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.

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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 November 25, 2018

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.  We now have gluten free wafers for those with wheat allergies.  Please speak to a pastor if you need one.

Funeral   Gerald Wagner was called home to heaven on November 20, 2018, age 73.  His funeral will be conducted November 26th at 11 am.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Sermon: Honor King Jesus
Hymns: 70, 611, 341:1-3, 341
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sermon: Understand the Present Time.
Hymns: 68, 95, 66, 70

Decorating for Christmas-  20 people or more are needed

Today, Sunday, November 25th, – 12:00 Noon.
Take down Thanksgiving decorations – Put up Advent decorations

Saturday, December 1st – 9:00am.
Put up/Decorate 12 ft. Christmas trees

Meditations  The latest issue of this devotional booklet (begins December 2nd) is available in the entry and ramp.

Bible Studies

  • Men’s Sunday Night will meet this Sunday at 6:30pm in the meeting room above church office.
  • 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.
  • Monday/Wednesday Bible Study meets on Monday’s at 7pm and Wednesday mornings at 11am. The topic will be a study of the Lord’s Prayer. Please bring bible.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting  will be on Sunday, December 9th, at 11:40 am.  At this meeting we will adopt the 2019 Ministry Spending Plan  (Budget) and a call will be placed for a principal.  All voting members are encouraged to attend.

Proposed Bylaw Change  The Voters Assembly at the January Annual Meeting instructed the Board of District Elders and Church  Council to prepare an amendment to our Bylaws that states that District Elder Area Chairmen be elected from and by the Board of District Elders, rather than being elected by the Congregation in its regular elections.  The proposed amendment follows:

Proposed that St. Stephen’s Bylaws Article VII, Section 1 be amended as follows:

  1. The Board of District Elders shall consist of six (6) members,

one of whom has been elected to the Church Council, and by

election within the Church Council shall serve as the Chairman of the Board of District Elders.  The other five (5) members shall be Area Chairmen elected by the District Elders from among the District Elders appointed by the Church Council.  Additional District Elders shall be appointed as needed by the Church Council.

This proposed amendment will be voted on at the December 9 Voters’ Meeting. Also on Voters’ Meeting agenda is a proposal to remove the communion rail and to have an appropriately sized Communion table (to be donated).

Advent Meal/Service Come and join us for some food and fellowship on December 5th from 5:00-6:00, prior to this year’s joint Advent service. St. Stephen’s Athletic Department will be serving a meal in St. Stephen’s church basement. Hope to see you there!

Membership Changes acted upon at this months Council Meeting:

Transferred to other WELS Congregations

Nathan Hildebrandt (Sr.) to Good Shepherd, Fond du Lac

Beverly Herbst to St. Matthew’s, Janesville

Released

Jeffrey & Sheryl Reifsnider

Nina Grandprey

Jennifer Zarczinsky

Ladies Aid Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at noon in the church basement.  The cost for ladies aid members is $6.  Our collection will be given to the Lakeside Assistance Fund.

Advent by Candlelight There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for any ladies who would like to attend Advent by Candlelight.  This year’s program will be held Sunday, December 2nd with registration and gathering beginning at 2:00 pm, dessert and coffee will be served at 2:30 pm., and the program, “An Evening with Isaiah”, will begin at 3:00 pm.

8th grade online auction St. Stephens 8th grade class is continuing their efforts to raise funds for their class trip to Washington DC in April 2019. One of their endeavors is an online version of an auction. Items can be viewed at 32auctions.com/dctrip2019. Donations can also be made on the home page by clicking the green donate button.  Auction is closed November 26, so don’t wait!

Seth Dorn

[email protected]
631-7028

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

Calendar:
Sunday, November 25Christ the King

Holy Communion – Ushers B

7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am – Worship

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Tuesday, November 27

7:00pm – Radio Recording

Wednesday, November 28

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:00pm – District Elders

7:15pm – Handbell Choir Practice

Thursday, November 29

Ushers B

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Saturday, December 1

9:00am – Advent by Candlelight
Set-up

9:00am – Decorating the church
for Christmas

Sunday, December 2Advent 1 Ushers C

7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

2:00pm – Advent by Candlelight

Author: admin_ssbdWELS