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Welcome Students

Our Lutheran Student Association meets in the College Room for dinner every Sunday night at 6:00 PM.
(And, since the College Room is available 24/7, students are in and out all the time!)

 

We Gather for Worship On Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11:00.

 

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How Does Your Faith Influence Your Role as a Voting Citizen?

Mark Allan Powell

The Theologian in Residence Committee is planning an interesting weekend for September 16-18.   The Rev. Dr. Mark Allan Powell, of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio, will be our Theologian in Residence.

  • On Friday night, Dr. Powell will lead us in consideration of Jesus’ passions. Jesus was passionate about love as the defining essence of both religion and morality. He was passionate about community, about service, and about justice.
  • With that foundation, on Saturday morning, we’ll explore how Christians have tried to impact society in ways consistent with their faith and values. Powell will lead us into thinking about five models of how Christians understand their political responsibilities.  Do any of them describe your engagement with the political process, as a person of Christian faith?
  • For more information, call the church office: 757-229-6688

Did You Know that the ELCA is the Most Ecumenical Church Body in the United States?

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Since 1997, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been in Full Communion (with interchangeable sacraments and clergy) with the Episcopal Church USA, the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the Reformed Church in America and the Moravian Church.  (None of them are in Full Communion with each other, only with the ELCA.)

That is why, each Sunday, prayers are offered for congregations of these churches in Full Communion with the ELCA: to highlight our unique openness to other traditions.

To learn more about our national denomination, click this: www.elca.org

 

St. Stephen Folks Are Staffing Hunger Ministry on Friday Evenings

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We’re preparing and delivering dinners to those who are homeless many Friday evenings during the year, as part of the “From His Hands” ministry .  Below is the schedule for 2015.  Call Randy Punchard or Michael Javier if you would like to give of your time to this ministry.  (If you don’t have a congregational directory, call the church office or pick one up the next time you’re by.)

September 9 – Motel 6 – Team Michael
September 30 – Family Inn  – Team Randy
October 14 – Motel 6 – Team Randy; Family Inn  – Team Michael
November 11 – Motel 6 – Team Michael
December 9 – Motel 6 – Team Michael; Family Inn  – Team Randy
December 30 – Family Inn  – Team Michael & Team Randy

If You Would Like to Contribute Toward the Ministries of St. Stephen …

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Click “Giving” above!

 

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St. Stephen Facebook page

 

 

“Living Lutheran”

Check out a great web site: www.livinglutheran.com