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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Pastor Paul Stratman

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,…

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…

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:…

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…

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…