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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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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…

Satan Has His Limits. “Crushed,” “Chained,” “Bound”

Sermon on Mark 3:20–35 for Pentecost 2 (Pr 5) June 3, 4 & 6, 2021 When I was in school, I remember teachers or pastors telling us about movies we shouldn’t see—and I confess, my sinful human flesh was at work. “Don’t see that movie!” “Oh, where’s it playing?” One controversial movie from that time…

God Gives His Charge To You…

I Kings 2:1-4 8th Grade Graduation 5/28/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   You finally made it. Nine years ago this day probably was not even on your mind. As the years went by, as you moved from grade to grade, this day came into focus a little bit more. Well, it is finally…

The Holy Spirit Testifies….

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-11 Pentecost 5/20/21; 5/21/21; 5/23/21 St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church—Beaver Dam, WI   Goodbyes can be hard. Parents drop off a child at college. They spend a few days getting putting the finishing touches on things before school starts. A bunch of trips to the grocery store make sure they have all the snacks…

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