Pastor's Office

Rev. Mandy Achterberg, STM

"Pastor Mandy"

I am sharing a google sign up for virtual connection conversations with me to set aside time to get to know each other. Please use THIS LINK to sign up for times.

Office hours -

Pastor Mandy's hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm. Please call before stopping by the church just in case Pastor Mandy is out caring for members of this community of faith. The best way to communicate a desire to visit is to send an email to


Connecting at St. Stephen's - Week of 11.28.2022


12:00 pm Lunch and Prayer

6:30 pm Advent Evening Prayer

(Dinner at 6:30, Evening prayer at 7)


9:30 am Centering Prayer

5:00 pm Women's Ministry/WELCA dinner


9 am Worship - 2 Sunday of Advent

Fellowship following worship

*Bible Study and Centering prayer remain on Zoom for the time being, links can be found below.

December Calendar

Advent Midweek Meals

As we prepare for the coming of Christ in the season of Advent we will have several opportunities to gather for meal and worship on Wednesdays during Advent.

Join us for Lunch and Prayer at 12:00 pm or Dinner and Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm.

These gatherings begin Wednesday, Nov 30th.

If you would like to help in providing of food please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or here on this form.

Women's Ministry/WELCA Christmas Dinner

Women's Ministry/WELCA will hold their annual Christmas Dinner at Cinzzetti's on Thursday, Dec 1st, at 5pm. Please sign up on the form in the Narthex or talk to Cyndi Skillings or Joell Swanson. Rides available upon request!

Daily Advent Devotions

Rostered Ministers from around the Rocky Mountain Synod have partnered to provide daily reflections for each day of Advent. You can find a new devotion each day here: Rocky Mountain Synod Advent Calendar.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation is currently exploring Luther's Small Catechism.

Materials for 12/4:

Sacrament: Altar


12/4 - Sacrament: Altar

12/11 - Congregational meeting, no Faith Formation

12/18 -Daily Prayer and Household Chart

Break until January 15, 2023

Bible Study

Bible Study will take a break for Thanksgiving and the season of Advent.

Bible Study will resume January 11th.

Zoom Links

Thursday - Centering Prayer, 9:30 am

click here to join

Meeting ID: 835 6480 4415

Passcode: 496597

One tap mobile

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Sunday Worship, 9:00 am click here to join

Meeting ID: 876 0834 4518

Password: 369289

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If you haven't done ZOOM before you should probably log on ten minutes before your session is supposed to begin so that you can download the software on to your computer. There's an introductory user's guide to ZOOM you can download - click here. You can use any of these numbers to call into a ZOOM meeting. If you access ZOOM this way you will need the meeting ID number and password. If your calling plan charges you for long-distance call, you will be charged that rate during the call.

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Recurring and On-line Giving

We are using a new platform for giving. To give online or set up recurring giving follow this link to the giving page, follow prompts to set up an account, and search for St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Please consider covering the fees associated with your giving so that we receive the full amount you desire for us to receive.

In-Person Worship

All are invited to worship in-person.

  • If you are feeling unwell, please join us for worship via Zoom.*

  • Sharing of Peace: choose means of sharing peace that are comfortable like: elbow/fist bumps, hand hearts, bowing, peace sign… etc.

  • We are a mask friendly space, if wearing a mask makes worship comfortable please wear one!

*Worship will still be available over Zoom if you do not feel well or if in-person worship is not possible or comfortable at this time.

Good Shepherd Food Bank Hours

Food bank hours: every third Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 to 11:45 am.

For pastoral care needs Pastor Mandy can be reached by phone (720) 334-9943 or email