Flat Steve

Have you heard of Flat Luther? How about Flat Jesus?? I’m sure you might have seen a few pictures of Martin Luther or Jesus photobombing a picture here and there. It’s only July and I am pretty sure that we all have some travel plans yet to be fulfilled…I for one am planning on heading out to my old stomping grounds in August for continuing education. So it occurs to me that we could begin a fun tradition of sending Saint Stephen around the state, country and globe and documenting his journeys. So without further ado I would like to introduce you to Flat Steve! Flat Steve can travel with you to the beach (or shore if you really must go to Jersey), he can go on the train to Philly or DC, in y

On Track for Reformation 500

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is everywhere in Europe. OK, I don’t know how the Reformation is playing out in places like Italy, but in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Iceland, it is definitely being noticed. In Germany, the DB train system is the "official mobility partner of the 2017 Reformation Anniversary." There is even an engine (or presumably multiple engines) painted with the likenesses of Martin Luther, John Hus, and John Calvin, all powerhouses in the Reformation movement. There are concerts and lectures and exhibits throughout Germany during 2017. In the Czech Republic they note that John Hus provided the groundwork for the Reformation 102 years before Martin Lut

Reflections on a Year

I cannot believe that one year ago I was only a few days ordained, waiting for the Mayflower movers to come and take the boxes stacked floor to ceiling from our second floor apartment in Chicago to our little rented home in Midtown Brandywine. Good-byes were said to my beloved Chicago and to the friends and family that had supported me through the long process of discernment and seminary. A new adventure awaited me in the east. If you recall, in my first blog post, I quoted an excerpt from a poem that has special meaning to me. It was as follows: Then the delight, when your courage kindled, And out you stepped onto new ground, Your eyes young again with energy and dream, A path of plenitude

Thank You, God

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33) God is with us, God is around us, God works through us. And if we keep our eyes open, if we listen intently, if we keep our senses on full alert, we can find proof that we are loved by God. But sometimes it’s not so obvious for God oftentimes shows up in mysterious ways. I have had the experience any number of times of finding myself looking up to the sky and saying, “Thank you, God.” One evening several years ago when I left my work office for home I was carrying my briefcase and a very large sign board I needed the next day for a presentatio

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St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve

 

1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623  office@ststeph.org

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

302-652-7623 office@ststeph.org

 

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

 

 

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