Newsletter Contents

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See below for St. Stephen Scholarship, Tell Me About – History of St. Stephen, Parents of Graduates, Summer Worship Time, Operation Shoebox letter.

Check the website Welcome page for other news and announcements
See the Worship Archive for the services and sermons you missed

Read why we don’t publish the prayer list online and how you can get a copy


St. Stephen Scholarship applications are now

available and are due back no later than May 30th.

Completed applications should be put in the

Social Ministry box in the church office.


Tell Me About

Four copies of “The History of St. Stephen’s” has
been printed.  One copy is to remain permanently in
the Pastor’s office and one copy has been sent to the
Churches’ Archives at the Lutheran Theological
Seminary in Philadelphia.
Two copies are in the Secretary’s office, one
with pictures and one without.  Anyone wishing to
read one of these bound copies should see Kathy
and sign out a copy for a short time.


Attention Parents of Graduates!

We would like to acknowledge our graduates in the bulletin.

If you or your child are graduating from Middle School,

High School, College, Technical School, etc., please give

the name of graduate, school, date, awards and honors,

and future plans to Kathy Cortese or Pastor Clark

as soon as possible.  Thank you.


Summer Worship time of 9:30 a.m.

begins on Sunday, May 30th.


Operation Shoebox – New Jersey – Support Our Troops

Lutheran Church Women

Hello Ladies,

On behalf of the entire volunteer staff of Operation Shoebox New Jersey and all U.S. military personnel deployed overseas, I want to thank you for the generous donation of $200 which will help to support our ongoing efforts to ship personal care packages to U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Beginning with its founding in February, 2005, OPSHBX NJ volunteers have continued to gather supplies and raise money, enough to send 32,000 care packages to U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Mideast locations.

Please have a look at our website, to read the latest thank you letters from grateful service personnel and to keep abreast of our packing events and volunteer opportunities.  We’d also ask that if you know of anyone who is deployed overseas to please send their address so that we may ship them care packages.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey will continue to maintain its supply line overseas as long as there is a need, and for as long as individuals, schools, business and corporations continue to support our efforts.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for helping to ensure our continued success.  We invite all of you, family and friends to participate in our activities in 2010.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation as recognized by the IRS and is registered in the state of New Jersey as a n0n-profit, charitable corporation.


Rod Hirsch

Founder/Executive Director

P.O. Box 271, Somerville, NJ 08876  + (908) 698-0333