St. Stephen's Lutheran
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!

       Christian Education

Sunday School Program -
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 Registration Form

Vacation Bible School
- Children from preschool through fifth grade (ages 4-12) enjoy our popular free VBS program, held weekday mornings for two weeks in July.

Bible Study -
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.

 Pastoral Acts

or more information on the following
please contact the church office.

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To have Pastor Koch preside over a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral, to be held at the church
or elsewhere
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Information on First Communion and Confirmation Classes
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To have Pastor Koch visit a sick or home-bound friend or family member.
Communion Services
October 2 - 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
October 15 - 5:00 p.m.

Special Services and Events
gold cross Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
  $20 for 20 games! Game prizes are themed gift baskets, including similarly-themed gift cards. Each basket is worth a minimum of $20. Special games. Food available for purchase. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.; games begin at 1:00 p.m. Benefits our new organ fund. Contact the church office to order advance tickets.
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Sunday, October 9, 2016
  During the 10:45 a.m. Harvest Home worship service, as we sing Bringing in the Sheaves, donations of non-perishable goods are placed in the chancel. After the service, the items are given to a local food bank.
We have a group that will be walking in the annual Bethlehem CROP Walk for Hunger.  If you would like to walk with us, meet us under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge at 1:00 p.m. 
gold cross Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
  This change in schedule is due to the marathon in Bethlehem held on Sunday morning Oct. 16 that passes the church, making all streets surrounding the church are inaccessible. There is no Sunday School or worship service that Sunday.

      Church Publications

The Voice of St. Stephen's

October 2016

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: September 2016, August 2016

Hymnal Sponsor Form

Would you like to sponsor a hymnal in honor of or in memory of a loved one? Just complete this online fillable form, print it, then bring it to church with you or mail it to the church office with your payment.

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 Dart Baseball Team Schedule

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. Contact the church office for the current schedule.

St. Stephen's Preschool Registration & Schedule
A non-demoninational school for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
St. Stephen's Preschool Registration 2016-2017
St. Stephen's Preschool Schedule 2016-2017

St. Stephen's 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 Luther Rose
The Meaning of the Luther Rose Luther Roseexplains, in his own words, the meaning behind each piece of the rose Martin Luther used as his seal to symbolize his personal theological beliefs.