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

           
     

Worship
The foundation of who we are
and all we do as a Christian people.

Christ, Be Our Light!
Our Life Together is centered in worship, sent to be God’s people of joy in the world!

Our Worship Life

Through a great variety of opportunities, we gather to be nourished by God, to have our life restored, to be ready to live lives of service for others! Worship is rooted in God’s Word, as Jesus of the Bible is interpreted for our lives. Music at St. Stephen’s is always dynamic and moving, whether on our grand pipe organ or from our rock band, Steadfast; whether new songs with trumpets or old songs a capella.  At all Sunday services, you will always have the chance to receive the Lord’s Supper. And in this community, all are welcome to gather—young and old, children and adults to share in prayer for each other and the needs of the world and to be enriched by God.

Sunday Mornings During the School Year
We worship together as the Body of Christ in two services every Sunday morning, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. with educational opportunities for all ages at 10:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
Liturgy is richly lived out, never rigid or formal, but enlivening and dynamic. Songs and hymns from throughout the ages give voice to our faith, from strong chorales to contemporary rock. The music here is a definite highlight of life at St. Stephen’s, featuring our well-acclaimed pipe organ and a variety of instrumental support. We are proud to use the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnals. Click here to read more about our Parsons/Rosales pipe organ.


11:00 a.m. Worship in Agape
If you’d like something a bit different, then this service is for you! Still with an identifiable Lutheran liturgical format, the atmosphere is welcoming and fun. You’ll hear great contemporary Christian rock by our band, Steadfast, and you’ll love the intimacy of the communion circle and the devotion of lighting a candle to mark your prayers.
A special area is provided within the Emerging worship space for children with activities and room for movement.

Pipe Organ
Click here to read more about our Parsons/Rosales pipe organ.


Bread Bakers
At St. Stephen’s, we are pleased to offer and receive the promises of the Lord’s Supper at every Sunday worship service. As our Lord is revealed to us in the breaking of the bread, it is especially celebrated that our bread is made with care. Below is our recipe. If you’d like to be added to the rotation of bakers, please contact office@ststlc.net.
Click here to download the Communion Bread Recipe.


Sunday Bible Readings:
Revised Common Lectionary
In 1969, after Vatican II, Roman Catholics moved to a three-year cycle of readings.  Protestants followed shortly after. The pattern includes a Gospel reading.  During festival seasons, it tells events in the life of Jesus.  During regular green or “ordinary” Sundays, it follows through a Gospel.  An Old Testament reading reflects the themes of the Gospel reading, and we respond together with a Psalm, putting the theme onto all our lips.  The 2nd reading generally comes from one of Paul’s letters (“Epistles”) in the New Testament.

Prayer

Tuesday Prayers
Your staff at St. Stephen’s prays each Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m. for a segment of the congregation and for other concerns. We would love to have you join us for this time of prayer. If you have any prayer requests, talk to a staff member.

Thursday Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.
The service of Morning Prayer (Matins) is offered every Thursday, 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. All who wish to attend are welcome.

Prayer Chain 
A dedicated group is very concerned about you. If you have needs/requests to share with the Prayer Chain, contact the church office, 608-222-1241.
Homecoming
 


YouTubeSt. Stephen's Worship on YouTube.com
You will find video recordings 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.

Worship Opportunities
Program Year Sunday Worship
September-May

  Sundays at 9:00 am
     Vibrant, Traditional, Worship
     with Communion
  Sundays at 11:00 am
     Worship in Agape with Communion

Summer Sunday Worship
  9:00 am in the Sanctuary
- Vibrant, Traditional, Worship with Communion
10:30 am in Agape - 
Worship in Agape with Communion

Worship Highlights
January 7: Epiphany
Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open.
Isaiah 60:1-6 Prayer that God would come with power and compassion
Ephesians 3:1-12 Gifts of grace sustain those who wait for the end
Matthew 2:1-12 The sudden coming of the Son of Man

January 14: Second Sunday after Epiphany
All the baptized have a calling in God’s world.
1 Samuel 3:1-10 The calling of Samuel
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Glorify God in your body
John 1:43-51 The calling of the first disciples

January 21: Third Sunday after Epiphany
The call to discipleship continues as Jesus begins proclaiming the good news.
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Repentance at Nineveh
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Living in the end times
Mark 1:14-20 The calling of the disciples at the sea

January 28: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
God’s word trumps any lesser spirit that would claim power over us,
freeing us to follow Jesus.
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 The prophet speaks with God’s authority
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Limits to liberty: the case of food offered to idols
Mark 1:21-28 The healing of one with an unclean spirit






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