Welcome Visitors If you are visiting today, we welcome you in our Risen and Living Savior, Jesus!
- Please let us know you worshiped with us by signing our guest book in the entryway or a Care Card in your pew and drop it in the offering basket.
- If visiting, please don’t feel obligated to give an offering. St. Stephen’s members express thankfulness to God through their voluntary offerings which then support the congregation’s work.
- Introduce yourself to a Pastor, and worship with us again!
Holy Communion will be offered today in all services. You may register by card at any time or register in person in the sacristy. We ask all guests to please speak with a pastor before communing.
Baptism Irene Janet Radmer, daughter of John and Lisa (Tietz) Radmer, born November 25, 2019, will be baptized in the 10:30am service this Sunday.
Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sermon: A Catechism Lesson on Baptism
Hymns: 298, 134, 131, 301
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sermon: Come, See, Go, Tell
Hymns: 130, 340, 134, 350
- Women’s Bible Study Group meets on Wednesday nights at 6pm. Copies of the study are available in the church entry and at study time. All women of the congregation are welcome.
- Men’s Bible Study will be tonight at 6:30pm in the room above the office. All men of the congregation are welcome.
- Winter Bible Study “Our Journey through the Gospel of John”. This study will be an overview of the book of John. The beloved disciple’s goal in writing his gospel was to show us who Jesus truly is. We will meet Mondays at 7:00pm and Wednesdays at 11:00am. All are welcome!
Voters Call Meeting will be today, Sunday, January 12th at 11:40am. All members are encouraged to attend. We are looking to place a few calls during this meeting to secure the teaching needs of our school moving forward.
2019 Contribution Statements will be available starting next week in the entry of the church. No need to sign up this year, all statements will be printed and available starting next week.
Bible Information Class. Do you know of someone who has questions about the Bible? Are you a guest today who wants to learn more about our ministry at St. Stephen’s? Are you a member who wants a review of the basic teachings of the Bible? We started a Bible Information Class on January 9, 2020. We meet at either 11:00 AM, or 7:30 PM, in the church basement. If these times do not work, we will also be flexible to fit your schedule. Feel free to talk to one of the pastors for more details!
Kindergarten Round Up: St. Stephen’s will be hosting Kindergarten Round Up February 10th from 6pm-7pm It is a short meeting allowing parents the opportunity to get inside our classroom, meet the teacher and get to know other possible parents and students. We will have a short presentation on how the kindergarten enrollment process works and what our school has to offer. If you have a child ready for Kindergarten this upcoming 2020-2021 school year, feel free to stop by and collect some information, meet some friendly folks and maybe enjoy a cookie or two.
Do You Have a Home-Bound Family Member? Our pastors are not always made aware of members who are home-bound due to health issues. They have a schedule for visiting such members with God’s Word and Communion. Please let the church office know if you have such a family member whose faith would benefit from such visits.
Annual Voters’ Meeting has been set for Sunday, January 26th, at 1:15pm. The annual report of congregation activity for 2019 will be reviewed, and elections will take place for congregation boards. All men 18 years and older are urged to take part in this leadership activity of our congregation. Every member is welcome to attend and listen.
Nominees for Elections (alphabetically)
Church Council (3 to be elected; * = incumbent)
Curt Lehman, Roger Leland*, Joel Scott, Duane Swenson, —, —
Board of Education (2 to be elected)
David Sager, Jacob Schultz, —, —
Board of Property Maintenance (1 to be elected)
James Szopinski, —
Un-Decorating For Christmas
We need 20 people or more
Sunday, January 12th – 11:30 A.M. Take everything down.
Thank you to those who helped with the decorating!
Care Cards The Ladies Aid Society, at its January meeting, voted unanimously to continue the “Care Card” program.
To our St. Stephen’s family members who are:
- Preparing for a future in the Ministry,
- Serving in a branch of the Military, stationed here or abroad,
- Attending a college, university or trade school away from home
A monetary gift will be sent and a card of encouragement from our congregation to let them know we are thinking of them and praying for them.
If you have a member of your family who is away, we would like to include them in our mailing. Please call Anna Gensmer, office manager of St. Stephen’s church, at 920-885-3309 with your child’s name and address.
We will be collecting monetary gifts from the congregation on Thursday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 26.
The mailing is being planned for the second week in February.
Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:
Participation: Tuesday, December 31 105
Thursday, January 2, 2020 59
Sunday, January 5: 79 + 175 + 126 = 380
Sunday, January 12 – Ushers B
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Communion Worship
9:00am – Sunday School
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430
11:40am – Call Meeting
1:00pm – Men’s Bible Class
Monday, January 13
7:00pm – Bible Class
Tuesday, January 14
6:00pm – Board of Education
6:30pm – Jesus Cares Bible Study @ GS
7:00pm – Radio Recording
Wednesday, January 15
11:00am – Bible Class
1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service
3:30pm – Public School Catechism
6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women
7:15pm – Handbells
Thursday, January 16 – Ushers B
11:00am – Bible Information Class
6:30pm – Worship
7:30pm – Bible Information Class
7:30pm – Senior Chior
Friday, January 17
1:30pm – Prayer Service
Sunday, January 19 – Ushers C
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship
9:00am – Sunday School
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430
6:30pm – Men’s Bible Class