Last week was family week. Dave had a meeting in Denver, which is where three generations of my family live. We spent time with my mother, my brother and sister-in-law, and our youngest son. And after our return on Sunday we spent Father's Day with our oldest son, and his girlfriend's family. So much family in such a short period of time! While in Denver I went to Sunday worship where the topic of the sermon was suicide. It was at the end of a week where there had been suicide deaths of several prominent people. Earlier in the service there had a been a baptism, and as a body of Christ we renounced the devil and all the forces that defy God. We renounced the powers of this world that rebel a

Books and Movies

What sort of literature do you enjoy reading? Classics like Pride and Prejudice? Mysteries like Sherlock Holmes? What about a good non-fiction book? While many of us might be preparing to go to the beaches (or shore) or perhaps lighten up our summer load of responsibilities, we may be pondering what sort of book(s) we might enjoy in these lazy summer days. Some of us might not have been able to answer the question as quickly as others. Not everyone finds the same joy as I do upon entering a Barnes and Noble to that wonderful smell of books and coffee. There is joy, to me, in seeing bookshelves stuffed with books - some read and others just waiting to be cracked open. For others, a good relax

Six Words

Confession coming Eucharist coming Apostles It was a simple five-word email that Pastor Jason sent out that filled in some worship planning details. He was in a meeting and was trying to be brief. I understood what the message meant, but I looked at it for a long time and finally wrote back to Pastor: "There's a good theological story in there somewhere." It reminded me of six-word stories. This form of story-telling was started by Ernest Hemingway (maybe, at least that’s the traditional source). He wrote: For sale: Baby Shoes, Never worn. Other six-word stories: Painfully, he changed "is" to "was. Born a twin; Graduated only child. Strangers. Friends. Best friends. Lovers. Strangers Paramed

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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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