Wednesday Word and Sacrament Each Week!
An informal, interactive worship service happens in our worship space at 6:30 PM each Wednesday.
Each evening, arriving worshipers are invited to take leadership for various parts of the liturgy — reading a lesson, reading the Prayer of the Day, leading the Psalm, etc. — from where they are sitting.
The “sermon” time is interactive, 10 minutes or so of Bible study and conversation and time for worshipers to pray over what they have heard and thought. These prayers are shared during the prayer time later in the service — and some of the prayers will be spoken out loud!
We gather around the communion rail and commune each other.
Roberta and Dave Sulouff are the lead musicians, playing their guitars. Pastor Ballentine or Pastor Griffin officiate at Holy Communion.
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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.
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 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.):
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