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

Annual Palm Sunday Celebration
March 29, One Combined Service at 9:30 am
We begin with our Palm Sunday processional walk from Gunderson Funeral Home at 9:30. We will follow the donkey,
Gethsemane, up to the church. We will continue our worship in the sanctuary at 10:00. This service is a blended service with a variety of music featuring the choir, and Steadfast too! Following our worship together, join us for coffee and fellowship in Koinonia Place. Thanks to Schuster's Farm for Gethsemane

These aren’t just palms…they’re Eco-Palms!  They are sustainably harvested and fairly-traded.  That means the money we spent on the palms is directly benefitting communities where palms are harvested—sending young girls to school, employing women, and building community centers.  They are also harvested in an environmentally-friendly way that protects forests.  You can learn more and see photos of the villages at

5th Sunday Healing Prayers
March 29
On this 5th Sunday of the month, during Communion you are invited to the station by the baptismal font for one-on-one healing prayers for any concerns—for yourself or others, for physical, psychological, emotional, or relational healing. 

Holy Week
Some of the most central, moving, and unique services of the church year happen during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
Holy Week Worship
Palm Sunday, March 29: Worship at 9:30 am
Maundy Thursday, April 2: Worship at 7:00
The service of the Last Supper and Jesus’ betrayal and arrest. 
Good Friday, April 3: Worship at 1:00 & 7:00 pm:
Marks Jesus' death on the cross.
Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 4: Worship at 7:27 pm (sunset)
A new format this year to be engaging and interactive. 
Easter Sunday, April 5: Worship at 6:33, 8, 10 & 11 am.

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Easter Sunday
Worship at 6:33, 8:00, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Easter Sunrise (6:33) will be an outdoor experience. At the 8:00 service, we will unveil the new sanctuary cross. Please see the sign-ups for ways to assist with the Easter breakfast.

Foundation Scholarships
Applications Due April 30
St. Stephen’s Foundation trustees announce the availability of college scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Foundation encourages qualifying students to apply if they plan to seek, or are currently seeking, general undergraduate
degrees and undergraduate degrees in agriculture, life sciences or medical fields. Students who previously
applied and/or received scholarships, may reapply. Application packets are available in the church office. Letters from references are required, so be sure to get your packet early enough to allow ample time to complete it. To be considered, applicants must ensure that completed forms are returned to the church office no later than Thursday, April 30. While anyone who will enroll in college or technical school for the 2015-16 academic year may apply, trustees especially encourage members of St. Stephen’s to consider filling out an application.

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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St. Stephen's Newsletter

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

The Road Home: April 9
Save the date!  Our next opportunity to host families for The Road Home is the evening of Thursday, April 9.

1st Communion Classes
April 21 & April 23
2nd graders and families, and others who wish to participate. Sign-up at church or contact the office to RSVP. Students will receive communion together on April 26. Click here for details.

Bold Fit
Grab your hiking boots and meet us at the Glacial Drumlin State Trail in Cottage Grove at 9:30am on April 11. We will road trip to a different entry point to hike a new section. Questions? Talk with Lisa Gasser.

Bold Café
Join us on April 14 at 7:30pm. Meet at church to carpool at 7:15. We will discuss our faith topic, talk with our friends, and talk about our next welcome box for refugee resettlement. Contact the church office for location.

Men Next Door April 9
Join us for our next Men’s Gathering at Next Door Brewing Company on Attwood Ave, Thursday, April 9 at 8:00pm!

Seasoned Saints
April 18
The next Seasoned Saints gathering will be on Saturday, April 18, 9:00am, at Monona Gardens! Enjoy coffee, breakfast, and conversation!

Leadership Retreat
Mark your calendar for another opportunity to grow in involvement in the ministries of St. Stephen’s! On Saturday, April 18, we will gather 9:00-1:00, concluding with lunch. We’re hoping all members of ministry teams can be here to work on our group and combined visions. If you haven’t been involved, this is also training to become a leader and valued participant in congregational life.

St. Stephen's Talent Show
Sunday, April 26th at 2:30 p.m.
Warm up your voice. Dust off your music or your musical instrument. Get ready to have some fun by participating in St. Stephen’s Spring Talent Show. This will be a fun, family-friendly musical event and a fun opportunity for anyone to showcase their musical talents. Students are encouraged to play their solo/ensemble pieces. Adults are invited to share their musical talents. Families can have fun by performing together. It’s simple to get involved. Just complete a registration form available in the office. You will need to supply your own music and accompanist, if needed. Once you register, we’ll contact you with details.

Family Summer Camping Trip
June 12-14
We’ve done it in the fall, in the past, but we’re changing it up this year!  Make your reservations TODAY to join other St. Stephen’s families in or near the “purple” section of Smokey Hollow Campground, near Lodi.  Call 608-635-4806.  Ask Paige with Q’s.

Boundary Waters, Here We Come
July 23-July 28
Concerned about those lakes icing over? Would you like to think of the beach and swimming? Mark your calendars for the Boundary Waters! Our dates are July 23-July 28. A bit different schedule than other years, we’ll leave before the weekend to make the most of vacation time. We’re also waiting until students are back from the ELCA National Youth Gathering. Cost is about $400. Youth and adult, members or not are welcome. Trip includes rental of all gear and meals for 5 days/4 nights of paddling in the wilderness! Sign up today with $100 deposit. Talk to Nick with questions.

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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