Sunday, July 5, 2020

Order of Worship - July 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

The worship service may be watched on Facebook Live. Please participate as you are able as you view the service, reading the parts indicated in bold print with the congregation.


July 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

The color green, used for the vestments and paraments in the season after Pentecost, represents growth and life in the Holy Spirit.


OLD TESTAMENT: In the lesson from Zechariah, which is traditionally read on Palm Sunday, the prophet compares the humility of the Messianic king with the bombastic pride of foreign rulers. Whereas a foreign ruler would enter the city as a conqueror on a warhorse, the Messiah enters as a meek servant on a donkey. The foreign kings bring conflict; but the Messiah brings peace.


NEW TESTAMENT: In Romans 7, St. Paul continues to deal with the persistent power of sin. How to account for sin after baptism? How to account for the believer’s love for God’s commandments, but at the same time the inability to keep them? In what is perhaps a simple example or perhaps Paul’s own personal struggle, Paul distinguishes the ‘I’ which is in Christ from the law which perdures in his old Adam. Though Paul still sins, the Christ that is in him is a greater and truer self than the sinful self which is being drowned in baptism. Paul trusts in Christ who will deliver him from death. Martin Luther took great comfort in this passage as he sought a God who was gracious to sinners like himself.


GOSPEL: ‘A yoke is a wooden beam normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs, as oxen usually do; some yokes are fitted to individual animals.[1]’ But the word ‘yoke’ can also be defined as the coercive power that a king or a master has over those below him, i.e. ‘the yoke of Rome,’ or ‘the yoke of slavery.’ Comparing and contrasting the rule of their oppressors – perhaps the Pharisees, perhaps the Romans, with his rule – Jesus  invites his disciples to bear his yoke, paradoxically saying that in his service, they will find true freedom.

 Upon  reaching your place, you may wish to read Psalm 84 in silence:


1 How dear to me is your dwelling, O | Lord of hosts!*

                My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord;

                my heart and my flesh rejoice in the | living God.

2 The sparrow has found her a house

and the swallow a nest where she may | lay her young,*

                by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King | and my God.

3 Happy are they who dwell | in your house!*

                They will always be | praising you.

4 Happy are the people whose strength | is in you,*

                whose hearts are set on the | pilgrims' way.

5 Those who go through the desolate valley

will find it a | place of springs,*

                for the early rains have covered it with | pools of water.

6 They will climb from | height to height,*

                and the God of gods will reveal him- | self in Zion.

7 Lord God of hosts, | hear my prayer;*

                hearken, O | God of Jacob.

8 Behold our defend- | er, O God;*

                and look upon the face of | your anointed.

9 For one day in your courts

is better than a thousand in | my own room,*

                and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God

                than to dwell in the tents | of the wicked.

10 For the Lord God is both | sun and shield;*

                he will give | grace and glory;

11 no good thing will the | Lord withhold*

                from those who walk | with integrity.

12 O | Lord of hosts,*

                happy are they who put their | trust in you!


You may pray the following prayer(s):


Holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God: hear our prayer and send your holy angel from heaven to guard, protect, visit, and defend all those who assemble together in this house; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Most gracious God, incline your merciful ears to our prayers and enlighten our hearts by the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may approach your Holy Mysteries with believing hearts and love you with an everlasting love.


OPENING MUSIC        Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun – Barry L. Bobb


Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played:


1              Awake, my soul, and with the sun

                thy daily stage of duty run;

                shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise

                to pay thy morning sacrifice.


2              All praise to thee, who safe hast kept

                and hast refreshed me while I slept.

                Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,

                I may of endless light partake.


3              Lord, I my vows to thee renew.

                Disperse my sins as morning dew;

                guard my first springs of thought and will;

                and with thyself my spirit fill.


4             Direct, control, suggest, this day,

                all I design or do or say,

                that all my pow’rs, with all their might,

                in thy sole glory may unite.


5              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

                praise him, all creatures here below;

                praise him above, ye heav’nly host;

                praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Text: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711









The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.


In the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit.



Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.



If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

(1 John 1:8-9)

Silence for reflection and self-examination.


Most merciful God,

we confess that we are in bondage to sin

and cannot free ourselves.

We have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Forgive us, renew us, and lead us,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name. Amen


Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit.








The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

  And also with you.

(2 Corinthians 13:13)



In peace, let us pray to the Lord.                                 Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above,

and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.       Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world,

for the well-being of the Church of God,

and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.    Lord, have mercy.


For this holy house,

and for all who offer here their worship and praise,

let us pray to the Lord.                                                   Lord, have mercy.

Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.                       Amen




Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.         

(Luke 2:14)

Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:

                We worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

                Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God:

                You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

                You are seated at the right hand of the Father;

receive our prayer.

                For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

                you alone are the Most High,

                Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen







The Lord be with you.

  And also with you.


For the 5th Sunday after Pentecost


Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

by your gracious will the mysteries of the kingdom

are revealed to the childlike.

  Make us learn from your Son humility of heart,

  that in shouldering his yoke

  we may find refreshment and rest.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever.


For a National Holiday


Lord of the nations,

by your Spirit guide the people of this land

to go forward in justice and freedom.

  Give us what outward prosperity may be your will,

  but above all things give us faith in you,

  that our nation may give glory to your name

  and blessings to all peoples.

We pray through Christ Jesus our Lord.




The Lord is faithful in all his words,

and merciful in all his deeds.             

  Let us hear the Word of the Lord.                                          Psalm 154:14                                                   


First READING                                                                  Zechariah 9:9-12


9Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
  Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
 Lo, your king comes to you;
  triumphant and victorious is he,
 humble and riding on a donkey,
  on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
  and the war-horse from Jerusalem;
 and the battle bow shall be cut off,
  and he shall command peace to the nations;
 his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
  and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
  I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
  today I declare that I will restore to you double.


The Word of the Lord.                   Thanks be to God.


HYMN                                 Jesus Shall Reign


Each stanza is spoken responsively, with a musical interlude between each stanza.


1      Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

        does its successive journeys run;

          his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

          till moons shall wax and wane no more.


2      To him shall endless prayer be made,

        and praises throng to crown his head;

          his name like sweet perfume shall rise

          with ev'ry morning sacrifice.


3      People and realms of ev'ry tongue

        dwell on his love with sweetest song;

          and infant voices shall proclaim

          their early blessings on his name.


4     Blessings abound where'er he reigns:

        the pris'ners leap to lose their chains,

          the weary find eternal rest,

          and all who suffer want are blest.




5      Let ev'ry creature rise and bring

peculiar honors to our king;

          angels descend with songs again,

          and earth repeat the loud amen.


Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, alt.


SECOND READING                                                           Romans 7:15-25a


15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

24Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25aThanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!


The Word of the Lord.                                                 

  Thanks be to God.




Alleluia. Happy are they who hear the word,

  hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit

  with patience. Alleluia.                                                    Luke 8:15


Gospel                                                                    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30


The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

  Glory to you, O Lord.


[Jesus spoke to the crowd saying:] 16“To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,
17‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
  we wailed, and you did not mourn.’
18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
25At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


The Gospel of the Lord.

  Praise to you, O Christ.





HYMN OF THE DAY                                              I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played.


1      I heard the voice of Jesus say,

        "Come unto me and rest;

        lay down, O weary one, lay down

        your head upon my breast."

        I came to Jesus as I was,

        so weary, worn, and sad;

        I found in him a resting-place,

        and he has made me glad.


2      I heard the voice of Jesus say,

        "Behold, I freely give

        the living water, thirsty one;

        stoop down and drink and live."

        I came to Jesus, and I drank

        of that life-giving stream;

        my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,

        and now I live in him.

3      I heard the voice of Jesus say,

        "I am this dark world's light;

        look unto me, your morn shall rise,

        and all your day be bright."

        I looked to Jesus, and I found

        in him my star, my sun;

        and in that light of life I'll walk

        till trav'ling days are done.


Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889




The pastor and people confess the faith of the Church, using the words of the Apostles’ Creed.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

                creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

                He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

                                and born of the virgin Mary.

                He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

                                was crucified, died, and was buried.

                He descended into hell.

                On the third day he rose again.

                He ascended into heaven,

                                and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

                He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit,

                the holy catholic Church,

                the communion of saints,

                the forgiveness of sins,

                the resurrection of the body,

                and the life everlasting. Amen








Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.


A brief silence is kept.


For your whole Church, that she may take up your Son’s easy yoke, always giving thanks to you through him. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For this faith family, that you might reveal the riches of your Son’s grace to those who are gathered here in humility and trust.  Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For the victims of violence, prejudice, and war, that you would give them sustenance in their suffering. Restrain and convert those who would do them harm. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For those who are oppressed by their own guilt, that they may know the grace of Christ and come to him, exchanging the hard yoke of the Law for the easy yoke of discipleship. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For all who live through these times, that in the midst of pandemic and strife, your healing power would be displayed in individual lives and in the life of our country and the world. Lord, in your mercy,

  Hear our prayer.


