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St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Weekly Insert – October 16, 2022

Categories: News

St. Stephen’s Weekly News:
Week of October 16, 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.

Radio Service: 9:30am on WBEV 95.3 FM
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Sermon: Make Time for God’s People
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  469, 181, 484, 456
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Sermon: The Real Tragedy of Materialism
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  421, 477, 401, 441

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!

PTS Chili Cook Off  will be Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm in the school gym.  All are welcome to attend!
To sign up to make your famous chili (and possibly win the coveted trophy) or donate needed items, please go to or call the office at 920-885-3309.

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.

Mark your calendars! Advent by Candlelight is December 4th 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.  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!!!

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.

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).

8th Grade DC Trip Pancake Breakfast The 8th grade students are hosting a pancake breakfast Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located at 1310 N Center Street, to help fund the trip to Washington DC this April. The suggested donation is $5, but any donation will help. Thank you for your support.”

Dear Members of St. Stephens’-The words of the hymn, Beautiful Savior, King of creation, Son of God, and Son of man.  Truly I’d love thee, truly I’d serve thee, light of my soul, my joy, my crown, remind me of why I entered the teaching ministry.  Thank you for the privilege of serving you and our Lord and Savior.  It is by the grace of God that I have been given the opportunity to teach your children, Jesus’ little lambs, and be a part of the teaching ministry here at St. Stephen’s these past 24 years.
In prayerful consideration, I have come to the decision to retire at the end of this school year, June 30, 2023.
Jeremiah reminds us in chapter 29:11, God has a plan and a purpose for our lives and the future.  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  God’s blessings to you as a congregation as you continue to pray for and support the ministry of our school in teaching Jesus. little lambs for time and eternity.
In Christ’s Service,
Miss Renee Geiger

Fall Festival Our Fall Festival, on October 30th from 2pm-4pm, has many different activities for the whole family. This event gives us an opportunity to open up our campus to our community. Join us on October 30th 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.

 Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Bible Study Participation:
Sunday–10   Monday -9   Wednesday – 11         Total: 30
Worship Participation

Thursday, October 6 –120          Friday, October 7 – 48

Sunday, October 9 – 106 + 88= 194              Total: 362

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 16

8:00 & 10:00am –Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

Tuesday, October 18

Noon – OWLS @ Friedens of Randolph

6:00pm – Church Council

Wednesday, October 19

2:00pm- Hillside Manor

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, October 20

6:30pm –Communion Worship

7:30pm- Senior Choir

Friday, October 21

1:30pm – Communion Worship

Sunday, October 23

8:00 & 10:00am – Communion Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer

Paul Stratman



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