Facility Use & Rental
Our facility and park are available for rental to the public. Click Here to see our Facility Use Fees. Alcohol is only allowed with approval from our Council. Please visit our Calendar tab above to check for available dates.
It is a special occasion when we celebrate the joining of two lives. St. Stephen’s offers its intimate worship space, seating approximately 120 people, as well as garden areas. The Community Hall is available for receptions—all coordinated by our Pastor for Administration and Outreach at 916-933-1441.
Weddings are usually for persons who have some connection with the congregation—members, or family members, or those who are regular with us in worship. Your participation is encouraged and welcome, and you might start by visiting with us and spending time with the pastors.
Begin the preparations for weddings by contacting the pastors (916-933-1441). In addition to some connection with the parish, other basics are:
- The engaged couple should consider why they are to be married in a church. What role does God play in the marriage? What role will a church community play in the marriage?
- Both partners are normally baptized, if it is to be a Christian ceremony.
- Same gender weddings are welcome.
- Persons preparing for marriage will meet several times with a pastor to talk in depth about their commitment to each other and the unique things that each of them bring to this relationship.
- You may choose to have your own officiant. Contact the office for more details.
- Some fees may apply.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIAL SERVICES
The loss of a loved one is one of life’s significant passages. It is also a time for family and friends to gather to celebrate the Christian perspective that death is not the end of life. Our celebrations are memorials of unique lives lived among us, and they also focus on the good news of God for us at this kind of time.
St. Stephen’s is available for Memorial Services, Celebrations of Life, and Funerals. When choosing a venue for such an event, the family should consider the faith (or NO faith!) of the person they wish to honor. If the loved-one was not a person of faith, there is little reason to celebrate their life in a church. Please see more information below about what we offer. You are welcome to contact our pastor and discuss matters of grief as well as planning a worship service. We encourage people of every age to let their families know how they wish to be remembered. Such preparation is a loving and helpful way to give your family members guidance and direction in their time of stress, grief, and vulnerability.
The pastors are available to discuss your needs, your faith life, and the celebration of your loved one’s life.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
1001 Olson Lane El Dorado Hills CA 95762 US