CROSSROADS GROUP
Have you felt that you needed a place to belong, or a group to join that shares your interests and with which you have things in common? Do you feel like you don’t quite belong to the Living Faith group, but are not quite ready for Prime Time? If so, we invite you to join our new Crossroads group. This adult group will be hosting a gathering on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30pm at The Casual Pint, 217 Saluda Springs Road in Lexington. We hope you will join us as we see where our journey and our faith take us and give your input into group activities. For more info., contact Suzanne Robinson at robinsons1@yahoo.com or Beth Haggard at bhaggard@windstream.net

HURRICANES HAVE DECIMATED various parts of our country with millions of people suffering due to the heavy rain, winds, and rising tides. How can you respond?

1) Please pray for the people who have been affected, that God's healing presence would give them peace and hope in their time of need, and/or ... 2) you can make a financial contribution to support in rescue and cleanup. As stated on the ELCA website: “Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for ‘Hurricane Response – United States’ will be used entirely (100 percent) for these disasters until the response is complete.” =

If you desire to give online the link is: https://community.elca.org/ushurricanerelief. To give by check please make it out to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and designate in the Memo Line “Hurricane Relief”. For the most current updates on the relief effort on social media you may want to like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and/or follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.

JOIN US as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation and our German heritage, at our Reformation Celebration on Tuesday, October 31. A German festival will be held complete with tents, lights and an Oompah band under the trees in the front of the church. Brats will be served, along with potato salad, kraut, roll, beverages, and traditional German desserts, beginning at 5:30pm. Games and crafts will be held from 5:30 – 7pm. At 7pm, we will enter our sanctuary for our Reformation church service to hear one of Martin Luther’s sermons, presented by Pastor Jason. Look for a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.

FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL began August 27th
Nursery – Room #105
2 & 3 year olds – Room #103
4 year olds & 5K – Room #205
1st & 2nd Grade – Room # 206
3rd & 4th Grade – Room #201
5th & 6th Grade – Room #216
7th & 8th Grade – Room #212
9th – 12th Grade – Room #217

SEPTEMBER LOVE OFFERING - Music Program Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2010 as an incentive to encourage St. Stephen's youth to participate in our various choirs, the scholarship is available to all high school aged members who participate in one of our adult choirs or adult hand-bells. Participants are required to be present for at least 75% of all rehearsals and performances, and they are awarded $50 for each year of participation. The full amount that each student earns will be collected and given to them upon their graduation from high school. Love offering donations in September will go towards continuing these scholarships into the future

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!

Here’s an introductory video for the Givelify App:
https://youtu.be/FmK5Fy9Yd4U

Here’s a video on how to make your first donation with the Givelify App:
https://youtu.be/8RVHos0lvi4

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.


Weekly Church Bulletin ... In PDF format.
WEEKLY Church Announcements - In PDF format.
The Spirit of St. Stephen (MONTHLY newsletter) - In PDF format.
MONTHLY Calendar - In PDF format.

2016 End Of Year Statement Letter - In PDF format.
2016 Financial Report - In PDF format.
Proposed 2017 Budget & Council Nominees - In PDF format.

Birthdays & Anniversaries of St. Stephen's Members - In PDF format.

SMALL Groups at St. Stephen - Groups of 10-12 people who meet weekly (February- April) to develop relationships, study the Bible, a devotional text, or a practical guide to Christian living, and grow in their relationship with God.

Time & Talents - Please take time to review the ways that you can personally continue in your baptismal covenant. Please turn in completed Time and Talent Forms to Shannon Burnett or place them in the offering plate.

ELCA News - The latest from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The Lutheran - The magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Helpful Links - Want to know more about Lutherans? Try these links.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The SC Synod (of the ELCA)


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Date

Sermon Title

Delivered by
09/25/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
09/21/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
09/18/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
09/11/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
09/04/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
08/28/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
08/21/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
08/17/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
08/14/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
08/10/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
08/07/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
08/03/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
07/27/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
07/03/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
06/29/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
06/12/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
06/08/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
06/05/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
06/01/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
05/29/16 Sermon Guest Pastor
05/15/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
05/04/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
04/27/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
04/17/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
04/10/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
03/27/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
03/24/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
02/28/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
02/24/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
02/21/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
02/17/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
02/14/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
02/07/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
02/03/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
01/31/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
01/24/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
01/17/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
01/10/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
01/06/16 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
01/03/16 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
12/24/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
12/22/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
12/15/15 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
12/13/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
11/29/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
11/22/15 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
11/15/15 Sermon Hillary Nelson
11/08/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
11/01/15 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
10/25/15 Sermon Rev. Mark Bredholt
10/18/15 Sermon Pastor Jason Antley
10/11/15 Sermon Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle
















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