We’ll Gather for Thanksgiving Worship on Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 PM

 Thanksgiving

 

Worshipers from St. Stephen and St. Martin Episcopal Church will gather to offer thanksgivings and to share Holy Communion. 

 

Gather for an Advent Workshop the First Sunday of Advent — November 30, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Advent Workshop

All ages will gather to make Advent wreaths and other crafts, to prepare for Christmas!

We need an idea of how much food to provide for dinner at 5:00 PM!  Call the church office (229-6688)  if you’ll be joining in this event.

 

Pause Each Wednesday Night in Advent for Holden Evening Prayer

Advent Worship

There is so much pressure to be so busy at this time of the year!  But it’s not Christmas yet!  The season of Advent is a gift from God, offering time to be aware of our need for God, and to watch for signs that God is entering into our lives.  To do this, we need to stop in the midst of the busyness!

You’re invited to gather each Wednesday night in Advent for the chanting, silence and prayer of Holden Evening Prayer: December 3, 10 and 17, at 7:00 PM each evening.

 

Join Others for Caroling to Those who are Ill and Homebound!

Christmas Caroling

This is such a wonderful gift to those who are confined to their homes!  We’ll gather in the Fellowship Hall at 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 21.  We’ll return to share a dinner of chili and cornbread at 6:00.

 

Christmas Worship

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve Worship at St. Stephen will be at 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM

Christmas Day Worship at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church (1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185) will be at 10:00 AM.

 

Sunday Morning Faith Formation for Children and Youth

Faith Formation

Sunday Morning Faith Formation begins at 9:50 AM

  • Pre-School through 6th graders begin in the Undercroft (under the worship space). Chad and Cathy Bingman, Lori Harms and Kristy Prescott are sharingthe teaching of pre-school through 2nd graders. Pastor Andy Ballentine and Dalton Ruggeri are sharing the teaching of 3rd through 6th graders.
  • 7th through 9th graders meet in the Library/Conference Room with Heidi Flatin and Stan York for Affirmation of Baptism instruction.
  • Older youth and young adults meet in Pastor Griffin’s office. (Conveners are Dave and Roberta Sulouff and Hannah Wiers.)

 

 

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

Click “Giving” above!

 

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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.):

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