St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Updated: Jan 25, 2015

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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.

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St. Stephen Lutheran Church
A congregation of the ELCA

Inviting our neighbor to experience a relationship with God.

February 1 - Souper Bowl Sunday
Start shopping for Souper Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, is Souper Bowl Sunday here at St. Stephen. We gather up cans of soup and other non-perishable foods to be donated to SWES. Stock up on soup using the soup sale of the week, and bring the soup in on February 1st as your contribution to our wall of soup.
February 7
Pastor Sabatelli will lead a bible study on St. Paul's letters to the Corithians beginning February 7, from 8AM to 9:30AM. All members and friends of St. Stephen are invited.
February 8
During brunch, we will have the opportunity to view Jessica's pictures from Cambodia. Please, join us as Jessica shares her adventure.
Shrove Tuesday - February 17
Shrove Tuesday - We will again hold a pancake supper on February 17 from 4pm - 7pm.
Ash Wednesday - February 18
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 29
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 Thrusday - April 2
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 - April 3
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 - April 5
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.

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]

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.
The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us - sinners all.