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!

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The Voice of St. Stephen's
October 2015

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 2015, August 2015

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 Registration 2015-2016
St. Stephen's Preschool Schedule 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.

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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 loved one.
communion services
October 4, 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.
October 17, 5:00 p.m.
(No worship service on October 18
due to Runner's World Marathon.

special worship events

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Fall Bingo Party
Saturday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our new Fall fundraising event!  $20 for 20 games, plus special games.  Last game is a cover-all with a $100 prize! There will also be a gift basket raffle and light snacks will be available for purchase.
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Harvest Home
Sunday, October 11
Donations of non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated. The items will be added to the display in the chancel and then donated to the West Bethlehem Food Bank at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Bethlehem CROP Walk
Sunday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.
St. Stephen's has participated every year to raise funds for world-wide and local hunger. Whether you have participated in the past or not, please consider joining St. Stephen's this year. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.
For sponsor sheets and more information, contact the church office.
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Reformation Sunday
Sunday, October 25
Join us for a very special worship service as we celebrate the beginning of our Lutheran faith!

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Information for College Students
Part of St. Stephen's outreach program, a pdf packed with helpful information for new college students was created for a College Student Gathering Night.