We invite everyone into the fullness of God's love -- regardless of race, creed, color, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, immigration status or station in life.
Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA is a Reconciling in Christ Synod
As a community, we know that Jesus is Lord, everybody is somebody, and faith is living in God's grace. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we strive to love and to be God's hands on earth.
We welcome everyone to come explore with us what it means to be God's hands on earth.
*EpiphanyEpiphany is a Christian holiday primarily commemorating the Magi's visit to the baby Jesus and the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Eastern traditions, which usually call the holiday Theophany, focus on Jesus' baptism, seen as the manifestation of Christ as both fully human and fully divine. Western traditions focus on the Magi's visit, seen as the first manifestation of Christ as saviour of Gentiles as well as Jews. Epiphany is among the church's oldest and most important feasts.
*SEASON AFTER PENTECOST (ORDINARY TIME)The Season after Pentecost, also called Ordinary Time, begins the day after Pentecost and ends the day before the First Sunday of Advent. It may include twenty–three to twenty–eight Sundays, depending on the date of Easter, but the first Sunday is always Trinity Sunday, and the last Sunday is always the Sunday of the Reign of Christ or Christ the King. The season also includes All Saints and Thanksgiving
*All Saints DayFor Lutherans, All Saints resonates with the conviction that in Christ every saint is a sinner and every sinner a saint, simul justus et peccator. Lutherans especially remember on this feast that it is God’s grace, apart from our works, that makes us saints. We find lasting rest only in the mercy of God.
*REFORMATION SUNDAYFor Lutherans and many other Protestants in America, the last Sunday in October is celebrated as Reformation Sunday. ... On that date Luther posted his statement of faith, known as the 95 Theses, on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus beginning the Protestant Reformation.
Activity and Worship Schedule
Regular Sunday ZOOM Worship
Pastor: Rev. Mandy Achterberg
Blood Pressure Checks - First Sunday of the Month (Note: BP checks are suspended until further notice)
What are services like?
Council made the decision to require proof of vaccination for in-person worship beginning January 9, 2022. If you are not fully vaccinated with required proof, you are invited to join worship via Zoom.
You will find a "Click Here" button at the top of all our webpages for our Sunday Worship ZOOM link
How should I dress?
How is Communion done virtually?
Sunday CommunionOur Lutheran Communion is OPEN to ALL who are baptized whether in the Lutheran or any other denomenation.
For in-person worship we will gather at the altar rail to recieve the sacraments.
For ZOOM participants, Pastor Mandy will invite you to lift elements as she says the words of institution. If you do not desire to take communion for whatever reason, that is just fine, Pastor Mandy will offer a blessing for you as well.
Click Here for two bread recipes, both hail from two of our seven ELCA seminaries. The one from Luther Seminary is wonderful and fairly easy to make, but not recommended for those with gluten sensitivity. The one from LTSS is also quite wonderful, a bit more involved, but perfect for anyone needing a gluten free bread.
What happens before and after services?
Sunday morning in-person fellowship is encouraged with coffee and a pastry from our kitchen nook.
Thank you for joining our community for worship and fellowship!!!
Let us know you are visiting.
We have Homemade Chocolate Chip cookies for you. Follow this link to fill out a Visitor card. The alternate method is to fill out the visitor form in the pew pocket or ask an Usher or Pastor Mandy if you cannot find the visitor form.
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Community of Faith -- "Before pandemic and During pandemic"