Worship at St. Stephen
8:30 and 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings
Parking is available across Jamestown Road from the church building, in the College parking lot!
The Recovery of Historic Evergreen Cemetery
This is a fascinating story about the creation, the abandonment and the current efforts being made to recover Historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond. Evergreen, founded to be a counterpart to the famous Hollywood Cemetery, was founded in the late 19th century. It is the final resting place for the remains of prominent African Americans, including the grave of Maggie Walker, whose home is now a National Historic Site. https://www.nps.gov/mawa/index.htm
Tragically, most of the upkeep of the cemetery was abandoned in the 1960s, much of it actually becoming a forest. Since November, Ted Maris-Wolf, an archaeologist and historian (and Preschool parent and frequent worshiper at St. Stephen with his family!) has been leading the effort to recover Evergreen.
Come hear Ted tell the story of why Evergreen is so important, and of his work Sunday, June 3. We’ll gather for a potluck meal at 5:30 PM. Ted’s presentation will begin at 6:30 PM.
For an introduction to Historic Evergreen Cemetery: https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/
Our Pastors’ Sermons Are Being Posted on the
St. Stephen You Tube Channel
St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool now
Enrolling for 2018-2019
Registration is open to children ages three to five. We provide a kind and friendly environment in which each child is able to expend his or her cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development, focusing on a positive preschool experience. We introduce preschool families to the St. Stephen congregation and ministry, and invite them to become participants in the study of God’s word.
Two- and three-day classes are offered for three-year-olds; three- and four-day classes are offered for four-year-olds; and five-day classes are offered for five-year-olds. See the Preschool tab at the top of the page and click on the Registration form. Print the form and send it to St. Stephen Preschool. For additional information, contact the Church/Preschool Office at 757-229-6688. Classes are filling up ~ register today!
Did You Know that the ELCA is the Most Ecumenical Church Body In the United States?
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
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 December 2017 and 2018. Call Randy Punchard or John Moravitz 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.)
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