To learn more about the Lutheran Student Association at the College of William and Mary, click “Campus Ministry” above!




If you would like to help those suffering from Hurricane Harvey, click the link below, or paste it into your browser.

(More than 90 cents of every dollar goes directly towards relief for those who are suffering.  Overhead is very low because the administrators work for the church so salaries are low and money isn’t spent on expensive PR campaigns!)




“After 500 Years: Catholics and Lutherans Together on the Way”



We’re bringing in two big names!  The presenters will be Dr. Katherine Johnson, Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Bishop Denis Madden, Roman Catholic co-chair of the task force that produced the ecumenical document, “Declaration on the Way.”  This is the document, produced by Lutherans and Roman Catholics, giving guidance on how to commemoration the Reformation together.


Friday, September 29

6:00 PM – Meal in the Kaplan Parish Hall of St. Bede.  St. Bede will provide the main dish and drinks.  St. Stephen folks will bring side dishes and dessert.

7:00 PM – Session 1: How Far Have We Come?


Saturday, September 30

9:30 AM – Coffee, juice, bagels, etc. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Stephen.

10:00 AM – Session 2: Where Could We Be Going?


Sunday, October 1

Dr. Johnson will be with us during each worship service and between the services for “in house” Lutheran presentations and conversation.



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).





“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:


Only Two More Openings in our Preschool 

for 2017-2018!



All of our classes are full, except for the two-day class for 3-year olds.  If you know of any parents with 3-year olds, tell them to act quickly!


Our curriculum emphasizes seven areas: Language Development;, Physical Development; Social-Emotional Development; Cognition, Problem Solving, and Scientific Development; Mathematical Development; Creative Development; and Spiritual Development.

We are distinctive in having trained art and early childhood music teachers on our staff!

For more information, click “Preschool” above!

(About our logo: As a tree grows, branches out and bears fruit, so we love to help children prepare for kindergarten, nurturing children to bear the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control!) 


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.  (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:


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 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.)

9/8, Motel 6 – Team Randy
9/29, Family Inn – Team John
10/13, Motel 6 – Team John
10/13, Family Inn – Team Randy
11/10, Motel 6 – Team Randy
12/8, Motel 6 – Joint teams
12/8,  Family Inn – Joint teams
12/29, Family Inn – Team John

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

Click “Giving” above!


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