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.
Wedding Nathan & Autumn (Lang) Sell were united in marriage on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Sermon: What’s Your Lion?
Hymns: 265, 262:1-2, 262:3-4, 123
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sermon: Saints of God, In View of Christ’s Triumph, Be Encouraged
Hymns: 473, 468, 463, 472
- 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!
St. Stephen’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival is this afternoon from 2-4pm in our west parking lot. Join us for trunk-or-treating, caramel apples, hot apple cider, games and more! Please plan on attending this fun, family friendly event.
Our offerings for the Reformation festival service have been designated by the Church Council. Special Reformation envelope gifts will be used for General Fund purpose and “loose” (non envelope) gifts will be used for WELS Mission. Looking ahead, Thanksgiving envelope offerings will be designated for WELS Missions and “loose” offerings will be forwarded to WELS Christian Aid & Relief.
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 www.ssbdwels.com. Thanks!
First Friday Communion: Our brief communion service for those who can “get out” but for whom being at a full service is difficult will be Friday, November 1st , at 1:30pm. in the church. Please use the ramp or elevator entrance.
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.
Membership Changes acted upon at the October Council Meeting:
New Member by Profession of Faith
Transferred to other WELS Congregations
Ryan Paul to Living Water, Oshkosh, WI
Pierre and Jeana Meier and children, Chloe & Daniel
We welcome our new member into our Christian family. May the Lord Jesus bless her membership in our midst.
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.
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.
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]. The next order for Scrip will be placed on Monday, November 4th. If you would like to place an order, we will have paper forms available at church between the services.
Culver’s Shares Night for St. Stephen’s Lutheran School will be tomorrow, Monday, October 28th from 5:00-8:00pm. Come have supper with your church family! Treat yourself to a dinner at Culver’s and know that by doing so a percentage of your sale will go to benefit St. Stephen’s Lutheran School.
Participation: Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:
Thursday, October 17: 90
Sunday, October 20: 68 + 185 + 124 = 377
Sunday, October 27 – Ushers D
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am–Communion Worship
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430
2:00pm – Fall Festival
5:30pm – Men’s Basketball
Monday, October 28
5:00pm – Culver’s Share Night
7:00pm – Bible Class
Wednesday, October 30
11:00am – Bible Class
1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service
3:30pm – Public School Catechism
6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women
7:15pm – Handbells
Thursday, October 31 –– Ushers D
6:30pm – Worship
7:30pm – Bible Information Class
7:30pm – Senior Choir
Friday, November 1
1:30pm – First Friday Communion
6:30pm – Forensics Meet-LPS, Watertown
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