Thanksgiving Service 

Please join us at 9:00 am on Thanksgiving morning as we praise God for the many blessings in our lives!

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.  

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends,
and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.  

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.  

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.  

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ;
for the truth of his Word and the example of his life;
for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation;
for his dying, through which he overcame death;
and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known;
and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

Turkey Tourney

turkey-platter31Tired of trying to use up Thanksgiving leftovers for weeks? Sick of throwing away perfectly good food? Then join our St. Stephen’s Turkey Tourney! On Sunday, November 30th, all are welcome to bring a dish using their leftover Thanksgiving turkey and enter into the Turkey Tourney. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your dishes! And be sure to bring your appetite!

Christmas Carol Family* Sing

carol_4360cThe Children’s Choir at St. Stephen’s invites everyone to come to the Christmas Carol Family Sing following 10 am Worship on December 7, 14, and 21.  Because there are so many wonderful Christmas Carols in our Hymnal and so few Sundays on which to sing them, we want to be sure to share as many of them as we can in December.  No singing skill is expected. 
So that we can plan, please RSVP to either or  We want to be sure we have plenty of music, coffee, juice, and, of course, Christmas Cookies!
Make this a magical, musical, special Christmas for you and your family!
*A family is any adult and child (of any age!).  If you can’t find a child to bring with you, plan to come anyway!  We’ll find one for you!

Godly Play for Adults: Advent Series

Godly Play is not just for children! Parents and adults can benefits from the stories through their own spiritual growth and also form pathways that open discussion between themselves and their children.

Nancy St. John will tell each Advent story to parents and adults at 9:30, beginning this Sunday, November 30. Children will hear the same story during their class time. Whether familiar with Godly Play or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the Christmas season and relate to the children of Godly Play.

Picture of the Week


November 14, 2014: Happy Birthday! Soup and Sandwich celebrating the past month’s birthdays with a cake.