Updates From Pastor Lori

St. Stephen Family & Friends -

I’m writing this from my home, and I am extending warm and positive wishes and prayers for your safety and good health during this time of uncertainty. We have closed the church office for the meantime, and a small group will continue to meet on Saturday to pre-record our worship service for the week. If you find yourself in need of anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to a church member or myself (254-366-1097).

Currently, we are following all recommendations and mandates in order to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. This situation seems to evolve every few days, so my goal as your pastor is to keep you informed concerning the rescheduling of events and worship at St. Stephen UMC. Right now, everything is on hold except the Saturday gathering of fewer than 10 to record worship. Weekly worship is available on our Facebook page . If you missed last Sunday's service, you can find a link on our website home page.

Red, Susan & Ryan Hoar did such a great job recording us that some viewers thought that we had an “actual in-person” worship service! A special word of THANKS to Red, Susan, Ryan and their church, Grace Lutheran, for allowing us to use their equipment to record our service.

Please continue to remember St. Stephen in your prayers, your presence (through online worship, videos and possible future Bible studies), your gifts (faithfulness in pledges), your service (do all the good you can), and your witness (remember – it’s Christ in you!)

Peace & Grace,

Pastor Lori