St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309

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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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Humiliation, Humility, and Humble Service

Sermon on Mark 9:30-37 for Pentecost 17 (Pr 20), September 16-19, 2021 Humiliation. Oh, that word brings many thoughts to mind—mostly painful memories.  We’ve all got them. For me, there’s the memory of being an awkward fifth grader. Phy Ed or “Gym class” was the new subject. I remember having problems remembering the rules of…

A Lesson in Underestimating and Overestimating Spiritual Power

Sermon on Mark 9:14-27 for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, 2021.   Dear conquerors through Christ, The college football season started last week.  Often, the very powerful school teams will schedule early season games with “lesser” opponents.  For instance, this weekend Wisconsin plays Eastern Michigan University, a smaller school with a not so…

Jesus Has Done Everything Well… …for You, Too!

It seems you can’t get away from it. You go to the doctor, and a week later you get a letter in the mail. “Please fill out this survey and tell us how we did.” Or Internet businesses. You buy something from eBay—an auction website, and you get a message “rate this seller.” Sometimes customer…

We Want To Grow

Matthew 18:1-5 Christian Education Sunday 8/26/21; 8/27/21; 8/29/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   I won’t grow up! This phrase appears over and over again in a song that Peter Pan and the Lost Boys sang to Wendy and her siblings when they first got to Neverland. This fun-loving group wanted to live in…

We See True Wisdom

I Corinthians 2:6-16 Proper 15 8/12/21; 8/13/21; 8/15/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   I can remember when I first got glasses. I was in fifth grade. I never complained about not seeing the board or anything else, probably because I grew accustomed to how things looked through squinting eyes. My parents must have…

Are Your Expectations of Jesus Too Small?

Sermon on John 6:24-35 for Pentecost 11 (Pr 14), August 5, 6 & 8, 2021 Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters in him. Back in June, when I had the call to Portage, Michigan, I got two free lunches. A classmate…

The Lord Knows Our Needs

Exodus 16:1-15 Proper 12 7/22/21; 7/23/21; 7/25/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   Parents bring their first child home. All of a sudden reality hits them. They are now responsible for another life. Despite looking everywhere, and perhaps even asking the doctor, the new child does not come with an instructional manual. New parents…

Jesus: The Great Shepherd of the Sheep

Sermon on Hebrews 13:7-8, 17-21 for Pentecost 8 (Pr 11) July 15, 16 & 18, 2021 Today’s readings all have a shepherd theme. We’re used to the shepherd theme on the Fourth Sunday of Easter—then the Gospel is always from John chapter 10, where Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd.” Today’s readings focus also…

“He Helps Us Free in Every Need”

Sermon on Mark 5:21–24a, 35–43 for Pentecost 5 (Pr 8), June 24, 25 & 27, 2021 The human condition is a one of constant need. When you were born, you needed someone to dry you off, wrap you in a warm blanket and put you in a crib. Within an hour you were squeaking or…

Our Life of Faith Grows

Colossians 1:3-8 Proper 6 6/10/21; 6/11/21; 6/13/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   A parent’s eyes roll. They look and only have to laugh at another growth spurt of their child. It happens at some of the most inconvenient times. Their shirts become tighter and shorts just a little bit shorter. Here it is…

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