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.

Gift   We acknowledge with thanks, a gift for the Restoration fund in praise and thanksgiving for 45 years of marriage of Michael & Kristine Erdmann.

Radio Service: 9:30am on WBEV 95.3 FM
Sunday September 18, 2022
Sermon: Money Issues Are Heart Issues
Hymns: TLH (Old)  378, 430, 438, 440
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Sermon: Why Does God Allow Hardship?
Hymns: CW93 (Red) 194, 234, 353, 238

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.   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.

Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer

Paul Stratman


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 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.

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!

Mission Fest  On October 2, we will celebrate our annual Mission Fest. This special day allows us to focus on the mission work we carry out together as a synod. Our focus this year will be on world missions. Prof. Jon Bare, who will soon leave to become the next President of Asia Lutheran Seminary, will be our guest preacher. Prof. Bare will also give a presentation on the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) and gospel work going on in various parts of the world. The choirs are working hard on special music for the day. All are invited to remain for a potluck lunch served at 11:15 AM. Please bring a dish to pass. Drinks will be provided. The presentation will follow lunch. Hope to see you there!

Guest Preacher   Pastor Dan Lindner, a “son” of our congregation who now serves as the WELS (College) Campus Ministry Counselor is preaching this weekend and will be leading 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.

Car Wash Supporting 8th Grade Field Trip has been cancelled due to the weather.

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; gslpreschool@gmail.com) if interested.

Advent by Candlelight Planning Meeting. A planning/ organizational meeting for ABC will be held this Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6 pm in the room above the church office. Previous committee members or assistants are asked to attend plus individuals who would be willing to help this year. We also need vocalists willing to do solos, be in the Candlelight Choristers or people who play an instrument. The date for the event is Dec.4. If you have any questions or plan to help in any way but cannot attend the meeting, please call Jane Winning at 920 344 0400 or email winningway@charter.net.

Bus Drivers Needed for Lakeside Lutheran Who do you know who could join our team – someone looking for a way to serve, earn some money, and tap into the energy of our youth? If you have early morning and/or afternoons free, please consider driving bus and transporting students for your Lakeside Lutheran High School. Talk to any of our current drivers, and they will tell you how much they enjoy driving bus. We will train new drivers for the appropriate driver’s license.  For info or to ask questions, please contact Todd Grundman 920-648-2321 ext 2205 or Bill Hemling at 920-382-7871.

Our Response to God’s Grace in Christ:

Bible Study Participation:   Sunday–20  Monday & Wednesday – 21
Worship Participation

Thursday, September 8 –76          Friday, September 9 – 43

Sunday, September 11 – 110 + 142= 252              Total: 371



Sunday, September 18

8:00 & 10:00am –Worship

9:10am- Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

Monday, September 19

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, September 20

6:00pm – Church Council

Wednesday, September 21

11:00am – Bible Class

2:00pm- Hillside Manor

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:00pm – Advent by Candlelight Planning

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, September 22

11:00am – Bible Information Class

6:30pm –Communion Worship

7:30pm- Senior Choir

7:30pm- Bible Information Class

Friday, September 23

1:30pm – Communion Worship

6:00pm – PTS Movie Night

Sunday, September 25

8:00 & 10:00am – Communion Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM