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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 Weekly News: Week of May 1, 2022

Categories: News

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.
  • 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.

Baptism   Kendrik Randall Longseth Roberts, son of Jason & Krista (Longseth) Roberts was baptized last Sunday here at St. Stephen’s.   Jaxon Colt Bruins, son of Jacob & Myah (Schlegel) Bruins will be baptized at the Thursday evening service this week.

Funeral   Roman “Brian” Weisensel was called home to heaven on April 25, 2022, age 82.  Funeral services were held April 30th here at St. Stephen’s.

Memorials   In memory of Milton & Evelyn Stange &
Reynold & Doris Guenther
, a gift has been given to the Legacy Endowment fund by Dave & Doreen Stange.

Gift   We acknowledge with thanks, a gift for the Radio fund in celebration of Caroline Schultz’s 80th birthday..

Radio Service: 9:30am on AM 1430 WBEV
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Our Risen Jesus Still Likes to Fish
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  162, 142, 380, 356

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Suffering Is Way of Life for Shepherd & Sheep
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  221, 436, 452, 432

Bible Studies

  • Sunday Bible Class – “Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks: Favorite Psalms of God’s People”
    This Bible study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:10 in the church basement.  “Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks:  Favorite Psalms of God’s People” is a study of nine of the best known and loved Psalms.  Please join us!  Coffee, juice, and treats are served, too!
  • Winter/Spring Bible Study “The Book of Joshua”
    Our Winter/Spring Bible Class is studying the book of Joshua. The people of Israel were starting to enter the Promised Land. God promised to go with them, and he defeated their enemies. This book reminds us of how God is with us to help us overcome our enemies. Join us on Mondays at 7:00 PM or Wednesdays at 11:00 AM.

Ladies Aid Society Spring Luncheon Buffet will be held Thursday, May 5 at 12 noon in the church basement.   Our guest speaker, Pastor Michael Helwig, will tell us about “Operation Go”, a ministry of Lakeside Lutheran High School teens.
The luncheon provides fellowship for our members, active and honorary, as well as those who volunteer at funerals, weddings, and baptisms. We also invite our pastors and their wives, our church secretary, and custodians who work with us throughout the year.
Anyone who is interested in serving the congregation through volunteering for funeral luncheon help may fill out a pew card with your name and phone number.  Please mark the card “funeral volunteer”.  Your information will be added to our list of volunteers.  If you have any questions, please call Bonnie Wagner at 920-557-1973.

Beaver Dam Area WELS Seniors  Area Seniors are welcome to St. Stephen’s of Beaver Dam  on Tuesday, May 10th.  There will be a noon potluck dinner in the church basement.  After a devotion by an area pastor, a short presentation will be given about “Home Instead.”  The main presenter will be Becky Weidner.  Becky runs “The Workshop” in downtown Columbus.  She will talk about “Arts & Crafts.”  All seniors are invited to come and bring a friend!

Beaver Dam Area Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors Brat Fry  The St. Stephen’s Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors will hold a Brat Fry/Bake sale at Jung’s Garden Center in Randolph, on Saturday, May 7th.  The time is from 10:00AM until when items are gone.  The proceeds go to the WELS European Civilian Chaplaincy.  For questions or more information, talk to Barb Zondag at (920) 344-6170.

LPS May Band Concert Sunday, May 8 for LPS’s annual May Instrumental Concert.  This year’s performance will feature the Concert and Jazz Bands, the String, Guitar, and Percussion Ensembles, the Brass Choir, and our Mass Handbell Choir.  Our program, entitled “Screen Gems: Music from the Movies,” will highlight a variety of great selections from some classic movies. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM in the LPS Auditorium. No tickets are necessary, but a free will collection will be taken.

Summer Bible Camp Opportunities Children ages 8-14 have two opportunities for a week at summer Bible Camp:  Camp Phillip (Wautoma) and Camp Wyalusing (near Prairie du Chien).  Information about both camps is available in the entryway.

Reminder: Large print hymnals are available for anyone with vision struggles and/or small children. They are the black binders in the rack in the ramp and by the usher stand in the back of church.

School News

PTS Awards Night will be Monday night, May 16th at 6:00pm.  The junior choir/band will perform and awards will be given for extracurricular activities done throughout the school year.

Piano Recital will be held at St. Stephen’s church on Monday, May 23rd at 6:00pm.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

End of Year Band Concert will be at St. Stephen’s gym on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30pm.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Publications  The May issue of “Forward in Christ”  is available in the entryway of church.


Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Worship Participation:

Thursday, April 21 – 56      Bible Study Participation Sunday-18

Friday, April 22 – 47

Sunday, April 24 – 107 + 104 = 211                   Total: 332



Sunday, May 1

8:00 –Worship

9:10am – Education and Fellowship Time

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430

10:00am – Worship with Confirmation

Monday, May 2

6:30pm – Board of Property Maintenance

7:00pm – Bible Class

Wednesday, May 4

11:00am – Bible Study

2:00pm – Hillside Manor Chapel

Thursday, May 5

6:30pm – Communion Worship

7:30pm – Senior Choir

Friday, May 6

1:30pm – Communion Worship

Saturday, May 7

9:00am – Tech Committee

Sunday, May 8

8:00 & 10:00am – Communion Worship

9:10am – Education and Fellowship Time

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 1430


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