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Trips home usually get me re-interested in family history. My most recent trip home was more history-focused than usual. We were gathered for a three-day celebration of my mother’s 90th birthday. A cousin came in from Canada for the occasion, so there were new stories and new questions. Lots of paperwork was pulled out, and lots of guesses were made about what the German, Italian, Bulgarian and Czechoslovakian documents said. We looked at photos as Mom took educated cases about who some of the people were, or what the occasion was. And as we took pictures of the current birthday celebration we laughed that in 90 years our ancestors will be looking at the photos trying to guess who all the pe


One of my most favorite times of year is the autumn. The crisp cool air, the beautiful leaves falling from trees - pumpkins and mums. It’s also a time that reminds us of the approaching change of weather and the return to the sanctuary. The start of Sunday School (of which is about to embark on a brave new adventure). But all this anticipation reminds me that perhaps we should dwell in the current moment a bit longer. As the changing of our world from the warmth of summer to the coolness of autumn perhaps we can dwell on the here and now as we too prepare for what is to come. A poem by Patricia Cisco paints a beautiful picture... Autumn's Majesty Sun with his artistic touch, streaks skies o

Unfamiliar Roads

The smart phone has opened a whole new world to me. At least the GPS function has. Dave has a compass built into his brain. He always knows which direction we're going. He loves maps. It drives me nuts sometimes, but he has been known to prop a map up on his steering wheel to look at while he's driving. He keeps an honest-to-goodness paper atlas in his car. He hardly ever uses the GPS programs on his phone or in his car. I'm severely geographically challenged. I could figure out directions when I lived in Denver and the mountains were to the west. Once I moved to Chicago and flat land I seem to have lost any geographical sense I once had. For some reason I had it in my head that Niagara Fal

To Be or Not to Be

“To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?” Perhaps one (of many) well known Shakespeare quotes - and truly unforgettable when you hear a brilliant actor reciting this monologue from Hamlet (I’m a fan of David Tennant’s performance). But have you ever heard a quote from Shakespeare that you could have sworn came right out of the Bible or vice-versa? Even the most biblically literate person may pause a moment to decide if what they read was from Shakespeare or the Bible. So I thought it might be fun to play Shakespeare or the Bible? It’s

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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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