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COVID-19 Updates

March 21, 2021

Letter from Pastor and Council

Dear Members and Friends of St. Stephen’s,

The St. Stephen’s Church Council has decided to reopen the church for worship only with proper safety protocols in place.  The first in person worship service will be on Good Friday, April 2 at 7:00 pm.  This service will also stream live on Facebook.

Regular Sunday in person services will begin Easter Sunday, April 4, with the worship service at 9:30 a.m.  In person worship services will stream live but abbreviated on Facebook.

We will not have any other activities at the church at this time.

We will follow CDC guidelines for safe practices and protocols.

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory.
  • We will practice social distancing.
  • Nursery/childcare will not be available.
  • Communion will be offered with all guidelines maintained.

Everyone must use either the driveway or tower entrances.  Do not use the front entrance to the church until further notice.   

We are looking forward to worshiping together again.

Thanks be to God for your continued offerings and prayers.

We remain yours in Christ through Word and Prayer.
Your Pastor and Council


Mailing address:

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 1316
Erie, PA 16512

Email address:

For Pastoral emergencies please call -
Pastor W. Owen Rhodes
Cell Phone: 814-881-7812