Worship at St. Stephen


Sunday morning schedule: worship at 8:30 and 11:00 AM

Plenty of parking is available across the street in the College of William and Mary lot all weekend (and weekday evenings after 5:00).



We Welcome Virginia Synod Bishop Bob Humphrey

to St. Stephen on Sunday, March 18



Bishop Humphrey will preach at both services and meet at 10:00 AM for informal conversation about our mission through Virginia Synod, which connects us with our national church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and with our mission partners around the world.


Our Schedule for Lenten Wednesdays, Holy Week, and Easter


Wednesdays in Lent – February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

6:00 PM – Soup and Bread supper in the Fellowship Hall (watch for the sign-up poster to sign up to bring soup and/or bread!)

7:00 PM – Holden Evening Prayer.


Holy Week

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 PM – Maundy Thursday worship at St. Stephen with the clergy from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church presiding, using Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Friday, March 30, 7:00 PM – Good Friday worship at St. Martin’s, with St. Stephen clergy presiding, using the Book of Common Worship.

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 PM – The Easter Vigil at St. Stephen.



Easter Sunday, April 1 (No foolin’!)

8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM – Festival Worship




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. 



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The Latest Project of Our Health Ministry Was …


… collecting teddy bears that were given to first responders and agencies that work with children in crisis, as well as those who work with memory care patients.

Parish Nurse Marcie Clark leads a team of St. Stephen members in our health ministry.  Diana Dichtell is completing the training to be a Parish Nurse.

For more information about our Health Ministry, please contact Parish Nurse Marcie Clark.


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 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.)

3/30 – Family Inn – Team John
4/13 – Motel 6 – Team John
4/13 – Family Inn – Team Randy
5/11 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
6/8 – Motel 6 – Team John
6/29 – Family Inn – Team Randy
7/13 – Motel 6 – Team John
8/10 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
8/10 – Family Inn – Team John
8/31 – Family Inn – Team Randy
9/14 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
10/12 – Motel 6 – Team John
10/12 – Family Inn – Team Randy
11/9 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
11/30 – Family Inn – Team John
12/14 – Motel 6 – Team John
12/14 – Family Inn – Team Randy


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

Click “Giving” above!


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