Sunday, July 19, 2020

Order of Worship - Sunday, July 19, 2020

The service may be found on Facebook Live


July 19, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

The Seventh 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: ‘Who has announced to us from of old the things that are to come?’ God answers his own question: ‘Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it?’ We yearn for someone to explain to us the meaning of history and our times. According to Matthew 13:35, Jesus is the one who fulfills the prophecy of David in Psalm 78:2: ‘I will open my mouth in a parable; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’


NEW TESTAMENT: Romans 8:12-25 is a rhapsodic statement of our adoption as God’s sons and daughters, and of the hope we have in Christ. In baptism we are made brothers and sisters of Jesus, the only-begotten Son of God, and we are given the Spirit which he shares with the Father. Because of this we dare to call the One whom Jesus called Father ‘Our Father, who art in heaven.’


GOSPEL: ‘The ‘weeds’ are almost universally thought to be lolium tementulum, ‘an annoying weed that looks very much like wheat, especially before maturity, and can carry a poisonous fungus. If it is harvested and ground together with wheat, the resulting flour is spoiled.’[1] Today, the kingdom of God looks very much like the field of summer, with weeds (evil people and causes of sin) and wheat (those who are good) intermingled. Just as at the harvest, the wheat is gathered and the weeds are burned, so when the time is ripe, all evil will be removed and the righteous will flourish, free from sin, death and the devil.










Preparation for Worship

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 prayers:


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                                                       O Holy Spirit, Enter In

I.        J.C. Bach

II.      Phillip Gehring


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


1    O Holy Spirit, enter in,

       and in our hearts your work begin,

       and make our hearts your dwelling.

       Sun of the soul, O Light divine,

       around and in us brightly shine,

       your strength in us upwelling.

        In your radiance

        life from heaven

        now is given


        gift of gifts beyond all knowing.


2      Left to ourselves, we surely stray;

        oh, lead us on the narrow way,

        with wisest counsel guide us;

        and give us steadfastness, that we

        may follow you forever free,

        no matter who derides us.

        Gently heal those

        hearts now broken;

        give some token

        you are near us,

        whom we trust to light and cheer us.


3      O mighty Rock, O Source of life,

        let your good Word in doubt and strife

        be strongly in us burning,

        that we be faithful unto death

        and live in love and holy faith,

        from you true wisdom learning.

        Lord, your mercy

        on us shower;

        by your power

        Christ confessing,

        we will cherish all your blessing.


Text: Michael Schirmer, 1606-1673; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, adapt.







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.


O God, patient and forbearing,

you alone know fully the goodness of what you have made.           

  Strengthen our spirit when we are slow

  and temper our zeal when we are rash,

  that in your own good time you may produce in us

  a rich harvest from the seed you have sown and tended;

We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord,

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

one God, now and forever.



Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;

knit my heart to you that I may fear your name.

  Let us hear the Word of the Lord.                                          Psalm 86:11                                                     


First READING                                                                  Isaiah 44:6-8


6Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
  and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
 I am the first and I am the last;
  besides me there is no god.
7Who is like me? Let them proclaim it,
  let them declare and set it forth before me.
 Who has announced from of old the things to come?
  Let them tell us what is yet to be. 

       8Do not fear, or be afraid;
  have I not told you from of old and declared it?
  You are my witnesses!
 Is there any god besides me?
  There is no other rock; I know not one.


The Word of the Lord.                                                                                                  

  Thanks be to God.



PSALM 86: 11-17

The psalm is read responsively between the pastor and the people.


11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk | in your truth;*

                knit my heart to you that I may | fear your name.

12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with | all my heart,*

                and glorify your name for- | evermore.

13 For great is your | love toward me;*

                you have delivered me from the neth- | ermost pit.

14 The arrogant rise up against me, O God,

and a band of violent men | seeks my life;*

                they have not set you be- | fore their eyes.

15 But you, O Lord, are gracious and full | of compassion,*

                slow to anger, and full of kind- | ness and truth.

16 Turn to me and have mer- | cy upon me;*

give your strength to your servant; and save the child | of  your handmaid.

17 Show me a sign of your favor,

so that those who hate me may see it and | be ashamed;*

                because you, O Lord, have helped me and com- | forted me.


SECOND READING                                                           Romans 8:12-25


12So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—13for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
18I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

        22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


The Word of the Lord.                                                 

  Thanks be to God.




Alleluia. My word shall accomplish that which I purpose,

  and prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Alleluia.

                                                      Isaiah 55:11


Gospel                                                                    Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

  Glory to you, O Lord.


24[Jesus] put before [the crowds] another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field;25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’
36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!”

The Gospel of the Lord.

  Praise to you, O Christ.





HYMN OF THE DAY                                              On What Has Now Been Sown


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


1      On what has now been sown

        your blessing, Lord, bestow;

        the pow'r is yours alone

        to make it sprout and grow.

