News/Announcements

Sunday, December 5

8:30am Worship with Communion

Installation of Board Member-Dennis Morgan

9:45am Adult Bible Study

9:45am Sunday School

10:45am Worship with Communion

 

Monday, December 6

6:30pm Elder’s Meting

 

Tuesday, December 7

6:00pm AA Meeting

 

Wednesday, December 8

4:30pm Confirmation Class

7:00pm Midweek Advent Worship

8:00pm Male Chorus Practice

 

Sunday, December 12

8:30am Worship with Communion

9:45am Adult Bible Study

9:45am Sunday School

10:45am Worship 

 


Adult Bible Study 

 Join us on Sunday at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall for Adult Bible Study.

Doughnuts, Bagels, & Coffee 


The Word Became Flesh: 

An Advent/Christmas Sermon Series on John 1:1–18
 

John 1:1–18 introduces one of the Bible’s greatest and grandest books—the Gospel according to St. John. These eighteen verses contain some of the most important words written—ever. They explode with light and brilliance, truth and grace. And John 1:1–18 is chalked-full of dearly-loved Advent and Christmas themes, with the most famous one being, “The Word became flesh.” (John 1:14). That’s the focus of this series of sermons on John 1:1–18. The lineup is as follows: 

 

Advent 2 “A Man Named John” (John 1:6–9, 15)

Advent 3 “Chosen Children” (John 1:12b)

Christmas Eve “We Have Seen His Glory!” (John 1:14b) 

 

Historically the Fourth Gospel is likened to an eagle—an image suggesting that John soars to awesome heights of glory and grandeur. As we begin Advent and dig deep into John 1:1–18, get ready to fly!

 

Theme of the Day for this Wednesday Advent 2: The biggest bully on the block of life is a liar and the father of lies. We know him as the devil and Satan. And Satan hits us with his lies and rubs our face in our dirt. That’s why God sent a man named John—John the Baptist.


 Portals of Prayer Devotion Booklets

Portals of Prayer Devotionals for January-March are now available in the tract wall at the bottom of the steps off of the church lobby. 

Pick up a copy today for your personal or family devotion/prayer time.


Upcoming St. Paul Dinner

St. Stephen will be hosting the St. Paul Dinner on Wednesday, December 8th. 

Please sign up at the Welcome Desk to donate food, funds, or to volunteer.


Encore: Christmas Music Presentation @ Cross of Christ, Bloomfield Hills-December 9-11th @ 7:30pm

Tickets are free, but required for admittance. All seating is reserved by section. Visit Bloomfieldcross.org/christmasconcert  to 

secure your tickets.  Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Rd.. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


 WinGs December Meeting News

WinGs December meeting will be on Saturday, December 18 at 9:00am. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall and a 

continental breakfast will be served. The project will be to assemble gift baskets for women who attend St. Paul, Pontiac or for use in their food pantry. We feel these women are often overlooked at Christmas. All women of the congregation are welcomed and encouraged to attend and help with this project. (This will be in place of purchasing Christmas gifts for children at St. Paul.) There will be a list of items in the lobby that will be needed for the gift baskets. Please help us by purchasing items on the list and placing them in the donation box.

Questions-contact Cherri Barrett 248-202-8447 or Kim Hamilton 989-295-5255


Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

Today is the last day to re-subscribe or subscribe to THE LUTHERAN WITNESS through the church office. Please submit your checks to the church office. Make your checks out to St. Stephen Lutheran Church and include The Lutheran Witness in the memo line. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri 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 2022, but orders need to be to the District office by December 15, 2021 to take advantage of a discounted District rate of $11.60/year. If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact the church office at office@ststephenwaterford.org or 248-673-6621.

 


Mark Your Calendar For These Great Musical Events Coming Up

You will not want to miss any of these! Most  of them are featuring members of our own congregation.

December 3, 4,  5th Boars Head Festival at Concordia University, Ann Arbor (check their website for more information)

December 9, 10, 11th @ Cross of Christ, Christmas  Celebration “Encore” with members of our Cantare Choir

December 24th, 5, 7, 11pm at St. Stephen Celebration of Christmas each service will feature special music

January 16, 2022 8am, 9:30, 11am Mannerchor Celebration @ St. John, Rochester hosted by St. Stephen & St. John, Rochester. Tammy Miller and Nick Kwapus will be co-directing.

 


Scrip Orders

Scrip is a fundraiser for our church. You order gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip through the church at full price. The cards are purchased from the businesses at a reduced price and St. Stephen receives the difference. You can place a paper order or order online. Order forms are available in the tract rack at the bottom of the stairs. At this time, orders are places only the first Sunday of the month and cards are usually delivered by the following Wednesday. If you have any questions, call or text Deb Maas at 248-762-1896 

 

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