All morning walks begin at 8am on Thursdays (Note the new day of the week). 

Walks are held at a nearby Lake County Forest Preserve (different each week), or other walkable venue. Distances are modest (usually less than two miles), and routes are planned to retur...

May 2, 2020

Above is a picture of masks we are sending to Open Arms our social services partner in Antioch:  

  • 94 adult masks

  • 25 kids masks

  • 14 toddler masks

We also have 2 new sewers, Susan Cook from Saint Stephen, and Mike DeBenedetto from the United Methodist...

April 1, 2020

In her 3-minute video message to member congregations about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), provides some thoughts as we, sequestered in our homes,  discovered today that the "st...

March 25, 2020

One of our Saint Stephen Stitchers, Sharon M. and friends have been making face-masks for medical personnel.

Though they cannot replace the N95 masks needed to protect against the Coronavirus, they CAN be used as protection against most other respiratory conditions (l...

March 17, 2020

Dear People of Saint Stephen Lutheran Church,

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 

3 though its waters roar and foam and...

March 14, 2020

Dear People of Saint Stephen,

Through the prophet Isaiah God speaks: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaia...

March 14, 2020

In her 2½-minute video message to member congregations about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), said that even though “this is a time of disruption. It is also a time for us to live...