October Highlights

Join us for Worship Services every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Fellowship and Education for all ages 9:30-10:25 a.m.

October 5th:  New Member Welcome Sunday

It is always a joy to welcome new brothers and sisters into our congregation.  Please extend a warm welcome to them!

October 12th:  5th Grade Stewardship Milestone

5th graders will celebrate this milestone with the congregation by receiving their “stewardship stone” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

October 19th:  Service of Healing

Please join us as we gather to hear the word of God, pray for all people according to their need, and ask God’s blessing on those who seek wholeness in Christ

October 26th:  Reformation Sunday and Affirmation of Baptism

Affirmation of Baptism will take place at the 10:30 a.m. service.  We give thanks for our tradition and honor the new things God is doing in our midst!

October 31st:  3rd Annual “Trunk or Treat” Event 5:45-7:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

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).

The next orientation sessions will be offered in January.  If you’d like to take part in these sessions, please contact the church office.  Child care is available by request.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church Welcomes You!

Sunday Worship Schedule (through May 2015):
8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
9:35-10:25 a.m. – Fellowship & Education
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship

Summer Worship Schedule (June 2015-August 2015):
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!
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.).