Worship This Weekend: August 10 & 13, 2017

Worship:

The Word of God is wisdom from on high. It answers our questions ‘Why?’ by telling us that God has a plan to work all things, good and bad, for our good. It is our priceless treasure.

 

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class:

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

August 6th’s lesson will be “Join and Sing to the Lord: Congregational Worship”

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Worship This Weekend, August 3 and 6, 2017

Worship:

Our Vacation Bible School theme was “Build on the Rock.” Jesus is the solid foundation of our faith. He illustrated that with his parable of building the house on a rock. The house with the solid foundation stood through the toughest storms. The house built on sand collapsed.

Guest Artist:
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Chris Driesbach will lead the music in our worship this weekend. He will also sing some songs with our Vacaction Bible School children in the 9:30 service on Sunday. Chris is a member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Madison, Alabama. Since 2006 he has been on many musical tours, playing concerts at over 750 WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and ELS (Evangelical Lutheran Synod) churches in 41 states from Anchorage, Alaska to Orlando, Florida. His songs are all original Christian music and he loves to tell the story of my journey to faith. To learn more about Chris, check out his website at:  http://www.chrisdriesbach.com/ 

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class:

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

August 6th’s lesson will be “Witness Together: Augsburg Confession”

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Worship This Weekend, July 27 and 30

Worship

The Christian is planted by the Word and produces fruit.

Lessons: Gospel Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, First Lesson Isaiah 55:10, 11, Second Lesson Romans 8:18-25, Psalm 65

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

July 30th’s lesson will be “Forgiven but Not Perfect: Saint and Sinner”

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A New Logo

Our church is named after St. Stephen, the first martyr. There is no record of why St. Stephen was chosen as a name for our church–a good guess is that our church was founded in December of 1875, and the Christian Church has historically remembered St. Stephen on December 26. Like Stephen, the founders of our congregation faithfully held on to the truths of God’s Word and made a bold confession. St. Stephen died because he confessed Christ (See Acts chapters 6-8). The founders of our church had to leave one congregation and start another to confess their faith.

 

F-3 St. Stephen (Ac 6.8-15)St. Stephen is often symbolized by an arrangement of stones because he was stoned to death, together with a white garment because the martyrs are described as wearing white in the book of Revelation (Revelation 6:9-11).

 

St. Stephen's Logo Window Sq.pngOur new logo combines an arrangement of four circles around a cross. The circles remind us of the stones used in symbols for St. Stephen. The circles together with the angular swoops resemble people with outstretched arms, surrounding the cross. The pointed Gothic arch resembles the windows and arches in our church building. Together the logo is a reminder as Christians, we are God’s house, built of living stones (1 Peter 2:5) with Christ as our foundation and center (Ephesians 2:20).

We thank Rochelle Stibb and Design Advertising for their work on our logo. Look for a new and improved website for our church in the near future!

St. Stephen's Logo Color

Symbol for St. Stephen is by Ed Riojas, http://www.higherthings.com/, used with permission.

Worship This Weekend, July 20 and 23

Worship

The Christian finds rest in Jesus. From the beginning of time, God provided rest for his creation. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart, that man might learn to find his rest in God alone. In Jesus, the Christian finds rest from his burdens, rest from his battles, and rest forever in heaven.

Lessons: Gospel Matthew 11:25-30, First Lesson Exodus 33:12-23, Second Lesson Romans 7:15-25a, Psalm 145

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

July 23rd’s lesson will be “Christ’s Body and Blood: Holy Communion”

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Vacation Bible School, Special Guest Singer

Come join us as we Build on the Rock for vacation Bible school, learning God’s Word
at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam!
Children ages 4 through Grade 8 are invited to join us every morning from Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Everyone will enjoy upbeat songs, Bible study, games, and crafts.
You do not have to be a member. Enrollment is free.

St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
300 West Street • Beaver Dam, WI 53916 • 920-885-6960

Students may register when they arrive on Monday.

If you would like to fill out the registration form ahead of time, download it here.

Bring a completed form when you arrive on Monday.

Chris Driesbach (WELS member, singer, and songwriter from our church in New Orleans) will be working with the kids on Thursday and Friday, and will perform with the kids in our 9:30 service on August 6.

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VBS Canvassing July 22

We will do some door to door canvassing for our VBS. On July 22, from 10:00 AM-Noon we will be handing out door fliers in neighborhoods around church promoting our VBS. If you are interested in helping, simply meet in the church basement for instructions.

There will also be ice cream afterwards! Come to help invite others to VBS and enjoy some fellowship with each other.

WELS Night At Miller Park Sign-Up Deadline Sunday!

On August 10, we have the opportunity to gather with fellow WELS members from all over for WELS Night At Miller Park. The Brewers will take on the Twins with a 7:10 PM start. We will be putting in a group order. Here is the pricing:

Field Outfield (sections 106-109) $21/ticket

Loge Outfield (sections 206-208) $17/ticket

Terrace Reserved (sections 409-412) $9/ticket

 

We are also taking a coach bus to the game. Those on the bus will be treated to a tailgate party as well. We will supply the meat and water. You can bring chips, desserts, snacks, alcohol drinks, soda, and whatever else you desire. The bus will leave at 3:00 PM from St. Stephen’s and about 3:20 PM from Juneau.

Cost of Bus: $25/person

Even if you don’t ride the bus, you can still order tickets through us.

Make checks payable to “St. Stephen’s Teens”

Please sign up by July 16 and pay by July 30!

Worship This Weekend, July 13 and 16

Worship

The Christian loves God above all things. The lessons warn of the earthly ramifications of such love, but also point to the promised heavenly rewards.

Lessons: Gospel Matthew 10:34-42, First Lesson Jeremiah 28:5-9, Second Lesson Romans 6:1b-11, Psalm 89

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

July 16th’s lesson will be “Not for Sale: Forgiveness in Christ Alone”

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Worship This Weekend, July 6 and 9

Worship

Jesus’ disciples will have opportunities to witness and proclaim Jesus’ Gospel. Christ promises courage for his witnesses to testify even in the face of pain or persecution. In all trouble and persecution Jesus says, “Do not be afraid.

Gospel Matthew 10:24-33, First Lesson  Jeremiah 19:14—20:6, Second Lesson Acts 23:1-11, Psalm 31. We will follow the Common Service. Communion will be served at floor level.

 

Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class

Our Sunday study will be a shorter (1/2 hour) study between the worship services. We’ll start at 8:45 and end around 9:15. In connection with this 500th  Anniversary Year of the Lutheran Reformation we’ll use a study titled “Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.” It makes use of 3-5 minute clips from the new Martin Luther movie (Return to Grace) to teach and apply some of the bible doctrines emphasized in the Reformation. Watch the trailer below.

July 9th’s lesson will be “God’s Undeserved Gift: Justification by Grace.”

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