St. Stephen's Lutheran
communion services
January 18, 10:45 a.m.
February 1, 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

   
special services
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  Season of Lent
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Ash Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
This day marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day season of reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus' Resurrection.
 
cross Mid-Week Lenten Series
The Parables of Lent
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Feb 25 - Apr 1
Each service focuses on a biblical parable connecting Lenten themes and providing us with a unique message about what we receive through the crucified Christ. 
   
  Holy Week Services
cross Palm Sunday: Passion of Our Lord
March 29, 10:45 a.m.

Marking the beginning of Holy Week, Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.
cross Holy Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
This service commemorates Jesus' last meal with His disciples, at the end of which the altar is stripped in preparation for the somber Good Friday service.
cross Good Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
We commemorate Jesus' death with the service of Tenebrae focusing on the last seven sayings of Jesus, accompanied by the extinguishing of candles.
cross Easter: Resurrection Sunday, April 5
8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Holy Communion Worship Services
Celebrate Christ's resurrection with us!
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
January 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:  December 2014, November 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 Schedule 2015-2016
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
loved one
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