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 April 14, 2019

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 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 Lydia Marie Retzlaff, daughter of Craig and Danielle (Macejkovic) Retzlaff, born November 15, 2018, will be baptized during the 10:30 service this week. 

Gift We acknowledge with thanks, a gift of $50 for the
restoration fund, given by Gerald & Lelani Franke, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. 

Funeral Frank Gerth was called home to heaven on April 7, 2019,
age 84.  His funeral was conducted this last week.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sermon: The Contrast in Christ
Hymns: 162, 151, 161, 160
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sermon: Why Are You Crying
Hymns: 191, 198, 200, 201

Bible Studies

  • Men’s Sunday Night meets Sunday nights at 6:30pm in the meeting room above church office.
  • Women’s Bible Study Group meets on Tuesday nights during lent at 6pm. Copies of the study are available in the church entry and at study time.
  • Monday/Wednesday Bible Study meets on Monday’s at 7pm and Wednesday mornings at 11am.  This session is a study focused on 1 & 2 Peter

Church Decorators   Volunteers are needed to decorate for
Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Easter.  15-20 people needed
Times are:

  • Today – 11:30am – Put Away Palms
  • Saturday, April 20th,  9:00am –Put Up Window & Lily Cross
  • Sunday, April 28th,  11:30am –Put Away Decorations

Summer Bible Camp Opportunities Children ages 8-14 have two opportunities for a week at summer Bible Camp:  Camp Phillip (Wautoma) and Camp Wyalusing (near Prairie du Chien).  Information about both camps is available in the entryway.

Church Office the office will close at 1:00 PM, on Friday, April 19. 

Easter Breakfast Matt and Lindsay Wietzke have consented to take lead of our Annual Easter Breakfast. Donations and baked goods such as sweet rolls, coffee cake, doughnuts, etc. can be brought on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00am -1:00pm. The Church Council has asked the 7th & 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.  

Here To Help Do you have questions, concerns, or positive comments about St. Stephen’s?  St. Stephen’s Council Members will now be wearing pins to help you identify them.  Please seek them out as they are here to help and serve. 

Easter Lilies A sign-up sheet for donated Easter lilies has been placed on the back table.  Please have lilies here by 9am on April 20th.  Lilies are able to be picked up after the 10:30 service on April 28th

Easter Celebration in Español Weekly Worship in the Spanish Language takes place at 6:30pm on Sunday evening at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.  This includes a special Spanish service for Easter on April 14th.  All are invited.  For more information, call 920-262-8504.

Teens Unlock In The teens will have an Un-Lock-In on Friday, April 26, from 3:30 PM-9:00 PM. Games, food, and a good time are all on the docket. Hope to see many of you there!

Cards for sale The church bookstore has a variety of Christian cards for birthdays, sympathy, weddings, and many other of life’s occasions that are for sale.  We also have Easter cards to send to loved ones.  Stop by Monday through Friday from 8-12pm and 12:30-4 pm and enjoy browsing through our extensive selection.  Cards sell for $0.50 each.

School News

St. Stephen’s Lutheran High Honors 3rd Quarter (97%-100% Overall)

8th Grade:  Nathan Henning, Amelia Storhoff, David Taylor-Evert, Kylie Wittnebel

6th Grade:  William Hemling, Max Luedtke, Lillianne Fister,
 Kathryn Schulz, Isabel Lehner,

5th Grade: Scarlet Fister, Easton Keil, Anna Taylor, Grace Vanderhoof

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Honors 3rd  Quarter (93%-96.9% overall)

8th Grade: Micah Vanderhoof and Allyssa Wellnitz

7th Grade: Megan Czarnik, Colin Fister, Natalia Stephenson,
Henry Vick, Alex Wittnebel, Gavin Wittnebel

6th Grade: Ruth Dorn, Jennifer Bennett, Broc Mullenbach

5th Grade: Leah Dorn, Gavin O’Brion

St. Stephen’s Lutheran  Commendable List 3rd  Quarter (90%-92.9%)

8th Grade:  Cody Bartz, Kaleb Schmuhl, Ayden Yerges, Molly Zellmer

7th Grade:  Olivia Gubine, Lauryn Schubert

6th Grade:  John Loest, Julia Anderson, Alexis Yerges

5th Grade:   Landen Grow, Timothy Milan, Mason Wittnebel,
Austin Yerges

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Paul Stratman
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Sunday, April 14 – Ushers E – Palm Sunday

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Communion Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

11:30am – Church Decorating

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Monday, April 15

6:00pm – Church Council

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, April 16 – Ushers E

1:30 & 6:30pm – Communion Worship

Wednesday, April 17

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

Thursday, April 18Maundy Thursday – Ushers A

1:30 & 6:30pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, April 19

1:30pm – Good Friday Midday Worship

7:00pm – Good Friday-Service of Darkness – Ushers B

Saturday, April 20

9:00am – Church Decorating

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday

6:00am – Festival Worship – Ushers C

7:30am – Communion Worship – Ushers D

9:00am – Festival Worship – Ushers E

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

10:30am – Communion Worship – Ushers A

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