St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
Amazing Grace, Joyful Lives


Pastor Trudy Franzen

Easter Service & Lent Information

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

Sunday Morning Confirmation Class
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Sunday School for ages 3-12 

10:30am in the Fellowship Hall, then moves to the sanctuary at 11:10am to join in communion.



Wednesday Lunch Bunch
    

We are studying: 


May I have This Dance?


Special Office Hours:

 


Please call ahead to ensure
staff is in the office from 8-10am
or to arrange an appointment
for after hours.

 M-Th 10:00am - 2:00pm
 Friday Closed
     (or by special arrangements)

The office is closed:

  For lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm

ST. STEPHEN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
is available for Weddings, Parties, picnics & many other events. Please contact the office for more information.


Mosaic Art Classes 
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LENT

Can anyone tell me where to find the word "Christmas" in the Bible? Probably not, because the word is nowhere to be found in that book. Well, how about the word "Easter?" Surely that word is somewhere in Holy Scriptures. Try as you might, you won't find that word in the Bible either.

Now we are in the church season of Lent. Do you think "Lent" can be found in the Bible? Isn't that interesting, none of these three words can be found in God's word, because they are words which have been used in the Church to mark our days of celebration and our days of preparation for Easter, and they call came into use after the Bible was written.

The word "Lent" comes from an Old English word which simply means "long." And do you think you might know why we use this word to speak of our period of preparation for Easter? I'll tell you. If you notice, Lent always comes during that time of the year when the days are getting longer and we are seeing more and more sunshine. And that's what lent is supposed to do for us - to shed more and more light in our lives so that the darkness disappears.

Lent has 40 days, not counting Sundays (Sundays are always a mini-celebration of Easter, and very seldom do we let anything interfere with our celebration of Easter each week), but it hasn't always been 40 days. The Church has changed it so it will be the same length as the days Jesus spent in the wilderness where he fasted and was tempted by the devil at the beginning of his public ministry.


We are located at:

1001 Olson Lane

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916.933.1441
st-steph@sslcedh.org

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St Stephen Lutheran Church