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Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. (Shortened)





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St. Stephen’s Ev. Bulletin and Weekly News – Pentecost 18 – October 6-9, 2022

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PERSONAL PRAYERS are on p. 255-258 in the Hymnal.  DAILY PRAYERS are on p. 294. CHRISTIAN QUESTIONS for PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION begin on p. 295.

Opening Hymn : 597 Now Thank We All Our God

Order of Service: The Service, Setting Two, Hymnal p. 172

Prayer of the Day

Glorious and majestic Lord, you always show your faithfulness and you enrich us in every way. Let your blessings move us to express our thanks with our hearts, hands and voices, that we may make you known to others and share with them your indescribable gifts; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

First Reading                                                        Genesis 8:15–22 (EHV)

God spoke to Noah. He said, 16 “Go out of the ark—you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing of every sort that is with you, all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may swarm over the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18 Noah went out with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives along with him. 19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever swarms on the earth went out of the ship, species by species. 20 Noah built an altar to the Lord and took from every clean animal and every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasant aroma. The Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the soil anymore because of man, for the thoughts he forms in his heart are evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike every living thing, as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 111                                                                         Christian Worship 1993

Refrain:  Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.

Great are the works / of the LORD;

they are pondered by all who de-/ light in them.

Glorious and majestic / are his deeds,

and his righteousness endures for-/ ever.

He has caused his wonders to be re-/ membered;

the LORD is gracious and com-/ passionate.      Refrain


The works of his hands are faith-/ ful and just;

all his precepts are trust-/ worthy.

He provided redemption for his / people;

he ordained his covenant for-/ ever.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of / wisdom;

all who follow his precepts have good under-/ standing.

Glory be to the Father and / to the Son

    and to the Holy / Spirit,

as it was in the be-/ ginning,

    is now, and will be forever. / Amen.     Refrain

Refrain Tune: J. Robert Carroll. © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL, All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Second Reading                                          2 Corinthians 9:10–15 (EHV)

And he who provides seed to the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing, and will increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you may be generous in every way, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. 12 To be sure, the administration of this service is not only making up for what is lacking among the saints, but it is also overflowing in many prayers of thanksgiving to God. 13 By proving yourselves in this service, many people are glorifying God, as they see the obedience shown in your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity shown in your sharing with them and all people. 14 At the same time as they pray for you, they also express their longing for you, because of the extraordinary measure of God’s grace given to you. 15 Thanks be to God. for his indescribable gift!

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                          CW 179

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Rejoice in the Lord for his love and faithfulness.

Tune: © 1984, 1985 GIA Publications, Inc. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 712959

Gospel (Sermon text)                                               Luke 17:11–19 (EHV)

On another occasion, as Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he was passing along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 When he entered a certain village, ten men with leprosy met him. Standing at a distance, 13 they called out loudly, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they went away they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice. 16 He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus responded, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to you, O Christ. 
Be seated

624 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Sermon                                                                   Jesus’ Compassion…
1. Is Absolutely Pure, 2. Is Focused on Human Need, 3. Is for You and Me.

Nicene Creed, Hymnal, p. 180

Prayer of the Church

Several petitions will be prayed. Each ends:

You are gracious and compassionate. Master, have pity on us!

Special prayers and intercessions may follow.

Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions.

Silent prayer.

Lord, God of inconceivable power, incomprehensible glory, immeasurable mercy, unspeakable kindness, look on us in your tender love and show your rich mercy and compassion to us who call on your name. Thanks be to you, O God for your indescribable gifts! Amen.


You may place your offerings in the boxes in the entry of the church or near the ramp door. We also offer the option of online giving. You may set up your online giving account at, or follow the link by scanning the QR code.

Offering Prayer

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Text: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 712959

The Sacrament, Hymnal, p. 183

Distribution Hymn                                                                  Stanzas as needed

663 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

Thanksgiving and Blessing, Hymnal, p. 187

507 Let All Things Now Living


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WEEKLY NEWS – Week of October 9, 2022

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 introducing yourself to a Pastor and filling out a Connect Card and hand it to an usher, pastor, or place in the offering box. Thank you!
  • 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.

Memorials In memory of Gertrude Schimming & Ramona Schimming-Borck, a gift has been given to the General fund from Rosanne Swanson.  In memory of
Angeline Riege, a gift has been given to the Restoration fund, a gift has been given to Lakeside Lutheran High School, a gift has been given to St. Stephen’s Tuition Assistance Fund, & a gift to the Radio fund from family and friends.  In memory of Shirley Dinsch, a gift has been given to the General fund from friends.

