Oktoberfest • September 22, 2018

Oktoberfest September 22, 2018 Poster

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Please join us for
Oktoberfest – Santa Cruz Style!

Beer • Wine • Food • Music • Fun

St. Stephen’s is throwing a party for our community, Live Oak, Santa Cruz and beyond.  It’s based on the traditional Oktoberfest started by Ludvig I of Bavaria in 1810 on the occasion of his wedding to Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.  However, the Oktoberfest Team has added a few 21st century and Santa Cruz touches to make this more than the continuation of a tradition.  Come and see!

Excellence in Parish Ministry Award

“Annually, the Alumni Board of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago confers the seminary’s Distinguished Alumni Awards upon individuals whose commitment to Jesus Christ and partnership in ministry have been exemplary. In this regard, it is my great joy and delight to officially inform you that you have been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Parish Ministry Award, which celebrates your work as a rostered leader in a parish setting. I am delighted you were chosen for this honor and look forward to your visit to LSTC in October for the Awards Ceremony.”
– Dr. James Nieman, President
Pastor James Lapp recently received this letter and is pleased the seminary has recognized his achievements in ministry. He is looking forward to the Awards Ceremony with joyful anticipation.  Please see the May 2017 Newsletter for more of Pastor Jim’s response.