Sunday Worship
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Traditional; 11:00 a.m. Christian Rock

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716


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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

Lenten Soup & Worship
Soup at 5:30 p.m.; Worship at 6:45 p.m.
Midweek worship at noon and 6:45 will center around the Seasons of Faith, from young moments of life to the winter end of days.  We’ll sing Holden Evening Prayer. Soup suppers begin at 5:30.  Soup will be prepared and students will help serve as a fundraiser, but you’re encouraged to bring a potluck item to share.

(Funny) Book Conversations
Typically our Lenten books are theologically sound, but perhaps a bit dry and dense.  Not this year!  We’re reading a novel by synod pastor Dan Bohlman, called
547 Days to Home: The Resurrection of a Pastor and a Small Town Church. It’s not only got great insights on what it means to be Lutheran church together, it’s also hilarious! Copies are $13.

Mom's Night Out
MNO is a “come when you can” group. We know you’re busy! We hold it every month so you can join us when you’re able—when it fits into your family’s schedule. Come,have a meal, have a laugh, and get to know other St. Stephen’s moms. This month we’ll gather at Salvatore’s Tomato Pies on Main Street in Sun Prairie. RSVP by texting Paige at 608-317-9310 so I make the right reservations!

Girl Scout Cookies!
Sunday, March 1
Cookies will be sold from 9:00-12:00 in the narthex. The cost is $3.75 a box. All your favorite flavors— Thin Mint, Caramel Delites, PB Patties and many more.

Lutherdale Sunday
Come and learn more about camping ministry and our camp, Lutherdale, located near Elkhorn, WI. A representative of Lutherdale will be here that Sunday morning to visit with our Sunday School kids and other youth, along with their parents. For those that sign up for camp on that day, Lutherdale will still honor an early bird special, so come prepared. If you want a copy of a Lutherdale brochure ahead of time, please check the table in the narthex!

Lutherdale Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of Lutherdale Bible Camp will take place on March 1st at 3 pm at Lutherdale. Are you interested in going and learning more about the camp and eating some awesome food? See Pastor Tim

Foundation Scholarships
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 undergraduate
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.

Youth and Sex Trafficking
The Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin (LOPPW) is working to support youth survivors of sex trafficking. There is a Safe Harbor Campaign Rally on Thursday, March 19, beginning at 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran downtown and then moving to advocate at the Capitol, asking legislators that youth be treated as victims, not criminals and requesting needed funding for survivors to find a safe harbor. Click on the image to learn more and register, or go to or talk to Pastor Nick.

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

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.

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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St. Stephen's Newsletter

These Days, is a weekly publication inserted in the Sunday worship bulletin. Click here to download.

Synod LEAD Event
Last year more than a dozen from St. Stephen’s participated with 300 others from our synod in a day of great speakers and engaging workshops. Vicki Hanrahan on synod staff says this year will be the BEST EVER! We’ll travel to Mt. Horeb on Saturday, March 14.  Church will pay for your registration. Talk to a pastor if interested.

Annual Family Brunch: March 22
Please join us in the Fireside Room for our Annual Spring Family Brunch on Sunday, March 22nd from 11:00-12:30! Families with children ages 0 to 10 (or those with a little one on the way) are invited to join us for a morning of food, fun, and conversation! Come meet other moms, dads, and kids; eat some yummy food; hear about our Children and Families Ministry; and think about how your family can get more connected with St. Stephen’s! Click here for details.

Seasoned Saints
The next Seasoned Saints gathering will be on Saturday,
March 21, 9:00am, at Monona Gardens! Enjoy coffee,
breakfast, and conversation!

Prayers for Peace:
New Schedule on Sundays

March 15th, 9:10 a.m.
For many years, we have gathered at 5:30 on the 20th of every month for a ½ hour of prayers for peace between for Palestinians and Israelis, for our sisters and brothers of the Lutheran church in the Holy Land, for our own leaders. It has also been a time of advocacy and learning and updates and staying connected. We are wanting to offer that opportunity to
more people, and so were are changing the schedule for our peace prayers. Beginning in March, we will now meet during the 9:10 Forum time on the 3rd Sunday of the month (March 15th). During this time we will sing, pray, and light candles as we have for years. This month, we will also watch the second part of a documentary on Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, the focus of our Lenten almsgiving offerings. (Click here for a promo video.) We hope to see you for prayers and more!

Annual Palm Sunday Celebration
March 29
We begin with our Palm Sunday processional walk from Gunderson Funeral Home at 9:30. We will follow the donkey,
Gethsemane, up to the church. We will continue our worship in the sanctuary at 10:00. This service is a blended service with a variety of music featuring the choir, and Steadfast too! Following our worship together, join us for coffee and fellowship in Koinonia Place.

Wisconsin Reads Leopold
The Saturday, March 7 is the day designated to read from A Sand County Almanac and other writings of Aldo Leopold, Madison professor and founder of ecological ethics. At the UW-Arboretum, readings are 9:00-3:00, and Pastor Nick is scheduled just after 2:00, if you’d like to join in. There’s also a copy of the book on our library cart!

Boundary Waters, Here We Come
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 31-August 5. 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.

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