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Anticipation - excitement - “I just can’t wait”

It seems like we are at this point in the pandemic of anticipation. The anticipation of getting your vaccine. The anticipation of this all ending and our lives beginning anew. The anticipation of Lent ending and the dawn of Easter.

What do you anticipate?

Perhaps going out to eat with your friends that you have only seen on the screen for the last year?

For me, the anticipation of return to in person worship opportunities is right up there with getting the vaccine. That is why I am looking forward to the small outdoor gathering on Palm Sunday around the steps of the church. A chance to see one another - safely distanced - before processing around the block with our palms. Then, Easter Sunday we will have another outside service (weather permitting) around the steps. Bring a chair to that one if you are planning on coming.

Each of these will prepare us for the return inside to our sanctuary on April 18, 2021. We will gather for our Holy Communion services once again. This time we will have a newly installed sound system and livestream camera - not the impossible to hear webcam that the pastor (me) had set up previously.

I think that the anticipation of what is next is real for so many of us.

What is it that you anticipate?

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Jason

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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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