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.

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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 September 1, 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, September 1, 2019
Sermon: Every Day is a Battle
Hymns: 29, 444, 450, 210
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sermon: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus!
Hymns: 346, 451, 658, 657

Our Fall-Winter-Spring worship schedule resumes next
Sunday, September 8.

·         Thursdays: 6:30pm.

·         Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30am.

  • Sunday School: 9:00am.

Meditations The latest issue of this devotional booklet (begins today, September 1st) is available in the entry and ramp.

Seth Dorn

[email protected]
631-7028

Philip Heyer
[email protected]
887-1117
Paul Stratman
[email protected]
885-6960

Bible Studies

  • Women’s Bible Study Group will not meet this week but will resume on September 11th 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 starts September 8th and will be meeting Sunday nights at 6:30pm in the meeting room above church office.
  • Fall Bible Study starts September 9th & 11th “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.

New School Year The 2019-20 school year began this last Tuesday.

  • Open House – classrooms will be open next Sunday, September 8th from 8:30 am till 10:30 am for all to see room arrangements and what’s ‘new’ for this year.

Public School Catechism / Confirmation Classes

  • 7th & 8th Grade Public School Catechism Classes will be conducted together with Good Shepherd. They will meet Wednesdays only, 3:30-4:45pm. Classes begin Wednesday, September 11. Parents will be contacted with details.
  • 6th Grade Public School Catechism classes will begin September 11 at 3:30pm-4:10pm
  • Questions? Call Pastors Dorn, Heyer or Stratman.

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS) will get together again Tuesday, September 10 at 12 noon.  We’ll start with a potluck lunch.  Following lunch, Dick Zondag of Jung Seed Co. will have a presentation on Fall Lawn & Garden preparations. He will be happy to answer any of your questions on plants, lawns, etc.  OWLS is for folks 50 years and older, for fellowship, spiritual growth, and learning.  Our group is made up of people from St. Stephen’s, Friedens-Randolph, and St. John’s-Fox Lake.  We’d love to have you join us!

Annual Golf Outing with Good Shepherd will be Saturday, September 14.  Information and sign-up sheet is on the entryway table.

“Welcome Home” Sunday please mark your calendars for October 27, 2019. We are aiming for 100% attendance of our membership this weekend. We will also have our 2nd annual Fall Festival on this day. More information will follow soon.

Sunday School Begins Sunday, September 8th, at 9:00 am. There will be no special registration.  Simply bring your child to the school a few minutes before 9:00 A.M. on the 8th.  We expect all children who do not attend our Christian Day School to be enrolled in Sunday School.  We also have class for preschoolers who will be 4 years old by September 1st.

St. Stephen’s Ladies Aid will be meeting at 1:30pm on Thursday, September 5th.  Join us – we would love to see you. Please call Bonnie Wagner at 920-557-1973 or Bev Haas at 920-382-7680 with any questions regarding the Ladies Aid organization.

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, September 6th at 1:30pm. in the church.  Please use the ramp or elevator entrance.

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 PTS will be hosting a movie night on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 starting at 6:30 p.m.  We will be watching “The Secret Life of Pets 2”.  All are welcome!

At Peace? A Retreat for Women, held at Peace Lutheran in Loves Park, IL will offer their 11th annual one day retreat Saturday, October 5th.  This year’s theme is “Salt & Light”.  Keynote speaker will be Katie Martin, author of devotions and articles that point to God’s amazing love.  There will also be five workshops offered.  Check out www.peacelp.com for more info and to register.

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Participation:
Thursday, August 22:  100

Sunday, August 25:  101 + 294 = 395

Calendar:
Sunday, September 1Ushers A

7:30 & 9:30am – Worship

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

5:30pm – Men’s Basketball

Monday, September 2Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 3

6:30pm – Board of Property Maintenance

Wednesday, September 4

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

Thursday, September 5Ushers A

1:30pm – Ladies’ Aid

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, September 6

1:30pm – First Friday Communion

Sunday, September 8Ushers B

7:30, 9:00, & 10:30 am – 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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