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St. Stephen’s Weekly News: Week of September 11, 2022

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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 Sally Steffen, a gift has been given to the General fund from family & friends.  In memory of Marjie Ruiz-Scharf, a gift has been given to the Radio fund from friends.  In memory of Franklin Kiekhaefer, a gift has been given to the General fund from family & friends.

Radio Service: 9:30am on WBEV 95.3 FM
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Sermon: Wise Words for Weary Warriors
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  528, 537, 538, 457
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Sermon: Money Issues Are Heart Issues
Hymns: TLH (Old)  378, 430, 438, 440

Door Offering to help support Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society projects (usually for mission needs outside WELS budget) will be received after services this week and next.  Our area “Fall Rally” (a gathering at which presentations on WELS mission work is shared) will be held Saturday, October 15th at St. John’s in Montello.  For info, contact Carol Lathrop or one of the Pastors.

Bible Study

  • Sunday Bible Class Please join us in our continuous study of, “The Life of Abraham”.  Abraham’s life was filled with highs and lows. At times Abraham wondered how God would fulfill his promises. God did not disappoint Abraham. God constantly repeated those promises to Abraham to strengthen his faith. Even though Abraham did not see fulfillment of all those promises during his life, his faith held to God’s Word. Come and join us for this opportunity to grow in our faith together. Families are welcome to attend!
  • “Don’t Forsake Jesus!” The Letter to the Hebrews is our Monday/Wednesday Bible Study beginning September 12.  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.

Public School Catechism Classes meet Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm.

  • 7th & 8th grade students from St. Stephen’s and Good Shepherd will meet at Good Shepherd.
  • 5th & 6th grade students from St. Stephen’s and Good Shepherd will meet at Stephen’s.

PTS Movie Night  PTS (Parent Teacher Society) is having its fall movie night in the school gym on Friday, September 23 at 6:30. Come early to get popcorn and water. All families welcome!  We will be watching the movie, Minions-The Rise of Gru.  Bring blankets and pillows to get comfortable.  Please no chairs. Hope to see you there!

Area WELS Seniors will meet Tuesday, September 13 in the St. Stephen’s basement.  Potluck dinner is at noon.  Following our devotion, Dave Niemi, retired WELS teacher now working with Kwik Trip corporate, will share with us “The Success Story of Kwik Trip”.  All are welcome!  Bring a friend!

Guest Preacher Next Weekend   Pastor Dan Lindner, a “son” of our congregation who now serves as the WELS (College) Campus Ministry Counselor will preach in our services September 15 & 18 and lead our Bible Class.  He will share with us how we strive to serve the spiritual needs of our young members attending colleges and universities around the country.  Dan’s ministry involves advising congregations in college towns on serving WELS college students with God’s Word.  He also wishes to simply express a “thank you” to St. Stephen’s for the Christian encouragement and support he received as a youngster and teenager, and finally as a student preparing for ministry.

Sunday School begins this morning, from 9:10 AM-9:50 AM. We invite all children from 3K-8th grade to attend. Classes will be held in the lower level of our school. No pre-registration is necessary.

Board of Property Maintenance Seeks to Hire Janitor/Maintenance Person Our school is looking to hire a full-time janitor with light maintenance experience. Applicants should be 1) be a member of St. Stephen’s or a sister WELS congregation; 2) have janitorial experience 3) be comfortable working around staff & children.  The position would be for approximately 32 hours per week (Mon-Fri/50 wks a yr) at a negotiable pay rate.  Application forms may be picked up weekdays at the Church Office and Sundays in the Pastors’ Sacristy (chancel office).

Car Wash Supporting 8th Grade Field Trip The eighth graders who will attend a trip to Washington D.C. will be hosting a carwash starting at 9:15 a.m. in the church/school parking lot September 18. It will run until about 1:00 p.m.  Donations will help to offset costs of the trip for the students who participate. Your support is much appreciated.

Preschool Aide Position Opening:  Good Shepherd is looking to fill an immediate opening for a 4K morning preschool aide. Normal hours are 8:00-11:30am each school day. Flexibility to fill in elsewhere will be needed. Experience is preferred but not required. Starting pay is $13/hour. Contact Kim Steinberg (920-885-4317; if interested.

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Worship Participation

Thursday, September 1 –73          Friday, September 2 – 37

Sunday, September 4 – 103 + 122= 225              Total: 335

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. Here is some information on that support:


Sunday, September 11

8:00 & 10:00am –Communion Worship

9:10am- Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

12:30pm – Teen Event- Laser Tag

Monday, September 12

9:30am – Pastors’ Circuit Meeting at St. John’s, Juneau

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, September 13

Noon- Area WELS Seniors @ St. Stephen’s

6:00pm – Board of Education

Wednesday, September 14

11:00am – Bible Class

2:00pm- Hillside Manor

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, September 15

11:00am – Bible Information Class

6:30pm –Worship

7:30pm- Senior Choir

7:30pm- Bible Information Class

Friday, September 16

1:30pm –Worship

6:00pm – PTS Movie Night

Sunday, September 18

8:00 & 10:00am –Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

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