Sunday Worship
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Traditional; 11:00 a.m. Christian Rock

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716


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Adult Education Opportunities
Adult Forum: Sundays at 9:10 a.m.

God's Word Alive! Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
30 Minute Bible Study Focusing on the Scripture
of the Day September-May

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Women’s Spiritual Formation
2nd Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Great Dane Guys
Every 2nd Thursday, East Side Great Dane, 8:00pm

Financial Peace University
Concerned about finances, debt, and affording your lifestyle? Want to give more? Last spring, 9 households netted $42,000 in savings. Another series of Financial Peace University continues Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome!

Book Group – Luther Biography
During this Reformation month is a good time to look at our history and remember what has been central for our faith.  Copies are arriving of Martin Luther: A Life, written by former Luther Seminary professor Jim Nestingen. We’ll gather at the end of the month to discuss, and maybe watch the movie.  Books are $15, and one is available in the library.

Cognitive Health
October 26 & November 2 at 9:10 a.m.
We are pleased to welcome Mary Kay Baum to our Sunday Forum. She is a rostered leader in our synod and is appreciated for her work raising awareness of cognitive health. She a early onset Alzheimer's Disease and works tirelessly on behalf of those dealing with dementia. This includes organizing a week of camp at Lutherdale for children who have a loved one with cognitive issues. Come for Sunday Forum both days and bring your questions. How can we as a community of faith better serve those with cognitive struggles?

Mom's Night Out
Coopers Tavern on Sunday, October 19, 6:00 pm
This fall, the Children and Families Ministry Team would like to invite all you moms out there to join us for a Mom’s Night Out (MNO)! Enjoy a great meal with no kids’ menu in sight. Get to know other St. Stephen’s moms. Have a glass of wine. Talk, talk, talk! (Maybe about the kids, maybe about the struggles and joys of parenting, maybe about your faith journey, or maybe just about that show you watch that’s got you hooked.) Please join us at Coopers Tavern on Sunday, October 19th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (As always, please feel free to come and go as your schedule demands.) Please RSVP to Paige by that Sunday morning so we know how many reservations to make.

Family Fellowship Time
Sundays at 9:35 a.m.
The Children and Families Ministry Team would like to invite you to join us for a Family Fellowship Time each Sunday from 9:35 to 9:55 a.m. Drop the kids off at Sunday School and then grab a quick cup of coffee, a snack, and a short conversation before heading into the 10:00 Worship Service. It’s a great way to get to know other St. Stephen’s parents and make some great connections at a time that you’re probably already here anyway. Call it Multitasking. Call it Networking. Or just call it Caffeine and Conversation. But whatever you call it, please join us!

Family Enrichment

Ministry for Children and Families
Our Ministry for Children and Families is vibrant! Click here for details on our Family Enrichment page.
     Weekly Email & Facebook Post
     Parenting Book Club
     Frozen Meals Exchange
     Family Movies

Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our office at 608-222-1241.

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Prayers for Peace in the Middle East
Monday, October 20
We gather from 5:30-6:00 p.m. for our monthly time of reflection, song, candlelight and prayer for Palestinians and Israelis. Join us!

Confirmation Field Trip: Campus Ministry
October 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Confirmation students gather at 5:00 p.m. to join UW-Madison students for worship and supper at Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Reformation Sunday: October 26
Children Receive Bibles
A day of remembering the church is "always reforming," we celebrate the heritage of Luther and look forward, too! Students will receive Bibles since "God's Word is our Great Heritage" (ELW Hymn #509)

Seasoned Saints
October 18
Please join for a shared meal Saturday, October 18 at Monona Gardens at 9:00am with great conversation. Come one, come all.

Sunday, October 19
We gather at 1:00 pm at First Congregational near Camp Randall for the annual CROP Walk with churches from around town and walks around the world. You can donate online (click here) or at church. There are 1 and 3 mile walk options. You can even walk and not fundraise as a way to show support and gratitude, since 25% of funds raised stay in Dane County, including helping our St. Stephen’s Food Pantry! Contact Becky Mitchell for other info.

Trunk or Treat
2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
Sunday October 26 4:00-5:00 pm
It’s like Trick-or-Treating…except we all meet right here in the parking lot of St. Stephen’s! Here’s how it works: Families clean out the trunk of their vehicle and decorate it a using fun theme. Then, they grab some treats and cruise over to church. Kids go from vehicle to vehicle “trick or treating”, mingling with friends, looking at the decorations, and just generally having a fun time wearing their costumes. Click here for more details.

Bold Fit: October 18
When: Saturday, October 18. Meet at church to carpool;
          we will leave at 8:30 am.
Where: Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area near Lodi, Wi
What: Moderate to strenuous climb (1.4 miles out and back)
          to a beautiful lookout over the Wisconsin River valley
          with stunning views of the autumn colors below.
What to bring: Money for lunch/breakfast at Downtown
          Coffee Grounds in Lodi afterwards.

Economic Inequality Conversation
Friday, October 24
God created a world of abundance, so why is there so much poverty and economic distress?  October 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Lake Edge UCC Dr. Edith Russell, PHD. Economics, will discuss the issues and strategize about ways to work faithfully for a more just society.

Yoga: Monday and Wednesday!
Join us for Yoga Mondays at 7:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Suggested donation is $10. Join in stretching, flexing, relaxing, and feeling good.

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