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.

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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 28, 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. We ask all guests to please speak with a pastor before communing.

Memorials In memory of Joyce Dummer, a gift of $75 has been given to the needy fund from her nieces; also a gift of $350 has been given to the general deficit fund from family & friends.  In memory of
Frank Gerth, a gift of $20 has been given to the general fund deficit from friends.  In memory of Donald Ohrmundt, a gift of $200 has been given to the building & debt fund from his wife, Donna.  In memory of Gerhardt Beske, a gift of $50 has been given to the radio fund from friends.  In memory of Ralph E. Werbelow, a gift of $50 has been given to the general fund from Linda, Stephanie, & Matthew Werbelow.  In memory of Carol Nelson, a gift of $1,000 has been given to the Neuendorf fund from Ed Nelson.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Sermon: Jesus’ Empty Tomb is Full of Treasures for You!
Hymns: 198, 188, 203, 207
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Sermon: The Lord Calls Us as Witnesses
Hymns: 205, 493, 507, 496

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting  will be held in the church basement this Sunday, April 28, after the 10:30 Worship Service.  All male members 18 years and older are encouraged to take part in this leadership activity in Jesus’ Church.  There will be a presentation on the proposed unified budget and call will be placed for a 6th grade teacher.  All are welcome.

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 Wednesday nights 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 undecorate for Easter, today after the 10:30 service. 

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.

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 are able to be picked up after the 10:30 service today.  Thank you to all who donated a plant.

Ladies Aid Spring Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, at noon in the church basement.  Volunteers who help serve funeral meals are invited as our guests.  Following the luncheon, our guest speaker will be Dan Neumann, Alpha Life Resource Center, Watertown, WI.

First Friday Communion: Our brief communion service for those who can “get out” but for whom being at a full service is difficult will be Friday, May 3rd  at 1:30pm. in the church.  Please use the ramp or elevator entrance.

Confirmation  The following 17 young men and women will publicly confess their faith on Sunday, May 5, in the 10:30 service and through the Rite of Confirmation become communicant members of our congregation:

Gavin Bartholomew

Cody Bartz

Dalton Fakes

Nathan Henning

Abigail Kohrt

Jayden Larson

Kyla Lawler

Jaden Love

Stephenie Pierce

Morgan Prado

Kaleb Schmuhl

Abigail Schoenberger

Ella Schweiger

David Taylor-Evert

Kylie Wittnebel

Ayden Yerges

Molly Zellmer

Our Confirmation Class will also review the basic teachings of the Bible and show their knowledge of Scripture in the Examination Service, Friday, May 3th, at 6:30 P.M.  All are invited to attend!

      The class will receive Holy Communion for the first time on           Sunday, May 12th, in the 9:00 A.M. Service.

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 Confirmation and Graduation 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.

Culver’s Shares Night for Good Shepherd Preschool Join Good Shepherd preschool for supper at Culver’s of Beaver Dam to support the preschool and enjoy some fellowship. As part of Shares Night, Culver’s will be donating a portion of their sales from 5:00-8:00pm to the preschool. Culver’s Gift Cards which can be used on Shares Night will also be available for purchase that evening at Culver’s. The preschool receives an additional 10% of all Culver’s Gift Card sales.

Membership Changes acted upon at a Council Meeting:

New Member by Transfer

Shirley Knaack from St. John’s Fox Lake

We welcome our new member into our Christian family.  May the Lord Jesus bless her membership in our midst.

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Participation:
Wednesday, April 10: 140 + 141= 281

Sunday, April 14: 140 + 223 +128= 491

Tuesday, April 16: 103 + 44= 147

Thursday, April 18: 161 + 170= 331

Friday, April 19: 255 + 117= 372

Sunday, April 21: 99 + 237 + 562 + 146= 1,044

Sunday, April 28 – Ushers C

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 29

9:00am – Pastors’ Conference

7:00pm – Bible Class

Wednesday, May 1

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

Thursday, May 2 – Ushers C

Noon – Ladies’ Aid Spring Luncheon

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, May 3

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

6:30pm – Examination

Sunday, May 5 – Ushers D

7:30 & 9:00am – Worship

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

10:30am – Worship (Confirmation Service)

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Call Answered

Dear members of St. Stephen’s Church and School,

On March 31st, I was called to be the 4th grade teacher starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  Receiving a call is always a humbling experience.  It is a way to reflect on my teaching and how God wants to use me in His ministry.  His ways are not always our ways.  I am reminded of this in my life time and time again.  I have been privileged to be able to consider this call and after a couple of weeks of talking with faculty, my family, and parents, I have decided to stay here at St. Stephen’s and continue God’s Work in sharing Jesus with His children.  I am looking forward to the new adventure that awaits me in 4th grade.  Please continue to pray and be of support to me and all your called workers as we help lead your children academically but most importantly spiritually.

Your servant in Christ,

Erin Krebs

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