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 July 7, 2019

Categories: News

Holy Communion will be offered next week in all services. You may register by card at any time.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Sermon: Jesus Is Our Tree of Life
Hymns: 12, 340, 345, 428
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sermon: God’s Lessons to Live By
Hymns: 421, 339, 409,  651

Bible Studies

  • 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. All women of the congregation are welcome.
  • Sunday Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:15am. This week the discussion will be focused on the unified budget proposal.

Quarterly Voters Meeting will be held in the church basement on July 14, 2019, at 10:45am.  All male members, age 18 and older, are encouraged to participate and all members of the congregation are invited to attend.

New Member Welcome this morning at the 9:30 service, we welcome Mrs. Shirley Knaack.  May God continue to bless our outreach!

Military Family members please contact the office if you have a family member in the military that we can help support with cards, prayers, and God’s word.

WELS Night at Miller Park  Just a reminder that the bus leaves from the West St. parking lot promptly at 3:00 PM. The bus will return after the game has finished.

Summer Bible Class Schedule

July 7th     Unified Budget Discussion         August 4th        Psalm 103

July 14th                         Psalm 46         August 11th      Psalm 110

July 21st             Friends of China         August 18th      Psalm 139

July 28th                         Psalm 51

Unified Budget Proposal Discussion At the 2 most recent Voters’ Meetings, the Church Council proposed that St. Stephen’s operate under a “Unified Budget”.  A unified budget places all offerings into “one pot” and pays all “regular” expenses and commitments from that “one pot” based on what is budgeted.  The most notable change that everyone would see would be the offering envelopes.  The weekly envelope would not have 3 “choices” for distributing an offering (Current, Building & Debt, Missions) and there would be no monthly Lakeside Lutheran High School envelope.  Amounts for WELS Missions support and for Lakeside would be budgeted and a consistent monthly contribution would be sent to WELS and to LLHS.  (Special gifts for those ministries may certainly be made via Special Gift envelopes that are always available in the church entryways.)
An opportunity for everyone to ask questions and share thoughts about a Unified Budget will be during the bible class time today from 8:45 – 9:15am.   The proposal to operate under a unified budget will be on the agenda for a vote at the Quarterly Voters’ meeting to be held Sunday, July 14 at 10:45am.  So, please come to this Q&A time so that the Voters Assembly can make an informed and conscientious decision.

Summer Picnic Mark your calendars for August 25th for the annual church picnic.  This year we will be welcoming 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Krebs, and new upper grade teacher, Mrs. Boll.  Please call or email the office if you would like to help out at the church picnic.

Open Gym Opportunities at St. Stephen’s there will once again be an open gym this summer for all 3rd -8th graders in the congregation/school. It is held every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 from June 18th-August 6th. This week the focus will be on volleyball.   July 16th, the focus will be on basketball.  We hope you can join us this summer!

Be a greeter in the WELS Info Booth at the Dodge County Fair!

The fair runs August 14-18 this year.  Spend a couple hours at the booth with fellow believers to greet passers-by and to share Christian literature and information about our area WELS churches. You don’t have to be a doctor of theology, just a smiling believer who can say, “Jesus takes my sins away and will take me to heaven someday!” A schedule / sign-up sheet is on the entryway table, along with a “tip sheet” for volunteers in case you have questions.

WELS Wind Ensemble next performance will be Thursday, July 18 –7 pm at 7pm at Arlington City Park.

Vacation Bible School Our Vacation Bible School is right around the corner. We will open our doors to tell the good news of Jesus to children from age 3-6th grade on July 29-August 2, from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. We need volunteers to help with this event. We need leaders to take groups of students around to classes, help with donating snacks, and most importantly spreading the word. On the table in the back are various sign-up sheets and promotional materials. Invite your neighbors and friends to come and learn about Jesus through song, story, crafts, and other activities.

Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Thursday, June 27:  95

Sunday, June 30:  92 + 184 = 276


Sunday, July 7Ushers C

7:30 & 9:30am – Worship

8:45am – Bible Study

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

Monday, July 8

6:30pm – Bible Information Class

Tuesday, July 9

6:30pm – Board of Education

Wednesday, July 10

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

6:30pm – Bible Information Class

Thursday, July 11Ushers C

6:30pm – Communion Worship

Friday, July 12

7:10pm – WELS Night at Miller Park

Sunday, July 14Ushers D

7:30 & 9:30am – Communion Worship

8:45am – Bible Study

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

10:45am – Quarterly Voter’s Meeting

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