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“Pub Theology” with Pastor Chris, Thrivent Event – Preparing for Long-term Care, Annual Congregational Meeting, Prayer List.


“Pub Theology” with Pastor Chris

Where:  Flanagans, 2501 Plainfield Ave., So. Plainfield

When:  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 8:00-9:00 PM

Topic:  To be announced!


This is an informal gathering for fellowship, refreshment and discussion. 

It’s open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors.


Thrivent Event – Preparing for long-term care.

Please join us for a complimentary one-hour presentation to

learn more about long-term care and how you and your family

can prepare for it — emotionally, physically and financially.

Hosted by Erik J. Henriksen, FIC

Richard J. Hopkins, FIC

Thursday, January 16, 2014

2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

3145 Park Ave.

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Please RSVP by Monday January 13th to reserve your spot.

Contact Erik at 908-849-4832 or email him at

Refreshments will be served.


On Sunday, January 26, 2014 following the worship service, St. Stephen Lutheran Church will be having

the Annual Congregational Meeting to go over the year end reports for 2013.  We look forward to seeing you all there.



Annual Reports are due on Monday, January 13, 2014.

They can be emailed to the church office at


We pray, O God…


For the church across denominations and across the globe


For the well-being of all creation


For peace and justice in the world, the nations and those in authority


We pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, our Full Communion partners, and for the whole Church—may we find ourselves united by the Holy Spirit.


We pray for our home, the earth, which you have created and declared good, may it, and all of creation be so, be good.


We pray for those in authority, especially President Obama, Governor Christe, and Mayor Anesh.


We pray for all nations Lord, especially those in severe turmoil, such as Kenya, Syria, Egypt, and Pakistan.


We pray for the people in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.


For the poor, oppressed, sick, bereaved, lonely, and for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit



Joe & Joy Billich

Agnes Czarnecki

Steven Goetz

Helen Henne

Miriam Mentzell

Len Merlo

Vera Millet

Alan & Nancy Moore

Jim Moore

Dave Rapp


Jim Albert, brother of John Albert

Holly Bowen, friend of Sharon Gianneschi

Marvin Braddy, friend of Jean & Charles Mingle

Bernie Cherry, nephew of Orvie Hoffman

Joyce Citsey, friend of Barbara Cibak

Sal Cortese, uncle of John Cortese

Bonnie & Fred Dauncey, parents of Sandra Cortese

Marie DeWoolf, niece of Mary Flannary

Bob Dienst, brother of Marylou Johnson

Gerry Fein, friend of Agnes Czarnecki

Marilyn Fortier, friend of Eloise Newton

Tim Fraenza, friend of Tom Baker

Tom Hanlon, cousin of Barbara Pallister

Leslie Hansen, friend of Agnes Czarnecki

Kathy Hoagland, friend of Carol McCarthy

Mr. & Mrs. Janisiak, friends of Marilyn Scalisi

Hannah Johnson, granddaughter of Marylou Johnson

Dolores & Eugene Neuzil, parents of Bonnie Lombardo

Velma Nietman, mother of Linda Nietman

Michel O’Toole, friend of Pat Benward

Milton Pearson, brother-in-law of Jean Mingle

Natalie Romeo, friend of Marylou Johnson

Cindy Rutler, friend of Barbara Cibak

Ralph Scarcelle, friend of Eloise Newton

Susan Shipe, cousin of Tom Baker

Julie Sulu, friend of Agnes Czarnecki

Greg Talbott, friend of Linda Hansen

Al & Sharon Vastano, uncle & aunt of Melissa Cortese

Beth Williscroft, friend of Agnes Czarnecki


Bob & Dawn

David, friend of Barbara Pallister








The family of Gene Nelson

The family of Richard Riche



For special concerns



We give thanks, O God…


For the life and witness of the faithful departed


Gene Nelson

Richard Riche, brother of Jacqueline Hettrick