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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
Financial Peace University
Concerned about finances, debt, and affording your
lifestyle? Want to give more? Last spring, 9 households
netted $42,000 in savings. Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. You
Wednesday, October 29;
The confirmation banquet for our 10th graders and their
families will take place on Wednesday, October 29. Pictures
begin promptly at 5:30, so be there early. Banquet will
follow with our guest speaker, Pr. Pat Siegler. 9th graders
and families are serving so please try to get to church by
5:00. 7th and 8th graders have the week off.
Book Group – Luther Biography
During this Reformation month is a good time to look at our
history and remember what has been central for our faith.
Copies are arriving of Martin Luther: A Life, written by
former Luther Seminary professor Jim Nestingen. We’ll gather
at 9:10 Forum on Nov. 9 to discuss. Books are $15, and one
is available in the library.
October 26 & November 2 at
We are pleased to welcome Mary Kay Baum to our Sunday Forum.
She is a rostered leader in our synod and is appreciated for
her work raising awareness of cognitive health. She a early
onset Alzheimer's Disease and works tirelessly on behalf of
those dealing with dementia. This includes organizing a week
of camp at Lutherdale for children who have a loved one with
cognitive issues. Come for Sunday Forum both days and bring
your questions. How can we as a community of faith better
serve those with cognitive struggles?
Family Fellowship Time
Sundays at 9:35 a.m.
The Children and Families Ministry
Team would like to invite you to join us for a Family
Fellowship Time each Sunday from 9:35 to 9:55 a.m. Drop the
kids off at Sunday School and then grab a quick cup of
coffee, a snack, and a short conversation before heading
into the 10:00 Worship Service. It’s a great way to get to
know other St. Stephen’s parents and make some great
connections at a time that you’re probably already here
anyway. Call it Multitasking. Call it Networking. Or just
call it Caffeine and Conversation. But whatever you call it,
please join us!
Ministry for Children and Families
Our Ministry for Children and Families is vibrant!
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Weekly Email &
Parenting Book Club
Frozen Meals Exchange
a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00
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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
Daylight Saving Time Ends November 1
forget that next weekend daylight saving time ends! Set your clocks back an
hour before bed on Saturday night, November 1.
Children Receive Bibles on Reformation
Sunday, October 26
A day of remembering the church is "always reforming," we celebrate the
heritage of Luther and look forward, too! Students will receive Bibles since
"God's Word is our Great Heritage" (ELW Hymn #509). We give Bibles to
kindergartners, 3rd graders, and 6th graders, for their faith development
and as part of baptismal promises to “place in our children’s hands the holy
scriptures.” Additional copies are also available for purchase, from $10 to
Annual Trunk or Treat
Sunday October 26 4:00-5:00 pm
It’s like Trick-or-Treating…except we all meet right here in the parking lot
of St. Stephen’s! Here’s how it works: Families clean out the trunk of their
vehicle and decorate it a using fun theme. Then, they grab some treats and
cruise over to church. Kids go from vehicle to vehicle “trick or treating”,
mingling with friends, looking at the decorations, and just generally having
a fun time wearing their costumes.
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Save the Date! Family Advent CRAFTernoon
Sunday, December 7; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in the Fireside Room for Christmas craftiness and fun for the whole
family! Watch for more details coming soon!
Those who placed orders in the 2nd round of “God’s work. Our hands.” St.
Stephen’s t-shirts can now claim your new apparel!
Economic Inequality Conversation
Friday, October 24
God created a world of abundance, so why is there so much poverty and
economic distress? October 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Lake Edge UCC Dr.
Edith Russell, PHD. Economics, will discuss the issues and strategize about
ways to work faithfully for a more just society.
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.