It's Time For Another Church Directory!
Our last directory was done in 2016 and we have lots of new faces to introduce.
Our photo sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 31st. I know that it is summer but I am really hoping to have a great turnout. You can visit the following link to sign up for your picture time.
> Schedule your session here
We need a minimum of 20 sessions each day. Our main focus is the fill up July 31st - August 3rd first. Then we will schedule for the following week. Please look at your calendars today and get signed up! Please let Shannon know if you have questions.
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. Money 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.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM BEGINS! - The Church Library is sponsoring its annual summer reading program through August 11 for ages 18 months to 6th grade. The theme is Christian symbols. Parents may read books to young non-readers. A prize will be awarded on August 18 to each child completing the program by reading 10 non-chapter books, 5 chapter books, or a combination. Check out the books and make reading a part of your summer fun!
We are looking for a new Nursery Coordinator. Lauren Taylor has done a wonderful job and we certainly appreciate her time and effort, but she is ready to retire! This coordinator schedules volunteers to keep the nursery on Sunday mornings, sends out a quarterly schedule, and emails reminders the week of. If you think this is something you could take on, please contact Shannon (Shannon@sslc.org).
We are also in need of more folks to keep the Nursery on Sunday mornings. Our goal is to have enough volunteers so people are only scheduled to work once every 3 months. Please let Shannon know if you are able to help!
We need Summer Sunday School teachers for ages 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s! All you have to do is provide a snack! Please consider helping out!! Sign-up sheet is across from the Men’s Classroom.
|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 (email@example.com). 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.