If you are seeking God …
…you are welcome here at St. Stephen. If you have been hurt in a judgmental church, here you will not be judged. Here you will be nurtured in the grace and Good News that our salvation has been accomplished in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Here you may discover that, in fact, it is God who has been seeking you!)
We worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
Worship, Fellowship and Servanthood During the Holy Days
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18, 7:00 PM — Holden Evening Prayer:
- December 11: Hoping for An End to Conflict (Isaiah 11:1-10)
- December 18: Hoping for An End to Fear (Isaiah 35:1-10)
Christmas Caroling to ill and homebound folks Sunday, December 22:
- 4:00 PM – We meet in the Fellowship Hall to organize.
- 6:00 PM – We’ll return to the Fellowship Hall to share a meal together. Bring chili and/or cornbread to share! (If you’re not able to make the caroling, feel free to join the meal gathering!)
Christmas Eve (all services with candle light):
- 5:00 PM – worship featuring the children and youth of the congregation. Holy Communion
- 6:30 PM – Pot luck dinner in the Fellowship Hall
- 7:30 PM – Worship featuring sermon, choir and Holy Communion.
- 10:00 PM – Worship featuring sermon, choir and Holy Communion.
- 10:00 AM – Worship at St. Martin Episcopal Church (Jamestown Road, on the right, just past Rt. 199, heading towards Jamestown)
First Sunday of Christmas, December 29:
- 8:30 and 11:00 AM – Lessons and Carols
The Stories of Flannery O’Connor
This will be the next Monday evening book study, in January and February.
For details, click here: http://www.saintstephenlutheran.net/?page_id=289
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 Sermons Are Available as Podcasts
Click on “Worship” above, and then click the podcast drop-down!
What a Great Link for Bible Study
Check out “Enter the Bible,” from Luther Seminary: http://www.enterthebible.org/
St. Stephen Folks Are Staffing Hunger Ministry on Friday Evenings
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.)
Check out a great web site: www.livinglutheran.com
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