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.


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 March 31, 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.

Baptism Blaine Nettekoven, son of Jason and Amber (Bartholomew) Nettekoven, born November 29, 2011, was baptized after the 10:30 service last week. 

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sermon: God Demonstrates His Kindness
Hymns: 143, 245, 370, 372
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sermon: Jesus Spoke a Word of Absolute Anguish
Hymns: 148, 150, 154, 155

Call Meeting for School Principal will be today, Sunday, March 31th 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 Tuesday nights during lent 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

Church Decorators   Volunteers are needed to decorate for
Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Easter.  15-20 people needed
Times are:

  • Saturday, April 13th, 9:00am – Put Up Palms
  • Sunday, April 14th, 11:30am – Put Away Palms
  • Saturday, April 20th,  9:00am –Put Up Window & Lily Cross
  • Sunday, April 28th,  11:30am –Put Away Decorations

Easter Lilies A sign-up sheet for donated Easter lilies has been placed on the back table.  Please have lilies here by 9am on April 20th.  Lilies are able to be picked up after the 10:30 service on April 28th.    

Lenten Midweek Services “Three Words of Truth” is the theme of our midweek worship for the 2019 Lenten Season. Each service focuses on important three-word phrases from the record of Jesus’ passion and resurrection: “Is it I?” “Love One Another.” “Watch and Pray.” “I Am He.”  “What Is Truth?” “Take Him Away!”  Our pastors will be preaching in rotation with the pastors of St. John’s in Juneau and Good Shepherd in Beaver Dam. Worship services will be at 1:30 and 6:30pm.

LENTEN SUPPERS!  Once again this year there will be a light supper in our church basement before our 6:30 services provided by some of our church organizations. This week our Alter Guild will be hosting a shredded bbq pork supper. Serving time will run from 5:15-6:00pm.

We hope that this will make it easier for our busy families to come for these special worship services as well as give many of us another opportunity to enjoy Christian fellowship with one another.

Easter Breakfast Matt and Lindsay Wietzke have consented to take lead of our Annual Easter Breakfast. Donations and baked goods such as sweet rolls, coffee cake, doughnuts, etc. can be brought on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00am -1:00pm. The Church Council has asked the 8th grade students and parents to help with set-up, serving, and cleanup. Additional volunteers may be needed. If you are willing to help with the Easter Breakfast, please sign your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet on the table in the entry. Breakfast will be served continuously from 7:00-10:30 A.M.  

OWLS Meeting April 9 is the next meeting of St. Stephens OWLS which begins with a potluck at noon.  Special guest, Sara Zondag, will present a program at 1 p.m. telling of her work in Thailand and Burma where she has spent the past several years.  She is involved with Thai Village where native artisans produce many unique and colorful handcrafted items.  Many of these items will be on display and offered for sale. Sara is the daughter of Barb and Dick Zondag of Randolph.   Please join us at this special event and learn more about one of our WELS mission fields.

LWMS would like to thank all the members that contributed to the door offering the last two weeks.  The $992.50 donated will be used for the home mission project, “Campus Ministry-New Start”, and the world mission project in Haiti.

School News

Dear Members of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and School,

Serving here, with this faculty and these students, has been a tremendous blessing on my life, one that I treasure. However, for familial and personal reasons, I feel it is time for my service here to end. I will be resigning my call as St. Stephen’s 4th grade teacher at the end of this school year, effective June 30th.  My great concern is that if I were to stay my level of dedication to the call would diminish. So for the good of the ministry, I feel it is time to go. This church and school will remain in my prayers. I look forward to seeing the growth God will accomplish here, and I pray you feel the same about the growth God will work in my life.

Your Sister in Christ,
Miss Abby Davis

Seth Dorn [email protected]
Philip Heyer
[email protected]
Paul Stratman
[email protected]


Sunday, March 31 Ushers C

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

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Monday, April 1

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, April 2

3:00pm – Report Cards Sent Home

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

6:30pm – Board of Property and Maintenance

Wednesday, April 3Ushers C

11:00am – Bible Class

1:30pm – Lenten Worship

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

5:00pm – Lenten Supper

6:30pm – Lenten Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Thursday, April 4

1:30pm – Ladies’ Aid

6:45pm – Handbell Choir Practice

Friday, April 5

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

Saturday, April 6Lakeside Fine Arts Fair

Sunday, April 7Ushers D – Lakeside Fine Arts Fair

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

8:30am – Coffee Fellowship-Blood Pressure Clinic

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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