St. Stephen’s is a welcoming and affirming parish which openly accepts all of God’s children to worship with us and become part of our faith family.

Through visiting our virtual St. Stephen’s, we hope you will discover the work of the Holy Spirit in our parish and in our lives.

Joining the Episcopal Church and St. Stephen’s

If you are coming to us from an Episcopal background, you can simply ask that your letter be transferred.

If you are coming from a different denomination, for example from a Lutheran church or a Catholic church, and you have already been baptized and confirmed, you can join The Episcopal Church by being received into this communion by the bishop.

If you were baptized when you were a baby, but now you would like to confirm that decision as an adult, you can join the church through confirmation. Confirmation represents a public affirmation of personal faith. In the Anglican and Episcopal tradition, confirmation is always done by a bishop. Bishops perform the act of confirmation as a way to acknowledge apostolic succession—that is, the presence of bishops guiding the church from the earliest days, centuries ago.

If you or your children have never been baptized, or you’re not sure, talk with the priest about joining the church through baptism.

Learn about the Episcopal Church and its history.