We at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church take the health and well-being of our congregational family very seriously. With the growing concerns related to COVID-19 Coronavirus and the recommendations from the Governor as well as Bishop Smith and the NC Synod, we will be canceling all inside Worship services for now.
Meals on Wheels will continue as well as our administrative and janitorial services at the church.
The Golden Rule
To the people of Saint Stephen’s. As I am; I am certain that you too, are heavy laden with worry. In this period of change we can continue to pray that we will see a new full-time pastor soon. No Problem there! And the horrible virus COVID-19 attacked us and brought a new fear into our lives. We do not know when it will leave us or when it might return again as a plague on us. And now, in the wake of this plague we find our humanity torn and separated into colors. We fearfully watched as one horrible person took the life of another child of God, for apparently no reason other than hate. In Matthew 7:12 Jesus spoke of our behavior and that our guide should be what became known to us as children as The Golden Rule. We, as Christians, must pray in earnest that all people adopt this attitude as the way to Peace and Equality under God.
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I encourage each of you to read Proverbs 15 and to continue to be in prayerful conversation with God.