St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309

Worship Service Schedule (Temporary)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. (No singing)


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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 8, 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 today in all services. You may register by card at any time. We ask all guests to please speak with a pastor before communing.

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sermon: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus!
Hymns: 346, 451, 658, 657
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sermon: A Recipe for Faith
Hymns: 4, 37, 381, 54

New Member Welcome today we will be welcoming a new member, Miss Jamie Haas, at the 9:00am service.

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

School News:

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

Bible Studies

  • Women’s Bible Study Group will meet 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 tonight, 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.

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!

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!

LWMS Door Offering will be collected at the door after services for the next 2 weekends, September 15th and 22nd.  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.

“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 Today 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 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] .

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.

Lutheran Explorers will kick off with a pot luck lunch on Sunday, September 15, starting at noon. Explorers are changing their focus this year. They will be doing more family activities. This is open for all families. We want to strengthen our bonds with each other. This month bring a dish to pass and enjoy fellowship with fellow believers. We will also speak about the “new look” Explorers. In October, we will go hiking at Horicon Marsh. Please join us!

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Teens will be going to Knuckleheads on September 21. Information is on the table in the entry

Seth Dorn

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

Thursday, August 29:  83

Sunday, September:  74 + 214 = 288

Sunday, September 8Ushers B

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

Monday, September 9

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, September 10

12:00pm – OWLS

6:00pm – Board of Education

6:30pm – Jesus Cares @ Good Shepherd

7:00pm – Radio Taping

Wednesday, September 11

11:00am – Bible Class

1:45pm – Hillside Manor Service

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Bible Study 4 Women

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, September 12Ushers B

6:30pm – Worship

7:30pm – Bible Information Class

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Saturday, September 14

9:00am – Good Shepherd/St. Stephen’s Golf Outing

Sunday, September 15Ushers C

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am – Worship

9:00am – Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

12:00pm – Lutheran Explorers Pot Luck

5:30pm – Men’s Basketball

6:30pm – Men’s Bible Study

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