Watch this Sunday’s worship on our YouTube Channel, live at 8:00 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/
Welcome Visitors If you are visiting today, we welcome you in our Risen and Living Savior, Jesus!
- Please let us know you worshiped with us by introducing yourself to a Pastor.
- If visiting, please don’t feel obligated to give an offering.
Stephen’s members express thankfulness to God through their voluntary offerings which then support the congregation’s work.
Baptism Carson Donald William, son of Zachary and Morgan (Kittell) Lyons, born February 3, 2020, was baptized last Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Sermon: God Provides Faithful Leaders
Hymns: 465, 366, 492, 482
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Sermon: Empty, Sinful Pride vs. Solid, Holy Pride
Hymns: 423, 408, 394, 418
Branches Band will join us for worship on August 30. Please plan to attend!
Video on Facebook and YouTube
Picnic Announcement Many of us look forward to the annual Good Shepherd/St. Stephen’s church picnic held at the end of August. With heavy hearts we have decided to cancel this year’s picnic due to COVID-19. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy we felt this was in the best interest of all involved. We have also moved our new teachers’ installation dates to the opening service of the school year. This service will be put on YouTube and Facebook for all to watch.”
Bible Study Opportunity coming soon! September 14 and 16 will begin our fall Bible study schedule. We will resume our study of the Gospel of John. We plan to make use of streaming video options for our Bible study. To be part of our “live studio audience,” join us Mondays at 7:00pm (Facebook) and Wednesdays at 11:00am (YouTube). Pastor Stratman has already begun revisiting the first seven chapters of John. The video Bible Class is available on Facebook and YouTube for those who want to review, or for those who haven’t attended and want to catch up and join the study in person or online.
Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:
Thursday, July 30 47+34=81
Friday, July 31 17 Total for weekend: 334
Sunday, August 2 56+52+79+49= 236
“Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” – with a mask There are many of our brothers and sisters in Christ at this worship service who are in the “high risk” groups regarding the virus currently floating around. While there are widely varying opinions and information on the virus itself, on a mask’s effectiveness, and on the legality of mask mandates in our state and communities, for the time being it’s the loving thing to wear a mask when we are together in our sanctuary. Thanks for lovingly thinking of the well-being (both physically and emotionally) of those around you in God’s house.
School News Registration dates are August 16, 8:30-12:00 and August 17, 5-7. Please watch for updates as to how this will be handled. The Covid-19 pandemic will dictate how we plan to do registration. If you cannot make one of these days, please contact us and we will set up a time for you to register your child.The complete school calendar is on the school website: www.ssbdwels.com/school.
Girls Volleyball Camp: The volleyball camp scheduled for August 10-14 has been cancelled due to the current health concerns caused by Covid. The BLAC volleyball season has been moved to the spring of 2021. Sorry for any inconvenience.