St. Stephen's Lutheran
communion services
December 21, 10:45 am
December 24, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm
special services
Sunday, December 14, 10:45 am
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A Thrill of Hope, Christmas Cantata
Carols interspersed with worship choruses, beautiful narration and Christmas songs combine to tell the story of hope that came to earth as a baby, focusing on the beauty of God's word incarnate.
Sunday, December 21, 9:15 am
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Sunday School Program
Family and friends are invited to join in our interactive program. As the Christmas story is read and traditional Christmas songs are sung, volunteers don costumes and take their place around the manger.
Monday, December 22, 6:30 pm
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Join the choir for a sing-a-long, bringing holiday cheer to the residents.
Wednesday, December 24, 6pm & 9pm
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Christmas Eve
Candlelight Communion Services

Join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord!
Parents are encouraged to attend the early service with their children, who will participate in the telling of the Christmas Story.
Sunday, December 28, 10:45 am
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A popular service intertwining scriptual passages with traditional Christmas hymns.
Continuing through Dec. 28
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The Warmth of St. Stephen's Clothing Drive
Donations of gently-used and clean clothing & coats for infants, children & adults, as well as bed sheets and blankets (all sizes), will be donated to Northeast Ministries.
Call to Worship - 10:45 a.m. every Sunday
Pastor Werner M. Koch
    Thank you for your interest in St. Stephen's!

  St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, as an instrument of God's Holy Spirit, is a familiy 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.  If I, or any member of St. Stephen's, can be of  assistance to you, please feel free to call upon us.pastor koch
   May God bless you as you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
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Music: "Winter Escape" by Tillman Sillescu
Welcome to St. Stephen's!

                    about us

The Voice of St. Stephen's
December 2014

Want to know more about St. Stephen's?  Read our monthly newsletter!  It contains articles from our members and Pastor, information about upcoming services and events, photos from church and preschool activities, Bible trivia, quotations, member birthdays & anniversaries, church activities calendar and worship volunteer schedule.
Previous Issues:  November 2014 ~ October 2014

Flower Sponsor Form
Would you like to sponsor flowers to adorn our church? Just complete and submit this online form
No payment is required with the submission of the form.

St. Stephen's Preschool
Founded in 1970, St. Stephen's Preschool is a non-demoninational school offering an enrichment program of living experiences and curriculum geared to the needs of 2, 3, and 4 year old children of all races and color.
St. Stephen's Preschool Schedule 2014-2015
St. Stephen's Preschool Registration 2014-2015
St. Stephen's Preschool Registration 2015-2016

St. Stephen's Christian Education

Our Sunday Program is based on the "Faithville" Workshop Rotation Model in which children study and experience the same Bible story or concept for 4 weeks, rotating in various areas such as storytelling & games, arts & crafts, drama, music, and cooking.
Sunday School Schedule 2014-2015

Two of our most popular events are the annual fundraisers for the Sunday School - a Spaghetti Dinner held in February and an Easter Breakfast, held between the worship services on Easter morning.

Children from preschool through fifth grade (ages 4-12) enjoy our popular VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL on weekday mornings for two weeks in July.

Bible Study is held most Wednesday nights at 6:00pm, October through May. If you're interested in attending, please call or email the church office for the current schedule.

St. Stephen's Dart Baseball Team
 If you enjoy playing darts, or want to learn, join our team!  Games are played at area churches on a rotating basis, September through April, Monday nights at 7:30pm.
Dart Team Schedule 2014-2015

Church History

St. Stephen's Timeline
Church history timeline and chronological list of Pastors serving St. Stephen's.

Delving Into Our Church History
with Nevin Yeakel

A series of articles about the history of the church written by our archivist.

The Meaning of the Luther Rose

Learn why and how Martin Luther created the symbol of our faith.

                        pastoral acts

          If you would like information on the following,
              please call or email the church office.

cross1 To have Pastor Koch preside over a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral, to be held at the church or elsewhere

cross1 Information on First Communion and Confirmation Classes

cross1To have Pastor Koch visit a sick or home-bound
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