St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
Get Involved: Activities & Committees
Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. Please join us as we learn more about God’s word. All ages are invited to join us – no previous experience necessary – Bring your Bible or we can provide you with one.
This committee is handled the details of the sale of the lower parking lot and also gathered the bids for any improvements. The roof and many windows were replaced. Any building needs are discussed by the committee.
Vasiliy Kifyak, Music Director We have Bell Choir every Wednesday night at 6:00 PM. and the Adult Choir meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm. We’re always looking for new voices to sing praises to our Lord.
Linda Peters, Chair – Tess Pinkerton is the Sunday School Superintendent. This group is always looking for new Sunday school teachers – either on a regular basis or substitutes. You cannot imagine the joys you can get from teaching the children the old Bible stories and the questions the children can come up with. If you’re not sure about teaching you can come out and help – it’s a rewarding experience and Jesus told us to let the little children come to him!
Lynn Rhodes, Chair – Records gifts given to the church.
They decide the way the interest in the fund is spent. Interest earned is used to spread God's word.
Charlie Baun, Chair – This group meets every month on the second Monday. They look for ways to reach out into the community and serve others. They also try to find ways to bring Christ's word to others and invite them to join us in Worship.
Jenn Schneider, Chair – Our church family gets together once a month to take food to Hope Lodge. AstraZeneca Hope Lodge is run by the American Cancer Society located at 110 W. Laurel Avenue in Cheltenham, PA. Guest rooms are provided for many families near treatment centers. Taking these families a home cooked meal helps to brighten their days and warms our members hearts.
Jeannette Daly & Jenn Schneider, Chairs This committee helps plan and run various special occasion functions. They handle refreshments after special services such as the Thanksgiving service and many other special services. Help with bringing and making food is always welcome.
Carol A. Dunn, Chair – Meet every third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
They gather and publish the church budget, set by each committee and manage church finances.
Maria Taylor, Chair. This wonderful group helps many families with bags of food all year round. They also collect and put together the Thanksgiving baskets and run the Christmas party. Help is always needed and appreciated. Jesus said, “When we help someone in need, we are helping and feeding Him.”
Our group meets at 12:00 noon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. We bring our own lunch, coffee, tea and deserts are provided. We put meals together for ‘Aid for Friends’. At Christmas we sold German Christmas cookies and Fisher’s pot pies in the fall. Please join us for fellowship as we help our homebound friends with home cooked meals. Even if you can’t make it every month, we’d love to have new members!
Carol Dunn Chair – The library was invigorated with many newer books and they have book discussions every other month. The books that are being discussed are posted on the bulletin board and the group members bring a brown bag lunch with them. Their meetings start on the first Thursday of October, December, February, April and June at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome to join in and get some new tips on the best books to read.
This group decides what community outreach program to help. We have helped with A Mother's Home in Cambodia, Christ's Home for Children, Victory Outreach, and Samaritan's Purse with shoe box gifts, among other worthwhile projects. We welcome new members and new ideas. Please check the bulletin and calendar for meeting dates and times,
Robert Murset, Chair – This group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. The meetings start at 11:30 am with some entertainment and then leave the church for a different area restaurant each month. A couple of times a year they have a one day trip planned and take a tour bus or two and enjoy a show and a meal. (Such as Lancaster or New York City) Friends and family are invited to join this fun group!
Our nursery takes care of pre-school children during the services. We are always on the lookout for parents, and grandparents that can be called upon to help out in the Nursery. (In case of sickness or vacation.)
Bud Keiper, Chair – This committee meets every Wednesday at 8:00 am and repairs many minor and major items that arise with the building. New members are always welcome to help with the repairs to keep our church safe and sound.
Joyce Pokrywka, Chair – This group helps run our Blood bank and works on getting us Food vouchers to give out to needy families. Our Food Bank gives out food to many families living in Bucks County, including a full Turkey dinner with all the fixings.
This committee updates job descriptions, and hires for non-clergy positions when the need arises.
Worship and Music
Mark Tiger, Chair – meetings are held every 2nd Monday of each month. The committee has printed business cards that can be given to visitors, worked on our new picture directory, along with doing Temple Talks and helping with the Lenten Soup Suppers. Some of their members also have done home visitation to some members that cannot make it to church – it’s always nice to see a friendly face!
Lois Ann O'Donnell, Chair – This group meets about every other month. Duties include getting musicians, people for Altar Guild, Ushers, Greeters, and Lectors. We coordinate the music with the church services. We also bring in outside soloists to enrich our services. We plan out the church calendar for Communion services and any special services as they are needed.
Julie Leinhauser is our new director, Our youth group is a very active group and is always growing. We have game nights about once a month where the teens can get together and socialize in a safe place.