Vacation Bible Camp a Big Success!
St. Stephen had an "all hands on deck" week, welcoming "surfers" from the surrounding area to our "Surf Shack"-themed Vacation Bible Camp. Each day, the program started and ended with dialogue by Skipper (Pastor Joe) and Snappy the Crab (Dianne Bruno). Then, the campers enjoyed Bible stories, classroom discussion, music, crafts, games and recreation, and science experiments! St. Stephens gives a huge "shout-out" to the teens and adults that made this past week possible: Pastor Joe, Dianne Bruno, Jan Conlin, Dave Domke, Frank Dutt, Marlea Dutt, Mat Haley, Tammy Kaye, Sam Maston, Sarah Maston, Barbara Parente, Elaine Recklet, Cathy Schoeneleber, Ann Weston, Gerda Youkstetter, and our teen assistants, Casey, Kate, Caitlyn and Zachary, Sarah, Lily, and Abby. We could not have had such a successful program without the decorating expertise of Ken LaPlante, Bev Broz, & the Arts Guild, as well as Scott Lambert for building us our very own Surf Shack!
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Pastor Joe's First Sunday
This past Sunday was Pastor Joseph Graumann's first day with us at St. Stephen. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, and a graduate of Georgetown University and Gettysburg Seminary, Joseph brings a deep passion for inclusivity and mission to our congregation. To welcome him to the congregation, we gave him a gift basket with lots of household supplies and celebrated with a Super Sized Coffee Hour. You can reach Pastor Joe by calling the church office at 508-485-9585 or emailing him at pastorjoe [at] saintstephenlutheran.com.