        O Lord, in grace the harvest raise,

        and yours alone shall be the praise!


2      To you our wants are known,

        from you are all our pow'rs;

        accept what is your own

        and pardon what is ours.

        Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive

        and to your word a blessing give.


3      Oh, grant that each of us,

        now met before you here,

        may meet together thus

        when you and yours appear,

        and follow you to heav'n, our home.

        E'en so, Amen! Lord Jesus, come!


Text: John Newton, 1725-1807, alt.










The pastor and people confess the faith of the Church in 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.


Abba, Father, in our baptism into Christ Jesus you have adopted us as your daughters and sons. By the power of the Spirit, teach us your way, that we may walk in your truth. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Abba, Father, in your wisdom and providence good and evil exist together in the world until the great day of ingathering. Give us forbearance, patience, and courage, that we may be among those harvested into your kingdom. Lord, in your mercy,

 hear our prayer.

Abba, Father, with eager longing your creation awaits your day of peace; come to the aid of all who suffer because of violence, poverty, and natural disaster. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Abba, Father, grant your peace to those who are sick in body, mind, and spirit, and especially to those whom we name before you.


The people may offer silent or spoken intercessions and thanksgivings.


Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Abba, Father, we give you thanks for all who have waited with patience for the hoped-for day when evil is no more and the creation rejoices in its ransom, and who now stand in your unveiled presence. 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 a 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 in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord.

  In our adoption as his sisters and brothers we are anointed with the Spirit, and through him we dare to call you ‘Abba, Father,’  in confident hope of the coming day when the righteous shine like the sun in your kingdom.

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


I will thank you, O God, with all my heart,                           

  and glorify your name forevermore.                                                                           Psalm 86:12


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.  Please take the plate and the glass(es) 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.

Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good


1              Sing praise to God, the highest good,

                the author of creation,

                the God of love who understood

                our need for his salvation.

                With healing balm our souls he fills

                and ev’ry faithless murmur stills:

                to God all praise and glory!


2              What God’s almighty pow’r has made,

                in mercy he is keeping;

                by morning glow or evening shade,

                his eye is never sleeping;

                within the kingdom of his might

                all things are just and good and right:

                to God all praise and glory!




3              We sought the Lord in our distress;

                O God, in mercy hear us.

                Our Savior saw our helplessness

                and came with peace to cheer us.

                For this we thank and praise the Lord

                who is by one and all adored:

                to God all praise and glory!


4             Let all who name Christ’s holy name

                give God the praise and glory.

                Let all who know his pow’r proclaim

                aloud the wondrous story.

                Cast ev’ry idol from its throne,

                for God is God, and he alone:

                to God all praise and glory!


Text: Johann J. Schütz, 1640-1690; tr. Frances E. Cox, 1812-1897, adapt.


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                                         Sent Forth By God’s Blessing


1                      Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,

the people of God from his dwelling take leave.

The Supper is ended; Oh, now be extended

the fruits of this service in all who believe.

The seed of his teaching, receptive souls reaching,

shall blossom in action for God and for all.

His grace did invite us, his love shall unite us

to work for God’s kingdom and answer his call.


2                     With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living

the tasks of our everyday life we will face.

Our faith ever sharing, in love ever-caring,

Embracing his children of each tribe and race.

With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us,

Unite us as one in this life that we share.

Then may all the living, with praise and thanksgiving

give honor to Christ and his name that we bear.


Text: Omar Westendorf, b. 1916, alt.


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



Last Weekend’s Attendance:   9  + 14 = 23


Offering: 7/12/2020

                Towards Budget:                                 $           2,415.00

Itemized Non Budget:

                                          NA:                           $      120.00

            Food Bank:                           $        25.00

                     Water Mission:                         $        10.00


                                                Total:                         $             2,570.00


The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Kevin and Carrie Hoffman in honor of Douglas’s, Juel’s, and Theodore’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 (

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 19	WORSHIP 9:30 AM
		Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM
Wed/July 22	Evening Prayer (livestream) 7:00 PM
Sat/ July 25	NA Meeting 11:00 AM
Sun/ July 26	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 

(412) 279-5868 Office

(570) 447-8758 Cell


Pastor Emeritus

The Rev. Harvey S. Mozolak


Organist/Choir Director           

Joyce Moon Strobel, AAGO

(412) 366-0074  Home   


Office Manager

Carrie Hoffman

(412) 279-5868 Office



Mr. Robert Dawe



Mr. Robert Shekerko











St Stephen Lutheran Church

55 Forsythe Road

Pittsburgh PA 15220

(412) 279-5868


Saturday Evening Worship – 6:30 pm

Sunday Morning Worship – 9:30 am



[1] Snodgrass, Klyne. Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008, p. 198.