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).
Holden Evening Prayer On Wednesdays in Advent, 7:00 PM
December 6: Waiting
December 13: Mystery
December 20: Redemption
Worship and Fellowship for Christmas
Christmas Caroling to ill and homebound folks Sunday, December 17
- 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 – and vice versa!)
December 24 – 4th Sunday of Advent
- 8:30 and 11:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion
Christmas Eve (all services with candle light):
- 5:00 PM – Worship featuring the children and youth of our congregation and Preschool. Holy Communion
- 6:15 PM – Pot Luck Meal in the Fellowship Hall. (Bring extra food, because we often host visitors!)
- 7:30 PM – Worship featuring sermon, choir and Holy Communion
- 10:00 PM – Worship featuring sermon, choir and Holy Communion
- 10:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion – at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
First Sunday of Christmas, December 31:
- 8:30 and 11:00 AM – Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion
Join Lutheran-Catholic Conversations!
Join members of St. Stephen and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Churches and St. Bede and St. Olaf Catholic churches as we explore the joint Lutheran-Catholic document Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist, and listen for the Spirit’s direction of our common path forward. Conversations will take place 2:30 – 4:00 PM on these Mondays: November 27, December 11, January 8, January 22, at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. (Enter by the door at the left end of the building.)
“In the Footsteps of Martin Luther and the Reformation” – June 13-21, 2018
This will be the final event in our commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! Here’s your chance to explore Germany and the sites associated with Luther and other reformers.
If you pay by cash or check, there’s a 4% discount. Pick up a brochure in the Gathering Space! For more information or to use a credit card, here’s a link:http://www.jcbs.org/find_trip/detail.aspx?tour=JX18/L&d=06-13-2018&group=10939
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.
To learn more about our national denomination, click this: www.elca.org
St. Stephen Folks Are Staffing Hunger Ministry on Friday Evenings
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.)
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