St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309

Worship Service Schedule (Temporary)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. (No singing)

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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 July 5, 2020

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 introducing yourself to a Pastor.
  • If visiting, please don’t feel obligated to give an offering.
    Stephen’s members express thankfulness to God through their voluntary offerings which then support the congregation’s work.

Funeral   Jane Karl was called to heaven on June 30, 2020, age 96.  Funeral service will be conducted on July 6th.  .

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Sermon: Come, See, Go, Tell
Hymns: 294, 292, 359, 365
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sermon: God’s Lessons to Live By
Hymns: 421, 339, 409, 651

Online Giving

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!

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.

Publications  The July issue of Forward in Christ  is available in the entryway and ramp of church.

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.

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.”

Daily Devotions

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:

Participation:
Thursday, June 25    46+30=76
Friday, June 26         15                               Total for weekend: 286
Sunday, June 28       52+55+54+34= 195

Today’s Communion

  • 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

 

 

Seth Dorn

[email protected]
631-7028

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

 

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