Connecting with our August 8 indoor and outdoor services

Sunday, August 8, 2021 : “To Become A Living Sacrifice”

“To Become A Living Sacrifice” is the title of Pastor Jiyeon’s message Sunday, August 8, 2021. The scripture reading for August 8 will be Romans 12:1-2  NRSV. You can read the week’s scripture below.   

Join us outdoors  August 8,  at 9 a.m. for our  in-person service and Holy Communion or you canreserve seats to join us  indoors  for our 11 a.m., indoor, in-person worship service. We will continue to also Livestream our 11 a.m. service which you can watch by visiting The St. Stephen’s YouTube channel.

Scripture readings for August 8

Romans 12:1-2  NRSV

The New Life in Christ

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,a]”>[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritualb]”>[b]worship. Do not be conformed to this world,c]”>[c] but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.d]”>[d]

 

Connecting with our August 15 indoor and outdoor services

Sunday, August 15, 2021 : “Life Revealed”

“Life Revealed” is the title of Pastor Rob’s message Sunday, August 15, 2021. The scripture reading for August 15 will be 1 John 1:1 – 2:2  NRSV. You can read the week’s scripture below.   

Join us outdoors  August 8,  at 9 a.m. for our  in-person service and Holy Communion or you canreserve seats to join us  indoors  for our 11 a.m., indoor, in-person worship service. We will continue to also Livestream our 11 a.m. service which you can watch by visiting The St. Stephen’s YouTube channel.

The Word of Life

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete.

God Is Light

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Christ Our Advocate

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.