Summer Sunday Worship
9:00 and 11:00 am

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716
608-222-1241; Office@ststlc.net


Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-2:00 pm
     

Calendar & Events

 Life Together This Week



This Month

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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.
September-May

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




Confirmation
First Class Wednesday, September 20th. Our usual class time will be Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

If you have a child who will be participating in this ministry, please sign up at: tinyurl.com/2017-conf-sign-up. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to call Pastor Elisa at 608-222-1241 or e-mail at pastor-elisa@ststlc.net.

Sunday School Starts Sept.17, 10:15 am
Our team of Sunday School volunteer teachers, helpers, and administrative supporters has already done a great deal of preparation for this year’s Sunday School. We are excited for you to join us at Sunday School, beginning Sunday, September 17th, at 10:15 am!  We have so many new volunteers this year and can't wait to see you! How to register your child age 4 through 5th grade: Find a registration form at the "Education Station" bulletin board outside of the Sanctuary, fill it out, return it to the envelope on the board, or the Sunday School mailbox outside of the office. Or : Go to the St. Stephen's website and download a registration form, fill it out and mail it back to the St. Stephen's office.

Worship Times Survey: Listening Sessions
Earlier this summer there was a “Worship Schedule Survey” that was put out to the congregation and we received a significant response. Pastor Elisa wants to hear more directly from as many people as possible. Listening Sessions have been scheduled for:
    
Sunday, September 17th at 10 am & Noon (45 minutes)
     Thursday, September 21st 9:30 am and 6 pm

Sign up sheets are on the table next to the nametags. Please choose a time that is most convenient for you and join her!

Reformation News and Brews
Sunday, October 15, from 3:30 to 7:45 pm
Reservations by September 10
Taste the “spirits” of the Reformation while exploring the life and times of Martin Luther at a Reformation News and Brews Tour. The tour includes a sampling of Reformation beer and stops at two local brewing houses with the opportunity to sample local beers and learn about Martin and Katie Luther. The cost of $20 per person covers the coach transportation and tasting of the Reformation Beer only, and does not include costs associated with the tasting at Ale Asylum, the tasting and dinner at Next Door Brewery, or gratuities for the coach driver, bartenders, or other servers.


Participants gather at St. Stephen's Lutheran at 3:30 p.m. to await the tapping at 4:00 p.m. of a keg of home-brewed ale made from Katie Luther’s recipe. At 4:45 p.m. participants board a chartered bus and travel to the Ale Asylum while learning facts about Martin Luther along the way. After sampling optional flights of beer, the group continues to Next Door Brewery at 6:15 p.m. for more optional sampling and dinner. During travel time, facts about Luther's life, times, and theology will be shared. At the end of the tour, participants can continue discussion around the table, just as Luther did in his own home and in his own time.

This is an educational and social event, a time to meet others, exchange ideas, share thoughts and gain information. Martin Luther sparked the reformation of the church in 1517 and encouraged the church to engage in social justice issues. Luther was not afraid to bring the tenants of the church into the marketplace or into the political arena of his times. Exploring Luther's theology in a congenial setting can lead to a raised awareness of what the church can accomplish and the great need for Christ's love, acceptance and generosity in our society and our world today. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by September 10th.

Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-2:00 pm

FOR MORE DETAILS
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.

Music Rehearsals Wednesdays!
GosBells (adult handbells) 6:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir (adult choir) 7:00

Speak with rebecca@ststlc.net 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!

Adult Education
Sundays at 10:15 (between services)
Adult Education will be starting again on September 24. Look for information in bulletins and Constant Contact emails!

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays at 11:30 am
We are studying Romans this fall. Bring your lunch if you like. Participant books will be available.

National Youth Gathering!
Every 3 years, the ELCA has a National Youth Gathering and there is one coming in 2018 in Houston, TX! All students who are currently finishing 7th grade through those currently finishing 11th grade are eligible to go. There aren’t quite words to describe this event: at the very least inspirational and potentially life-changing. You just have to experience it for yourself. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Elisa by email: pastor-elisa@ststlc.net or Jill Ruffridge at jruffridge@charter.net. Houston bound!

Reformation Hymn Sing
Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.
Sing and “pray twice” as you celebrate the music of Martin Luther – hymns like
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, From Heaven Above to Earth I Come, and Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word – and find out how the Reformation influenced church music through tunes and texts at a Music of the Reformation Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Retired pastor Terry Peterson will provide background on Luther’s times and information on some of the 39 hymn texts Luther wrote. Bruce Bengston, Director of Music at Luther Memorial, will play the organ and lead the singing. The Hymn Sing will be followed by snacks, conversation and a sampling of Reformation beer. There is no charge for the event, but a free will offering will be taken to offset costs.

Bold Fit and Bold Cafe For Women!
Guys Night Out for Men!
Seasoned Saints!

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Yoga: Monday and Wednesday!
Join us for Yoga Mondays at 7:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:15 am. Suggested donation is $10. Join in stretching, flexing, relaxing, and feeling good.

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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5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI, 53716; Office@ststlc.net; 608-222-1241


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