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 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Prayer of the Day: O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
We will have a light supper of soup, bread and salad at 6:00pm followed by a discussion and a brief period of worship. Our mid-week program is shared with our sisters and brothers of Holy Apostles Church and will be lead by Father Perra and Pastor Sabatelli. The location will alternate between the church buildings.
February 21 – St. Stephen
February 28 – Holy Apostles
March 7 – St. Stephen
March 14 – Holy Apostles
March 21 – St. Stephen
Holy Apostles is located at 4922 Leeds Ave.
FREE TAX PREPERATION
Individuals or families who earn $54,000 or less qualify for free tax assistance. For an appointment call 410-234-8008. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8:00pm. Our pastor emeritus, the Rev, Richard Goodlin is a supervisor of this program. For online appointments go to bmorefreetaxes.org.
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).