Updated: Nov 25, 2015
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Luther on Scripture Study
...If we have once read or heard it [the Scriptures], that we know it all,
and have no further need to read and learn,
but can finish learning in one hour what God Himself cannot finish teaching. [in His existance]
The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us - sinners all.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
A congregation of the ELCA
Inviting our neighbor to experience a relationship with God.
The Profile Committee of,
Jennifer Bertsch, Ginny Kelly, Dick Moser, Nancy Showacre, Carole Timanus, have reported their
recommendations to the Congregation in the form of a report, which is available to all.
Christmas Food Baskets
Starting November 15 we will be collecting food for Christmas food baskets for S.W.E.S. The last day of collection
will be December 20.
As has become the tradition at St. Stephen, we will again be collecting “Turkey Money”, starting November 15,
to support the ministry of SWES, the Southwest Emergency Services, in their efforts to provide baskets of holiday meal
fixings to those who could not otherwise gather around the traditional feast. Put donations in an envelope marked
“Turkey Money” and place in the offering plate. The deadline to make this gift is December 13 in order that we might
purchase the gift cards to cover the cost of turkeys before we deliver all our
holiday meal donations the following Sunday.
2016 Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes for 2016 will be available in the fellowship hall at the end of November.
The envelopes are arranged in alphbetical order. If you can not find your box of envelopes,
please, let the church office know or speak to Teresa Sparhawk or Pastor Sabatelli.
Sunday Worship Schedule
10:00 a.m. - Worship Service
11:15 a.m. - Free Brunch
Sunday Church School
Pastor: the Reverend
Weekly Readings (RCL)
Volunteer Service Calendar
Contact St Stephen
901 Courtney Road,
Arbutus, Maryland 21227
The Righteous will live by his faith.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down
at the right hand of God.
14 . . . by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
For what the law was powerless to do ... God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man
to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in sinful man.
The LORD said to Moses: These are the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be slaughtered
before the LORD in the place the burnt offering is slaughtered; it is most holy. The priest who offers it shall eat it; it is to
be eaten in a holy place. Whatever touches any of the flesh will become holy.