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

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 ~ March 4, 2018

Categories: News


Please see our online calendar for this week’s coming events:

HOLY COMMUNION will be offered next Sunday, March 11th, in all services. You may register by card at any time.

MEMORIALS In memory of Robert Frankenstein: $845 for the Window/Restoration Fund, $25 for the School Memorial Fund and $20 for the Endowment Fund given by relatives and friends. In memory of Ellie Schoeffel: $50 for the General Fund given by Kevin and Leah Schoeffel.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School today at 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, March 4th, “Mary Anoints Jesus”

RADIO SERVICE: 9:30 A.M. on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Sermon: “Live As Children of Light”
Hymns: 24, 412, 396, 359
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Sermon: “God Demonstrates His Kindness”
Hymns: 143, 245, 370, 372
NOTE: Radio Taping will be on Tuesday, February 27th, at 7:00 P.M.
In the church. The ramp door will be open.


  • The Monday/Wednesday Bible Study. Pastor Dorn will present information about his Call.
  • Men’s Sunday Night Bible Study meets Sunday evenings. We continue our study of
  • Women’s Bible Study Group, meets on Tuesdays in Lent at 6 PM. Copies are available in the church entry and at our study time.
  • Sunday Bible Class meets Sunday at 9:00 A.M. We continue our study of the book of Ephesians.

MEDITATIONS The latest issue of this devotional booklet (begins March 4th,) is available in the entry and ramp.

EASTER BREAKFAST  Matt and Lindsay Wietzke have consented to take charge of our Annual Easter Breakfast. Donations and baked goods such as sweet rolls, coffee cake, doughnuts, etc. can be brought on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. The Church Council has asked the 8th grade students and parents to help with set-up, serving, and cleanup. Additional volunteers may be needed. If you are willing to help with the Easter Breakfast, please sign your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet on the table in the entry. Breakfast will be served continuously from 7:00-10:30 A.M.

OWLS On Tuesday, March 13th, the OWLS will hold its first meeting of 2018 with a noon potluck in the church basement. The program will begin at 1:00 P.M. and will feature a musical program by some of the students of our school. All members of St. Stephen’s are welcome to attend. Remaining programs for the year include:

  • May 8th: A presentation on bees and honey
  • September 11th: A seminary student from the Ukraine will speak on mission work in that country.
  • November 13th: James Moeller, from Watertown, shares “How to Tell Your Story”, a legacy you create for family and friends.

2018 LENTEN SERVICES Lent is the time when Christians focus their attention on all that Jesus did to redeem us. When we see his great sacrificial love for us sinners, we can’t help but respond. Our Lenten messages this year focus on the theme: “Jesus Christ is Our High Priest”

  • Wednesday, March 7 Worship at 1:30 & 6:30 P.M. Jesus is our Perfect High Priest –  Pastor Schupmann
  • Wednesday, March 14 Worship at 1:30 & 6:30 P.M. Jesus is our Compassionate High Priest –  Pastor Brandt
  • Wednesday, March 21 Worship at 1:30 & 6:30 P.M. Jesus is our Self-Sacrificing High Priest –  Pastor Vander Galien

What a wonderful opportunity for all of us to focus on Jesus Christ in his atoning work on the cross. What a wonderful way for all of us to appreciate more clearly the tremendous love Jesus has for us and all people. Plan to be here each Wednesday at 1:30 or 6:30 P.M. Why not also invite someone who is unchurched to join you for these special services.

LENTEN SUPPERS! Once again this year there will be a light supper in our church basement before our 6:30 services provided by some of our church organizations. It will run from 5:15-6:00 P.M. each Wednesday during Lent. We hope that this will make it easier for our busy families to come for these special worship services as well as give many of us another opportunity to enjoy Christian fellowship with one another.

LAKESIDE A CAPPELLA CHOIR will be here in all services today. We will have a door offering to help with their expenses. Thank you for adding to our worship!

Different Voice and Face in the Church Office  After more than  35 years of serving our Lord and us as our church office Secretaries, June Koltz and Shirley Dinsch have retired.  Thanks be to God and to them for their faithful service these many years!  Some Sunday in the next few weeks there will be a time for public recognition and a chance to thank June and Shirley for their service. Anna Gensmer has assumed the office duties as of March 1.  Don’t be surprised to hear her voice or to see her face when calling or stopping in the office.  Please show her the same Christian love, respect, and patience shown June and Shirley the last 35+ years.

WELS International Youth Rally will take place in June at Bowling Green, OH.  Registration is now open.  If anyone in 8th – 12th grade is interested in going, please speak with Pastor Dorn.

Bus Trip / Basketball Game  A donor has made available 40 tickets to the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers game March 21.  A bus is being arranged for this fellowship activity.  If you would like to attend, sign up today!  Your only cost is the bus fare ($25) and whatever high-priced beverage, hot dogs, or nachos you purchase at the Bradley Center!  Thank you to our anonymous donor for making this fellowship opportunity possible!

Monday / Wednesday Bible Class will take up a new topic beginning the week of March 11.  During the Bible Class times this week (Monday @ 7p.m. and Wednesday @ 11 a.m.) Pastor Dorn will share information and his initial thoughts on the Divine Call he has received from Calvary Lutheran in Sheboygan and on the Divine Call he serves here at St. Stephen’s.  You are welcome to share your thoughts with him during these times or in private conversations.

Special Voters’ Call Meeting  With Mr. Brennan accepting the Lord’s call to Grace Lutheran Church & School in Oshkosh, our Board of Education and Church Council are recommending the calling of a Principal / Upper Grades teacher to replace him.  Their recommendation is to call from the WELS “field” from a list of candidates provided by WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools through our District President. This call meeting has been set for Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 A.M.

Support our 8th grade Washington D.C. trip!  Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  in the School Gym to help the 8th grade class raise money to offset the cost of their trip to Washington D.C.  Please join us for a great meal, great fellowship and great cause!  There will be a freewill offering for the meal.  Many silent auction items including Culver’s for a year, a bowling party and a family movie night package will be available to bid on.  Come join the fun and support our 8th graders!

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