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Senior Pastor,
Rev. Kevin Otto

Sunday Morning
Contemporary Worship
8:30 am

Traditional Worship
11:00 am

Sunday School
9:40-10:40 am

Johnson Memorial Preschool

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Welcome to St. Stephen's UMC

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Pastor Kevin welcomes all who desire to discover their spiritual gifts to attend the Christian Faith 101 class Sundays at 9:40 a.m. in Room 203.

Our annual Chili Cook-Off Fellowship Lunch will be held Sunday, February 7, following the 11:00 a.m service. If you are entering a pot of chili, please bring it to the fellowship hall before 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 7.

The Youth will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 9, from 5-7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. A suggested love offering of $5 is appreciated.

Ash Wednesday, February 10, marks the beginning of Lent. Join us for Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:00 p.m.

Save the date-Saturday, February 13-for the Dessert Extravaganza! Tickets cost $5 for 6 tastings. Sample homemade sweet treats from 2-3:30 p.m. Bid on whole desserts at a silent auction (closes at 3:30 p.m.).

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This Week at St. Stephen's
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Friday,  February 5:

Crunch Time Youth Retreat

6:00 am—Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Denny’s @ 34th & 290)

6:30 pm—Family Movie Night (Fellowship Hall)

Saturday, February 6:

Crunch Time Youth Retreat

8:00 am—Garden Angels Dirt Diggers Workday 

8:00 pm—Narcotics Anonymous Support Group (Scout House)

Sunday, February 7:

Crunch Time Youth Retreat

8:30 am—Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary)

9:40 am—Sunday School (Education Building)

9:40 am—Christianity 101 (Room 203)

11:00 am—Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)

12:00 pm—Chili Cook-Off Fellowship Lunch (Fellowship Hall)

4:00 pm—Christian Believer Study (Church Library)

(No Youth Group meeting due to Crunch Time Retreat) 

Monday, February 8:

10:00 am—The Gathering Place (Fellowship Hall)

11:40 am—Staff Prayer (Sanctuary)

7:00 pm—Boy Scout Troop 604 Meeting (Scout House) 

Tuesday, February 9:

Shrove Tuesday

9:00 am—Johnson Memorial School Classes (Education Building)

9:30 am—COVENANT Women’s Bible Study (Room 201)

1:00 pm—Johnson School Dance Class (Room 101)

1:00 pm—Johnson School Teacher Meeting (Church Library)

5:00 pm—Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (Fellowship Hall)

6:30 pm—GriefShare Grief Support Group (Room 201)

7:30 pm—Sea Scouts Ship 24 Meeting (Scout House) 

Wednesday, February 10:

Ash Wednesday

6:00 am—Men’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall

9:00 am—Johnson Memorial School Classes (Education Building)

9:30 am—Senior Games (Fellowship Hall/Bring a sack lunch.)

10:15 am—Homebound Visitation (Room 101)

1:00 pm—Johnson School Stay-N-Play (Church Library & Fellowship Hall)

6:00 pm—Sonrise (Contemporary Worship )Choir Practice (Sanctuary)

7:00 pm—Ash Wednesday Worship (Sanctuary)

Thursday, February 11:

9:00 am—Johnson Memorial School Class Valentine Parties (Education Building)

11:00 am—VIPs Luncheon (Fellowship Hall)

1:00 pm—Johnson School Gymnastics (Room 101)

1:15 pm—Office/Program Staff Meeting (Church Library)

6:15 pm—Handbell Choir Practice (Room 101)

7:30 pm—Chancel Choir Practice (Choir Room)