Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday Worship - Order of Service, July 26, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

The livestream may be found here.

A blessed Sunday to all!

(Please click below for the order of service)



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


In a succession of short parables, set in the agricultural, domestic,

maritime, and business spheres with which his hearers would have been

familiar, Jesus speaks of the presence and growth of the kingdom.

Note that none of these parables are explained. Instead,

the hearers are asked if they understand and they respond ‘Yes.’ Being in

Jesus’ presence, mediated through Scripture, under the guidance of

the Church’s tradition over the centuries, allows us also to discern the

meaning of what Jesus says. We too know of the mystery of God’s

kingship over the world and what that means for our lives.


Selections from 1st Kings and the Psalms connect to the Gospel

reading in the theme of ‘wisdom.’ According to 1st Kings, Solomon was

famous not only in Israel but also in the rest of the ancient world for his

wisdom. This wisdom was scientific (according to the times) and philosophical as well as ‘the wisdom to discern between good and evil.’


The psalmist sings of wisdom, praising God for the Torah

(commandments) and asking for God to help him to keep them. We

may think that God’s law to be kept, but we rarely say that we love

God’s law. But the psalmist ‘longs for God’s commandments;’ and calls

them ‘wonderful.’ What is it like to have this kind of heartfelt and zealous desire to keep God’s Word?


Romans 8 concludes with St Paul’s triumphant assertion that neither  the sin that keeps us from fulfilling God’s law nor the powers of

death which is the wages of sin nor the spiritual powers of evil who assail us can separate us from what God has done for us through the loving act of Jesus Christ our Lord. This text is often used at funerals because it is powerful to remind us of God’s love in the shadow

of death; it is also important when we are perplexed by life. We can go

forward with confidence and faith, because God has indeed given us all

that we need.









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                                        God of Grace and God of Glory

                                                                                                                Austin Lovelace


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


1              God of grace and God of glory,

                on your people pour your pow’r;

                crown your ancient church’s story;

                bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

                for the facing of this hour,

                for the facing of this hour.


2              Lo! The hosts of evil round us

                scorn the Christ, assail his ways!

                From the fears that long have bound us

                free our hearts to faith and praise.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

                for the living of these days,

                for the living of these days,


3              Cure your children’s warring madness;

                bend our pride to your control;

                shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

                rich in things and poor in soul.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

                lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,

                let we miss your kingdom’s goal.


4             Save us from weak resignation

                to the evils we deplore;

                let the gift of your salvation

                be our glory evermore.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

                serving you whom we adore,

                serving you whom we adore.


Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969










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.


God of eternal wisdom,

you alone impart the gift of right judgment.         

  Grant us understanding hearts,

  that we may value wisely the treasure of your kingdom

  and gladly forgo all lesser gifts

  to possess that kingdom’s incomparable joy.

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

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

one God, now and forever.



When God’s word goes forth it gives light;

it gives understanding to the simple.

  Let us hear the Word of the Lord.                                          Psalm 119:130                                                  



First READING                                                                  1 Kings 3:5-12


5At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” 6And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. 7And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. 9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”
10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.”


The Word of the Lord.                                                                                                  

  Thanks be to God.


PSALM 119:129-136

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


129 Your de- | crees are wonderful;*

                therefore I obey them with | all my heart.

130 When your word goes forth | it gives light;*

                it gives understanding | to the simple.

131 I open my | mouth and pant;*

                I long for | your commandments.

132 Turn to | me in mercy,*

                as you always do to those who | love your name.

133 Steady my footsteps | in your word;*

                let no iniquity have dominion | over me.

134 Rescue me from those | who oppress me,*

                and I will keep | your commandments.

135 Let your countenance shine up- | on your servant*

                and teach | me your statutes.

136 My eyes shed | streams of tears,*

                because people do not | keep your law.


SECOND READING                                                           Romans 8:26-39


26The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. 30And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written,
 “For your sake we are being killed all day long;
  we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


The Word of the Lord.                                                 

  Thanks be to God.




Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? 

  You have the words of eternal life.  Alleluia.

                                                      John 6:68

Gospel                                                                    Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52



The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

  Glory to you, O Lord.


31[Jesus] put before [the crowds] another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
33He told [the disciples] another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51“Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” 52And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”


The Gospel of the Lord.

  Praise to you, O Christ.






HYMN OF THE DAY                                              Jesus, Priceless Treasure


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


1              Jesus, priceless treasure,

                source of purest pleasure,

                truest friend to me:

                ah, how long I’ve panted,

                and my heart has fainted,

                thirsting, Lord, for thee!

                Thine I am, O spotless Lamb;

                I will suffer nought to hide thee,

                nought I ask beside thee.


2              In thine arm I rest me;

                foes who would molest me

                cannot reach me here.

                Though the earth be shaking,

                ev’ry heart be quaking,

                Jesus calms my fear.

                Sin and hell in conflict fell

                with their bitter storms assail me,

                Jesus will not fail me.


3              Hence, all fears and sadness,

                for the Lord of gladness,

                Jesus, enters in.

                Those who love the Father,

                though the storms may gather,

                still have peace within.

                Yea, whate’er I here must bear,

                still in thee lies purest pleasure,

                Jesus, priceless treasure!


Text: Johann Franck, 1618-1677; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878, 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.


Father, make your people desire your kingdom above all else, and help us to seek the growth of your Spirit in our lives. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Bless all pastors and teachers of the Word, that they may be given understanding to discern what is right and to proclaim it to your people. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Give freedom and justice to all people, that they may enjoy the necessities of life and serve you with hearts and minds free from fear. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Let your Spirit intercede with sighs too deep for words for all people who are ill in body, mind, and spirit, who struggle with doubt, who live with grief and anxiety, and for all whom we name before you.


The people offer silent or spoken intercessions and thanksgivings.


Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


We give you thanks for the glory promised to us, when evil will be no more, when we will see what we have believed: that nothing will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Into your hands, Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, 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, Holy Father, through Christ our Lord.

  You destined us to be conformed to the image of him who gave himself for us and intercedes for us according to your holy will, and from your love nothing in heaven or on earth can separate us.

  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).


Behold, the treasure hidden in a field;

  Behold, the pearl of great price.                                      (Matthew 13:44a, 46a)


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, do not approach all the way to the table until the pastor has retreated,  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.

Be Thou My Vision


1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art--
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.


2 Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, I thy true son;
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.


3 Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul's shelter, thou my high tow'r:
raise thou me heav'n-ward, O Pow'r of my pow'r.


4 Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.


5 High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'n's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


(Irish hymn, tr. Mary E. Byrne)


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.




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:   7  +  16 = 23


Offering: 7/19/2020

                Towards Budget:                                 $             1,470.00

Itemized Non Budget:

                                  Flowers:                          $        20.00

                     Water Mission:                         $        10.00


                                                Total:                         $             1,500.00


The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Carol Ann Romaine in honor of her son Brian.



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 are 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 (

PASTOR FRONTZ will be on vacation from Monday, July 27, and returning Thursday, August 6. If there is a pastoral emergency, please contact one of the Elders, who will contact the pastor who is on call.


THERE WILL BE NO LIVESTREAMS on the following dates: Wednesday, July 29, and Sunday, August 2. We apologize for the inconvenience. A recorded liturgy for Sunday prayer will be provided so that you may worship online if you cannot be at church on August 2. Thank you for your understanding.


FOOD BANK SUNDAY is next weekend.  Please consider bringing any non-perishable food items to church next weekend to be donated to the food pantry of St Andrew Lutheran Church in East Carnegie. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you.


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 26	WORSHIP 9:30 AM
		Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM
Sat/ Aug 1	NA Meeting 11:00 AM
Food Bank
Sun/ Aug 2	WORSHIP 9:30 AM
		Food Bank





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