I take important things seriously. And I can cry at sappy commercials and movies with the best of them. But I really prefer to see the lighter side of things and laugh. It's important to take our faith seriously, otherwise why would anyone believe us when we dare to share our faith story? But shouldn't we be able to smile and laugh and enjoy things about our faith, and maybe even poke a little fun at the human traditions we've built into our faith practices? There is a scene in the movie Amistad, where a group of 1830s Connecticut religious people approach a prison which is housing Africans who mutinied a slave ship. Two of the Africans talk as they watch the group approach. "Who are they, d

On the Street

On Palm Sunday about 50 people gathered at St. Stephen's to walk the streets of Wilmington. We were a mixed group: representatives from several of the Wilmington-area Lutheran churches, and a large group from the Delaware-Maryland Synod's Racial Justice Ministry Team. The Synod team does an urban walk every Palm Sunday, but typically in the Baltimore area. This year, the Bishop and the ministry team made the trip to Wilmington to support our first urban walk. We started with a healing service at St. Stephen's. There is something truly wonderful about having a person's hands on you as they pray: "I lay hands on you in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord beseeching him to uphold you i

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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