Thursday, August 31, 2023

Join the Choir!

St Stephen choir season begins on Sunday, Sept. 10. 

Rehearsals are at 9:30 on Sunday, beginning September 3, followed by the 10:30 worship service.

You may email Doug Starr at with questions or for more information.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023

St Stephen Supports Water Mission: Walk for Water Pittsburgh 2023



St. Stephen is supporting the 2023 Pittsburgh Walk for Water. 


The walk will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th at Millvale Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA.



  • We are collecting bottled water and snacks for participants on the day of the walk.  Donations can be placed by the large table in the Narthex. 


  • If you are interested in being a part of the St. Stephen Walk for Water team, you can sign up here:


  • Don’t want to walk?  No problem.  The Walk for Water planning committee is looking for help with set up and walker registrations the day of the walk.  Contact Karen Colussi at for details.


Monday, August 28, 2023

Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16A)

 'Many people might find it presumptuous, not to say blasphemous, for a human being to speak for God. And yet that’s what a pastor claims to be doing when, in the context of the rite of confession and absolution, she or he declares that a person’s sins are forgiven in the name of the Triune God.'

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Sermon on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15, Year A)

‘Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, this faith. And so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly. It does not ask whether there are good works to do, but before the question rises, it has already done them, and is always at the doing of them…

…Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man would stake his life on it a thousand times. This confidence in God’s grace and knowledge of it makes men glad and bold and happy in dealing with God and all His creatures.'

- Martin Luther