Come Worship With Us

Regular Worship Time
Sundays @ 10:45am

Summer Worship
Sunday after Memorial
Day to Labor Day
Sundays @ 9:15am

Holy Communion
Every Sunday
unless otherwise noted below

May 5,2024
Worship @ 10:45am

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 12,2024
Worship @ 10:45am

Seventh Sunday of Easter/Mother's Day

May 19,2024
Worship @ 10:45am

Pentecost/Annual Congregation Meeting

May 26,2024
Worship @ 10:45am

Holy Trinity




Souper Bowl Day

Spaghetti Dinner

Salvation Army Lunches

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Baskets
for Sheltered Children

Easter Breakfast

Kenya Initiative

VBS Mission Project

God's Work. Our Hands.

Sunday School Rally Day

CROP Walk for Hunger

Basket Bingo

Mitten & Socks Tree

Operation Christmas

Christmas Ingathering

Luther Rose


St. Stephen's E.L.C.

67 W. Washington Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Entire building is handicap-accessible and air-conditioned.

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
Phone: 610-865-0601

Pastor Barry


Rev. Barry J. Harte

Christine C. Baylor

Organist/Choir Director
John M. Phillips, Jr.

Shawn A. Barger

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St. Stephen's Church History Timeline

Delving Into Our Church History, by Nevin Yeakel

St. Stephen's Preschool

Northeastern PA Synod

Evangelical Lutheran
  Church in America

Worship Services * Christian Education * Church Committees
Events & Projects * Convenient Links * Info for Visitors


If you can't make it to our in-person worship services, they are

(unless otherwise noted in the left side bar list of services).


The Voice of St. Stephen's - May 2024
Our monthly newsletter is a great way to find out what's going on at St. Stephen's! If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please email the church office.

St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, as an instrument of God's Holy Spirit, is a family of faithful believers that exists to bring people to a saving and nurturing relationship with Jesus Christ. We trust, that as you explore the information on this page about our congregational life, you will understand the joy of our shared ministry. Striving to be a people with a committed faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and in the firm foundation of this congregation, we share a sincere love and sense of fellowship that brings us closer together as we worship, learn, and serve our Lord. Everyone is welcome to our services, programs, and events. May God bless you as you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Christmas Cantata

Everyone is invited to join us in worship! Please check the left sidebar for our current schedule. If you can't attend in person, our services are streamed live on our Facebook page.

Worship services are held every Sunday at 10:45am Labor Day to Memorial Day, and 9:15am during the summer. Holy Communion is offered every Sunday, unless otherwise noted in the worship services' schedule. Special services are held for Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Pentecost, and Reformation, as well as the secular holidays of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Patriot's Day, and Veterans Day. Other special services include Special Music Sundays during the Christmas and Easter seasons, and Hymn History services several times a year.

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VBs sharing Program


Sunday School Program
For children in preschool through the 6th grade. Each Sunday's theme revolves around people or stories from the Bible. High-school and adult classes offer in-depth discussions on Biblical themes. All classes are held on Sundays at 9:30am, September thru May.
The link to the registration form is under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

Vacation Bible School
eld weekday mornings for 1 week in July for children ages 4-12. The program features a fun and interactive Biblical theme incorporating music, crafts and games. We also accept adult (age 18+) and teenage helpers (age 13-17), including those needing to meet volunteer requirements for their school.
Links to the registration forms for students and helpers are under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

First Communion Class - Contact the church office for the current schedule.
In preparation to take Communion, classes are held twice a year for one hour sessions on three consecutive Sundays. For the current class schedule, please contact the church office.
The link to the registration form is under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

Confirmation Classes - Contact the church office for the current schedule.
Two year program for anyone in 7th grade and above. Classes are held on Sundays at 9:30am, September thru May.
The link to the registration form is under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Although they each have their own responsibilities, the committees work together on projects and events to further the mission of the church. Any St. Stephen's member may serve on the Church Committees.

Education - Oversees Christian Education programs, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Evangelism - Serves our members and the local community through shut-in visits, lay ministry, and hosting various community events.

Finance - Oversees all financial matters of the church, including the preparation of the annual budget.

Property - Maintains our church building and property.

Social Ministry - Hands-on involvement in projects and activities designed to alleviate hunger and poverty, both locally and abroad.

Worship & Music - Plans the worship services, oversees the vocal and bell choirs, and recruits Worship Assistants.

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Christmas Shoebox Packing