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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
Wednesday Morning Bible
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
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
Signup for Midweek Advent Dinner Church
Click to sign up for December 7
Click to sign up for December 14
Click to sign up for December 21
Plans are underway for our Midweek Worship for the Wednesdays of Advent
(Dec. 7, 14 & 21.) These evening worship opportunities provide
a way for us to join together as a community to prepare our hearts to
hear the good news of Jesus’ birth. We invite you to join with us on
these four Wednesdays—to intentionally remove yourself from the
overwhelming urge to get caught up in Holiday preparations and the
busy-ness of the commercial season of Christmas, and to immerse yourself
in the peace of confident anticipation and joyful expectation.
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Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am
The Building and Property Committee has made plans to bring
the evergreen into the building on December 3rd. Please come
pitch in to move trees and decorate accordingly during that
morning. Once again during the evening the Bereaved Parents
of Madison will hold their annual remembrance service. We’ll
need many hands to make the building ready for the special
events of the season! As the seasons change, there are many
opportunities to help with decorations in the church and
worship spaces. If you are interested, please contact
Sundays December11 & 18
The confirmation students have decided to buy water
purification tablets from ELCA Good Gifts and will do a
noisy offering collection at the end of services on Dec 11th
and 18th. This purchase will be made in the name of the
Youth of St. Stephen’s.
December 17, 9:00 am; Monona
We will be having a White Elephant gift exchange (bring a
small gift to participate). Please join us for fun and
Sunday School Schedule &
We will have Sunday School classes December 4 and 11 at
10:15. Rehearsals for the Christmas program continue on
Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, at 5:00. Our Christmas
program takes place on December 18th at 10:15 in the
Sanctuary. There will be no Sunday School on December 25 or
January 1. Classes will resume January 8.
Sunday Adult Education
The last two Adult Education sessions of 2016 will be
on Sundays December 4 and December 11, at 10:15 a.m. On
December 4, we will continue our "Animate: Faith" series,
with a short video followed by a time for discussion. On De-cember
11, Pastor Larry Henning will share pictures and sto-ries
from his recent trip to Palestine. Please come, and add your
voice and your faith perspective to the conversations!
Poinsettia Orders by December 7
Even though it doesn’t feel very wintry, it’s time to order
Poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. You can
order red, white, or pink plants — each plant costs $12.
Order forms are available in Jubilee and Koinonia.
Servers Needed for
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!
FOR MORE DETAILS
you have questions or would like
more information, please
our office at 608-222-1241.
Click here to email for more information.
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St. Stephen's Newsletter
These Days, is a weekly publication inserted
in the Sunday worship bulletin. Click here to
Christmas Eve Services
3:30 — includes Time for Children
5:30 —features our choir and the richest liturgy
10:30 — quiet, contemplative, candlelit
Annual Meeting January
This meeting will follow our pattern of being held in the
Sanctuary @ 10:15.
A budget and program forum will be held on January 22nd @
New Horizons Concert Band
Sunday, December 4; 2:00;
McFarland High School
Join us for the New Horizons
Concert Band will be having their holiday concert.
Conductors are Glenn Nielsen and Pat Dorn.
The Road Home
On Thursday evening, December 8, we take our quarterly turn
hosting families for The Road Home at Lake Edge UCC on
Buckeye Rd. These families have been homeless and this
program helps them secure permanent housing. We prepare and
serve supper to about 20 parents and children, spend the
evening together, sleep overnight, and send them on their
way by 7:00 the next morning. For info, talk to Mary Nervig
or Angela Heyworth. Sign up by the Confirmation photos.
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 Meeting: Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00pm!
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30 pm
This month we will gather at
Jill’s house for fun and fellowship. All women are invited
to join us! Contact the church office for location
Yoga: Monday and
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.
Ministry for Children and Families
Our Ministry for Children and Families is vibrant!
Click here for details on our Family