Count Me In!

The theme for our 2017-2018 Stewardship program, Count Me In!, focuses on the many ways our congregation members support our mission To Love, To Invite and To Serve. It also provides an open invitation for members to consider new areas in which to use their God-given talents. With that in mind: What is your Christ-centered passion? In which areas would you like to enhance our congregation’s efforts? Where can you take an additional step over and above your current level of personal commitment to make a difference in and to strengthen our worshiping community? We all have busy schedules, whether it be from work, from activities with our family, children, grandchildren, from appointments,

Where is God when bad things happen?

Where is God when bad things happen? That has always been a dreaded question for me...the question asked by so many when they are walking in the valley with the shadow of death, doubt, and fear cast over them. It’s also a question that I am no stranger to asking. It’s not so much a question that shows little faith. On the contrary, it is a question that reassures us faith exists. It is a question that helps us get through this endless quest for the Holy and how the Holy is living and moving in our lives. It is a question that has been asked in Texas and Florida and The Caribbean. This morning we woke to the news of the earthquake in Mexico City and the resulting images are heartbreaking. I h

On the Fourth Day...

October 31, 1517, is considered the birth date of the Protestant Reformation. It was definitely the first major step. Martin Luther created his list of 95 arguments against the Roman church’s practice of selling indulgences. Luther arranged to have copies printed for distribution, and hung one up on the Castle Church door, which served as the town's bulletin board. The document was an invitation to debate the issues raised in the theses. Did he really post them on October 31? It's hard to know for sure. It wasn't announced. He would have been just another person posting another notice on the church door. If it did happen on the 31st, it wasn't a random date. The following day was All Souls D

Ten Days of Prayer

Is it not like a pastor to you pray? How do you pray? What do you pray for? It might sound a bit off, but many people believe they just do not have time to pray. Others think no one is listening. Still others are embarrassed to admit - or God seen praying! So when I invite you into the TEN DAYS OF PRAYER I hope you might consider accepting. InterFaith Leaders for Neighborhood Ministries and I are hoping you could join us in prayer from September 8 through September 17 to focus the power of prayer on bringing about a safer, more peaceful city of Wilmington and the surrounding communities. Could you imagine what it would be like for our community if we, as a group prayed,

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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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