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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

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

Congregation Chat
Sunday, September 25; 10:15 am Jubilee Place
This educational opportunity is about St. Stephen’s! Join Julie Buss and other leaders for updates on the work of the Ministry Board and Call Committee.

All Usher Meeting
Sunday, September 25; 10:15 in the Sanctuary
Join our Head Usher Cary Pierce to discuss new team formation and updated procedures to welcome members and guests.

Technology Team
Tuesday, September 27
New volunteers are welcome to this team which will meet Tuesday at 5 pm to craft a budget proposal for 2017.

The Call Committee
Wednesday, September 28; 7:00 pm
Call Committee will meet to prepare for interviews.  Please keep this work, and these people (including those they will interview) in your prayers!

2017 Budget Proposals Due October 10
Finance Committee needs 2017 Budget Proposals! Teams and Committees, please submit worksheets by October 10!

Bible Study
Mondays, October 10, 17, 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.

Calling All Musicians
Regular Wednesday rehearsals for GosBells (adult handbells) and Sanctuary Choir (adult choir) are starting. All are welcome, though we are especially in need of tenor and alto voices, and we have plenty of room for new ringers! GosBells meet weekly from 6-6:55 and Sanctuary Choir follows from 7-8:30. Speak with if you are interested or have any questions! This year choir and GosBells will lead worship at the first service (9:00), with very few exceptions.

Interested in singing (or playing) during a worship service, but choir and handbells just aren't "your thing?" Consider lending your worship-singing, guitar strumming, bass-plucking, keyboard-tickling, drum set playing talents during this year's second Sunday service (11:00 in Agape.) Let Rebecca or Fred Hoff know if you’re willing to get into the volunteer rotation!

Learn more about music opportunities at St. Stephen's in the September 18 issue of These Days: click here.

Continuing God’s Work. Our Hands.
We collected housewares for the Lutheran Social Services ministry of refugee resettlement and supplies for the residents in Triangle housing. At a table just outside Koinonia, you are encouraged to sit down and write a brief prayer that could be tucked inside someone’s notebook as the Triangle Ministry prepares for a retreat. The containers for our LSS collection will be finished for delivery this week (let the office know if you forgot to bring your item so we wait) and items will be delivered for use at the Triangle.  Instructions about how to collect our voices in support of the work of the Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives (a ministry of the Lutheran World Federation) are located on the bulletin board near Koinonia.  Let’s collect our voices too!  Thanks for your participation in this year’s projects.  Let’s continue to serve with hope in our hearts.

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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Childcare Position Available
Saint Stephen's is seeking to hire childcare provider who will be stationed in our nursery from 8:30 to 11 on Sunday mornings (Minimum age 21). Contact the office for a position description. Applications due August 30. Spread the word!

Bold Café
September 27
Bold Café is a gathering for women to study and share faith life. They will meet Tuesday the 27th at 6:30 pm at a members' home. Contact the church office for location and details.

Music in the Prairie
Benefit for Triangle Community Ministry
Saturday, September 24; 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Advent Lutheran/Madison Christian Community

Enjoy music outdoors at Music in the Prairie, Triangle Community Ministry’s celebration/fundraising event, this Sat., Sept. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Advent Lutheran/Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road. Entertainment begins at 3 p.m. with music by Madison’s New Horizons Swing Band. At 4:30 p.m. Chris Anderson and Jim O’Connor of Back2Back, take the stage. Chance Allies with jazz vocalist Tisha Brown, and accompanist David Allen, finish the evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the music of Gershwin, Ellington, and Armstrong. Guided tours of the prairie will be available and a Silent Auction will be held inside. Bring a lawn chair and snacks, or purchase food on site. The event is free and open to the public, but a freewill offering will be taken to support the mission and ministry of Triangle Community Ministry (TCM), a non-profit organization serving the underserved population of the Triangle in downtown Madison for 38 years. In the event of rain, all activities will be moved inside. Parking is available in the church lot. For more information, or to donate to TCM, go to

Upcoming Communion Education Workshop
September 25th; 3:00-5:30 pm
Interested in learning more about Holy Communion? Save the Date for this upcoming opportunity: Sunday, September 25th from 3:00-5:30pm. All ages are welcome, with 2nd grade students and younger children who are already communing especially encouraged to attend. This is designed as a family workshop, so older and younger siblings are welcome and encouraged to participate. At St. Stephen’s, we are lifelong learners! Due to planning needs, you must let us know that you plan to attend by Monday, September 19th. Call the office or register via a “plug-in.”

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, October 11

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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