AUGUST 24: Blessing of the Backpacks & 6th Grade Bible Milestone
Join us on Sunday, August 24 (both services) for our Blessing of the Backpacks. Bring your bag, whatever you use in your daily life for school, work, or home. Be a part of the blessing to help us carry out our mission each day. Receive a special gift to help jump start the new school year.
Sixth graders entering Confirmation will receive a study bible at both worship services. We offer our prayers and support as they begin their journey of reflection, service and confirmation of faith.
AUGUST 31—One Service at 10:30 a.m.
Our ELCA Global Mission Partner, the Rev. Dr. Elisabeth Johnson, will join us in worship and share the story of her mission in Cameroon and western Africa.
Looking Ahead: Rally Sunday is September 7th!
New Member Orientation
New member orientation sessions are held three times each year. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please contact the church office (537-1516).
St. Stephen Lutheran Church Welcomes You!
Summer Worship Schedule (Through August 17):
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:30-9:55 a.m. – Coffee and Fellowship
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Sunday Worship Schedule (Resumes August 24-May 2015):
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:35-10:25 a.m. – Fellowship & Education
10:30 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!
Our 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.).