Summer Sunday Worship
9:00 and 11:00 am

5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716

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.

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

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.

Reformation Potluck
Sunday, October 29
11:30 Following Combined 10:00 Worship

Please join us for a potluck celebrating Reformation.The Reformation began in the town of Wittenberg and spread throughout the world. You are invited to bring an international dish to the potluck. Your favorite recipe is American? No problem! The Reformation spread to this county, too! Sign ups will be available on line and in the narthex beginning in October.

Reformation 500 Bookstore
Sunday October 22 & 29 Following Worship
Augsburg-Fortress is offering Reformation resources at a 50% discount on these two Sundays. And, just for hosting a book sale, our library received a free set of these books. Check them out and order some books for your home library!

Reformation News and Brews

Sunday, October 15, from 3:30 to 7:45 pm
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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 now. Sign up at

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.

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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St. Stephen's Newsletter

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

Jail Ministry Event
Sunday, September 24; 4:00-6:30 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran, 5701 Raymond Rd, Madison

Chaplain Christa Fisher will be presenting about her specific work at the Madison Jail Ministry and also giving us a background of the development of the prison system in this country and how the racial disparities in prisons developed historically. This will be an interesting event and everyone is encouraged to attend and to encourage others to also attend.

Re-Entry Simulation
Saturday, October 14
Take a walk in the shoes of someone just released from prison--would you find your way? The Returning Prisoner simulation, run by Madison Area Urban Ministries, provides a unique, interactive experience in understanding experiences of those returning to our community from prison. As a participant, you will try to accomplish a list of tasks that newly released prisoners must do during re-entry. After participating in the simulation, hear from a panel of formerly incarcerated about their experiences. This experience will help us along our journey of healing and reconciliation. Sign up here:

Madison Area Crop Walk
Sunday, October 15, 1:30 p.m.
This year we are excited to have over a dozen confirmation students and families registered to walk with us!! - Mark your calendars and consider walking with us or donating in support of our efforts. Madison Area CROP Hunger Walks are easy to support with 25% of the monies raised, staying in Dane County, supporting local hunger ministries.  Our own St. Stephen's food pantry will directly benefit from our efforts!!Register or Donate here: For more information contact Becky Mitchell at

Music Rehearsals Wednesdays!

GosBells (adult handbells) 6:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir (adult choir) 7:00

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!

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.

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

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