News/Announcements

Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Church Office Closed

 

Friday, November 25

Church Office Closed

 

Sunday, November 27

8:30am Worship with Communion

Divine Service, Setting One

9:45am Sunday School/Bible Study

10:45am Worship 

 

Monday, November 28

5:15pm Private Cribbage

6:30pm Elder’s Meeting

 

Tuesday, November 29

6:00pm AA Meeting

 

Wednesday, November 30

4:30pm Confirmation Class

6:30pm Ladies Advent Prayer Group

7:0pm Advent Worship Service

 

Thursday, December 1

6:30pm Handbells Rehearsal

6:30pm Male Chorus Rehearsal

7:30pm Cantare Choir Rehearsal

 

Saturday, December 3

9:00am Private Quilter’s Group

9:00am WingGs Baking in Kitchen/Carrot Cake Fundraiser

9:00am Christmas Decorating

 

Sunday, December 4

Carrot Cake Bake Sale Fundraiser

8:30am Worship with Communion

9:45am Sunday School/Bible Study

10:45am Worship with Communion

 


CEF Stamps Are Back!!!! 

Kids can BEE Super Savers!! Bee Smart, Bee Thrifty, Bee Helpful, Bee Blessed 

Church Extension fund saving stamp program. Saving and stewardship for kids. This program teaches our children about Godly stewardship at an early age. When children buy Saving Stamps from Church Extension Fund, they quickly learn just how much fun and rewarding it can be to save. 

Saving Stamps do far more than teach kids how to save; they also provide an opportunity to participate in the growth of the church.  Saving Stamps are used to proved low-interest loans to Lutheran congregations in Michigan.  These loans help build new churches and schools.  And the earnings on these loans is used to repay your child with interest. By saving with CEF, children learn how their money can be used to bless others! 

Accounts can be opened for any child @ any age that has an eligible Social Security #.   Enroll Now! 

For more information see the table in the church lobby or contact Tammy Miller through the church office, email or, or mailbox note to open and account.  Tammy@ststephenwaterford.org.

CEF LOOKING FOR DONORS

We are looking for any donors who would be willing to match any new child’s stamp account that is opened $5 per new account.  You can designate how many accounts you would like to match or unlimited.  What a great way to instill stewardship in the lives of our children.    If you would like to be a match donor, please contact Tammy Miller! 


 Music Event Opportunity at Concordia, Ann Arbor

Boar’s Head Festival- Friday & Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd @ 7:30pm, Sunday December 4 @ 4:00pm

Location: Chapel of the Holy Trinity 

Join us during your holiday season for our annual production of the Board’s Head Festival. 

We look forward to sharing the miracle of Christ’s birth and telling of the Christmas story in this Concordia classic!

Tickets can be purchased online at the CUAA website or by calling the box office at 734-995-7537

The box office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm

 


Thanksgiving Eve & Midweek  Advent  Worship Schedule

Thanksgiving Eve Worship: 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 7:00pm

Midweek Advent Worship:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7:00pm


Upcoming St. Paul Dinner

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Please sign up to donate food, funds, or your time on the sign up sheet at the Welcome Desk.

 Please have any donations to the church by Tuesday, December 6th at  10:00am


 St. Paul Christmas Gifts

We are assembling 12 laundry baskets for St. Paul families. If you would like to donate item(s) to fill these baskets or make a monetary donation, please see the display in the church lobby for how to do that. Please bring your purchased, unwrapped items to the lobby by Sunday, December 4, 2022 by the end of late service. Baskets will be assembled following late service that day. 

 


The Lutheran Witness 

It's time to re-subscribe or subscribe to THE LUTHERAN WITNESS at a discounted rate. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church‚ÄĒMissouri Synod and is published 11 times a year. It provides Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective. Subscriptions ordered through your church will include the Michigan In Touch supplement. The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2023, but orders need to be to the District office by December 15, 2022 to take advantage of a discounted District rate of $12.00/year.¬†Payment for subscriptions should be made directly to St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Please drop off your payment in the box on the wall outside of the church office no later than Sunday, December 11th.¬†If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact the church office at 248-673-6621.

 


Lutheran Choralaires Annual Christmas Concert

St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 4:00pm

 

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 4:00pm

 

Suggested Donation: $10/Adult, $5/Children

 

Further Information:

Paul Kienman 248-890-4405 Dan Ragle 419-902-7090

info@lutheranchoralaires.org


 Church Worker Scholarship Fund

Do you know that St. Stephen has a Scholarship Fund established specifically for the education of church workers? We would like to add more money to this fund to encourage people who may be in need of a scholarship to reach their goal of becoming a church worker. This could include a preschool administrator, a teacher in a parochial school, a music director, a deacon or deaconess, or a pastor. Please support this ministry by making an offering to St. Stephen Lutheran Church and earmarking it for the Church Worker Scholarship Fund. 

Application forms will be available in the church office.

 

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