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 Week of March 11, 2018

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 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, Sunday, March 11th, in all services. You may register by card at any time.

Funerals Norbert Krueger (77) and Ruth Krueger (72) died, February 25, 2018.  Graveside service will be held later this spring.  Pearl Larson (81) died, March 1, 2018.  Funeral was conducted March, 6, 2018.

Memorials In memory of Arnie Shimming Jr.: $20 for the Window/Restoration Fund given by Donna Ohrmundt.  In memory of Ellie Schoeffel: $320 for the General Fund given by relatives and friends.  In memory of Carl Uttech, $200 for the radio fund given by Ethel Uttech.

Sunday School Sunday School today at 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, March 11th, “Jesus enters Jerusalem”

Radio Service: 9:30 A.M. on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Sermon: “God Demonstrates His Kindness”
Hymns: 143, 245, 370, 372
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Sermon: Reflect Your Father’s Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy
Hymns: 145, 157b, 148, 154
NOTE: Radio taping will be on Tuesday, March 13th, at 7:00 P.M. in the church. The ramp door will be open.

Bible Studies
The Monday/Wednesday Bible Study This study group begins a study of “Who am I?”.

  • Men’s Sunday Night Bible Study meets Sunday evenings. We continue our study of Romans.
  • Women’s Bible Study Group, meets on Tuesdays in Lent at 6 PM. Copies of the study 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.

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.

Church Decorators   Volunteers are needed to decorate for Palm Sunday – Holy Week – Easter.  Times are:

  • Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 A.M. (15 needed)
  • Sunday, March 25th, 11:30 A.M (10 needed)
  • Saturday, March 31st,9:00 AM (15 needed)
  • Sunday, April 8th, 11:30 A.M. (Takedown, 15 needed)

2018 Lenten Services Our Lenten messages this year focus on the theme: “Jesus Christ is Our High Priest”

  • 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.

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.

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.

Easter Lilies Sign-up sheet for donated Easter lilies has been placed on the back table.  Please have lilies here by 9am on March 31st.

Bus Trip / Basketball Game  A donor has made available 40 tickets to the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers game on 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!

Thrivent Choice Program  On March 5th the Church received a Thrivent  gift for the Window Fund was $267.  Thank you to St. Stephen’s members/Thrivent clients who designated St. Stephen’s Church for Choice Dollars.

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer
Paul Stratman

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.


Sunday, March 11 – Lent 4 -Holy Communion
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am- Worship
9:00am – Sunday School
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1410
11:00am – DC Trip Spaghetti Lunch
6:00pm – Open Gym
6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study
Monday, March 12
8:30am – School Chapel
7:00pm – Bible Class
Tuesday, March 13
12:00pm – OWLS (Children’s Choir)
6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women
6:00pm – Explorers
6:30pm – Board of Education
7:00pm – Radio Recording
Wednesday, March 14
11:00am – Bible Class
1:30, 6:30pm – Lenten Worship
1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service
3:30pm – Public School Catechism
5:00pm – Lenten Supper
7:30pm – Senior Choir
Thursday, March 15
6:30pm – Handbells
Sunday, March 18 – Lent 5
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship
9:00am – Sunday School
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1410
11:30am – Special Voters’ Call Meeting (Principal)
6:00pm – Open Gym
6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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