It is the church's job to step outside of its doors and serve as disciples in the community. It is also important that we work with others in the community to work with and serve others. There are several organizations in town that St. Stephen's partners with:

Family Promise

Family Promise of Northern New Castle County is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that prevents and ends homelessness for families.  They provide a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, support, and hope. 


They have established a network of congregations that host families directly in their houses of worship, staffed by caring volunteers who have put their faith into action. We are  a community of faith-based congregations, volunteers and homeless families with children growing in faith, hope, and love.


LCS has been serving low-income families in Wilmington and New Castle County, Delaware with emergency food, housing, and other services since 1959.


Originally founded to help senior citizens with their independent living needs, they have evolved into a multi-faceted social service agency with many different programs and locations for low-income people of all ages.

Bootless Stageworks

Bootless Stageworks (“Bootless”) is a Delaware non-profit arts organization providing high-quality theatrical performances of operas, operettas, musical theater and stage plays. Governed and managed entirely by devoted volunteers, Bootless is a unique, small professional (non-equity) theater company employing emerging theater artists and designers from throughout the Delaware Valley.


Bootless was originally known as Arden Club Theatre, but became homeless after becoming its own non-profit art organization in 2009. In 2014 they signed a long-term with St. Stephen's and are working to create an intimate 75-seat theater space.


Bootless focuses on provided a vehicle in which to entertain while having young emerging performers stage new and unusual works for Delaware audiences.

Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center

Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center is a not-for-profit agency providing educational and social development programs for children and teens in the Wilmington community

Emmanuel Dining Room

Emmanuel Dining Room helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost and with no questions asked.


At the heart of Emmanuel Dining Room lies the faithful ongoing support of members of nearly 100 churches, synagogues, businesses, and civic groups who prepare and serve meals on a rotating basis.


Every day of the year, guests of Emmanuel Dining Room are seated in a clean, cheerful dining room and served a nutritious meal in restaurant fashion. An average of 550 meals are served every day. All who come through its doors are warmly welcomed.


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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.


© 2021 St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. All rights reserved.

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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