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Welcome to the Court Hill Winds: Pete Trotter (Bassoon), Betty Adams (Clarinet), Lu Hileman (Flute), Mary Strang (French Horn) and Leslie Hyland (Obeo).  We appreciate your gift of music this morning.

L.O.A.F. Giving Tree is located in the narthex.  During this season of Advent, take a heart with a dollar amount from the tree and make a donation to the Love One Another Fund in that amount.  Instructions on how to give are found on the tree.  The L.O.A.F. account allows St Stephen’s to anonymously contribute to members and nonmembers who need immediate financial assistance. 

Women 50+ Luncheon, Tuesday, December 11 @ 11:30am.  Join others in the fellowship hall for a festive lunch with great food, wonderful desserts, and conversation.  Jessica Gardner will lead the group in some fun activities after all have eaten.  For information or to RSVP, contact Ardell Begalske at or 319-393-7073.

Advent Soup Suppers are every Wednesday @ 5:45pm, followed by Advent Worship Services are being held every Wednesday @ 6:30pm. This year’s focus is on Praying with the Saints.  The saint this week is Lucia. Plan on joining us for a wonderful meal and some inspirational worship of our Lord.

Share the Christmas Cheer, Wednesday, December 12 @ 7pm.  Come help us pack 166 Christmas Treat Bags for our Operation Backpack children at Grant Wood and Erskine Elementary Schools.

Women, Wine and Wisdom Christmas Party, Tuesday, December 16 @ 6pm.  Gather with other women to celebrate Christmas.  This month the group will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a dish to share and a $5 gift to give. Contact Amy Kuhn at or 270-6365 to RSVP or if you need transportation or childcare.

2019 Offering Envelopes. The 2019 boxes of envelopes are ready to pick up in the narthex for those families who give using envelopes.  If you do not have a box of envelopes and want one, or if you do have a box of envelopes and do not plan on using them, please let Jenny Weber know at


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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, ELCA

610 31st Street SE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 | 319-364-2637 | ©2014