St. Stephen’s CFC is a proud member of the
Evangelical Association of
Reformed & Congregational Churches
St. Stephen was the first Christian deacon and the first martyr for the Faith. His story is told in the sixth and seventh chapters of The Acts of the Apostles, where it is stated that Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
However, those of the old faith in Jerusalem were disturbed and angered by Stephen’s words and by his influence over the people. They had him arrested and brought before the council, where on the testimony of false witnesses, he was accused of having spoken blasphemous words against Moses and against God. In reply, Stephen preached his famous sermon (Acts 7:2-53), which so aroused the authorities that he was taken out of the city and stoned to death.
Saul, who later became the Apostle Paul, was present as a witness and consented to Stephen’s death. As they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” As he died, Stephen knelt down and cried, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”
The symbol for St. Stephen is the costume of a deacon and the stones that were the instruments of his martyrdom. This crest is sandblasted into the heavy glass panels appearing on each side of our church sanctuary doors.
May we all strive to exemplify the compassion, faith, resolve and mercy of St. Stephen’s example through our daily lives and interactions with others.
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St. Stephen’s List of Committees and Organizations
2019 Council Members:
Paul Weidman- President
Stephanie Bossler- Secretary
Bruce Barry-Asst. Treasurer
Committees, Organizations, & Chairpersons:
Church and Ministry Dan Light
Christian Education/Music & Worship Erin Frantz
Evangelism & Stewardship Tyler Frantz
Financial June Barry
Property Paul Weidman
Social June Barry
Men’s Brotherhood Bruce Barry