THIS SUNDAY we celebrated Palm Sunday and began the Holy Week. Although we can’t be together, we are still united! As the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit said on their Facebook page - We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the body of Christ. We are the Church.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS During the Coronavirus Crisis:
1. Join us Sunday on YouTube for worship! Click the LATEST WORSHIP VIDEOS button above.
2. The office is still open from 8 AM-12 PM (Monday-Friday). We are here to help however we can.
3. Remember that you can go to www.sslc.org to get the latest announcements, worship bulletins, find the link to our YouTube Channel, give your offering on-line, and learn about our virtual communion.
4. If you prefer, you can still mail in your offering to 119 N Church St. Lexington, SC 29072 or if you are interested in setting up automatic draft, please contact Tonya (email@example.com) and she will help you. You can also use the Givelify app!
5. Please know that the pastors are also still available! You can reach them by calling the church (359-6562), calling the Crisis Care Line after hours (808-6471), or emailing them ... firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
6. If you need any sort of assistance with food, getting groceries, medical appointments…anything at all…please reach out. We have folks who are willing to help in any way they can! Please take time to call folks that may not have a strong network and may be in need. Also, if you know of anyone that needs to be added to our email list, please let me know! Be sure to share our info on Facebook and YouTube and encourage people to join us for worship!
7. If you want to purchase a lily or make a donation to debt retirement in honor or memory of someone and didn’t get that opportunity, please email Tonya (Tonya@sslc.org). The money can be collected once things return to normal.
8. We will continue sending out emails keeping everyone updated but you can also check out our website and our Facebook page for updates.
ST. STEPHEN’S will be hosting a blood drive on April 15th. Whether you are a regular donor or not, you are probably aware that there is a SEVERE shortage of blood right now. It is imperative that the Red Cross collect as much blood as possible. Doctors are literally making life saving choices as to who does and who does not get blood due to the shortage. Blood Drives are considered ESSENTIAL and with so many drives being cancelled, the staff and executive committee felt it was crucial to open our doors. The Red Cross has implemented protocols to make sure donors are safe. If you are available and feel led to give blood on April 15th, please go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code SSLC. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
NOTECARDS for Debt Retirement: Our own Dawn Corley has been gracious enough to create note card packets with five designs. All five designs are in each pack. They will be sold for $10 per pack and all proceeds go to debt retirement. There are also signed individual prints (4X6) for sale for $10. See Shannon or Tonya in the church office if you are interested. Checks can be made payable to SSLC. Thank you Dawn!!
THE US CENSUS BUREAU has contacted the church and asked that we get the word out that census takers are needed! They have hundreds of jobs to fill and you can apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs. The contact said the jobs pay well ($15.50/hr) and offers great flexibility! If you have questions that the attachment doesn’t answer, you can contact Mike McSwain (US Census Bureau) at 843-763-3805.
|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.