Welcome New and Returning College Students!

William and Mary

We’re excited that a new year is beginning!  To see some of what’s happening in our campus ministry, click on that link above!


Soon, Martin Barstow, Our New Director of Music, Will be Driving to His New Home in Williamsburg!a

Marty Barstow

He hopes to join us for worship this Sunday, August 24!  He’ll begin his work with us next week!


Faith Formation for Adults: Monday Evenings and Wednesday Afternoons


Do you know what’s in the Bible?  Do you read the Bible every day?  Or does the Bible scare you off because it seems too complicated and confusing?

To see what Pastors Ballentine and Griffin are offering, click “Adults” above or paste this link into your browser: http://www.saintstephenlutheran.net/?page_id=289



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

Click “Giving” above!


Are you keeping up with what’s happening at St. Stephen on Facebook?


 St. Stephen Facebook page



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.):

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