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 December 2, 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 next week in all services. You may register by card at any time.

Funeral  Daniel Weijola was called home to heaven on November 26, 2018, age 75.  His memorial was conducted November 30th, 2018.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Sermon: Understand the Present Time
Hymns: 68, 95, 66, 70
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sermon: Prepare to Meet Your Savior
Hymns: 61, 63, 64, 66

WELS Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3pm in the Fall River School Auditorium, 150 Bradley St. Fall River.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Bible Studies

  • Men’s Sunday Night will not meet this Sunday, Dec 2nd but will meet again starting Sunday, December 9th.
  • 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 meets on Monday’s at 7pm and Wednesday mornings at 11am. The topic will be a study of the Lord’s Prayer. Please bring bible.

Joint Advent Service the third annual joint Advent service with St. John’s in Juneau and Good Shepherd will be held at St. Stephen’s Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm. There will be devotions by the pastors, and special music by the choirs of all churches. Please join us for this special service. The loose plate offerings will be going towards the new mission church in Richland Center, WI

There will be no Thursday night worship on December 6.

Advent Meal/Service Come and join us for some food and fellowship on December 5th from 5:00-6:00, prior to this year’s joint Advent service. St. Stephen’s Athletic Department will be serving a meal in St. Stephen’s church basement. Hope to see you there!

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

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, December 7th , at 1:30pm. in the church.  Please use the ramp or elevator entrance.

Address and Phone Number Changes If your address changes in any way or if you changed to a cell phone please fill out a “Care Card” in the pew and place it in the offering basket or E-mail us at [email protected] with corrections. You can also update your information with the online form on www.ssbdwels.com. Thanks!

Seth Dorn

[email protected]
631-7028

Philip Heyer
[email protected]
887-1117
Paul Stratman
[email protected]
885-6960

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting  will be on Sunday, December 9th, at
11:40 am.  At this meeting we will adopt the 2019 Ministry Spending Plan  (Budget) and a call will be placed for a principal.  All voting members are encouraged to attend.

Proposed Bylaw Change  The Voters Assembly at the January Annual Meeting instructed the Board of District Elders and Church  Council to prepare an amendment to our Bylaws that states that District Elder Area Chairmen be elected from and by the Board of District Elders, rather than being elected by the Congregation in its regular elections.  The proposed amendment follows:

Proposed that St. Stephen’s Bylaws Article VII, Section 1 be amended as follows:

  1. The Board of District Elders shall consist of six (6) members,

one of whom has been elected to the Church Council, and by

election within the Church Council shall serve as the Chairman of the Board of District Elders.  The other five (5) members shall be Area Chairmen elected by the District Elders from among the District Elders appointed by the Church Council.  Additional District Elders shall be appointed as needed by the Church Council.

This proposed amendment will be voted on at the December 9 Voters’ Meeting.

Ladies Aid Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at noon in the church basement.  The cost for ladies aid members is $6.  Our collection will be given to the Lakeside Assistance Fund.

Calendar: Sunday, December 2Advent 1 – Ushers C

7:30,9:00, 10:30 am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

2:00pm – Advent by Candlelight

Monday, December 3

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, December 4

6:30pm – Bd. of Property Maintenance

Wednesday, December 5

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

5:00pm – Advent meal served by Athletic Department

6:30pm – Joint Advent Service at St. Stephen’s

Thursday, December 6Ushers C

Noon – Ladies’ Aid Christmas Party

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, December 7

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

Sunday, December 9Advent 2 – Ushers D

7:30am – Communion Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

11:45am – Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

2:30pm – Explorers’ Caroling

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

 

Author: admin_ssbdWELS