If one of your loved ones has died recently, St. Stephen’s Church extends its sincere sympathy to you and your family.  It is our intent to offer comfort, care, and practical support in the days to come.


The Celebration of Life (Funerals) Ministry will coordinate the reception. To honor the deceased among our families and to comfort and show our love for those who have lost a family member, we offer a reception as part of the burial service at St. Stephen’s. 

The Celebration of Life Ministry is led by three teams on rotation and includes team captains: Barbara Rogers, baquilt@verizon.com, Katy Shugart, ktshugart@anvilcom.com, and Mary McIntosh.

For information on how to participate, contact: Mary McIntosh, mary.mcintosh@att.net.

May I make my burial plans in advance?

By all means, contact the Church office at (512) 847-9956, to set up an appointment with a Funeral Coordinator trained to assist with questions and decisions, at no charge to you.

How do I make preparations for the burial of a loved one?

First, contact the Church office at (512) 847-9956 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon. Holidays and weekends call the funeral coordinator, Nancy Cooke-Jenkins, (512) 722-3119.

Our Rector will contact you and set up a time to meet at your earliest convenience.  It is customary to meet with the next-of-kin in most burial preparations. Following the initial meeting and setting the date and time, the Funeral Coordinator will be the contact person to assist with decisions and details.