Luther 2017

Sunday Schedule

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


December 4, 2016
2nd Sunday of Advent
9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship
Holy Communion
(no 8:00am service)

December 11, 2016
3rd Sunday of Advent
9:15am - Sunday School
10:45am - Worship
Christmas Cantata

December 18, 2016
4th Sunday of Advent
9:15am - Sunday School
Children's Program
10:45am - Worship
Holy Communion

December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve
6:00pm & 9:00pm
Candlelight Communion Worship Services

December 25, 2016
Christmas Day
10:00am - Worship
Scripture & Carols
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ANNUAL EVENTS
* Valentine's Day
  Spaghetti Dinner
* Easter Breakfast
* Sunday School Rally Day
* Fall Fundraiser
* Family Christmas Party

ANNUAL PROJECTS
* Souper Bowl Day
* God's Work Our Hands
* CROP Walk for Hunger
* Operation Christmas
  Shoebox
* Winter Clothing Drive
* Mitten & Socks Tree

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

Phone: 610-865-0601
Fax: 610-865-0883
ststephensoffice@ptd.net

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30am-1:30pm

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

Entire building is handicapped-accessible and air-conditioned.

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CONVENIENT LINKS
* St. Stephen's Preschool
* Flower Sponsorship Form
* Hymnal Dedication Form

* St. Stephen's Dart Baseball
  Team Schedule

* St. Stephen's Church
  History Timeline

* Delving Into Our Church
  History with Nevin Yeakel

* Northeastern PA Synod

* Evangelical Lutheran
  Church in America


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Worship Services * Newsletter * Christian Education * Church Committees * Annual Events * Annual Projects * Convenient Links
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Join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord!

nativity CHRISTMAS EVE
6:00pm & 9:00pm

Candlelight Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY
10:00am

Scripture & Carols

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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.

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Our Congregational Life

WORSHIP SERVICES
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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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
The Voice of St. Stephen's -
December 2016
Reading 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 contact the church office.
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
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 (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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CHURCH COMMITTEES
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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