Summer Sunday Worship
9:00 and 10:30 am

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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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

Summer Mission Journey: July 20—23
Certainly life is not fair, but have you ever asked yourself: “Why?”
High School Youth, Young Adults, and all who are young at heart (but old enough to help)
St. Stephen’s and Lake Edge Lutheran Churches will be partnering with Urban Immersion of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. This service retreat will help us ask the question and discover our personal role in the answer. Our Mission will combine the study of why people are poor with hands-on help to those in need. Our travel together will build community and open our eyes to see the beauty and possibility of the world God has made, propelling us to move beyond a
one-time volunteer experience.
When: Wednesday (depart 8 am) – Saturday (return4 pm) Cost: $300 per participant covers lodging, meals, travel
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why: to serve God and neighbor!
The Youth Activity Fund will help make it possible for every High School student to join in the journey! Contact the office for details: Let us know you’re interested, register by mid-May to reserve a spot!

Youth Group Third Sunday, June 19
Before you make that special supper for Dad, all High School youth are invited to join Lake Edge and Trinity youth for a short service project. We’ll meet at St. Stephen’s at 11:45 and head over to the Farmer’s Market to collect contributions for the Food Pantry. Back to church for a little more fun, and done by 1:30.

Summer Opportunity for Grades 3-5
Sundays, May 29-June 19; 9:00-10:00 am; Library
This summer there is an opportunity for youth who are in grades 3 through 5. Meet with Jessica Sullivan over 4 Sundays to focus on The Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, and the Apostles' Creed. These will be studied in a fun way that includes discussion and crafts. We will meet from 9am until 10am in the Church Library on the following dates: May 29, June 5, June 12, and June 19. Feel free to come for one or all four Sundays. Adult helpers are welcome! Contact Jessica at for more information.

Upcoming Communion Education
Tuesday, June 14; 4:00 to 6:30 pm
OR   Sunday, August 7, 3:00-5:30 pm

Attention children and families interested in learning more about Holy Communion! We have two more opportunities for you to join us—Tuesday, June 14th from 4:00-6:30pm OR Sunday, August 7th from 3:00-5:30pm! All ages are welcome, with 2nd grade students and younger children who are already communing especially encouraged to register! This is designed as a family workshop, so older and younger siblings are welcome and encouraged to participate. Due to the nature of this event, in order to participate, you must call the church office and sign up at least one week prior to the workshop.

Vacation Bible School
Come Splash in the Spirit!  Make plans to join us for VBS this summer! We’re trying something new with Vacation Bible School this year, and we need lots of volunteers and participants! We’ll use a rotation model with fun mini-workshops including: art, music, outdoor games, movies, science experiments, snacks, and more!  Look for our big display on the bulletin board just outside the church sanctuary and sign up to help!  Registration information coming soon…

Family Camping
Friday, June 10-Monday, June 12th
Missed the opportunity to make a reservation or can’t join us for the whole time? No problem! Smokey Hollow Campground offers Day Passes! Click here to learn more.

Guys Night Out Tuesday, June 14, 7 pm
We will gather at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10, at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse for fun and fellowship! All men of St. Stephen’s are welcome to join.

Seasoned Saints Saturday, June 18, 9 am
Please join us at 9:00 am at Monona Gardens restaurant for fellowship and fun. We will share our memories of the Spring Fling bus trip and discuss other possible field trips we could take.

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.

7th-9th grade students meet Wednesday evening for pizza and class, 6:30-8:00.

Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-2:00 pm

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

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Office Closed Monday, May 30
Memorial Day

Summer Worship Times Begin May 29
Join us for worship during the Summer beginning May 29:
  9:00 am in the Sanctuary for traditional worship
10:30 am in Agape for Emerging Christian Rock worship

The Shape of Sunday Morning
Sign up to participate in a Focus Group conversation during the coming weeks. Members will reflect on what works well, what seems essential, what could be improved about our Sunday morning schedule.
Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 Library
Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 in the Library
Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 in the Library
Sunday, June 5 at 9:15 in Fireside
Sign up for a Session! — Board in the hallway

Summer Sunday Chat Sunday, June 26
Join President Julie Buss at 10 am in the Jubilee space for updates on recent Ministry Board and Call Committee Activities.

Monona Munchies—So Kids Can Eat!
Monday, June 20th – Friday, July 15th 11am-12:45pm.
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve food to kids and families this summer! St. Stephen’s doesn’t have a particular “day” to staff this year. Instead, we are asking you to look at your calendar and decide which day(s) work best for you to help provide sack lunches to hungry kids. Details and Sign up at .

Bold Café
4th Tuesdays of the Month, 6:30 pm
No Reservations or Preparations Necessary

Contact the church office for location and other information. Click here for details about Bold Cafe.
Next Gathering: Tuesday, June 27

Mallards Game: June 18
Mark your calendars now to join us for St. Stephen’s Day at the Duck Pond! Saturday, June 18th, we’ll meet at 5:00pm to tailgate. All-you-can-eat hotdogs, hamburgers, sides, and soda. ($5 more gets you all the beer you can drink.) The game starts at 6:35pm. Cost is $20/ticket, which includes the tailgating and the game. Children 5 and under are free for the tailgate and the game, if they sit on a parent’s lap during the game. Join us for fellowship, a lot of goofy fun, and hopefully some great baseball! Sign-up on the bulletin board. Got Questions? Ask Ed Nowicki at

Family Enrichment
Ministry for Children and Families
Our Ministry for Children and Families is vibrant! Click here for details on our Family Enrichment page.

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