Posts by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

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Lunch Bunch: Parking Lot Picnic with the Pastor

Lunch Bunch: Parking Lot Picnic with the Pastor Well … let’s give this a try! Since it is recommended that we continue to practice physical distancing protocols and yet we miss each other very much, let’s try for a parking lot picnic on Friday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. Imagine a mid-day tailgate party with your […]

Knitting Group to Meet Virtually – Thursday, June 4

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, June 4 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going via a GoToMeeting on Thursday, June 4. Here is the link if you wish to join the fun: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/113410437 You […]

Family Promise Week Taking Place June 7 – 13

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK JUNE 7 – 13 Our second week of hosting is fast approaching: June 7th-13th.  In order to continue to be cognizant of the recommendations regarding social distancing and to keep the sponsor family and host families healthy and safe, the sponsor family continues to shelter in place at St. Stephens Lutheran Church (610 […]

Communion Celebration – Sunday, June 7

Communion to Be Celebrated – Sunday, June 7 As we have done the last several months as we worship separate and yet together, we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Communion this Sunday. Please consider having some bread, grapes, juice and/or wine ready when join for worship. You might also consider setting aside a space […]

Pentecost Sunday – May 31

Pentecost Sunday ~ May 31 In the Christian tradition, the celebration of Pentecost Sunday happens 50 days after Easter.  It is a day set aside to remember and recall the coming of God’s Spirit to the early followers of Jesus.  For some, it represents the birth of the church, a coming together of community for […]

Memorial Day

We Celebrate the Brave Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Lives to Keep Us Free  “Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate […]

Knitting Group Meeting Virtually – Thursday, May 28

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, May 28 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going via a GoToMeeting on Thursday, May 28. Here is the link if you wish to join the fun: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/164952581 You […]

Story Time with PMB

Story Time and More with Pastor Mary Beth ~ Thursday, May 28 ~ 11:30 a.m. I am hosting a story time for our children and youth, May 28, at 11:30 a.m. I will be reading the stories that we will focus on this coming Sunday, which is about the Pentecost, the coming of the Holy […]