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Infants & Children
Infants and children are a welcome part of our services. Children can also attend Sunday School at 10.30am during school terms.
Our youth combine for activities with Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Flinders Street several times throughout the month. On the 1st and 3rd Fridays youth meet at Bethlehem House from 5.15pm-6.30pm for a variety of activities and devotion. On a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon youth meet again for fun activities.
St Paul urges that ‘supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone’ (1 Timothy 2:1). Jesus is recorded to have regularly taken time out to pray (Mark 1:35, Matthew 14:23; 26:36). We recognize the privilege we have to talk to God without any intermediary and to bring the cares, concerns, joys and sorrow of our community, and our world, before our loving God.
Prayer is a regular, and vital, part of our corporate worship, but we don’t just leave our prayers till Sunday morning. Prayer is an important part of our pastoral care for each other and all those whom God places in our path. Members of the congregation are ready at any time to respond to prayer needs and a prayer group meets each Friday at 11am. Individual prayer needs are supported with sensitivity by our prayer group.
Prayer requests can be forwarded through the office on 8223 5491 or at email@example.com.
We have a number of friendship groups, which meet once or twice a month, in homes or at the church for an hour or two. These gatherings are an enjoyable and casual time for small groups of our congregations to get together and chat. They might include bible studies, discussion, afternoon tea or outings. Please contact the Church Office Secretary on 8223 5491 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you’d like to be part of a friendship group.
No one wants to be in hospital but, when you are, it can comforting to see a friendly face who is not a member of the medical staff. Thankfully most hospitals now understand the need for holistic care of patients.
St Stephen’s provides a rostered team of accredited Pastoral Care Volunteers who visit Lutheran patients at St Andrew’s Hospital on South Terrace.
For specific pastoral care issues the St Stephen’s pastors are also able to visit by arrangement. If you know you are going into St Andrew’s and would like a visit from one of our friendly volunteers please phone our office on 8223 5491 to let us know.