Important Parking Announcement

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The Morton Hall parking lot (the lot directly across from St. Stephen) will be closed to all vehicles for repair and repaving May 26 through June 19.

 

  • For our 8:30 AM worship service (May 31, June 7, and June 14):
    • Please park in the driveway around the church building only if you have difficulty walking more than a block or so.
    • Parking will be available along Jamestown Road.
    • Parking will be available in the Phi Beta Kappa circle.
    • Parking will be available in the Christian Science parking lot. (We will need to be out of this lot by 10:00 AM.)

 

  • For our 11:00 AM worship service (May 31, June 7, and June 14):
    • Please park in the driveway around the church building only if you have difficulty walking more than a block or so.
    • Parking will be available along Jamestown Road.
    • Parking will be available in the Phi Beta Kappa circle.
    • Parking will be available in the College’s parking garage on Ukrop Drive. Congregation Council members will be available to provide shuttle service from the parking garage to the church building.

 

Please consider carpooling to reduce the number of parking spaces we will need!

 

Beginning July 1: Wednesday Word and Sacrament!

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An informal, interactive worship service will happen in our worship space at 6:30 PM each Wednesday, beginning June 10.

Each evening, arriving worshipers will be invited to take leadership for various parts of the liturgy — reading a lesson, reading the Prayer of the Day, leading the Psalm, etc. — from where they are sitting.

The “sermon” time will be interactive, 10 minutes or so of Bible study, followed by conversation, followed by time for worshipers to pray over what they have heard and thought.  These prayers will be shared during the prayer time later in the service — and some of the prayers will be spoken out loud!

Roberta and Dave Sulouff will be the lead musicians, playing their guitars.  Pastor Ballentine or Pastor Griffin will officiate at Holy Communion.

 

A Workshop: “Getting Your Affairs in Order”

We gathered on Saturday, April 25 to learn about advance directives, living wills and powers of attorney from lawyer Susan Jean.  Parish Nurse Marcie Clark informed us about our choices once with regard to home care and care facilities.  Tasha and Christy from Bucktrout Funeral Home talked about what happens to our bodies after we die and the choices available.

 

 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 2015.  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.):

May 29 – Super 8 – Team Michael
June 12 – Motel 6 – Team Michael; Super 8 – Team Randy
July 10 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
July 31 – Super 8 – Team Michael
August 14 – Motel 6 – Team Michael; Super 8 – Team Randy
September 11 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
October 9 – Motel 6 – Team Michael; Super 8 – Team Randy
October 30 – Super 8 – Both Teams
November 13 – Motel 6 – Team Randy
December 11 – Motel 6 – Team Michael; Super 8 – Team Randy

 

“Living Lutheran”

Check out a great web site: www.livinglutheran.com