We Are Called

Church: (noun) a building used for public Christian worship

Church: the English translation of the Greek word ekklesia, which means "called out."

Lent is brutal this year.

Lent is preparation for Easter. It's a chance for us to reflect on our sins and challenge ourselves to become better.

Lent this year is challenging us to be church.

We are a building left unused for worship.

But we are called to be church.

Our pantry remains open, with the help of church staff, volunteers, and food donors. Dozens of families each day have food to eat.

We are keeping in touch with our St. Stephen's family through mail, email, phone calls, and the website. Conversations are being opened between people.

We are serving each other by running errands and offering conversation and prayer. Physical distance does not have to mean isolation.

We have found ways to worship together through computers and telephones. We are gathered, even if it's remotely.

We have been called to be church. Not a church building, but a church community. We are a community called to care for each other, called to care for those in need, called to come together in worship in whatever form that may take.

We will muddle through this brutal Lent. And when we are able to come together again, we will celebrate a joyous and grand Easter!

- Ann Iona Warner

Please join Pastor Jason on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning for worship. The YouTube link, or call-in phone number, is emailed each week and can be found on the website. If you do not already receive email notices from St. Stephen's, you can sign up under the News tab on the website, or contact the church office.

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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.


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

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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