St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309

Worship Service Schedule

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 10:30 a.m.

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.


I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25

St. Stephen’s Weekly News: Week of June 21, 2020

Categories: News

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 introducing yourself to a Pastor.
  • If visiting, please don’t feel obligated to give an offering.
    Stephen’s members express thankfulness to God through their voluntary offerings which then support the congregation’s work.

Funeral   Gloria Ptaschinski was called to heaven on June 16, 2020, age 88.  Funeral services were conducted on June 19thEugene Heidemann was called to heaven on April 27, 2020, age 85.  Private family services were held.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Sermon: How Do I Look?
Hymns: 1, 231, 383, 380
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Sermon: A Tale of Two Debts
Hymns: 371, 507, 372, 378

Upcoming Events   August 30 will be a big day here at St. Stephen’s. Branches Band will join us for worship. Our new teachers will be installed. We will also have our joint picnic with Good Shepherd at Lakeview Park. We look forward to this being a joyous day for all involved. If anyone would like to serve on the planning committee, please speak with Pastor Dorn (920-631-7028) soon. We also are keeping a close eye on all the developments with COVID-19. If the picnic needs to be canceled, we will know by the first week of August. Watch for further announcements!

Church Council Actions from June Meeting


Received by transfer from Zion, Cambria, Lori Rupnow.

Released David & Tammy Langendorf and children Alexis & Jordan.

Voters’ Meeting for Quarter 2 – Cancelled.  A written report of congregation activity will be disseminated.

Property Maintenance Report – Ramp roof has been totally replaced; ceiling and wall repair will begin in July.  “New” ceilings being installed in lower level classrooms over the next few weeks.

Worship Plans – Recognizing the inconveniences of the current schedule for worship and the “assigning” of times we evaluated how it has worked and also current health safety recommendations.  As much as we would like to “loosen” a little, based on attendance patterns so far it seems wise to maintain the current plan through the summer, though we will look at it again at our July meeting.  Thank you for patience and your love and concern for brothers and sisters in Christ and their health and peace of mind.

Twice Is Nice in Jefferson is again accepting donations of clothing, household items, toys, books, dishes, etc.  All donations help to benefit Lakeside Lutheran High School.  Items may be brought to the church office and volunteers take them to the store. If you would like to shop or volunteer at Twice Is Nice the address is 907 W. Racine St., Jefferson, WI or call them at (920)674-6868.

Online Giving

We now have online giving. Go to and click on Online Giving.” You will have to create an account with links to your financial institution. You can specify a dollar amount and give a one-time gift, or recurring gift: weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc.

Last Week for Thank you cards a gift/card box has been placed in the back of church and in the ramp for any and all well wishes for Mrs. Amy Bubolz, who will be retiring after serving her Lord and us for 17 years, and Mr. Josh Schmidt, Mrs. Kim Brace, and Mrs. Jennifer Boll.  Mr. Schmidt has accepted a call to teach at St. Luke’s in Oakfield and Mrs. Brace & Mrs. Boll have completed their 1 year calls here at St. Stephen’s.

School News

St. Stephen’s Lutheran High Honors 4th Quarter (97%-100% Overall)
8th Grade:  Megan Czarnik, Colin Fister, Lauryn Schubert, Natalia Stepehnson, Bridget Thomas, Henry Vick
7th Grade: Jennifer Bennet, Lillianne Fister, WIlliam Hemling, Isabel Lehner, Max Luedtke, Kathryn Schulz
6th Grade: Scarlet Fister, Easton Keil
5th Grade:  Alydia Bradley, Ella Czarnik, Tristan Kittel, Silas Van Dusen

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Honors  4th Quarter (93%-96.9% overall)
8th Grade:  Olivia Gubine, Joshua Hafenstein, Alexander Wittnebel, Gavin Wittnebel
7th Grade:  Julia Anderson, Ruth Dorn, Caleb Grebel, Elena Loest, John Loest, Aiden Voigt, Alexis Yerges
6th Grade:  Leah Dorn, Gavin O’Brion, Olivia Rodenkirch, Mason Wittnebel, Austin Yerges
5th Grade:  Holly Grebel, Serena Mittag, Ethan Roen, Kelin Schmuhl, Taylor Weekes, Zach Zimpel

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Commendable List  4th Quarter (90%-92.9%)
8th Grade:  Brody Morgan, John Suchomel
6th Grade:  Eli Fairbank, Elijah Gensmer, Timothy Milan, Sophie Peetoom
5th Grade:  Caleb Ravanelli, Olivia Uttech

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Thursday, June 11    57+40=97                      Total for weekend: 316
Friday, June 12         17
Sunday, June 14   40+65+64+33= 202

Today’s Communion

  • We will offer the Sacrament of Holy Communion in each service, giving everyone the opportunity to partake
  • People will be ushered up on the lectern side first, then the pulpit side, so that we have only one line.
  • We will serve by continuous distribution to help with distancing.
  • Those who do not wish to commune or are not comfortable communing at this time will be free not to do so, with absolutely no stigma.
  • Those who are distributing the Sacrament will clean their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer immediately before distribution.
  • Communicants will receive the wafer in an open palm.
  • The common cup will not be used for a time.

Individual cups will be spaced out in the trays


Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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