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 September 22, 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 22, 2019
Sermon: These Are the Facts
Hymns: 423, 421, 418, 523
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Sermon: Christian Education: Our Greatest Need, Our Highest Priority
Hymns: 629, 628, 294, 290

Elders Meeting will be this next Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm in the church basement.

LWMS Door Offering will be collected at the door after services this weekend.  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 19th, at Zion church in Columbus.  Registration is at 9:45 am and the day will conclude at 2:30pm.

Bible Studies

  • 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.

“Welcome Home” Sunday On October 27, we will be having a special Welcome Home Sunday. Our goal is to have 100% of our members in church on this special day. Please reserve this day on your calendars. We will also be having our 2nd annual Fall Festival on that day. Hope to see all of you there.

Women’s Leadership Conference Join us at the Women’s Leadership Conference “Gifted to Lead: Growing in Your Gifts” on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. To register, for more information, or to sponsor this event, visit To ensure you receive all conference materials, register by September 15, 2019. Final registration: October 4, 2019.

Membership Changes acted upon at the September Council Meeting:

New Members by Transfer

Sarah Werner and children, Flint & Jasper from Zion, Columbus

Transferred to other WELS Congregation:

Daniel & Cheryl Grulke to Peace Lutheran, Sun Prairie

We welcome our new members into our Christian family.  May the Lord Jesus bless their membership in our midst.

Altar Guild has its organizational meeting Monday, October 7 at 6:00pm. New people are most welcome to join us as we plan for decorating and our altar/communion duties for Fall and Winter. Some altar guild members are retiring this year, so new helpers are most welcome.

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] .

Mission Festival On October 6, we will be celebrating our annual Mission Festival. Pastor Larry Schlomer, the WELS administrator for World Missions, will be our guest preacher. Following our services everyone is invited to a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy fellowship with your brothers and sisters. Pastor Schlomer will also be giving a presentation on our work in Vietnam. Come and learn about this awesome opportunity God is granting to us!

The Annual PTS Chili Cook Off will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend this gathering of great food and getting to know other school families.

Here To Help Do you have questions, concerns, or positive comments about St. Stephen’s?  St. Stephen’s Council Members will now be wearing pins to help you identify them.  Please seek them out as they are here to help and serve.

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 for more info and to register.

LPS Presentation will be on Friday, September 27th at 8:30am in the church.  The presentation is catered for the grade school students, but all people will enjoy this informative and entertaining presentation.  Luther Preparatory School is a high school owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Located in Watertown, WI, Luther Prep exists to encourage, prepare, and train its students to serve God as a pastor or teacher in the WELS.


Seth Dorn

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Philip Heyer
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Paul Stratman
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 Participation: Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Thursday, September 12:  88

Sunday, September 15:  85 + 203 + 120 = 408


Sunday, September 22Ushers D

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am- Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

5:30pm – Men’s Basketball

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study S

Monday, September 23

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, September 24

6:30pm – Jesus Cares @ Good Shepherd Church

7:00pm – Radio Taping

Wednesday, September 25

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

6:30pm – Elders Meeting

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, September 26Ushers D

6:30pm – Communion Worship

7:30pm – Bible Information Class

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, September 27School Picture Day

Sunday, September 29Ushers E

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – 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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