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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 September 25, 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 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 WELS Church Extension fund in praise and thanksgiving for 45 years of marriage of Arthur & Susan Barstow.

Funeral Ervin Koenig was called home to heaven on
September 18, age 83.  Funeral services were held September 24th at Koepsell-Murray.

Radio Service: 9:30am on WBEV 95.3 FM
Sunday September 25, 2022
Sermon: Why Does God Allow Hardship?
Hymns: CW93 (Red) 194, 234, 353, 238
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Sermon: God Patiently Seeks His Rental Payments
Hymns: CW93 (Red)  229, 480, 469, 470


Seth Dorn
Philip Heyer

Paul Stratman


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.

Membership Changes acted upon at the Council Meeting:
New Members by Profession of Faith
                 Kim Gensch                                   Daniel Gensch
Transferred to other WELS Congregations
Alyssa Hildebrandt to Pilgrim, Menomonee Falls, WI
Luke Schlavensky to St. Paul’s, Franklin, WI
Kevin & Kara Amundson with children Micah, Marium, and Cailee to Good Shepherd, West Bend, WI
Daniel & Merissa Woltman with child Miles to Morning Star, Jackson, WI

We welcome our new members into our Christian family.  May the    Lord Jesus bless their membership in our midst.

Fall WELS/ELS Singles events-Hiking at Parfrey’s Glen
Spend some time outside at one of the most beautiful places in Wisconsin! Meet at Parfrey’s Glen (E1377 CR-DL, Merrimac WI) on Saturday October 8 at 2:30 pm. It is a hike of about .75 of a mile to the waterfall. Questions? Please contact Rachel Fritz at

LWMS Door Offering total from the two weekends was $977.00.  These offerings support WELS mission projects both here in the United States and in the world mission field.  Thank you for supporting the mission!

Mission Fest  Join us next week for our Mission Festival Sunday. Prof. Jon Bare will be our guest Pastor. After our services we will have a potluck lunch in the basement. Bring a dish to pass and join us for a time of fellowship. Prof. Bare will also give a presentation on various world missions.

Fall Festival Our Fall Festival is quickly approaching. Sign-up sheets are out in the entry and ramp for those who would like to volunteer in various ways to help make this a success.

Mark your calendars! Advent by Candlelight is December 4th The title of this years’ program is Tidings of Comfort and Joy. All women of the congregation age 18 and over are invited to be table hostesses or guests. The program is worship and fellowship to help us prepare for the Christmas season. There will be sign-up sheets for table hostesses, guests, male servers, people to set up and take down soon.  Rehearsals for Candlelight Choristers will start on October 13 in the choir room after senior choir rehearsal. December 4th, activities will start at 2:00pm with meet and greet, 2:20pm, dessert and coffee will be served.  Program will start at 3:00pm in the church. 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!!!

Bus Drivers Needed for Lakeside Lutheran 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–17   Monday -13   Wednesday – 14         Total: 44
Worship Participation

Thursday, September 15 –77          Friday, September 16 – 37

Sunday, September 18 – 121 + 169= 290              Total: 404


Sunday, September 25

8:00 & 10:00am – Communion Worship

9:10am- Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

Monday, September 26

7:00pm – Bible Class

Tuesday, September 27

6:30pm – PTS Board Meeting

7:00pm – Radio Taping

Wednesday, September 28

11:00am – Bible Class

2:00pm- Hillside Manor

3:30pm – Public School Catechism

6:30pm – Elders

7:15pm – Handbells

Thursday, September 29

6:30pm –Worship

7:30pm- Senior Choir

Friday, September 30

1:30pm –Worship

Sunday, October 2

8:00 & 10:00am –Worship

9:10am – Bible Study & Sunday School

9:30am – Radio Service, WBEV 95.3 FM

11:15am – Mission Fest Potluck & Present

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