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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Sermon

See God’s Kindness and Love!

Sermon on Titus 3:4–7 for the Baptism of Our Lord, C, January 10 & 13, 2019 In Catechism class, we teach the kids about the attributes of God. Maybe you remember some of them. They were the omni- words. God is omniscient, which means all-knowing. And he is omnipotent, which means all-powerful. And the easiest one, omnipresent,…

The Epiphany Message Lives On

A sermon based on Acts 13:46-49 for Epiphany Sunday, January 3/6, 2019. In this current age of email, texts, Integra, and other digital forms of communication, a hand written note loses some of its appeal and joy. In a time before computers, and yes there used to be such a time, hand written notes were…

Time Equals Grace

Sermon referencing Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 90, Hebrews 13:5-8, 14, Matthew 25:1-13 for New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018 What is time? How would you define it? Someone might say time passes in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years progressing from past to present to future. That’s how we measure time. That’s the flow of time. That…

Glory, Grace and Truth

Sermon on John 1:14 for Christmas Day December 25, 2018 Today we’re going to look at the last verse of the Gospel lesson: The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. We have seen his glory, the glory he has as the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John the disciple calls Jesus “The…

Christmas Dreams Become a Reality

A sermon based on Matthew 1:18-25, for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service December 24, 2018. Those moments happen so fast in our life. We never could see them coming. By the time we know what is going on, it is too late to change course. One minute we plan how our life will go, but the…

God Lifts Us “Out of the Depths” and Brings Us Hope and Joy

Sermon on Psalm 130 for the Third Sunday in Advent, December 13 & 16, 2018 John the Baptist’s call was a shocking one. “You brood of vipers.” If you don’t know, a “brood of vipers” is a nest full of baby snakes. That’s more than an insult—it’s an accusation and a judgment. He is making this connection:…

God Warns Us about the End

A sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the 1st Sunday in Advent, November 29 & December 2, 2018. We settle down on the couch. Our favorite show is about to begin. We cannot wait to see how the events will unfold from the previous week’s cliff hanger. The opening captures our attention. The theme song interrupts…

What Should We Do While We Wait for the End?

Sermon on Jude 20-25 for the Sunday of the Fulfillment, November 25, 2018 Jesus clearly tells us “No one knows about the day or the hour” of the end of the world or the Day of Judgment (Matthew 24:36). But what would you do if you knew for certain when the world would end? There was a…

Wake Up!

A sermon on Daniel 12:1-3 for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, November 15/18, 2018. We roll around. Our eyes, barely open, squint at the clock. All of a sudden a shot of adrenaline rushes through our body. We jump out of bed. We run around trying to make up for lost time. The alarm failed…

Jesus Gives Hope to His Saints

Sermon on John 11:32-44 for All Saints, November 1 & 4, 2018 There is a word that has one meaning, the way we commonly use it, and another meaning when it is used in the Bible. That word is hope. A couple weeks ago, I could have asked, “Do you think the Brewers will make it to the…