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

Worship Service Schedule

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:30 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 June 30, 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. We ask all guests to please speak with a pastor before communing.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Sermon: You Need to Go on a Diet
Hymns: 414, 293, 296, 54
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Sermon: Jesus Is Our Tree of Life
Hymns: 12, 340, 345, 428

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 Psalm 23.
Seth Dorn

[email protected]
631-7028

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

Gospel Outreach Opportunities 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.

Summer Bible Class Schedule

June 30                          Psalm 23         July 28th           Psalm 51

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

Unified Budget Proposal Discussion next Sunday At the 2 most recent Voters’ Meetings, the Church Council proposed that St. Stephen’s operate under a “Unified Budget”.  In reality, it’s not much of a change.  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 next Sunday, July 7, 8:45 – 9:15 A.M.   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 10:45 A.M.     So, please come to this Q&A time next Sunday 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.  A meeting time will be set up once we have a few interested families.

Membership Changes acted upon at a Council Meeting on June 17th :

New Members by Transfer

Doris Neumann, transfer from Friedens, Randolph, WI

Released

Renee Bilitz

Cole Bradley

We welcome our new member into our Christian family.  May the Lord Jesus bless her membership in our midst.

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 basketball.   July 9th, the focus will be on volleyball.  We hope you can join us this summer!

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 Wind Ensemble will be performing this summer at the following locations:

  • Thursday, July 18 –7 pm
    Arlington City Park
  • Sunday, August 11 -4 pm
    Swan Park Band Shell, Beaver Dam
    includes a hot dog supper and dessert
    (bad weather-Good Shepherd Lutheran)

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.

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!

  

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Participation:
Thursday, June 20:  85

Sunday, June 23:  97 + 169 = 266

 

Calendar: 

Sunday, June 30Ushers B

7:30 & 9:30am – Communion Worship

8:45am – Bible Study

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

Monday, July 1

11:00am – Bible Information Class

6:30pm – Bible Information Class

Tuesday, July 2

6:30pm – Board of Property Maintenance

Wednesday, July 3

11:00am – Bible Information Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

6:30pm – Bible Information Class

Thursday, July 4Ushers B

6:30pm – Worship

Friday, July 5

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

Saturday, July 6

9:00am – Tech Committee

Sunday, July 7Ushers C

7:30 & 9:30am – Worship

8:45am – Bible Study

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

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