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 November 3, 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 next week in all services. You may register by card at any time.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sermon: Saints of God, In View of Christ’s Triumph, Be Encouraged
Hymns: 473, 468, 463, 472
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sermon: Change Is Good for Our Body and for Our Life
Hymns: 5, 371, 597, 591

Coffee Fellowship  is this Sunday between services.  It will be hosted by the PTS.  Please join us.

Health Ministry: Our congregation health ministry team will be available to provide blood pressure and diabetes screening, as well as other health literature today from 8:30 – 10:30am. in the church basement.

Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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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.
  • Men’s Bible Study meets on Sunday nights at 6:30pm in the meeting room above church office. All men are welcomed and encouraged to join.
  • Fall Bible Study “God’s Grace Learned Through Hard Lessons”. This study will be an overview of the book of Numbers. When hard times come, we can easily give up and feel like God is not with us. However, we will see the rich grace of God given to his people even during very difficult times. We will meet Mondays at 7:00pm and Wednesdays at 11:00am. All are welcome!

Decorating For Thanksgiving And Christmas:

20 people or more are needed, please meet at the front of church (ramp door will be open)

  • Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00am – Set up Thanksgiving decorations
  • Saturday, November 30th, 8:00am – Take down Thanksgiving decorations – Put up Advent decorations
  • Saturday, December 7th, 8:00am – Put up/Decorate 12 ft. Christmas trees (strong men encouraged to participate)

Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rudy Gaytan at 887-3083.

Fall Festival Thank You The Evangelism committee would like to thank all who participated and donated to our Fall Festival this year. The Lord truly blessed our day, by not only providing us with beautiful weather, but also by bringing in over 400 people, including nearly 50 unchurched people, to our event. We are looking forward to holding the event again next year. If anyone has suggestions or noticed anything we could improve upon please speak to either Pastor Dorn or Josh Schmidt.

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 on Thanks!

St. Stephen’s Scrip Program lets you earn money for St. Stephen’s Lutheran School simply by shopping for everyday items.  Want to sign up or have questions?  Contact Michelle Hemling at [email protected].

St. Stephen’s OWLS will meet for their final meeting and program of the year on Tuesday, November. 12th.  A potluck dinner will be held at 12 noon in the church basement.  The program for the day will be a narrative of Anna Plocher, who was the wife of Johannes Plocher, the first missionary to the Apache people in the 1890’s. Her story will give a glimpse into some of the trials and triumphs of sharing the gospel with people of another culture as they worked to establish a firm foundation for a mission endeavor that has continued for over 125 years. Anna’s daybook, John’s reports to the Mission Board, and family stories create this first person narrative.  All members of St. Stephen’s are welcome to join in this interesting program.    We look forward to having you join us.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held Sunday, November 17th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the church basement.  The freewill offering received will help the 8th grade class offset the cost of their trip to Washington D.C. Please join us for a great meal, great fellowship and great cause!  Many silent auction items will also be available.  Come join the fun and support our 8th graders!  Take-out meals will also be available.

Personal Finance Workshop Opportunity On Saturday, November 16th at 9:30 a.m., Mr. James Price, a former WELS Pastor now working in personal finance, will conduct a “mini- workshop” on personal finance.  His presentation will be about 45 minutes with time following for questions.  He will also be available afterward to generally answer more personal questions/situations, though he cannot give precise advice and planning in this setting.  The “workshop” is open to all.  It will be held in the church basement.

Advent by Candlelight 2019  We are looking for table hostesses for the Advent by Candlelight program, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 8th.  Table hostesses decorate a table and serve dessert and coffee to their guests before the program begins.  Hostesses are a very special part of the program as they help prepare the hearts of their guests for the Advent season.  Join us in hosting the ladies of our congregation and your friends and relatives for another wonderful program.  There are sign-up sheets at both church entrances.

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Thursday, October 24:  107

Sunday, October 27:  106 + 297 + 160 = 563


Sunday, November 3– Ushers E

Daylight Saving Time ends

7:30, 9:00, & 10:30am – Worship

8:30am – Coffee Fellowship-Blood Pressure Clinic

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

5:30pm – Men’s Basketball

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Monday, November 4

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, November 5

6:30pm – Board of Property and Maintenance

Wednesday, November 6

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Parent- Teacher Conferences

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, November 7Ushers E

1:30pm – Ladies’ Aid

3:30pm – Parent-Teacher Conferences

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Bible Information Class

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, November 8

Parent-Teacher Conferences—No School

Sunday, November 10Ushers A

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

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

5:30pm – Men’s Basketball

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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