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 28, 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.

Baptism Quinn Amelia Zondag, daughter of Cale and Jenni (Haas) Zondag, born July 21, 2018, was baptized October 21, 2018.  Marisabella Guadalupe Alvarez, daughter of Victor and Melissa (Hanson) Alvarez, born April 25, 2018, was baptized October 21, 2018.

Funeral   Shirley Neitzel was called home to heaven on October 20, 2018, age 84.  Her funeral was conducted on October 25, 2018.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sermon: Listen to Jesus’ Pep Talk
Hymns: 267, 262, 264, 263
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sermon: Saints of God, In View of Christ’s Triumph, Be Encouraged
Hymns: 473, 468, 463, 472


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 is “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

1st Annual Fall Festival will be held today, Sunday, October 28th from 2-4 in our west parking lot. Join us for trunk-or-treating, caramel apples, hot apple cider and more!

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 2nd, at 1:30pm. in the church.  Please use the ramp or elevator entrance.

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.

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

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


Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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Pastor MIA? Over the next months if you notice one of our Pastors seemingly “missing in action”, not around at all on a Sunday, assume that he is conducting Worship and Bible Class at our sister congregation, Salem in Lowell.  Pastor Vander Galien, who had served Salem, accepted a Call to serve near Wausau.  During Salem’s pastoral vacancy the Good Shepherd and St. Stephen’s Pastors will be taking care of their Worship and Bible Study.  Salem will be assessing their future pastoral needs for a few months before extending a call for a Pastor.  Keep our brothers and sisters in Christ at Salem in your prayers that Jesus continues to bless the proclaiming of his saving word among them during this time.

Free Raking November 2nd The 5th – 8th Grade students of St. Stephen’s Lutheran School want to rake leaves for you.  On November 2nd at 2:00 P.M., the 5th – 8th Grade will be going out to the community to rake leaves.  Students will be chaperoned by a parent or a teacher and will be held to high standards.  We are in search of houses that need their lawns raked, or prepped for winter.  If you would be willing to let our students rake your yard this year please let us know ASAP.  Call the school at 920-885-6484, email Mr. Schulz at [email protected] or tell a pastor.  We hope to see you this autumn.  If the yards don’t seem to have a lot of leaves on them by the 1st, or it is raining on the 2nd, we will reschedule the event to Friday, November 9.


Sunday, October 28Pentecost 23 – Holy Communion
Reformation (Observed) – Ushers B

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

2:00pm – Fall Festival

4:00pm – Joint Reformation Service at Luther Prep

Monday, October 29

7:00pm – Bible Class: “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Wednesday, October 31

11:00am – Bible Class: “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:15pm – Handbell Choir Practice

Thursday, November 1Ushers B

1:30pm – Ladies’ Aid

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, November 2

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

Sunday, November 4Reformation – Ushers C 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

6:30pm – Men’s Bib

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