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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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2014 Fall Bazaar
Sunday, November 23 9:00-2:00 p.m.
2014 Fall BazaarFeaturing Crafters, Silent Auction, Bake and Lefse Sale, Vintage/Thrift Sale and Brunch! New this year Take-n-Bake Pie Sale, serving Brunch thru the entire event and an upscale thrift sale. Join in the preparation and enjoy the FUN of this event! There are many ways you can be involved. Questions? email ststephensbazaar@
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Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 26 at St. Stephen's, 7:00 p.m.
President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be a time set aside for giving thanks to “our beneficent Creator” (meaning the God who “does good” in all the ways of our lives).  To fulfill that purpose, we gather in worship at St. Stephen’s this year in a shared ecumenical gathering with brothers and sisters from Monona United Methodist, Lake Edge Lutheran, and more.  Worship is Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday the 26th at 7:00 pm.
Treats with Thanks: We want to show hospitality with our Thanksgiving Eve gathering.  Please bring bars or a snack to share after worship.  We’re also in need of Sunday morning fellowship treats; grab a tin!

Thank God…a Break!
Thanksgiving Breaks: Classes and Food Pantry
Some pauses in our schedule in these days:  There is no God’s Word Alive Bible Study today; it resumes next week at 10:30.  Wednesday Morning Bible Study and Confirmation break this week.  Next Sunday, there is no 9:10 Forum or Sunday School.  Furthermore, the Food Pantry is closed Wednesday and Thursday, and the church office Thursday and Friday.  Thank you!

Adult Forum: Hymn Sing
Sunday, November 23, at 9:10 a.m.
On the 4th Sunday of the month, we have Hymns by Request.  Bring your favorites of thanksgiving or other requests.  This is also your chance to submit a suggestion for the Pick-a-Hymn drawing – must be present to win

Family Fellowship Time
Sundays at 9:35 a.m.
The Children and Families Ministry Team would like to invite you to join us for a Family Fellowship Time each Sunday from 9:35 to 9:55 a.m. Drop the kids off at Sunday School and then grab a quick cup of coffee, a snack, and a short conversation before heading into the 10:00 Worship Service. It’s a great way to get to know other St. Stephen’s parents and make some great connections at a time that you’re probably already here anyway. Call it Multitasking. Call it Networking. Or just call it Caffeine and Conversation. But whatever you call it, please join us!

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.

Those who placed orders in the 2nd round of “God’s work. Our hands.” St. Stephen’s t-shirts can now claim your new apparel!

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

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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Sing-A-Long Messiah
Sing-A-Long Messiah
December 13, 7:00 pm
Dust off those old Messiah scores and join the St. Stephen’s Sanctuary Choir and special guests Jessica Timman-Schwefel, mezzo-soprano, and J. Adam Shelton, tenor, in singing the Christmas portion of the Messiah together on December 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Whether you last sang the Messiah decades ago in high school or college, or you sang it last week, all are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Don’t have a score of your own? No worries! Musical scores will be available for purchase at the door for $10. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716. 608-222-1241.  Click here for a poster.

Advent Begins November 30
Though it’s the end of a holiday weekend, join us in worship next week for the 1st Sunday of Advent.  Preparing with hope for the coming of our Lord, the beautiful blue paraments will be up, and we’ll light the first candle on our wreath.

Church Decorating
Saturday, December 6
Join us to “deck the halls” on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting around 8:00 to make the inside of our building look great for the season.  Lend a hand with lights outside that day, or whenever the weather cooperates.  We are still seeking a large tree.

Black Friday Childcare Fundraiser!

Friday, November 28th from 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m. 
Hey, Moms and Dads!  Are you hoping to get a little Christmas shopping done without the “help” of your little ones? Here’s a great opportunity for you to help yourself and the young people of our congregation!  The youth of our congregation who are traveling to Detroit this summer for the National Youth Gathering will be offering a Black Friday Childcare Fundraiser at St. Stephen’s on Friday, November 28th from 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m.  St. Stephen’s youth and adults will be taking great care of your babes, while you’re out taking advantage of those crazy door buster deals! You can shop in peace and quiet (well…maybe not!) without the kids because they’ll be busy doing crafts, playing games, making family Christmas presents, eating snacks, watching Christmas movies, and more!  Children ages 1-10 are welcome for all or part of the time. Have questions or want to sign your children up?  Contact Becky Mitchell at Free-will offering will be taken (with the suggested donation TBD). If children are planning on being at church over lunch, please send a sack lunch with them.

Apple Pie: Pick Up November 23

A Few Still Available
St. Stephen's youth participating in the 2015 National Youth Gathering are selling coupons for $15 each, good for one apple pie to be picked up on Sunday, Nov. 23rd. These pies will be frozen and ready to bake fresh and serve warm for Thanksgiving and will come with a bag to bake it in and directions.

Family Advent CrAfternoon
A Fun Afternoon of Christmas Craftiness and Fellowship!
Sunday, December 7th from 11:00-2:00 (Feel free to come and/or leave when it works for your family.)

Families of all ages are encouraged to join us in the Fireside Room for this free event. Bring a potluck dish to share.  Drinks will be provided. This was a great success last year and we’re excited to be doing it again!  We’ll have several Advent and Christmas craft projects for your family to choose from and make together.  We supply the project ideas, examples, and needed materials.  You supply the creative energy and fun!  We’ll round out the festive atmosphere by playing Christmas music and having some lunch and snacks to munch while we craft. Look for examples around church during November!!

Supplies Needed: We are in need of some supplies to make our CrAfternoon possible! Clean glass jars with screw-fit lids (like empty pickle or olive jars); used Christmas cards; tiny “knick-knacky figurines” to put inside a snow globe—examples could include tiny action figures, tiny Christmas trees/reindeer/etc. Please check back as the time gets closer because we may have more/different needs for supplies!

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