St. Stephen's

Member of the ELCA and Sierra Pacific Synod

- El Dorado Hills, California -

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills

Celebrates the Season: PENTECOST

"Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills"

Pentecost is often called the birthday of the church because it is the day that the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples in the upper room and they were empowered to go out to preach the Good News of Salvation.


  • The word "Pentecost" is derived from the Greek word for "fifty."
  • The Day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2, occurred 50 days after Jesus' resurrection and 10 days after His ascension.
  • The day celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit to the disciples following Jesus' ascension. 


Because Pentecost is the day that God poured out His Holy Spirit on Christ's disciples, the Season after Pentecost is centered on sanctification, the work of the Holy Spirit in the day to day life of the Christian. 


Through the gift of faith that comes only from the Holy Spirit, Christians are enabled to trust in Christ and proclaim Him in their daily lives by service to their neighbors. The Season after Pentecost is the longest season of the church year -- it lasts from Trinity Sunday until the first Sunday of Advent. This is the non-festival portion of the liturgical calendar during which the church stresses vocation, evangelism, missions, stewardship, almsgiving, and other works of mercy and charity as ways in which Christ empowers us by His grace to share the Gospel with others.

​​​ST. STEPHEN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in El Dorado Hills offers Sunday School & education:


Sunday Services
 Traditional - 8:30 am
 Contemporary - 10:30 am

Sunday School
For ages 3-12 
10:30am in the Sanctuary, then moves to the Parish Hall.  11:10am they join in communion.

Office Hours:
 M-Th 10:00am - 2:00pm
 Friday Closed
     (or by special arrangements)
The office is closed:
  For lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

ST. STEPHEN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH 
is available for Weddings and Wedding receptions in El Dorado Hills; along with parties, picnics & many other events. Please contact the office for more information.