St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Updated: March 26, 2017

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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!
New Members
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
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 - April 13
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 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday service.
Good Friday - April 14
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. St. Stephen will hold a 7:30 PM Good Friday service.
Easter Sunday - April 16
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Sunday, May 14
Mother's Day - We Honor Our Mothers!
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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
John Sabatelli

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Contact St Stephen
Telephone 410.242.0422
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.