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WORSHIP

Of All the Things We Do at St. Stephen

Worship of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—is the most important. Everything else in our community flows from worship. It is the heart of who we are.

Historically, worship has always been the foundation of Christianity. Drawn together by God, we come together and follow the common pattern of the liturgy:

  1. We gather as the people of God;
  2. We hear the Word of God in scripture and in preaching that is connected to our daily lives;
  3. We share a Meal together of Holy Communion, where bread and wine are shared for all in table fellowship;
  4. We are sent out into the world to be active disciples in God’s marvelous creation.

Worship at St. Stephen takes three expressions:

  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. connects with the richness of our Lutheran prayer and hymn tradition, including organ and sung liturgy. This worship often includes the adult choir or hand bell choir.
  •  Sundays at 10 a.m. also connects with the richness of our Lutheran prayer and hymn tradition, including organ and sung liturgy. These services often include the adult choir or hand bell choir, as well as a children’s sermon. The Praise Band, with guitar, drums, keyboard and vocalists, are a frequent feature of the Sunday service.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 6:30 p.m. is Midweek Renewal, a casual gathering that includes scripture, singing, and Holy Communion.

Children/Youth
Kids are a part of life at St. Stephen, of course! In addition to Sunday School (for preschool to 8th grade) at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings, middle-schoolers and high-schoolers gather on Wednesday evenings. Contact the main office for more details.