Do you read the Bible?

There have been a few members of the church that have read the Bible “cover to cover.” In fact, one of our late members read it cover to cover six times. Six times! Some of us have read portions here and there - be it in Sunday School or Confirmation. While a great number of us, and I suspect this is true for a rather large population, have had the Bible read to us...on church… Yet there seems to be a very strong interest in reading the Bible, but how? There are some great suggestions out of the ELCA to help build Biblical literacy and to allow us to explore the texts that make up our Holy Book. It is highly encouraged to read the Bible in community - reading it alone is problema


This past weekend was my last weekend in Wilmington. It still has not hit me that I am going to a new chapter in my life. But I know the people at St. Stephen’s have prepared me to follow where the Spirit leads me and equips me to be a servant in many ways. When starting this blog, I had so many emotions about what I wanted to say about a community I hold so dear. I reached out to my housemate and she gave me a few questions I could answer. The one that stuck with me the most is, “Where are you going and what are you going to miss most about St. Stephen’s?” So here we go. For those of you who do not know, I am taking on the role as a Campus Ministry Coordinator and Resident Hall Director at

The Lovely Gift of Music

This week was another reminder for me about the power that music has. There were several hymns we did at church on Sunday that reminded me of that. During the summer, we've been singing rather than saying our Psalms. The hymn for Psalm 30 on Sunday was All With Joyful Exultation. The music is a Jewish tune and we sing it regularly with different words. But on Sunday, it wasn't just the words that were different, it was the whole piece. It might have been the setting of being in the chapel. Or it might have been because Oksana just got back from Israel and played it as a dance. But we had fun with it! Okay, we struggled a little to get all the words in, but we laughed about it, and we laughe

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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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