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: EASTER

"Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills"

The "queen" of feasts, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Our Lord. The origin of the word Easter is not fully known but some suggest that it may refer to the fact that the sun rises in the East. The day of Easter is determined as the Sunday after the first full moon of spring.  The color for Easter is white. White is the color of purity and completeness.

The theme for the "great fifty days" of Easter is supported by the use of white. This color, used primarily during these Sundays, assists in bearing the message that "though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow." Christ's triumph from the grave on Resurrection day is the cause for our rejoicing. His purity before his Father becomes our purity. White reinforces that message of joy.

Easter is fifty days of celebration.  Forty days after the resurrection the church celebrates the Ascension of Our Lord as it is written in the Gospel of Luke.  On the fiftieth day the Church celebrates the day of Pentecost when the promised Holy Spirit moves the apostles to begin their ministry as the Church.  The color for Pentecost is red representing the fire of the Holy Spirit.

​​​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

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.