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 October 14, 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.

Funeral   Franklin Schlegel was called home to heaven on October 8, 2018, age 80.  His funeral was conducted on October 13, 2018.  Ingrid Longrie-Grede was called home to heaven on October 7, 2018, age 75.  Private family funeral planned.

Baptism  Ariela May Chavez, daughter of Santos and Hannah (Stafford) Chavez, born May 23, 2018, was baptized October 6, 2018.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sermon: Great is God’s Faithfulness
Hymns: 234, 381, 396, 359
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sermon: St. Paul’s Last Words—Words of Faith and Hope
Hymns: 598, 447, 196, 597

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 will not meet this week as the pastors will be at a conference.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held today, Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 am until 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.

Candlelight Choristers Advent by Candlelight is December 2nd and rehearsals start soon for the candlelight choristers.  If you enjoy singing, please join us.  Rehearsals begin Thursday, October 18th at 8:30pm in the choir room.

Thrivent Choice Program On October 10th the Church Thrivent gift for the Window Fund was $. Thank you to St. Stephen’s members and Thrivent clients who designated St. Stephen’s Church for Choice Dollars.

PTS Chili Cook-Off will be held in the school gym at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 16th.  Submissions for PTS elections are due by Sunday the 14th.

New Friends at Lakeside Lutheran will be taking place on Sunday, October 21, from 1–3 p.m. in the East Gym. Teens for Christ are hosting another “New Friends” (Jesus Cares Ministries) afternoon. Those with special needs are invited to Lakeside Lutheran High School for activities in the East gym, to hang out and develop friendships through a variety of activities, games, crafts, snacks and music. For more info or to RSVP, please contact Ruth Hirschfeld at [email protected]

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer
Paul Stratman


Advent by Candlelight committee is looking for table hostesses for the Advent by Candlelight program, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 2nd.  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.  Sign-up sheets at both church entrances.

1st Annual Fall Festival is coming October 28th from 2-4 in our west parking lot. Join us for trunk-or-treating, caramel apples, hot apple cider and more! You can help out by welcoming our community visitors, serving refreshments or donating items for the event. Most importantly we are looking for individuals, couples and families to decorate a God-pleasing, family friendly themed trunk, and hand out candy to the kids that attend our event. A sign-up is in back of church. Please sign-up by October 22nd. Spread the word, and please plan on attending this fun, family friendly event.

Culver’s Night Thank You! Culver’s Care’s Night was a HUGE success. What great fellowship! We were told it is possibly the busiest night they’ve had in a long time. We received over $750 for our tuition assistance and science/technology programs. A very special thank you to all who gave their time and effort to make the night a success. God has surely blessed us by giving us each other.


Sunday, October 14Pentecost 21 – Holy Communion – Ushers E

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

11:00am – Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Tuesday, October 16

6:00pm – PTS Chili Cook Off and Elections

Wednesday, October 17

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:15pm – Handbell Choir Practice

Thursday, October 18Ushers E

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Sunday, October 21Pentecost 22 – Ushers A

7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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