ST. STEPHEN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Striving to speak God’s saving truth in love. Ephesians 4:15
St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309
Welcome Visitors If you are visiting today, we welcome you in our Risen and Living Savior, Jesus!
Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Sermon: Jesus Is Never Too Busy or Tired to Shepherd You
Hymns: TLH 359, 426, 276, 356
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Sermon: Jesus’ Gospel Is Your Greatest Possession
Hymns: CW 232, 281, 288, 289
Video on Facebook and YouTube
During the summer, we will have a short Bible study Sundays after services, 10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A new session is starting July 25th.
Jesus gives the command to his church to go and make disciples of all nations. What does this look like? What is my role in this? How can I better share my faith with others? These questions can be hard to answer. Our new topic for Bible Class will dive into the topic of evangelism, sharing Jesus with others. We will study God’s command to us, as we carry it out as a church and in our personal lives. Tips will also be given as to how to better witness our faith to others.
WELS Booth at Dodge County Fair – Lord willing, there will be a Dodge County Fair this summer! It is scheduled for August 18-22. An informational/outreach booth supported by Dodge County WELS congregations is also being planned again. If you would like to spend a few hours greeting people and sharing info at the booth you may sign up on the scheduling sheet in the entryway.
Board of Education Seeks to Hire Kindergarten Aide A Kindergarten class of 16 or more 5-year old children is anticipated in our school this year! Our Board of Ed (with Church Council concurrence) believes it wise to provide an Aide to our Kindergarten Teacher and is seeking applicants for that hired position. Applicants should 1) be a member of St. Stephen’s or a sister WELS congregation; 2) have some experience working with young children either in a day care, pre-school, or elementary school setting.
The position would be for 5 hours per day (probably 9am-2pm) at a pay rate of $12/ hour. Application forms may be picked up weekdays at the Church Office and Sundays in the Pastors’ Sacristy (chancel office).
“Listening Session” with Church Council Our Church Council has been elected through our congregation Voters Assembly to lead our congregation in the orderly operation of the church. A large part of leading is listening. The Council is looking at our worship service schedule as we move away from the schedules adopted due to the reaction to Covid. Observed worship attendance trends the last couple years leads the Council to question the wisdom of having 3 worship services on Sundays. They desire to make a worship service schedule recommendation to the Voters Assembly at their meeting on Sunday, August 1. Therefore, a time for sharing opinions on our worship schedule is open to all members, TODAY at 10:35 a.m. (following the 9:30 worship service). Input from that “listening session” will help the Council formulate a recommendation on a future schedule. You may also always share your thoughts privately with any Council member (Curt Lehman, Roger Leland, Jayme Roll, Jeff Schlegel, Mike Schultz, Joel Scott, Duane Swenson, Noah Trimmer, Scott Wittnebel).
Vacation Bible School will take place July 26-30, from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. All children from 3 years old-6th grade are invited to join us for Bible stories, crafts, songs, games, and fun! Please see our website and Facebook for more information. Spread the word to family and friends. All are welcome! We are also looking for donations for snack items. Please see the sign-up sheets in the entry and ramp. Yard signs are also available to help publicize our VBS. Feel free to take one and bring it back after VBS. If you have any questions, contact the church office or one of the pastors.
Thrivent Choice Program On July 7th the Church Thrivent gift for the Restoration Fund was $560. Thank you to St. Stephen’s members and Thrivent clients who designated St. Stephen’s Church for Choice Dollars.
Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:
Thursday, July 8 75
Friday, July 9 31
Sunday, July 11 83+138= 221 Total for weekend: 327
Sunday, July 18
8:00 & 9:30am –Worship
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430
10:40am – Listening Session on Service Times
Tuesday, July 20
6:00pm Council Meeting
Wednesday, July 21
2:00pm – Hillside Manor Worship
Thursday, July 22
6:00pm – Communion Worship
Friday, July 23
1:30pm – Communion Worship
Sunday, July 25
8:00 & 9:30am – Communion Worship
9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430
10:40am –Bible Study