Keep Calm and Smile On

Christmas is fast approaching, and I’m sure many are feeling the stress of the times. Take a few minutes to relax and hopefully chuckle, or think. The items this week are all from the Twitter account and Facebook account of Unvirtuous Abbey. Enjoy. For grandmothers who give us exactly what we want for our birthdays without even asking us, we give thanks. @SylviaDHook For clergy who pray for our dear departed cats, we give thanks @RainicornMax For those who insist that others get on the bus before them, we give thanks. @emdash29 For bagboys and store clerks who are kind, gentle, and patient with tiny, frail old ladies, Lord, we give thanks. @winterlyHome For all the times I must explain that

Pondering Christmas

Before we moved to Wilmington my family lived in a small Connecticut town of about 24,000 people. It was a racially and economically diverse town, and was home to government offices, expensive water-front properties, and government-funded housing projects. I was involved with an umbrella group for neighborhood associations. Not neighborhood associations that dictate what color you can paint your house or whether you can put up a flag pole. These were home-grown neighborhood associations, created to bring communities together and to provide a voice for the residents. My last winter in town, the umbrella group hosted a special Christmas event. The different neighborhood associations provided u

St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve


1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806


As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.


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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806



We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.



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