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Color Your World

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SERMON SERIES FOR MAY – “COLOR YOUR WORLD”

For the first three Sundays of May, we have a color-based series. Please be invited to wear the
color that goes with the morning’s theme. On May 5, we will be “going green” for Creation Care Sunday;
so please pull out your green outfits to wear that Sunday. On May 12, we will be “thinking orange,” as
we consider the combination of red and yellow; red represents the family blood lines and yellow
represents the light of the Gospel; thinking orange brings together church and family as we consider
how God works through both; so please find your orange clothing and wear it that Sunday. On May 19,
we will be “living red,” for Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate the tongues of fire that accompany the
Holy Spirit coming to form the Church and make new disciples for Christ; we will receive a class of young
disciples through the Confirmation Class that Sunday; so please plan to wear red for Pentecost Sunday,
May 26.

May 5: “Go Green” – Creation Care Sunday – Youth Sunday

St. Stephen’s youth will lead worship at all three services, with the premier of a new youth
orchestra. Pastor Melissa will preside at Holy Communion at all three services

May 12 (Mother’s Day): “Think Orange” Deuteronomy 6:4-10 – Children’s Sunday

At 8:30 and 9:45, the Confirmation Class students will lead the opening part of worship; Pastor
Jeff will preach on “Think Orange.” At 11:00, the Confirmation Class will lead the opening part
of worship; the children of St. Stephen’s will present a Bible-based musical drama, “Malice in
the Palace,” based on the Book of Esther. A special 50th anniversary video will feature one of our
charter members reflecting on St. Stephen’s first 50 years.

May 19 (Pentecost): “Live Red” Acts 2:1-4; John 14:12-17, 25-27

The Confirmation Class students who desire to take the vows of membership in the Church and
publicly receive Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior will be received as members through baptism
or confirmation at whichever service they choose.