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 introducing yourself to a Pastor.
• 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.
Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sermon: God’s Lessons to Live By
Hymns: 421, 339, 409, 651
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sermon: Jesus Is Never Too Busy or Tired to Shepherd You
Hymns: 359, 426, 276, 356
We now have online giving. Go to www.ssbdwels.com and click on “Online Giving.” You will have to create an account with links to your financial institution. You can specify a dollar amount and give a one-time gift, or recurring gift: weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc. There are over 85 families that now use online giving! Join us today!
Upcoming Events August 30 will be a big day here at St. Stephen’s. Branches Band will join us for worship. Our new teachers will be installed. We will also have our joint picnic with Good Shepherd at Lakeview Park. We look forward to this being a joyous day for all involved. If anyone would like to serve on the planning committee, please speak with Pastor Dorn (920-631-7028) soon. We also are keeping a close eye on all the developments with COVID-19. If the picnic needs to be canceled, we will know by the first week of August. Watch for further announcements!
Twice Is Nice in Jefferson is again accepting donations of clothing, household items, toys, books, dishes, etc. All donations help to benefit Lakeside Lutheran High School. Items may be brought to the church office and volunteers take them to the store. If you would like to shop or volunteer at Twice Is Nice the address is 907 W. Racine St., Jefferson, WI or call them at (920)674-6868.
Now Hiring: RaiderWatch! St. Stephen’s is looking for an energetic, positive, and outgoing individual to kick off and lead a new after-school care program for students during the school year. Prior child-care experience, basic computer skills, and organizational/scheduling experience are all beneficial. Pay will be $15 an hour, roughly 3 hours a day, and no benefits. Applications can be picked up at the back of church or in the church office, and need to be returned by July 19th.
Vacation Bible School signs are ready to be picked up and put out on lawns. Stop by the office or pick a sign up in the back of church or on the ramp. Sign up sheets will be put out next week for donations and opportunities to help out the week of VBS. Thank you! Social distancing will be observed. No large group activities will be held (divided small groups) and masks are optional.
Publications The July issue of Forward in Christ is available in the entryway and ramp of church.
Aluminum Can Drop-off: Thank you to all who are donating aluminum cards into the trailer. The last donation was over $120 and blessed our Teen group.
If you would like to help out taking the cans to the recycling center, please call the church office (920) 885-3309.
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 www.ssbdwels.com. Thanks!
Old Meditations at home? St. Stephen’s sends old meditations to MLC where they are used for prison outreach and other opportunities to share His word. There is a basket in back of church or you can drop them off at the office for helping with these various programs.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society annual convention was to have taken place last week. Cancelled due to virus concerns, it has been “replaced” by an on-line offering together with WELS Mission Boards. Check out missionary presentations, devotions, mission workshops, and other world and home mission information at welstasteandsee.com.
Video on Facebook and YouTube
Sunday worship will be streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ststephensbd/). A high-quality video of Sunday worship will be uploaded to YouTube later. Go to www.ssbdwels.com and click on “YouTube Worship.”
Since Easter, your pastors have been giving daily devotions as a joint project with the pastors from St. John’s Juneau/Lowell/Horicon and Good Shepherd. We plan to continue these devotions, which are uploaded to YouTube and also shared on Facebook.
Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:
Thursday, July 2 38+30=68
Friday, July 3 13 Total for weekend: 267
Sunday, July 5 47+50+56+33= 186
• We will offer the Sacrament of Holy Communion in each service, giving everyone the opportunity to partake
• People will be ushered up on the lectern side first, then the pulpit side, so that we have only one line.
• We will serve by continuous distribution to help with distancing.
• Those who do not wish to commune or are not comfortable communing at this time will be free not to do so, with absolutely no stigma.
• Those who are distributing the Sacrament will clean their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer immediately before distribution.
• Communicants will receive the wafer in an open palm.
• The common cup will not be used for a time.
Individual cups will be spaced out in the trays