Reconciled in Christ Welcome Statement

We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.”

Approved at the January 2020 Congregational Meeting

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 16, 2024

We gather on 4th Sunday after Pentecost for worship at 10am.

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life.  We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better images in a tiny, no-account seed.  It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look.  Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with it’s fruit in the cup we share.  It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.

You can also participate in worship through the livestream and recording at www.ststephenslutheran.org.

There is usually a Children’s Church / Sunday School program planned during worship. Please contact Leslie Lapp 476-4700 for more info. The Family Room is always available adjacent to the sanctuary for little one’s activities if you need it. We love having children in church and all that brings as part of worship!

Coffee Fellowship:  Please contact our Church Administrator Leslie if you are willing to host. We need you!

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. June 17 – Embroiders 7:00 pm
  • Wed. June 19:  Women’s Café Group 6:00 pm
  • Fri. June 21 – Newsletter Collating 1:00
  • Sat. June 22 – Church property work day 9:00 am
  • Sat. June 22 – Habitat Home dedication 12 Noon Rodeo Creek.
  • Tues. June 25 – provide Habitat Lunches 10:30 am (5 sandwiches still needed)
  • Sun. June  30 –  with Pastor Carol Been 
  • Weds. July 10 – Bible Study Resumes
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Day of Pentecost – May 19, 2024

We gather on Pentecost Sunday for worship at 10am.

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.  Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wildeness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it – to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts.  Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth.  We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit.  Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.

You can also participate in worship through the livestream and recording at www.ststephenslutheran.org.

There is usually a Children’s Church / Sunday School program planned during worship. Please contact Leslie Lapp 476-4700 for more info. The Family Room is always available adjacent to the sanctuary for little one’s activities if you need it. We love having children in church and all that brings as part of worship!

Coffee Fellowship:  Please contact our Church Administrator Leslie if you are willing to host. We need you!

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. May 18th – Church property work day 9:00 am
  • Sat. May 18th – Association of Faith Communities Gala Dinner and Silent Auction 6-8:30pm at Holy Cross.
  • Sun. May 19th – Pentecost Sunday with Pastor Carol Been 
  • Weds. May 22nd – Women’s Faith Café Group 6:30 pm
  • May 24-27 – Mt. Cross Work Weekend
  • Tues. June 11th:  Church Council 6:30 pm
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