St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Updated: Jan 30, 2016

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Snow Policy
Church will not be canceled unless the roads are impassable and Pastor Sabatelli cannot make it.
If you have any doubt about church services, listen to WBAL radio or call Pastor Sabatelli. Your safety is of the utmost importance. Please do not take unnecessary risks. We want no broken hips nor any fender benders.

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.

a classic image of Saint stephen
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
A congregation of the ELCA

Inviting our neighbor to experience a relationship with God.

Shrove Tuesday - February 9
Shrove Tuesday - We will again hold a pancake supper from 4pm - 7pm. It is the final preparation for the Lenten Season. Invite your neighbors and friends to come and join us in the festivity!
Ash Wednesday - February 10
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. St. Stephen will hold a service at 7:30PM, which will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.
Palm Sunday - March 20
Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. This feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four Gospels.
Maundy Thursday - March 24
Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Gospels. St. Stephen will hold a Maundy Thursday service.
Good Friday - March 25
Good Friday is a religious holiday, observed primarily by Christians, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
Easter Sunday - March 27
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Profile Committee
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.

Sunday Worship Schedule

10:00 a.m. - Worship Service
11:15 a.m. - Free Brunch
Sunday Church School

Pastor: the Reverend
John Sabatelli

Weekly Readings (RCL)
Worship Opportunities
Volunteer Service Calendar
Altar Flowers
Family Funship
Monthly Calendar

Contact St Stephen
Telephone 410.242.0422
901 Courtney Road,
Arbutus, Maryland 21227

Habakkuk 2:4
The Righteous will live by his faith.
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 10
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.
Romans 8:3
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.
Leviticus 6:24-27
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.