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

Calendar & Events

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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

Come Splash in the Spirit!
Vacation Bible School 2016
July 25-28

It’s time to invite, to register, and to sign up to help us provide a fun learning opportunity for children this summer at St. Stephen’s. Before swim lessons, before ball games, we hope you’ll bring your children, your neighbor’s children, your grandchildren and yourself for a morning in the comfortable air-conditioned spaces around this building from 9:00 am-Noon. We’re going to use a rotation model with fun mini-workshops including: art, music, outdoor games, science experiments, snacks, and more! Sign-Up online at or put your name on the bulletin board outside the Sanctuary. Talk with Mary Tygum or Jessica Sullivan about how they are helping and how you might join them!

Calling all Singers!
We have identified three opportunities for you to join together as a choir to enhance, beautify and lead our worship during these summer months: June 26, July 24, and August 28. In each case, we will meet for a brief rehearsal at 8:00 am, and sing at the 9:00 service. Please consider joining us, especially if you are typically unable to commit to the weekly choir rehearsal schedule! Singers of all ages are welcome, and families are encouraged to attend together. No choir robes, no auditions, no lengthy commitments. Please speak to Rebecca ( if you have any questions, or sign-up on our Facebook page.

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!

Guys Night Out Tuesday, July 12, 7 pm
We will gather at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse for fun and fellowship! All men of St. Stephen’s are welcome to join.

Rebuilding at Bethel
Learn to negotiate the difficult waters of separation and divorce at this 10 week session beginning Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact Margaret Lambert, LCSW, 608-204-6076 ext. 1, or visit to view a copy of the brochure with registration information.

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.

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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These Days, is a weekly publication inserted in the Sunday worship bulletin. Click here to download.

Transition ReportTransition
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Summer Worship Times
Join us for worship during the Summer:
  9:00 am in the Sanctuary for traditional worship
10:30 am in Agape for Emerging Christian Rock worship

Call Committee Update
Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 am
This is an opportunity to get a personal update from ​Call ​Committee members on the ​call process, ask any questions you may have, and provide feedback. We hope you will join us. Thank you!

Plans for Repacking
Sunday, July 18, 1-4:30 pm

It's time to talk. The feelings of grief, confusion, anger, or compassion surrounding the  car crash of our former pastor, Bruce Burnside have not been shared in many open forums at St. Stephen's. Maybe there are things for us to learn from this, even as we continue our prayers for the healing of the Mengelt family and friends and the welfare of Bruce as he serves his prison sentence. Bishop Mary Froiland will join us for the day, and conversations will be focused on a variety of topics.  More information will be in the July newsletter, including a schedule. Come for all, come for part. If you cannot be here that day, we can still talk!

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

The Art of Martin Luther and the Reformation Motorcoach Trip to Minneapolis, MN
November 3-5, 2016
Trip includes round trip transportation, two nights lodging at Residence Inn in downtown Minneapolis, breakfast each day, a group tour of a special exhibit featuring the art and some recently discovered personal possessions of Martin Luther—on loan to the Minneapolis Institute of Art from Germany in preparation for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, theater tickets to The Parchman Hour at the Guthrie theater, a stop at the Norske Nook on the way there and in Red Wing, MN on the way home.  See the sign-up board for details! 

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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