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

Funeral   Rachel Zuehlke was called home to heaven on September 27, 2018, age 96.  Her funeral was conducted on October 2, 2018.  Bernice Petrusha was called home to heaven on September 30, 2018, age 97.  Her funeral was conducted on October 6, 2018.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Sermon: Why Does God Allow Hardship?
Hymns: 424, 534, 535, 521
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sermon: Great is God’s Faithfulness
Hymns: 234, 381, 396, 359

Bible Studies

  • Men’s Sunday Night will not meet this Sunday but will resume next 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”

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.

Mission Festival will be today starting with a potluck meal which will begin at noon.  Please bring a dish to pass. Place settings and beverage will be provided.  This year the mission festival will focus on home missions, especially on mission work to the mentally challenged. Our speaker will be Rev. Joel Gaertner, serves as Vice President of Ministry and National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries, providing Bible study and worship opportunities to the mentally challenged.

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

Publications The latest issue of “Forward in Christ” is available in the entryway of church

LWMS Door Offering total from the two weekends was $1,285.00.  These offerings support special WELS mission projects chosen annually by our LWMS Beaver Dam Circuit.  The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Fall rally will be held on Saturday, October 20st, at St. Paul, Manchester.

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer
Paul Stratman


8th Grade Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held next Sunday, October 14th 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.

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.

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.


Sunday, October 7 – Pentecost 20-Mission Festival-Ushers D

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

8:30am – Coffee Fellowship-Blood Pressure Clinic

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

12:00pm – Mission Festival

Monday, October 8

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

Tuesday, October 9

6:30pm – Board of Education

7:00pm – Radio Recording

Wednesday, October 10

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, October 11 – Ushers D

6:30pm – Communion Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Saturday, October 13

9:00am – Technology Committee

Sunday, October 14 – Pentecost 21-Ushers E

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

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

11:00am – Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

Author: admin_ssbdWELS