We Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 on Sunday Mornings






We lift our prayers to God for peace among all nations. In this time of great conflict in Israel and Palestine, we pray for their leaders and their people.  On behalf of the ELCA, Bishop Eaton shares our hopes and concerns in her letter to Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.  Click here to read her letter.




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Power in the Spirit!

Pastor Griffin, Linda Hite and Sandy Peterkin with

Virginia Synod Bishop Jim Mauney and ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.


 Andy Ordination


We celebrate Pastor Andy Ballentine’s 35 years of ministry!




Visit from Pastor Chris Price


St. Stephen was pleased to welcome Pastor Christopher Price, Assistant to the Bishop – East.





 Pentecost Lilies!





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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.


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 2014.  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.):

August 8 - Motel 6 – Team R (Randy); Super 8 – Team M (Michael)
September 12 - Motel 6 – Team R (Randy)
October 10 - Motel 6 – Team M (Michael); Super 8 – Team R (Randy)
November 14 - Motel 6 – Team R (Randy)
December 12 - Motel 6 – Team M (Michael); Supper 8 – Team R (Randy)


“Living Lutheran”

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