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9:00 and 11:00 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

Sunday Morning Schedule
Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 am on Sundays with education opportunities for all ages at 10:15 am.

Campus Ministry Sunday: October 23
Special Offering
The Ministry Board invites you to participate in a special offering this week.  Lutheran Campus Ministry is fostered at three locations in our synod through these offerings.  Whether it’s the fellowship of spaghetti dinner, a safe and warm place to study, a listening ear when the questions of life can seem most overwhelming – your generosity will bless someone you may never know.  Or, it may be that one of our own college students finds their way to a deeper life of faith and daring confidence in God’s grace in their lives through the ministry you will help to provide. 

Campus Minister Welcome! 
Campus Pastor Emily Tveite is our guest preacher as we focus on the needs and opportunities of our witness on college campuses.  Emily began serving at the Lutheran Campus Ministry in Madison one year ago.  LCM in Madison unites university students in God’s grace, through hospitality, spiritual growth, and worship. 

10:15:  Faith and Life for Young Adults (Sanctuary)
Is it your grandchildren, a niece, or a nephew, who might be “beyond” the years of confirmation and wondering how faith addresses the challenges they face?  Are you wondering how your own children might navigate these years ahead?  When high school graduates disappear from our worship gatherings, they seem barely more than children.  After four years in college, they are full grown adults. This morning Rev. Emily Tveite will lead us to consider the academic, physical, financial, and social needs of these young people, as well as how we respond to these needs through the lens of our Christian faith.

Reformation Festival & Breakfast
October 30:
Worship At 9:00 am
Followed by Breakfast, Fellowship
& Table Talks

500 Years! October 31, 2017, will mark 500 years since the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation, spurred by Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five assertions about how the church needed to change. How do you think God might be calling the church to change today? What’s our role in “ongoing reformation”? This important anniversary invites preparation. Let’s reflect on this occasion as we worship, learn, sing, and serve. And let’s have some fun! How shall we start?
1. With ONE Festival Worship Service on Sunday, October 30th at 9 a.m. (No 11 am Worship this day). In our Grace Gathering we will dedicate the new Carillon to the glory of God, adding joyful noises with voice, percussion, brass, and strings in the midst of the congregation.
2. With breakfast and fellowship the way Martin and Katie did (and Germans still do) with meats, cheeses, bread and rolls, butter, jam, juice, and coffee. Plan on finding some Fruhstuck in Agape¸ along with conversation to feed your soul while the Preschool through 5th Grade study scripture in Sunday School (breakfast served from 10:15 to 11:30).
3. With our own “Talk Tables.” Martin and Katie Luther seldom dined alone. There were always students, colleagues and family members around the dining table. Much of what Luther had to say on these occasions was written down by various note-takers and these collections have been published under the title, “Martin Luther’s Table Talk” or Tischreden. Some topics for talk at our tables will include music, a Luther garden, exploring his writings in worship and study, seasonal reflections (Advent or Lent), resources to study, field trip ideas, and whatever else anyone can think of. (Of course we’ll need one of those note-takers at each table….)
Let the (early) Festival begin!

Servers Needed for Christmas
If you are willing to help out with worship on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, we are in need of a lector for the 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service and an Assisting Minister at the 4:00 service on Christmas Eve. We also need a deacon and a fellowship host for the 9:00 Christmas morning service. If you could help with any of these needs, please let Roxanne know as soon as possible. Thank you!

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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Bible Study
Monday, October 24; 6:00-7:00 pm

Pastor Larry will lead a three-week exploration of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The letter Paul wrote to this beloved mission church in Macedonia is short but powerful. No experience necessary, Just bring a bible if you have one, and if you don’t we’ll get you one.

Healthy Aging: Mind, Body & Spirit
Monday, October 31; 10 am to 2 pm
Monona United Methodist Church
EMMCA and Monona United Methodist Church are sponsoring a fun and educational one-day event about healthy aging. Join us for a day of singing, laughing, and learning about healthy aging practices. Wear shoes and clothes you can move in! The event is free, but a free-will donation will be collected. Lunch is provided. RSVP to EMMCA (223-3100) or Monona United Methodist Church (222-1633) by October 24.

Bold Café
October 25; 6:30 pm
Bold Café is a gathering for women to study and share faith life. Women of all ages are welcome to join the group for faith reflections, snacks, and refreshments. Bold Café will meet Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm at a members' home. Contact the church office for location and details.

4th Annual Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30 from 4-5 pm
It’s like Trick-or-Treating…except we all meet right here in the parking lot of St. Stephen’s! Last year we had almost 90 people show up, so don’t miss the fun! Here’s how it works: Folks clean out the trunk of their vehicle and decorate it using a fun theme. Then, they grab some treats and cruise over to church. Kids get dressed up in their costumes and go from vehicle to vehicle “trick or treating.” Even if you are not a parent or if your children are grown, please join us by decorating your vehicle and taking part! This is a great cross-generational opportunity for St. Stephen’s folks, and also a neat community outreach opportunity! Don’t miss out! Spread some St. Stephen’s joy! Bring your lawn chairs, sit near your vehicle, pass out candy, and get to know each other! It’s OK to just be a “trunker” or to just be a “treater” if that works better for you.

Guys Night Out 2nd Tuesdays
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.
Next: Tuesday, November 15

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.

Art of Martin Luther & 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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