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

           
     

St. Stephen's News

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 News and Brews Sunday, October 15
Taste the “spirits” of the Reformation while exploring the life and times of Martin Luther at a Reformation News and Brews Tour on Sunday, October 15, from 3:30 to 7:45 p.m. 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. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot now. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/BrewsNews .

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!


Welcome Heather Koski, our New Nursery Attendant!
Heather started last Sunday and will be in the nursery from 8:45 to 12:15 (during both worship services and Sunday School). Nursery is available for infants to age 5. Please stop in and say hi to Heather!

2018 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!

Simply Giving
Sometimes we find ourselves away from St. Stephen’s on a Sunday morning, but ministry at St. Stephen’s continues, no matter the season. Automatic bank withdrawal gives you an easy way to help sustain St. Stephen’s, even when you don’t have the opportunity to worship with us on Sunday. It’s also a handy tool in managing a household budget. To learn more about auto pay, contact the church office at 222-1241. Click Here For Electronic Giving Form.

TV Broadcasts
Currently, you can find television re-broadcasts of the previous Sunday’s worship service at 8:00am on Charter 990 or U-Verse 98. You can also search “St Stephens Monona” at YouTube.com, where videos are generally uploaded by Tuesday.

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Volunteer to Serve at Wil-Mar
Every 3rd Saturday of each month members of St. Stephen’s prepare and serve  a meal at Wil Mar to people in need. Interested in helping? Contact John Esser at 244-3088 (jresser@charter.net) or Steven Sullivan at 513-4501 (stevesullysullivan@gmail.com).

Newsletter
For All the SaintsClick here for our monthly newsletter
"For All The Saints"


These DaysThese Days is a weekly publication containing up to date information about the ministries and events at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Click here to read an issue of These Days.

Youth Ministry Newsletter:  Click here.

Simply Giving
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Please download the Electronic Giving Form, complete and return to the church office.

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Add your email address to receive occasional special informational e-letters. Click here.

YouTubeSt. Stephen's Worship on YouTube.com
You'll find videos of recent St. Stephen's worship services on YouTube. Click the YouTube image to the left and choose the video you would like to watch.

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: www.tinyurl.com/re-entry-simulation-sign-up

Needed: Men’s Clothing for the Homeless
Thank you for your ongoing donations to this ministry. With the upcoming change of seasons, the men need jackets, warm socks, pants, gloves, and long underwear. When you get out your winter clothes and realize you haven’t worn something for a couple of years, think about how a homeless person would be happy to receive it! The new city center for the homeless will not be distributing clothing so the need continues at Bethel. All clean, warm, clothing will be welcome. If you have questions, call Barb Kepler at 608-318-1184. There is a gray donation box in the narthex.

Food Pantry Needs Paper Grocery Bags
Drop off at church.

The Road to Worship
Could you help pick someone up to join us for worship? Take a turn sharing a ride with members of Chauhan family, who live just of the Beltline near Fish Hatchery Road. A sign-up to coordinate your willingness is on the bulletin board. If you don’t live in that direction, let us know if you would like to help someone else with a periodic rideshare.

Severe Weather Policy
In cases of adverse weather or dangerous temperatures, St. Stephen’s makes every attempt to adhere to its regularly scheduled Sunday activities and worship services, as well as any mid-week worship services during Advent and Lent, but those serving in or attending worship should please consider your own safety first and above all. If weather conditions prevent us from safely keeping our scheduled Sunday worship, notice of worship cancellation will be posted on our Facebook page, which you can access (even without a Facebook account) at www.facebook.com/ststlcmonona/.
For other activities scheduled on weekdays or Saturdays, we follow the weather-related school closings and early dismissals for the Monona Grove Public School District, which are posted on local news services.

Don't Miss Worship
Cable Access: Monona Cable Access channel 990 runs St. Stephen's 10:00 a.m. service from the previous week on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. For those who have Charter expanded basic cable service, you can find us on channel 98.
Audio/Video Recordings: Audio tape recordings & Videos on DVD of Sunday worship are available by calling the church office.
Sermon Copies: Sermon copies are available in the wall rack by the Pheasant Hill door.




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