ST. STEPHEN LUTHERAN CHURCH WEEKLY NEWS
A prayer for every day, all year long
When it comes to prayer, there is no shortage of people and situation to include in our prayerful conversations with God. Sometime it helps to have a little prompting though – reminders of special concerns of the church and world, prompts related to the church calendar or ideas for ministries to remember in prayer that might otherwise slip by us. ELCA Prayer Ventures offers such prayer suggestion for everyday of the year.
Prayer Ventures can be used for personal prayer, adapted for use in worship, posted online or shared with members. They are posted for download a month in advance at ELCA.org/en/Resources/Prayer-Ventures. It’s free and fresh each month!
All baptized Christians are encouraged to receive Holy Communion. For those with gluten allergies gluten free wafers are available. Simply place your hand over your chest and the pastor will give you a gluten free wafer. Likewise, for those who would prefer grape juice simply put your hand over your chest and an assisting minister will give you grape juice.
NEXT SUNDAY’S LESSONS AND PRAYER OF THE DAY – April 29, 2018
1 John 4:7-21
Prayer of the Day: O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL
Children are invited to attend Sunday Church School on the room off the narthex near the water fountain.
An interactive Bible Study on Key Passages of the Acts of the Apostles began on Saturday, April 14th and conclude on Saturday May 12th. The study is from 8:00-9:30am in the conference room. Pastor Sabatelli is the leader, and friends from Holy Apostles are invited.
New members will be received into the St. Stephen family on Sunday, May 6th. If you would like to join please speak to Pastor Sabatelli.
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND CHORUS
The “Sea Chanters”, the Navy Band’s Chorus will give a concert next Saturday, April 15th at 2:30 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St. The concert will include sea chanteys, patriots fare, opera, Broadway and contemporary music. The concert and parking are free. Parking is available in the underground lot on Lee Street, between Light and Charles Streets. A free will offering will be taken.
PASTORAL NEED OR EMERGENCY
In case of a Pastoral Need do not leave a message on the church phone. It may not be listened to until the next business day. Call Pastor Sabatelli either at 410-788-0829 (H) or 410-598-7827 (C). If Pastor is away call the Church of the Holy Apostles at 443-799-6723 and speak to Father Jim Perra.