St. Stephen's Lutheran
communionNEXT COMMUNION SERVICES
October 5, 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, October 18, 5:00 p.m.



        Calendar of Services & Special Events

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Saturday, October 11
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

         Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                             
                                Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
       Cabbage & Noodles, Soups, Sandwiches, BBQ, Desserts

   Kids' Games. Chinese Auction of Gift Baskets. Craft Tables.

                                          Crafters welcome!
                Click here for a registration form (pdf).


                        Sunday, October 12
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HARVEST HOME
Celebrate the harvest with us!
Donations of non-perishable food items adorning the chancel will be donated to the Bethlehem Food Bank at Holy Trinity.

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CROP HUNGER WALK, 1:00pm
After the worship service, walk with us in the 30th Annual Bethlehem CROP Walk. Meet under the hill-to-hill bridge.


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5:00 p.m.

Communion Worship Service

               Due to the Runner's World Marathon
     NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR WORSHIP SERVICE
                       ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19.



reformationSunday, October 26
Reformation Sunday
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Castle church doors. Join us as we commemorate the birth of our church!
Call to Worship - 10:45 a.m. every Sunday
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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.


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!

booksPublications & Forms
(pdf files)

The Voice of St. Stephen's
October 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:  September 2014~ August 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 Registration Form 2014-2015
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.
VBS Online Registration Form; pdf 2014
VBS Online Helper Availability Form; pdf 2014

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 2013-2014

Annual Fall Festival
Every year in October, our Evangelism Committee hosts a Fall Festival for our members and the community.  One of the highlights is a section devoted to local crafts.
Fall Festival Crafter's Registration Form 2014
 

Church History
St. Stephen's Timeline & Chronological List
       of Pastor's 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

cross1 To have Pastor Koch visit a sick or home-bound
      loved one
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