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St. Stephen Lutheran Church
A congregation of the ELCA
Inviting our neighbor to experience a relationship with God.
500th Reformation Commemoration|
October 31, 2016 ushers in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
of the Church, which began on that date in 1517. See Worship Opportunities for more.
Pastor Vicki Hamel
We are thankful and appreciative for her leadership
this last Sunday!
Would you like to become a member of St. Stephen?
If so, speak to Pastor Sabatelli. New members will be received into the St. Stephan family on
Palm Sunday, April 9.
Lenten Bible Study
Pastor Sabatelli will be conducting a Bible study during the three
Saturdays remaining in Lent. See Worship Opportunities.
Palm Sunday - April 9th
Maundy Thursday - April 13
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.
Good Friday - April 14
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 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday service.
Easter Sunday - April 16
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. St. Stephen will hold a 7:30 PM
Good Friday service.
Sunday, May 14
or Resurrection Sunday,
is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
to view the Small Catechism by Martin Luther.
A Message From Pastor Sabatelli,
St. Stephen is a small but friendly congregation that invites you to share in its
ministry and fellowship. We'd be delighted to welcome you to our 10:00 AM Service, with Holy
Communion, where all are invited to the Lord's table. We hope you will stay for our weekly
free brunch at 11:15 AM. All are welcome.
Sunday Worship Schedule
10:00 a.m. - Worship Service
11:15 a.m. - Free Brunch
Pastor: the Reverend
Weekly Readings (RCL)
Volunteer Service Calendar
Contact St Stephen
901 Courtney Road,
Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Prayer of the Day
Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light
into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us - sinners all.