Summer Sunday Worship
9:00 a.m. Traditional; 10:30 a.m. Christian Rock

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716


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 Life Together This Week

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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.

Women’s Bible Study
Every 3rd Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Men's Faith Conversations
Every 2nd Thursday, East Side Great Dane, 8:00pm

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Save These Dates!
Homecoming Sunday—September 7, and ‘God’s work.
     Our hands’ service project
Hospitality Workshop—Sept 13 @ New Life Lutheran
Regular Worship Schedule—September 14
Fall Family Camping
September 19-21 at Yellowstone
     State Park. Click for details.

A last hurrah of summer, or first hurrah of autumn, on September 7 we gather for a shared worship service, all together at 9:00am.  From there, we’ll join in a morning of service with a couple of opportunities for projects around Monona and to help across the globe.  We’ll conclude by sharing stories over a potluck lunch. 

Food Pantry Needs Your Help!
The Food Pantry is in need of brown paper bags! If you can help, please drop them off either at the Food Pantry or the office. Thanks!

Classes, Worship, & More
On September 14, we return to worship services at 8:00, 10:00, and 11:00.  We resume Sunday School, 9:10 Forums, and God’s Word Alive. Also resuming that week is our Wednesday programming of Bible studies and rehearsals and Confirmation.

Music Rehearsals Resume
We kick off our musical year with rehearsals for the Sanctuary Choir beginning on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm and GosBells the following week on September 10 at 6:15. Both groups rehearse in the sanctuary weekly, and are open to all who are interested: no auditions or experience required! In the works for this year is a Messiah sing-a-long on December 13, so come join us, For Unto Us, A Child Is Born, Hallelujah! (...and the rest of the Christmas portion of the Messiah as well!). Contact Rebecca at with questions.

Picnic for the Homeless
Monday, September 1
A friend of St. Stephen’s is among the homeless community, and he’s hosting a picnic tomorrow at James Madison Park, 2:00-5:00, as a way to ease the stress of being homeless, You’re invited to join the fun!

Church Photos
On Tuesday, October 7, we will be hosting another day of photos for church directory.  This is for those who have joined since the last photo sessions, those who missed that opportunity, and anybody else who is ready for a picture.  You’ll receive an 8x10 free, plus the option to purchase other packages.  Slots will be available 2:00-9:00 that day; watch for sign-ups.

Bold Café
Women! Join us for Bold Café Tuesday, September 16, 7 pm. Contact the church office for location. All women are welcome. No preparation needed.

Golf Outing
Join us for some beautiful fall golf on Sunday, September 28th at Monona Golf Course at 3 pm.

Mom's Night Out
September 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Let’s face it, everyone needs a little time off once in a while. Moms, this means YOU, too! This fall, the Children and Families Ministry Team would like to invite all you moms out there to join us for a Mom’s Night Out! Click here for details

Women in Prayer
Second Monday Every Month
The group of women practicing prayer continues during the summer, meeting the 2nd Monday of the month  at 4:00 p.m. in the Library.

Window Washing
Choose your own day, time and area to help wash all windows (inside & out) in the church! A supply of paper towels & window cleaner will be available by the office. If you have another cleaning product you’d like to use, that’d be fine also! Sign up today in the narthex!

Yoga: Monday and Wednesday!
Summer Yoga Times
Join us for Yoga Mondays at 7:30 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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These Days, is a weekly publication inserted in the Sunday worship bulletin. Click here to download.

Office Closed
In observance of Labor Day, the Office & Food Pantry will be closed Monday, September 1.

Leadership Retreat
Saturday, September 6 is the next of our gatherings for ministry leaders and anybody else who would like to be more involved in the life of St. Stephen’s. The day will be guided by our new Gifts & Resources Team.

“God’s work. Our hands.”
52 t-shirts are here! Your $6 (depending on size, price varies) allows you to claim yours.  Wear it on Sept. 7 as we get out into the community and showcase the mission of the ELCA and our congregation.

Confirmation Orientation
Parents and students of 6th-9th graders will gather to discuss the year ahead! Our orientation session will be Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30. Classes for 7th-9th graders will begin the following week. Sunday morning sessions for 10th graders and families will happen in October, with the Confirmation service on All Saints Sunday, November 2.

ELCA Youth Gathering
We’re headed to Motor City for an amazing experience with 10,000 Lutheran youth and making a difference for troubled Detroit!  The event is July 15-19, 2015.  Registration deadline is October 15.  All students in 8th to 12th grade this year are eligible.  A synod kick-off concert is at Bethel on Sept. 7.  Congregation:  watch for our fundraisers!

Sunday School Prep

We kick-off another great year of helping our children grow in the faith on September 14. This year we will be using a curriculum that lines up with Sunday Bible readings. Parents and others should be able to jump in and help easily in leading our little ones. Talk to a teacher or Pastor Nick today for more info and to get prepared.

Great Dane Guys
Sometimes it’s fishing.  Sometimes it’s construction projects.  Sometimes it’s local history.  Sometimes it’s even politics or Jesus.  But it’s always great conversation that comes up when we get together at the Great Dane.  It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:00, upstairs on the east side.  See you Sept. 12!

Knit/Crochet Ministry
Join the knit/crochet ministry team in the Fireside Room on Sunday, September 14, following the 10:00 service. New members are always welcome!

ELCA Youth Gathering
We’re headed to Motor City for an amazing experience with 10,000 Lutheran youth and making a difference for troubled Detroit!  The event is July 15-19, 2015.  Registration deadline is October 15.  All students in 8th to 12th grade this year are eligible.  A synod kick-off concert is at Bethel on Sept. 7.  Congregation:  watch for our fundraisers!

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
     Fall Family Camping: September 19-21
           Yellowstone State Park.

Scotch Hill Farm Bounty!
This week’s bags had lots of sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, cantaloupe, squash, and more.  A grocery bag overflowing! 10 and 15-week shares are now available.  Pick-up is each Thursday afternoon at church.  Grab an order form today, and help farmers Tony and Dela!

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