in need in our church family. From preparing meals and delivering them to taking communion to someone who is unable to attend a church service or from sending cards to actually visiting someone who is ill or homebound, the Pastoral Care Team is always ready to serve.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Every woman in every Episcopal Church is a member of the ‘Episcopal Church Women’ (ECW) and is welcomed to participate, engage and serve. The women at St. Stephen’s work together building our strengths while addressing concerns and needs within the church walls, in our community, in the Diocese and in the world. Each year we enjoy an opportunity for fellowship with our ‘English Tea’. We also work hard each year on two Rummage Sales, which provide an abundance of clothes, household items, books, kitchen and other miscellaneous items at low cost. The money the ECW makes goes to a variety of organizations or groups chosen by the women. We have provided funds to our church, to our Food Pantry and to organizations and groups outside of our church walls from the Ferguson Caring League and the Episcopal City Mission, to giving 1200 cookies to the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center.
The ‘Men’s Club’ is an informal group of men who volunteer for food events. Last year they made pancakes for us and for our neighbors on Shrove Tuesday. They also provide a Valentine’s Breakfast for the ladies each year. They honor us with their delicious eggs and other culinary delights as well as balloons, flowers and a new CD for each of us. This is truly a special event we look forward to annually.
Back to Church Sunday
Every year a group works together for a ‘Back to ChurchSunday’ celebration. We are encouraged to invite anyone we think might be interested in joining us. Time is spent sprucing up outside and inside our building. A meal is planned for after the service (sometimes a BBQ, sometimes a pot luck) and there is a lot of energy we all feel as we enjoy this celebration. Some people who have joined us on Back to Church Sunday visit us occasionally; others have come and stayed to be members of Vestry and to be involved in other ways.
Invite Welcome Connect (IWC)
We invite people to church, welcoming them and helping them connect with us as followers of Jesus and with the many opportunities of engagement with living the good news at St. Stephen’s.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Racial Justice Committee