Quick Updates & Links

The church office is open for limited functions. 

Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. 

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment so we can better prepare to help you. If you can conduct your church business via mail rather than in-person, please do so.  Please plan to wear a mask in our building, practice social distancing, and wash or sanitize your hands. Let us all work together to minimize the spread of COVID. Thank you for doing your part. Stay healthy! 

Plan to Reopen for In-Person Worship April 11, 2021

Pending no excessive increase in Covid cases for Lincoln County, Church Council has approved opening for in-person worship on April 11, 2021.  There will be two services provided to allow for social distancing (9AM and 11AM) and masks will be mandatory.  Please continue to follow all Covid 19 guidelines as much as possible.  Although, we have no current plans to conduct Nursery or Fellowship, Sunday School will tentatively begin the same day.  We are excited to join together as one for worship!

Sunday School:  We're doing Sunday School Virtually for the months of February and March! Want to join our Sunday School Program? Get your child registered if you want to participate so we can make you a Sunday School activity bagand then mark your calendar to stop in at the beginning of each month to pick up your child's activity bag.  Please be sure your child/children have all been registered for the 2021 program year before our reopening date of April 11, 2021.  The forms for this program year can be found by clicking the link below. 

You can also register for Youth Group or Confirmation Class here. Click the link below.

Newsletter:  Published monthly ... The Interpreter is the best source of complete news and updates. Be sure to sign up for electronic updates.



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Worship in a Pandemic

The way we worship has temporarily changed. But that won't stop us from worshiping! Because ... 

We ARE the Church! 

The church is not the building, it's the people!

Click on one of the below icons to worship with us from right where you are!


    Sundays @ 9:00 AM

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Praying Together

While we are together ... but apart ... let us pray together and for one another.

Submit your prayer requests and pray for others ... 

Check out our new "Prayer" page.

Creating Community

None of us live our lives in isolation. People need people. We need each other. 

As Christians, we value time spent with one another. We like to share the stories of our faith with one another, to worship together, to build each other up, to lift one another up in prayer, to build community. That community is an integral part of who we are here at Saint Stephens.

We build community, not only with one another as fellow Christians, but with the people around us, people who may or may not belong to Saint Stephens. Much of our energy here is directed toward outreach and building community . . . through our Dinner @ Five community meal every Monday evening . . . through our support of the local Food Pantry . . . through providing meals for area youth filling backpacks during the school year and free Taco Tuesdays in the park during the summer months . . . through Vacation Bible School that is open to any child in our area . . . to our mission work in support of Re-Member, a non-profit organization that works with the Oglala Lakota Nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota . . . and in so many other ways. 

Click on our Community link to learn more about all the ways we work together to meet the needs we see in and around our community, locally and beyond. Learn more about what is happening "Under the Bridge," our new Blessing Closet, the Medical Ministry Loan Closet that serves the Merrill area, and so many other programs. We are here for one another.

Living & Loving One Another

Here at Saint Stephens, we genuinely LIKE each other, and we want to spend time with one another. 

We create and nurture opportunities to share time together. From Coffee Hours every Sunday morning after the 9:00 AM service ... to Vacation Bible School fun for a week in the summer with the kids ... to our Music Ministry ... to volunteer opportunities ... to Mission Ministry ... well, take a peek at our Congregational Life page and all of our fun photos and see for yourself!