Reformation 500

Sunday Schedule

Unless otherwise noted ...
Nursery care available during all late services; Fellowship Hour follows all late services.

March 26, 2017
4th Sun. in Lent
9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship

April 2, 2017
5th Sun. in Lent
8:00am - Worship
Holy Communion
9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship
Holy Communion

April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday

9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship
no nursery care

April 16, 2017

8:00am - Worship
Holy Communion
9:00am - Breakfast
10:45am - Worship
Holy Communion
no nursery care
no fellowship hour

April 23, 2017
2nd Sun. of Easter
9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship
Special Music Sunday

* Valentine's Day-themed
  Spaghetti Dinner
* Easter Egg Hunt
* Easter Breakfast
* Sunday School Rally Day
* Fall Fundraiser
* Family Christmas Party

* Souper Bowl Day
* God's Work, Our Hands
* Salvation Army Lunches
* CROP Walk for Hunger
* Operation Christmas
* Winter Clothing Drive
* Mitten & Socks Tree

Luther Rose

St. Stephen's E.L.C.
67 W. Washington Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018-2433

Phone: 610-865-0601
Fax: 610-865-0883
Email Us

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday

Rev. Werner M. Koch
Church Secretary
Roberta A. Moyer
Organist/Choir Director
John M. Phillips, Jr.
Handbell Choir Director
Evan Reese
Richard Krause

Entire building is handicapped-accessible and air-conditioned.

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* Flower Sponsor Form
* Hymnal Dedication Form
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* St. Stephen's Church
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* Delving Into Our Church
  History, by Nevin Yeakel

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The Voice of St. Stephen's - April 2017
Our monthly newsletter is a great way to find out what's going on at St. Stephen's!
For previous editions, or to be added to our email group, please email the church office.

Wednesdays, 7:00pm

As a Lenten lead-in to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this year's Lenten Series focuses on portions of sermons Martin Luther actually preached during Lent, Holy Week and Easter in the parishes he served. Mid-Week Lenten Series Details. Daily Devotions for Lent.

April 9 - Palm Sunday - 10:45am Regular Worship
April 12 - Mid-Week Lenten Series - 7:00pm
April 13 - Holy Thursday - 7:00pm Holy Communion
April 14 - Good Friday - 7:00pm Tenebrae
April 16 - Easter - 8:00am & 10:45am Holy Communion


Pastor Werner KochFrom the Pastor
Rev. Werner M. Koch

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 at St. Stephen's

Our Congregational Life

A video slideshow of our congregational life at St. Stephen's is available on YouTube!

Everyone is invited to join us in worship! Please check the left sidebar for our current schedule.
Worship services are held every Sunday at 10:45am Labor Day to Memorial Day, and 9:15am during the summer. Holy Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. From September to May, an 8:00am worship service with Holy Communion is also held on the 1st Sunday of the month. Throughout the year, we hold special services for many Lutheran-related days, such as Easter, Reformation, and Christmas Eve, as well as secular holidays, such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Patriot's Day (9/11).

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VBS Sharing Program at St. Stephen's

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 at 9:15am, September thru May.
Sunday School Schedule 2016-2017

Vacation Bible School - Held weekday mornings for 2 weeks in July for children ages 4-12.  Each year features a Biblical theme incorporating music, crafts and games.
First Communion Class - 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.
Confirmation Classes - Two year program for anyone in 7th grade and above. Classes are held on Sundays at 9:15am, September thru May.
Confirmation Program Requirements
Bible Study - Held most Wednesdays at 6:00pm, October thru May. 
Please contact the office for the current schedule.

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Community Day at St. Stephen's

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.
- 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 at St. Stephen's