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 9, 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 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.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sermon: Prepare to Meet Your Savior
Hymns: 61, 63, 64, 66

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sermon: Mary: A Favored, Blessed, Believing Servant
Hymns: 73(2), 275, 74, 70

WELS Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert will be held today, 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 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 meets on Monday’s at 7pm and Wednesday mornings at 11am. The topic will be prayer plans, and a preview of a Prayer Service.

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.

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

Christmas Cards for sale The church bookstore has a variety of Christian Christmas cards along with lots of other cards for birthdays, sympathy, weddings, and many other of life’s occasions that are for sale.   Stop by Monday to Friday from 8-12pm and 12:30-4 pm and enjoy browsing through our extensive selection.  Christmas Cards are on sell for $0.25 each this holiday season.

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

Thrivent Choice Program On December 7th, the Church Thrivent gift for the Restoration Fund was $45. Thank you to St. Stephen’s members and Thrivent clients who designated St. Stephen’s Church for Choice Dollars.

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 today, Sunday, December 9th, at
11:45 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.

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.

Calendar:

Sunday, December 9Advent 2 – Ushers D

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – 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

Monday, December 10

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, December 11

6:30pm – Board of Education

7:00pm – Radio Recording

Wednesday, December 12

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

Thursday, December 13Ushers D

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

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

Author: admin_ssbdWELS