Wednesday, December 4th: school has let out early today due to the bad weather conditions, and so all of our afternoon and evening activities will be cancelled as well. No Minnows or Christmas service practice this afternoon, no confirmation classes tonight, and no Advent worship service tonight. Stay safe and warm! Pray for those who must travel or who have no warm place to stay.
Give for Relief Work after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Lutheran relief workers have already been on the ground in the Philippines for days, offering relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), in partnership with Lutheran World Relief, has committed $1 million to this work. Pray for the people affected by this terrible storm, for relief workers, and for all who give as they are able to support this effort. Donations to LDR that are designated “Pacific Typhoon Response” are used 100% for this relief and development effort: https://community.elca.org/pacifictyphoonresponse
Holiday Highlights at St. Stephen
Saturday, December 7—18th Annual Cookie Walk
Sunday, December 15—Sunday School Christmas Services:
- 8:30 a.m. 3-year-olds through 1st grade
- 10:30 a.m. 2nd-5th grade
Sunday December 22—St. Stephen Choir’s Christmas Cantata at both services
Tuesday, December 24—Christmas Eve Worship and Holy Communion: 3:15, 5:00 & 10:00 p.m.
- (Sign-up at the church office to help with these services as readers, ushers, acolytes, communion assistants, and nursery care! Thank you!)
St. Stephen Lutheran Church Welcomes You!
Sunday Worship Schedule:
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:35-10:25 a.m. – Fellowship & Education
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Summer Worship Schedule (May-August 2014):
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:30-9:55 a.m. – Coffee and Fellowship
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
St. Stephen Lutheran provides a variety of opportunities for you to live your faith in Christ Jesus. Come join us for worship, education and service opportunities to serve God and our neighbors. All are welcome and may receive communion at St. Stephen.
We are Called to Boldness!
St. Stephen’s capital campaign has just concluded! Read more about the capital campaign. THANK YOU for all you have boldly done and continue to do to support our mission together of “Proclaiming and Serving Jesus Christ.”
Prayer and Support
If you are in need of prayer support or a pastoral visit, you are always welcome to contact the church office. We also have a volunteer fellowship team. These trained individuals can visit you, bring communion, and read the weekly Gospel when you are not able to attend church for health or family reasons. Contact the church office for any needs you may have.
ELCA: Always being made new. 25 years together in Christ.
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
We are a church that is deeply rooted—and always being made new.
Read more about the history of the ELCA here.
Winter Weather Policy
Sundays: In severe winter weather, a single Sunday worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. (no 8:30 service). Education classes will
not meet. A cancellation decision will be made by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Listen for this radio announcement on KMHL, KKCK, or KARZ.
Wednesdays: If school is released early or cancelled due to severe weather, there will be no classes or youth activities. Please listen to the local radio stations and visit the church Facebook page regarding the status of other activities (choir, worship, boards, etc.).