Come Worship With Us

October 25, 2020
10:45am

Reformation Sunday

November 1, 2020
10:45am
Holy Communion

All Saints Day

November 8, 2020
10:45am

23rd Sun. after Pentecost

November 15, 2020
10:45am

24th Sun. after Pentecost

November 22, 2020
10:45am

Christ the King Sunday
Harvest Home
Annual Congregational Budget Meeting

November 29, 2020
10:45am

1st Sunday in Advent


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ANNUAL EVENTS
Note: Due to COVID-19, our annual events have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

* Valentine's Day-themed
  Spaghetti Dinner

* Easter Egg Hunt

* Easter Breakfast

* Summer Indoor Flea
  Market

* Sunday School Rally Day

* Basket Bingo

* Family Christmas Party

ANNUAL PROJECTS

* Souper Bowl Day

* VBS Mission Project

* God's Work, Our Hands

* Salvation Army Lunches

* CROP Walk for Hunger

* Christmas Ingathering

* Operation Christmas
  Shoebox

* Winter Clothing Drive

* Mitten & Socks Tree

Luther Rose

St. Stephen's E.L.C.
67 W. Washington Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30am-1:30pm
Phone: 610-865-0601
Fax: 610-865-0883
EMAIL US

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Pastor

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

Entire building is handicap-accessible and air-conditioned.

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CONVENIENT LINKS

* Sunday School Registration Form

* Sunday School Schedule

* Confirmation Program Requirements

* Confirmation Program Registration

* First Communion Class Registration Form

* Flower Sponsor Form

* Hymnal Dedication Form

* St. Stephen's Church History Timeline

* Delving Into Our Church History, by Nevin Yeakel

* St. Stephen's Preschool

* Northeastern PA Synod

* Evangelical Lutheran
  Church in America

Worship Services * Christian Education * Church Committees
Annual Events * Annual Projects * Convenient Links * Info for Visitors
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Worship at St. Stephen's During Covid-19
A guide to in-person worship at St. Stephen's.

Weekly Message from Pastor Werner Koch
(videotaped October 16, 2020)

Weekly Sunday School Lesson - #3
(from Sun. Sch. Director, Carla Perry)
Sunday School Lesson Schedule 2020-2021
For lesson study materials, email Carla Perry.
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The Voice of St. Stephen's - November 2020
Our monthly newsletter is a great way to find out what's going on at St. Stephen's! If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please email the church office.

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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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Christmas Cantata

WORSHIP SERVICES
Everyone is invited to join us in worship! Please check the left sidebar for our current schedule. Adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines, the wearing of masks and social-distancing are observed. Worship at St. Stephen's During Covid-19.

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 Sunday of each 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, Patriot's Day (9/11), and Veterans Day.

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VBs sharing Program

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
NOTE:
Due to COVID-19, please see below for program changes.

Sunday School Program - Children's Sunday School Classes are now VIRTUAL! See the top of this page for details. The adult class is still held on Sundays at 9:15am in the Fellowship Hall.
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. Links to the registration form and the current class schedule are under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

Vacation Bible School - VBS was virtual in 2020! Held weekday mornings for 1 week in July for children ages 4-12.  Each year features a Biblical theme incorporating music, crafts and games.

First Communion Class
- Contact the church office for the current schedule.
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. A link to the registration form is under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

Confirmation Classes
- Contact the church office for the current schedule.
Two year program for anyone in 7th grade and above. Classes are held on Sundays at 9:15am, September thru May. Links to the confirmation program requirements and registration are under Convenient Links in the right sidebar.

Bible Study
- Bible Study has been temporaily suspended.
Held Fridays at 1:00pm, October thru May. This schedule is subject to change on a weekly basis. If you would like to join the group, to ensure they are meeting on the day you would like to attend, please contact the office for the current schedule.

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Easter Egg Hunt

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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Christmas Shoebox Packing