Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – July 5

Dear St. Stephen’s Family,

One of today’s readings from the Old Testament in Zechariah characterizes God’s people as “prisoners of hope”.  These days, that is an inspiring reminder for us to keep looking for ways to keep hope in front of us as we all wait under the restrictions caused by a very dangerous virus that is not going away any time soon. It gives me hope to know that you have been very understanding of how your church leadership has decided to continue being the church through recorded worship services that we all participate in at home. It is so hard to not be together in person, but we are doing Christ’s work of caring for each other – especially the most vulnerable among us – by not gathering in person.

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Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – June 28

Dear Beloved Community of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,

Let’s continue to join our spirits in worship here anytime on Sunday. It is so important to offer ourselves to God in this way these days. I know you will find it a comfort and blessing. Previous weeks are recorded as well. Please find attached, the bulletin cover artwork, scripture readings & prayers in the Celebrate.

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Third Sunday After Pentecost – June 21

Dear Beloved Community of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,

Let’s continue to join our spirits in worship anytime on Sunday. It is so important to offer ourselves to God in this way these days. I know you will find it a comfort and blessing. Previous weeks are recorded as well. Please find attached, the bulletin cover artwork, scripture readings & prayers in the Celebrate.

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Second Sunday After Pentecost – June 14

Dear Beloved Community of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,

Let’s continue to join our spirits in worship here at the web site anytime on Sunday. It is so important to offer ourselves to God in this way these days. I know you will find it a comfort and blessing.  Previous weeks are recorded as well.  Please find attached, the bulletin cover artwork, the bulletin, and scripture readings & prayers in the Celebrate. This week we have a special sermon offered by our very own Lydia Abler as well as a children’s sermon by Pr. Jim.

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