Worship at St. Stephen

8:30 and 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings

Parking is available across Jamestown Road from the church building, in the College parking lot!


Holy Week and Easter Worship

April 14, Palm Sunday

  • Worship at 8:30 and 11:00
  • We will process with palms, read the Passion of Our Lord According to St. Luke, and share Holy Communion

April 18, Maundy Thursday worship (at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church)

  • 7:00 PM – During this Holy Communion service, foot washing will be offered. We will recall the story in John’s gospel – of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, remembering that we are also to serve each other as the Body of Christ.  The service concludes with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

April 19, Good Friday worship

  • 7:00 PM – Our worship is rooted in the cross: a full reading of the passion and its preached interpretation; intercessions that extend to all the needy creation; worship of the Crucified One at the throne of grace, the cross upon which he is lifted.

April 20, the Easter Vigil

  • 8:00 PM – “The light of Christ! Thanks be to God!”  This most dramatic worship service begins in darkness.  With hand-held candles, we enter into an ancient chant.  In half-light we hear Scripture readings of God’s salvation history, and we return to our baptisms.  We end in full light, with the first Holy Communion of Easter – followed by chocolate, strawberries, and champagne!

April 21, Easter Sunday

  • 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM – Festival Easter worship

The Gospel of Mark–A Live Presentation

On, Saturday, May 4, 2:00 PM, here in our worship space, you’re invited to experience the ministry of Jesus, told only in the words of scripture, and told with all the words of Mark’s gospel, by the Rev. Shannon Rye Wall. The presentation is recommended for adults and children age 10 and older at their parents’ discretion.  A “Q&A” session will follow. 

The Rev. Wall is Acting Pastor of the First Congregational Church of New Milford, CT.  She is a graduate of The College of William & Mary; of the Graduate Acting program at NYU; and of Yale Divinity School, where she won awards for scripture reading and preaching.

E-mail office@saintstephenlutheran.net to let us know if you’ll be gathering for this – so we have an idea of how many refreshments to provide during the intermission!

Many of Our Pastors’ Sermons Are Posted on the

St. Stephen You Tube Channel

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All sermons are posted weekly on the St. Stephen face book page —


Did You Know that the ELCA is

the Most Ecumenical Church Body In the United States?

Always new

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.  

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 Lutheran Preschool ~ Now Enrolling!


Classes are filling ~ call today for a tour!


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.)

5/10 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
5/31 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team John
6/14 – Motel 6 – Team John
6/14 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team Randy
7/12 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
8/9 – Motel 6 – Team John
8/9 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team Randy
9/13 – Motel 6 – Team John
10/11 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
10/11 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team John
11/8 – Motel 6 – Team John
11/29 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team Randy
12/13 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
12/13 – Family Inn & America’s Best Value Inn – Team John


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