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

Worship Service Schedule

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.


Pastor Paul Stratman

Do Not Worry! Do Not Strive for ‘Stuff!’ Do Not Be Afraid!

Sermon on Luke 12:22–34 for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, Pr. 14, August 8 & 11, 2019 First of all, I’m going to say something about biblical interpretation. God inspired and gave his Scriptures to be clear and sufficient. Just as you and I have one single meaning when we write or speak, so does God. Just…

What Is the “One Thing that Is Needed” ?

Sermon on Luke 10:38-42 for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, (Pr 11) July 18 & 21, 2019 We don’t realize what a task preparing food was in ancient times. We saw that in both the First Reading and the Gospel. Abraham and Sarah did not have a breadbox with loaves of Wonder Bread. If you wanted bread,…

What Does It Mean that Jesus Is Savior?

Sermon on Luke 8:26-39 for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Pr 7), June 20 & 23, 2019 Today’s Gospel was kind of wild, wasn’t it? A demon possessed man, living in the tombs, naked and shouting. It also made for a wild bulletin cover picture!  In Madagascar, there is a Lutheran church body that does exorcism as part…

Jesus Gives Us His Peace

Sermon on John 14:23-27 for Pentecost, June 6 & 9, 2019 Everybody wants peace. Everybody has their own idea of peace. And in our world, it seems that nothing is harder to find than peace. I think most of us would define peace as “The absence of conflict.” Maybe some would define peace as “a sense of…

God’s Love is Glorious

Sermon on John 13:31–35 for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 16 & 19, 2019 Many times in the Bible God is connected with love. The most famous verse in the Bible begins “God so loved the world” (John 3:16). The apostle John writes in his first letter “God is love” (1 John 4:16). There…

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