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 December 16, 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!

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sermon: Mary: A Favored, Blessed, Believing Servant
Hymns: 73(2), 275, 74, 70

Sunday, December 23, 2018
Sermon: The Riches offered to the World in the Christ Child
Hymns: 66, 70, 430, 97

St. Stephen’s Christmas Radio Special will be on WBEV 1430AM on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 12 noon until 1 pm.  Tune in to hear the good message and many special Christmas songs.

Bible Studies

  • Men’s Sunday Night will meet this Sunday at 6:30pm in the meeting room above church office.
  • Women’s Bible Study Group will not meet the month of December but will resume on Wednesday nights at 6pm on January 9th.
  • Monday/Wednesday Bible Study will continue after the new year with a study focused on 1 & 2 Peter.

St. Stephen’s Piano Students Recital will be held this Monday, December 17th at 6 pm. The recital will be taking place in the church this year. We ask that the ramp entrance be the main entrance for this event.

St. Stephen’s Band Students Recital will be held this Tuesday, December 18th at 6 pm in the school gym.

School Open House is today, Sunday December 16th,.  The classrooms will be open after all services to view the many different Christmas decorations and projects the children have been crafting.

Christmas Invitations are on the table in back of church.  Please share with a friend or loved one.

2019 MOHW Conference: The 10th annual MEN of His Word conference “Built on the Rock” will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.  Please go online at to register and get details about schedule, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and cost.

Advent Collection for Richland Center church total was $857.33.  May the Lord continue to bless the ministry here and in Richland Center.

Christmas Services at St. Stephen’s

December 24th, 6:00 P.M. – Day School Children’s Service

December 24th, 10:00 P.M. – Christmas Eve Candlelight

December 25th, 9:00 A.M. – Christmas Day Worship


Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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Voters’ Meeting Update   The following actions were taken at the Voters’ Meeting last Sunday:

  • Adopted a Ministry Spending Plan for 2019 of $1,000,354.00 for local operations, and goals of $150,000 for WELS Mission and $26,000 for Lakeside Lutheran High School
  • Adopted an amendment to our By-laws to have District Elder Area Chairmen elected by the Elders from among the Elders.
  • Adopted proposal to remove the Communion rail installed in 1968, and replace it with an appropriately sized and styled communion table.
  • Issued a divine call to Mr. Seth Fitzsimmons, currently serving at St. Paul Lutheran School, Muskego, to serve as our Principal.

Luther Prep School Christmas Concerts will be today, Sunday December 16th at 3pm and Thursday December 20th at 10am.  Both concerts will be in the Luther Prep gymnasium.  All are welcome.

2019 Offering Envelopes are now available for pick-up in the church basement.  Please use the initial offering envelope in the front of your packet to cover the cost of the envelopes.  Envelopes may then be placed in the collection plate or in the box in the basement.

Weather Delays/ClosingsRemember to listen to WBEV, 1430AM, or watch Channel 3 or NBC15 for any school related announcements which usually begin to air about 6:00 A.M.  The announcement would be for all schools in Beaver Dam.  We will have these announcements on the web site as well



Sunday, December 16Advent 3 – Ushers E

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

8:00am – Christmas Classroom Open House

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Monday, December 17

5:30pm – Church Council

6:00pm – St. Stephen’s students Piano Recital

Tuesday, December 18

6:00pm – St. Stephen’s students Band Concert

Wednesday, December 19

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

Thursday, December 20 – Advent 4

Ushers A

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, December 21

8:00am-10:00am – Christmas Eve Practice

Sunday, December 23Advent 4

Ushers B

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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