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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

Winter Farmers' Market and Brunch
February 8
On Sunday morning, February 8, St. Stephen’s is hosting our 2nd annual Winter Farmers’ Market and Brunch through the Churches’ Center for Land and People! You’ll find many vendors with root vegetables, canned goods, soaps, crafts, pickles, and much more. We’ll also be serving a brunch of amazing local produce and more. Tickets available soon! Talk to Pastor Nick if you’d be able to help.

Ash Wednesday
On February 18, we begin the season of Lent with worship services at noon and 6:45 pm. Ash Wednesday is a solemn day, paying attention to our sin and death’s grip on us. We are marked with a cross of ashes, remembering words from Genesis 3: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Lent is a season of repentance, based in the Greek word metanoia, meaning a renewal of mind, of turning our lives from what has taken us away from God and each other and striving to live rightly.

Lenten Worship
Following Ash Wednesday, throughout the season of Lent we gather on Wednesdays for special programming. Our theme for midweek worship (besides returning to Holden Evening Prayer) will be based around the hymn O Blessed Spring (ELW #447), which looks at the stages of life, from birth to old age. Much like “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” by John Ylvisaker, “O Blessed Spring” is an honest portrayal of the discovery of God’s presence through every season of our life.  Also, come and join us for this stroll through Lent on Wednesdays at noon and 6:45 pm.  Lenten suppers begin at 5:30 in Agape Place too! Watch soon for the new book for midweek conversations!

Winter Farmers Market & Brunch
Sunday, February 8th
Market: 9:00am-12:30pm;  Brunch: 9:00am & 11:00am

Tickets: $10/adult, $5/children under 12, $30/family of 4 or more. (If you’d like to purchase your ticket(s) in advance, please contact the office!)
Coffee, apple butter, wool, meat, cheese, baking mixes, produce, preserves, farmstead soap, sauces, cookies, krauts, syrups, knits, and more. Brunch will be served using items sourced from participating vendors and other local producers! The Winter Farmers Market & Brunch, hosted by First United Methodist Church, is sponsored by Markets & Meals for Hope, a joint project of Churches Center for Land & People, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, & the Harvest of Hope Farm Crisis Fund of the Madison Christian Community, a United Church of Christ and Lutheran ministry helping family farmers since the 1980 farm crisis.

Mom's Night Out
Next Moms' Night Out: Sunday, February 22
Calling all Moms! MNO is a “come when you can” group. We know you’re busy! We hold it every month so you can join us when you’re able—when it fits into your family’s schedule. Come, have a meal, have a laugh, and get to know other St. Stephen’s moms. This month we’ll gather at The Free House Pub on Parmenter Street in Middleton. I have changed the date from our usual third Sunday of the month to Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 to avoid any conflicts with Valentine’s Day weekend. (Like that’s going to happen when you have small kids, right?!?!) RSVP by texting Paige at 608-317-9310 so I know how many people to make the reservation for!

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

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.

St. Olaf Choir
January 30
The world renowned St. Olaf Choir, under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong, will be presenting a concert at Luther Memorial on Jan. 30, 2015 at 8:00pm. The concert program will consist of a wide variety of contrasting sacred and secular repertoire of the highest caliber. Ticketing information is available at, including details about possible group discounts.

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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Irresistible Revolution
Discussion at 9:10 a.m. on February 1
Workshop February 27-28
Following today’s book discussion on Irresistible Revolution: The Life of an Ordinary Radical, you have the opportunity to hear Shane Claiborne on “Another Way of Doing Life” at the 2015 Winter Forum of WI Council of Churches, Feb. 27-28 in Wisconsin Dells.  Visit for more info.  

Family/Mentor Meal Night
A reminder that Confirmation families gather Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for supper together, a presentation, and small group conversations.

Chocolate Craving?
Help our youth raise money for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit in July!  February 15, we will be selling delicious chocolate treats after each service. If you would like to donate a chocolate item for the sale, please be sure it’s at church by 8 am. Thanks for your support!

Annual Family Brunch
Please join us in the Fireside Room for our Annual Spring Family Brunch on Sunday, March 22nd from 11:00-12:30! Families with children ages 0 to 10 (or those with a little one on the way) are invited to join us for a morning of food, fun, and conversation! Come meet other moms, dads, and kids; eat some yummy food; hear about our Children and Families Ministry; and think about how your family can get more connected with St. Stephen’s! Click here for details.

Bold Fit
Grab your ice skates (or rent them there for $6 for the first hour, $2 each additional hour), and join us for ice skating at Tenney Park on Sat., Feb. 14th.  We will meet there (402 N. Thornton Ave.) at 2 pm.

Bold Café
St. Stephen’s Women!  Join us for our February gathering on Tuesday, 2/10 at 7:30 pm at the home of Lisa Gasser (326 Bonnie Road, Cottage Grove). 

Seasoned Saints
The next Seasoned Saints gathering will be on Saturday, February 21, 9:00am, at Monona Gardens! Enjoy coffee, breakfast, and conversation!

Knit/Crochet Group
Knit/crochet group will be meeting Sunday, February 8 at 11:15am in the Fireside Room. This is NOT just a knitting/crocheting group...any crafters are welcome!

Men at Next Door Brewing
Join us for our next Men’s Faith Conversations gathering at the Next Door Brewing Company (2439 Atwood Ave., Madison) on Thursday, February 12 at 8:00pm.

Tattooed Nadia
Saturday, January 31, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Nadia Bolz-Weber, the superstar ELCA pastor from Denver who is proud of her tattoos and foul mouth, will be in town! First Baptist is hosting her on Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 to 4:30. Cost is $50 or $15 for students.  (She was on Pastor Nick’s last Palestine trip, and he’ll also be hearing her at Luther Seminary this week.)

Boundary Waters, Here We Come
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 31-August 5. 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.

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