A New Chance

I love the opportunity to start over.

Advent is the start of a new church year, time for me to finally get my desk cleaned up.

January 1 is the start of the new calendar year, time for me to finally get the living room cleaned up.

Lent is the start of a period of introspection, time for me to finally start that Bible reading program.

Summer is a relaxed schedule, some of the regular time pressures are off, time for me to finally get the spare room cleaned up.

September is the start of a new program year, time for me to finally get my dresser cleaned up.

Advent is the start of a new church year, time for me to….

Are you sensing a trend here? (Other than the fact that housework is clearly not a priority in my life.)

Every day is a fresh start.

A new chance to thank God for giving me another day.

A new chance to bring God into my decision making.

A new chance to offer prayers to God.

A new chance to see God in the everyday.

May God bless you this new year, and may you appreciate and wisely use each new beginning you are given.

- Ann Warner

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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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