Radio Service: 9:30am on WBEV 95.3 FM
Sunday, October 9, 2022
No Radio Service
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Sermon: Make Time for God’s People
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  469, 181, 484, 456

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer

Paul Stratman


Bible Study

  • Sunday Bible Class Come and join us for this opportunity to grow in our faith together as we study “The Life of Abraham”.
  • “Don’t Forsake Jesus!” The Letter to the Hebrews is our Monday / Wednesday Bible Study for this Fall.”
    Challenges to those 1st century believers’ faith made forsaking Jesus rather tempting.  God used this writer to give them reasons to remain faithful to Jesus.  Obviously, there are many applications to us and to our faith challenges in 21st century USA.  Join us for this relevant study; Mondays at 7 P.M. and Wednesdays at 11 A.M. (same lesson) in the Church basement.

Fall WELS/ELS Singles events
Boardgame Afternoon  The WELS-ELS Singles group invites single/widowed/divorced individuals to a board game event on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 pm at Star of Bethlehem School, 3700 S. Casper Drive in New Berlin. Bring your favorite games and a snack to share. Questions? Please contact Dawn Fanning Jansen at 920-427-9258 or

Retreat Nov 11-13, 2022 at Camp Phillip  Did you know that November 11 is International Singles Day? If you’re widowed, divorced, or have never been married, we invite you to join us at the 2022 WELS/ELS Singles Retreat on November 11-13 at Camp Phillip, Wautoma, Wisconsin for a weekend of fun and fellowship. For more information and to register: Registration deadline of October 11, 2022.

Mark your calendars! Advent by Candlelight is December 4th The title of this years’ program is Tidings of Comfort and Joy. All women of the congregation age 18 and over are invited to be table hostesses or guests.  Sign-up sheets have been placed in the back of church and in the ramp.  The program is worship and fellowship to help us prepare our hearts for the Christmas season.  On December 4th, activities will start at 2:00pm with meet and greet, 2:20pm, dessert and coffee will be served.  Program will start at 3:00pm in the church. If you have any questions call Susan Luckow at 920-219-0218 or Jane Winning at 920-344-0400. Hope to see many of you there!!!

Board of Property Maintenance Seeks to Hire Custodian / Maintenance Person  Our school is looking to hire a full-time custodian who also can perform light maintenance work.  Applicants should have prior experience as a custodian.  Ability to perform light maintenance is preferred.   Applicant should be comfortable working around staff and children.  The position would be for approximately 32 hours per week (Mon-Fri / 50 wks/yr) at a negotiable pay rate.  Application forms may be picked up weekdays at Church Office and Sundays in the Pastors’ Sacristy (chancel office).

Fall Festival Our Fall Festival is quickly approaching.  Fall Festival has many different activities for the whole family. This event gives us an opportunity to open up our campus to our community. Join us for a Trunk N’ Treat, games, food, and fellowship. We are also looking for volunteers to help us with this event.  Sign-up sheets are out in the entry and ramp of the church for those who would like to volunteer in various ways to help make this a success.  Signup is also available by going to or calling the church office at 920-885-3309.

Seniors Dinner Area Seniors are invited to Friedens of Randolph on Tuesday, October 18th.  We have a potluck meal at noon in the church basement.  After a devotion, Pastor Seth Dorn will speak about “Following the Footsteps of Paul.”  He will give a presentation about his trip around the Aegean Sea this past summer.  All are welcome to join us.  Friedens is located on the south side of Randolph, on the corner of Jones Drive and Germania.

WELS Women’s Retreat On Saturday, November 5th, the ladies of St. Mark’s in Watertown are hosting a women’s morning of enrichment. Kristen Behl, children’s book author; “books to build up families” and Sue Fink author or “Self Care Selfish or Sacred” will be guest speakers. The day will begin at 8:30 with a light breakfast and conclude with a brunch. The cost is $15. Registration forms can be requested from or copies are on the ramp table and in the back on the information table. Registration deadline is October 28. Join us!

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Worship Participation

Thursday, September 29 –84          Friday, September 30 – 39

Sunday, October 2 – 139 + 143= 282              Total: 405


Thank Offerings Received:

We offer our gifts to our Savior God purely out of thanks for his grace.  Our gifts support the Gospel ministry we have planned.



Sunday, October 9

8:00 & 10:00am – Communion Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

Monday, October 10

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, October 11

6:30pm – Board of Education

7:00pm – Radio Taping

Wednesday, October 12

11:00am – Bible Class

2:00pm- Hillside Manor

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, October 13

6:30pm –Worship

7:30pm- Senior Choir

Friday, October 14

1:30pm –Worship

Saturday, October 15

8:30am – LWMS Rally@ St. John’s Montello

Sunday, October 16

8:00 & 10:00am –Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

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