For those who are sick, who lack employment, who hunger and thirst, for those in distress, and for these we name before you aloud or in silence…


The People may offer spoken or silent intercessions and thanksgivings.


Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


We pray in thanksgiving for those we love and for those we do not know – all who have been given rest in God. Grant that we may follow their paths and reach the goal. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Into your hands, Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your steadfast love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.




The peace of the Lord be with you always.

  And also with you.


The people exchange the sign of peace with the simple words, Peace be with you.



The Lord’s Table is prepared.





Lord, come to us and cleanse us,

come to us and heal us,

come to us and strengthen us,

  and grant that, having received you,

  we may never be separated from you,

  but continue yours forever.



The Great Thanksgiving begins with the Preface, leading into the Sanctus:


The Lord be with you.                                   

  And also with you.                     

Lift up your hearts.                                         

  We lift them to the Lord.                        

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                                  

  It is right to give him thanks and praise.


  It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord.

  He is our gentle and humble king, who rescued us from the body of death and calls us to serve him in faithfulness; and in bearing his easy yoke we find rest for our souls.

  And so with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven,

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


Holy, holy, holy LORD, God of power and might!

Heaven and earth are full of your glory;

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!

Hosanna in the highest!                                                  (Isaiah 6:3, Matthew 21:9)


The pastor leads the people in praying the Eucharistic canon:


 You are indeed holy, almighty and merciful God;

you are most holy, and great is the majesty of your glory.

You so loved the world that you gave your only Son,

that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

Having come into the world, he fulfilled for us your holy will

                and accomplished our salvation.


In the night in which he was betrayed,

                our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

                broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

                Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

                and gave it for all to drink, saying:

                This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

                shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Remembering, therefore, his salutary command,

                his life-giving Passion and death,

                his glorious resurrection and ascension,

and his promise to come again,

                we give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,

                not as we ought, but as we are able;

and we implore you mercifully

to accept our praise and thanksgiving,

and, with your Word and Holy Spirit,

to bless us, your servants,

and these your own gifts of bread and wine;

that we and all who share

in the body and blood of your Son

may be filled with heavenly peace and joy,

and, receiving the forgiveness of sin,

may be sanctified in soul and body,

and have our portion with all your saints.

All honor and glory are yours, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

                in your holy Church, now and forever.  Amen


In the presence of Christ, we pray to his Father using the words he gave us.


Christ is in our midst.

                By the power of the Spirit,

                we pray to his Father, saying:



Our Father, who art in heaven,

                hallowed be thy name,

                thy kingdom come,

                thy will be done,

                                on earth as it is in heaven.

                Give us this day our daily bread;

                and forgive us our trespasses,

                                as we forgive those who trespass against us;

                and lead us not into temptation,

                                but deliver us from evil.

                For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

                                forever and ever. Amen                            (Matthew 6:9-15)


We adore the present Christ with the words of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).


Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.              

  Thanks be to God.                                                                              Matthew 11:28


Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

  have mercy on us.                                                        

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;              

  have mercy on us.                                        

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;              

  Grant us peace.

(John 1:29, see also Luke 17:13)



Admission to the Sacrament is by invitation of the Lord, presented through the Church to those who are baptized.


They may receive the Lord’s Body and Blood who are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, who commune in their home churches, and who believe that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is truly present in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.


The communicants will be invited forward one family unit at a time. Please do not come forward until the pastor directs you to come forward, and please do not remove your mask until you have reached the table with the elements on it.


 When the pastor says ‘The body of Christ, given for you,’ eat the bread. When the pastor says, ‘The blood of Christ, shed for you,’ drink the wine. The pastor will say ‘Depart in peace.’ Please take the plate and the glasses and place them on the table that is indicated. Please put your mask on before returning to your seat.


Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played.


I Come, O Savior, to Your Table


1              I come, O Savior, to your table,

                for weak and weary is my soul;

                you, Bread of life, alone are able

                to satisfy and make me whole.



                Lord, may your body and your blood

                be for my soul the highest good!


2              Your body, giv’n for me, O Savior;

                your blood, which once for me was shed:

                these are my life and strength forever,

                by them my hungry soul is fed.  Refrain





3              With you, Lord, I am now united;

                you live in me and I in you.

                No sorrow fills my soul; delighted

                it finds its deepest joy in you.  Refrain


4             My heart has now become your dwelling,

                O blessed, holy Trinity.

                With angels I, your praises telling,

                shall live in joy eternally.  Refrain


Text: Friedrich C. Heyder, 1677-1754; tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.


