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 February 10, 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.

Funeral   Dorothy Wagner was called home to heaven on February 1, 2019, age 97.  Her funeral was conducted this last week.  

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sermon: Lord, Listen to My Plea
Hymns: 459, 59, 428, 129

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Sermon: Great is God’s Faithfulness
Hymns: 234, 381, 396, 359

Call Meeting for School Principal will be next Sunday, February 17th at 11:45am.  All voting members are encouraged to attend. 

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

St. Stephen’s Ladies Aid members will be sending cards of encouragement along with a monetary sum to our congregation’s college students, ministry students, and military men and women.  Donations from the congregation will be collected Thurs., Feb. 7 and Sun., Feb. 10 and again on Thurs., Feb. 14 and Sun., Feb. 17. 

Lutheran Explorers Pine Wood Derby will be held March 3rd from noon till 4pm.  All are welcome to participate.  Potluck meal will begin at noon.  Please bring a dish to pass.  Cars will be handed out to Explorers at the Feb 12th meeting.  Additional participates can purchase a car ($5) after church on Feb 10th.  Call or text Jayme Roll at 342-4291 or Sarah O’Brion at 344-6489 with any additional questions or to purchase a car.

Getting married this next year?  The 2019 Marriage Seminar will be Saturday, February 23rd, from 9 am to 1 pm in the church basement.  Using the study-discussion guide “Building the Christian Home”, we will touch on God’s “blueprint” for marriage, the foundation and structure of a Christian marriage, finances in a family, and the growing family.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the back of church or call the office at 885-3309 to reserve your spot.  Signing up will help us have an adequate supply of study guides and refreshments.  The seminar is also open to married couples who want a “refresher course”.

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 at Thanks!

Prayer Service During our bible class on prayer last fall, Pastor Stratman talked about how some of our churches have a monthly Prayer Service, a service focused on sharing and bringing concerns to the Lord in prayer.  The prayer service will be held on Friday, February 15th at 1:30pm. The service will also include a short Scripture reading and devotion. The ramp and elevator entrances will be open.

Thrivent Choice Program:  On February 7th, the Church Thrivent  gift for the Window Fund was $507.  Thank you to St. Stephen’s members / Thrivent clients who designated St. Stephen’s Church for Choice Dollars.

OWLS On Tuesday, February 12th, the OWLS will hold its first meeting of 2019 with a noon potluck in the church basement. The program will begin at 1:00 P.M. and will feature Rev. John Hildebrant with information about India Mission work. All members of St. Stephen’s are welcome to attend.

  Remaining programs for the year include:

  • April 9th : Sara Zondag will be here to talk about mission outreach in Thailand
  • September 10th : Dick Zondag, Jung Seed Co., will be hereto talk about fall preparations.
  • November 12th : Naomi Plocher will be here to tell usabout Apacheland and the mission there

Annual Voters’ Meeting was held Sunday, January 27th   The Annual Report of congregation activity for 2018 was reviewed:  Elections were conducted and elected to leadership offices were:

  • Church Council: Jayme Roll, Gary Pepin, Mike Schultz
  • Board of Education: Richard Zimpel
  • Board of Property Maintenance: Matt O’Brion

Thank You to Tal Diekvoss and Craig Straseske for their faithful service.  May the Lord continue to bless our church with faithful and cheerful servants.

Seth Dorn [email protected]
Philip Heyer
[email protected]
Paul Stratman
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Sunday, February 10Ushers A

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

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Monday, February 11

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, February 12

12:00pm – OWLS

6:00pm – Explorers

6:30pm – Board of Education

6:30pm – Jesus Cares @ Good Shepherd Church

7:00pm – Radio Recording

Wednesday, February 13

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:15pm – Handbell Choir Practice

Thursday, February 14Ushers A    No School-Teacher Conference

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, February 15   No School-Teacher Conference

1:30pm – Prayer Service

Saturday, February 16

9:00am – Technology Committee

Sunday, February 17Ushers B

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

11:45am – Call Meeting – Principal

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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