Thank you to the children for providing a reminder of the message of Christmas this morning at the 10:30am service. Thank you also to the adults who organized and prepared the children to share the message.
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, Wine and Wisdom Christmas Party, Tuesday, December 18 @ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-6365 to RSVP or if you need transportation or childcare.
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 Katharina von Bora. Plan on joining us for a wonderful meal and some inspirational worship of our Lord.
Vocal Artists of Iowa Christmas Concert, Saturday, December 22 @ 7pm. The Vocal Artists of Iowa will be performing in our sanctuary on Saturday, December 22. Some of our own members are part of this semi-professional group. Come, be reminded of the beauty of the Christmas season. The concert is free unless you choose to give to a freewill donation.
Godspeed and Farewell Reception for Mark Howland and Paul Below following worship on Sunday, December 23. Mark’s last day at St Stephen’s is December 24 and they will be moving to Ft Worth on December 27.
Special worship services times:
Sunday, December 23 - 9:30am only
Christmas Eve (December 24) - 5pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 30 - 9:30am only