MISSION LEXINGTON (formally LICS) FOOD REQUEST: They are in URGENT need of the following items: Beef stew, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Chili, Canned Fruit, Applesauce, Sweet Peas, and Canned Tomatoes. School is out which means many of the children are not getting their snack packs from school. This increases the food requests to Mission Lexington. Please consider bringing extra cans of food in this summer. The hungry in Lexington continue to depend on you and they thank you.

VBS 2018 – Mission Project Update
Over 1.5 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites.  They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation.  They struggle with proper hygiene.  They do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare.  And being sick = struggling.  Kids miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.
There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes.  Countless more have shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids.  Their feet grow.  And they outgrow donated shoes within a year.  So, they are right back where they started.

The Shoe That Grows is the solution. This shoe grows five sizes and lasts for years. The Shoe That Grows is a really fun, hands-on missions project that makes a BIG difference to kids around the world.  This is teaching our children practical compassion!  If you would like to donate, please make checks to St. Stephen’s and mark them “The Shoe That Grows”.  Each pair of shoes only costs $15!  We have enough donations for 42 pairs of shoes!  Thank you!  Thank you!  If you would still like to donate, see Shannon Sunday!

July Love Offering: Helping Hands
In the Spring of 2015 it came to the church staff’s attention that St. Stephen’s had no funds available specifically for helping members of our own congregation who might fall into financial hardship of any kind. It was this conversation that led to the establishment of the Helping Hands Fund. Moneys donated to this fund will be dispensed at the discretion of a group of staff, council, and financial leadership representatives, appointed by the Congregational Council, who will assess each special circumstance and evaluate the best use of the funds to assist in the most helpful way possible.

St. Stephen's Is Hiring a Church Sexton and We Need Your Help!
The word "Sexton" and "sacristan" both derive from the Medieval Latin word sacritanus meaning "custodian of sacred objects. A "Sexton" in the church is the officer charged with the responsibility of providing general property care and maintenance for all congregational facilities. This position will work to ensure the safety and security of the facility and the people who inhabit it. The person filling the position should be of good character, and willing to advance the ministry of the congregation by having a helpful attitude toward the members and staff. The person should be an active member of a Christian congregation, understanding the nature of Christian ministry. The person should also have a sense that this position is a ministry of the church, for and with the congregation, understanding that the duties of this position will enable members to carry out their calling to proclaim the gospel.

This is a 36 hour per week position that pays around $16 an hour.

Do you know someone who may be interested?
If so, more specific information can be found here.

To apply please submit a resume to:

Tonya@sslc.org or mail to:

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
C/o Parish Administrator
119 N Church Street
Lexington, SC 29072

Thank you for your consideration!

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 (shannon@sslc.org). The link on the Web is ... https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/StStephensLutheran

Don Duke's brother Asked Us To Share This Information With You. It's a trip scheduled for late October that is going to Israel. Please click this link for more details. If you have questions, please ask Don or Georgianna Dukes.

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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Pastor Jason Antley

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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

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Pastor Jason Antley

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Pastor Jason Antley

06/12/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

06/05/16
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06/01/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

05/29/16
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Guest Pastor

05/15/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

05/04/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

04/27/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

04/17/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

04/10/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

03/27/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

03/24/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

02/28/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

02/24/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

02/21/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

02/17/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

02/14/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

02/07/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

02/03/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

01/31/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

01/24/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

01/17/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

01/10/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

01/06/16
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Pastor Jason Antley

01/03/16
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

12/24/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

12/22/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

12/15/15
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

12/13/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

11/29/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

11/22/15
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

11/15/15
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Hillary Nelson

11/08/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

11/01/15
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Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle

10/25/15
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Rev. Mark Bredholt

10/18/15
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Pastor Jason Antley

10/11/15
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