I've been having a lot of weird dreams lately, most of which I don't remember or remember only the smallest of details. Frequently I just wake up with a sense of discomfort. I have more memories than usual of a recent dream. I was in Scotland, and I ran into my father (dead) and cousin, and then my aunt (dead) and my cousin's wife. Then suddenly, I was in China. Even though I was in a restaurant, the waitstaff was most uncooperative, and it became a trial to try to sit and eat my piece of cheesecake (yes, cheesecake in China). During this restaurant chaos, I realized I had lost my phone and my purse. I had no way to call anyone for help, and of course, I didn't speak the language. Somehow I

An Autumn of Great Potential

I love autumn. For some reason, this season shakes me from the oppressiveness of summer, the heat drenched days that make everything seem slow and cumbersome and marks an end to that strange liminal time between summer break and back to school. Back in Chicago autumn did not last nearly as long as it does here in Delaware - I enjoy the crisp air and bursting colors of the leaves. We cannot forget the gourds and mums - and yes the pumpkin spice anything! It shows us that things change, seasons, days, lives. It shows us that the Creator God makes a season for everything - a time and purpose under heaven. This October greeted us with a full Harvest Moon and will depart with a Hunter’s Blue Moon

Working Together

Last weekend I served as parliamentarian for my first zoom conference. They've been planning this conference for months. How do we do it as legally as possible? The first business action was to approve a bylaw amendment allowing virtual meetings. How do we vote? Some votes could be done with yes/no buttons. Some votes had to be anonymous, so we needed to use polls. But then we had to move visitors and other non-voting people into a separate "room" while the voting took place. How do people indicate they want to speak? How can we "pre-filter" the questions people have? (Sometimes they have questions that someone else can answer without interrupting the entire meeting.) How do we let people k

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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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