Freedom Through Forgiveness

(Excerpts from Called by God to Serve; Reflections for Church Leaders by Robert F. Holley & Paul E. Walters) “[Jesus said] Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.” Luke 12:2-3 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22 Schools are expected to be safe places for children to learn. Famil

It's in the Small and Unexpected

It's in the small things. It's in the unexpected things. A phone call, a thought, a prayer. While those seem small, they are significant. A simple ‘hello’ as you pass by someone, or that extra time you spend with a loved one, again – significant. This Sunday we are going to hear our final story about faith. I wonder where you will find yourself in the story? Will you find something unexpected and yet significant? As we move into Autumn, into the harvest, let's rejoice in the small significant things that can perhaps bring about great spiritual transformation at the church. One small addition to the worship space is the tidying up of the corner behind the piano. Removing the clutter that was

All Things News

For some reason lately I've been noticing things that make me feel old. We have now lived in Delaware for 19 years, which is the longest either of us has ever lived in one place. Our oldest child will soon be turning 30 (which means I'm on the downslope for 60). I'm getting to know my doctor because I'm seeing him more often. When I read the celebrity columns in People magazine while I'm at the doctor's office, I have no idea who most of these celebrities are. I've been watching Grey's Anatomy for how long? My pastor is as old as my marriage. Beloit College puts out a list every year of things that this year's college freshmen have never known: A small sampling from this year's list: Benjami

Both And

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum today - well, I should more accurately say, something soul jolting happened on my way to church today. I heard someone say that they were blessed and listed off reasons - none of which have anything to do with what God would count as blessings. This past Sunday we got into this conversation in Bible Study, what does make us blessed? Does having something more than another (money, car, health) make us blessed? Perhaps, but what about the person that does not have the nice whatever, does that make them less blessed? I wonder if we sometimes confuse blessing with luck. (Note I am not criticizing us for saying or feeling blessed, on the contrary, I

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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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