The Womanless Beauty Pageant is an event you don’t want to miss! Join us for the 1st ever Womanless Beauty Pageant at St. Stephen’s! This pageant is a fundraiser for our 2020 mission trip to Arizona. We have 15 contestants that will be competing! 9 contestants will be vying for “Ms. Divine Disciple” and 6 contestants will be in the running for “Ms. Seasoned Saint”. The contestants will also be voting for Ms. Congeniality. The event will be held on Sunday, November 17th at 4 PM. Tickets are $5 for school age children and up. Dessert will be served at intermission. We want you to have a say as to who your favorite contestant is and whoever collects the most votes will be crowned the “People’s Choice” winner. How can you vote? Each contestant has a head shot and a container with their name located across from the Men’s Classroom. Every dollar donated counts as a vote! All proceeds from the People’s Choice will be used to purchase supplies for the project that is assigned in Arizona. Contestants are encouraged to collect donations from folks outside of our congregation as well! If you’d like to write a check please make them out to St. Stephen’s and mark them Arizona 2020. All of our contestants will participate in talent and evening gown. There is also an opening number that you will never forget! Don’t miss out on a fantastic night filled with lots of laughter supporting a great cause. Buy your ticket TODAY!
Our 2019 Pictorial Directories have arrived! If you had your picture made for the directory, your complimentary directory is located in the Social Hall** (location change) labeled with your name. If you did not have your picture taken and would like a directory, there are extras in the office. They will cost $10.
Debt Free Before 2030: For over 14 years St. Stephen’s has enjoyed the fruits of a huge step in faith when our congregation decided to build the Family Life Center. To celebrate this unique opportunity, we cordially invited the whole congregation to an event on Sunday, October 6th. To view a video of the presentation, click the link below.
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Note: A special THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our “Life After Debt” event a huge success! From setting up, performing, directing, serving, attending, to cleaning up - everyone’s participation was greatly appreciated. For those of you that weren’t able to make it, this event was a THANK YOU to everyone for their effort in helping pay down the building debt. The brochures that have been in the bulletins the last 4 weeks (The Dream, A Step in Faith, Living into our Mission, and Imagine the Possibilities) along with the Life After Debt brochure that was handed out explained why our congregation built the Family Life Center and how we have served and will continue to serve through this addition. The next three months we have a great opportunity to make a big dent in our debt! Through a generous estate gift, we are excited to share that the monthly interest payments for this October, November, and December have been paid. With this gift we have the opportunity to apply every dollar, donated to the building fund during these three months, to the principal at the beginning of 2020. Life after debt is within reach! Please remember that there is no gift too small or too large! Our goal is to pay off our debt before 2030 which is when we will celebrate our 200th anniversary! What a celebration that will be to be debt free!
Meals on Wheel is Looking for Delivery Volunteers. They are asking for a commitment of one day per week for one hour to deliver meals. If you can help, pleased contact Ann with the Lexington Leisure Center (957-7979).
We're Still Here! Our staff will be parking in the back of the church to leave more parking spaces open for members during office hours. If you drive by and don’t see any cars, don’t assume we aren’t here!
November Love Offering: Lutheran Theological Seminary
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is 1 of 8 ELCA Seminaries and the only seminary found in the Southern region of the United States. The campus is found on North Main Street in the Eau Claire community of Columbia. LTSS has been educating and preparing leaders for the church since 1830 and continues that mission today. As members of the SC Synod of the ELCA it has been and will continue to be a part of our mission to Support the seminary both with our prayers and our treasures. Please consider designating any donations over and above your regular giving to LTSS to help support the institution, the students, and their ministry present and future.
|Right Now Media - An Incredible Resource For Everyone!
Back in 2014, St. Stephen's became affiliated with Right Now Media which is an on-line resource known as 'the Netflix of Christian Bible Study'. Right Now Media has resources for all ages.
Since we are a subscriber, all of our members have access to EVERYTHING on the site for FREE. This includes Bible studies for all ages and family friendly children's videos!
You can access Right Now Media from any smart phone, computer, or tablet! If you have any questions, e-mail Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org). The link on the Web is ... https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/StStephensLutheran
The Givelify App ' Giving Simplified
Don't keep cash or checks on you regularly? Looking for an easier way to make contributions for Wednesday Night Live meals, Debt Retirement lunches, general offering, building fund, monthly love projects, etc.? After some hard work by the Stewardship and Finance committees and approval by our Church Council, we can now advertise that St. Stephen's can be found on the Givelify app! You might be asking "What is Givelify?", or maybe you are totally sold and want to start using the app.
Below are two very helpful links!
Heres an introductory video for the Givelify App:
Heres a video on how to make your first donation with the Givelify App:
Download Givelify now in the Apple or Android app stores, find St. Stephen's, and check out the convenience. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Jason.