When all have received, the congregation stands at the direction of the pastor.


The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.    



Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;

your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation

which you have prepared in the sight of every people:

A light to reveal you to the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be forever. Amen                                       Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)


O Christ, Lamb of God pure and holy,

O Wisdom, Word, and Power of God,

  Grant that we may more perfectly partake of you

  in the days which know no ending in your kingdom,

for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.










O Lord, you have called us to be your witnesses.

Cleanse us from all unbelief and sloth

and fill us with hope and zeal,

  that we may do your work, and bear your cross,

  and bide your time, and see your glory.


The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace.




Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

  Thanks be to God!


CLOSING MUSIC                                         A Mighty Fortress is Our God


Please maintain social distance and remain masked while exiting the building. Please sanitize your hands before leaving the building.





















Last Weekend’s Attendance:   12  + 14 = 26


Offering: 6/28/2020

                Towards Budget:                                 $           1,490.00

Itemized Non Budget:

                      Food Bank:                                 $     100.00

                            Flowers:                                $       20.00


                                                Total:                         $            1,610.00


The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Juel and Charlotte Engebretson in honor of Ted and Douglas Hoffman’s birthdays.



Linda Armento, at home

Ruth Duessel, at Concordia, Rebecca

Pastor Carl Hendrickson, at home

Elsie Kemmler and Bill Roth at Concordia, South Hills

David Noel, at Kane Rehab, Scott Township

Geneva Schrag, at Consulate Health Care, Canonsburg

William Wetzel at Concordia, Cabot



·         If you wish to attend worship, you will need to pre-register every week by either calling the office or sending an email.

·         Registration ends Saturday at 12 noon.

·         Masks are required to be worn while in the building.

·         Upon entering and leaving the church, you must sanitize your hands or wash them with soap and water.

·         Everyone must sign in when entering the church. This way we can keep track of who was in the church and when.


WORSHIP SERVICES will be held every Saturday evening at 6:30 PM and Sunday morning at 9:30 AM. Pastor Frontz will also livestream Compline (Prayer at the Close of the Day) on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. and Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. These can be accessed on the church’s Facebook page (


FOOD BANK SUNDAY is TODAY. Thank you for bringing

non-perishable food items to church to be donated to the food pantry of St Andrew Lutheran Church in East Carnegie. Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make your check payable to “St. Stephen Lutheran Church” with a notation of ‘Food Bank’ in the memo line. Thank you.


OUR OFFICE MANAGER, Carrie Hoffman, will be on vacation until Sunday, July 12.  Please continue to follow the procedures in place for registering for worship services.  Pastor Frontz will be checking the office email and the answering machine during this time.


KINDLY REMEMBER TO PAY FOR THE FLOWERS you ordered for the weekend Altar and for the special occasions.  Altar flowers are $20/vase. Checks can be made out to St. Stephen Lutheran Church with a notation “flowers” and placed in the offering plate


DAILY DEVOTIONS, including THE WORD IN SEASON, PORTALS OF PRAYER AND CHRIST IN OUR HOME (July, August, and September 2020) are available on the table in the Narthex. Take one or more to share with family and friends. If you are able, a donation would be welcomed to help defray the cost to the congregation for these resources. Thank you!


2020 ‘DAILY TEXTS’ are available in the Narthex. A donation of

$10 per book would be appreciated to help cover the cost of the books. Thank you.


PLEASE ALERT Pastor Frontz anytime you are hospitalized by calling him on his cell: (570) 447-8758.  Hospitals DO NOT contact the church.


THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE NALC NEWSLETTER is available in the Narthex.

ST STEPHEN COUNSELING CENTER  A site of Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute/PPI)  For marriage, family, teen and individual counseling – for first appointment call PPI at 412-661-1239. St. Stephen Center is

412-279-5452. Counseling opens doors to hope. Counselor: Caroline Graham-McGuire.


Sun/ July 5	WORSHIP 9:30 AM
		Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM
		Food Bank 
Wed/July 8	Evening Prayer (livestream) 7:00 PM
Sat/ July 11	NA Meeting 11:00 AM
Sun/ July 12	WORSHIP 9:30 AM
		Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM




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The Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, III 

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Pastor Emeritus

The Rev. Harvey S. Mozolak


Organist/Choir Director           

Joyce Moon Strobel, AAGO

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Office Manager

Carrie Hoffman

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Mr. Robert Dawe



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St Stephen Lutheran Church

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Pittsburgh PA 15220

(412) 279-5868


Saturday Evening Worship – 6:30 pm

Sunday Morning Worship – 9:30 am



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