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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
Congregational Meeting: May 3
Your Ministry Board invites you to a meeting on May 3 at
9:10. The purpose of calling the meeting is to ratify the
constitutional amendment that allows confirmation students
to be voting members of the congregation (including at synod
assembly). We’ll also share updates on synod assembly and
information on “Spring Ahead, Step Up.”
Wednesday Classes: April
No Bible Study this week! Confirmation class for 7th-9th
graders needs several parent drivers.
New Member Class
Join us for three sessions of new member orientation. We’ll gather at 9:10 on Sundays April 26, May
3, and May 17. Anybody who would like to learn more about
Lutheran Christianity at St. Stephen’s is welcome. See a
pastor with any questions.
Warmer Upper: Hymns by
Trying to dust off your musical abilities for the talent
show? Or maybe not ready for the big stage yet? Fear not:
An extra chance at congregational singing of your favorite
hymns is Sunday, April 26 at 9:10 am.
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
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.
Church Yard Clean-Up
We have scheduled April 25 9:00—l:00, to clean-up the church
yard. We are asking for volunteers to help the Building &
Grounds Committee. Even if you can only spare part of that
time, it will help. We will meet in the back lot near the
garage. If you have rakes, shovels and brooms, please bring
them. If it rains on the 25th, we will try again on May 2nd.
We’re getting ready for another growing season together, and
opening day is April 25. At this point, we have a few
10’x10’ gardening plots still available. Contact the office
or Steve Esser for registration info.
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.
a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00
FOR MORE DETAILS
you have questions or would like
more information, please
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
Being United with us in
This past week, six students learned about
sacraments, God’s promise of forgiveness, special meals, and more of why we
receive Communion. We rejoice as they gather at the table with us Sunday,
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.
Culvers will be hosting a fundraiser and donating a portion of all food
sales on Monday, April 27 to the homeless. Culvers locations are Todd Drive,
McFarland, and East Towne.
Youth Car Wash Fundraiser—May 10
The youth traveling to Detroit this summer for the ELCA National Youth
Gathering are hosting a fundraiser to offset costs of the trip. Please let
us make you happy w/ a clean car on Sunday, May 10 and make us happy in
return w/ your freewill offering. We will wash your car while you are at the
church service – responsible adults will act as ‘valets’ and as QC
inspectors. Hours of operation are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Thanks for your
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.
Family Summer Camping Trip
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.
Ministry for Children and Families
Our Ministry for Children and Families is vibrant!
Click here for details on our Family
Weekly Email &
Parenting Book Club
Frozen Meals Exchange