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.

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
 


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

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
August 6: 9th Sunday after Pentecost
We are sent forth to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.
Isaiah 55:1-5 Eat and drink that which truly satisfies
Romans 9:1-5 The glory of God’s people Israel
Matthew 14:13-21 Christ feeding five thousand

August 13: 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
1 Kings 19:9-18 The Lord speaks to Elijah on Mount Horeb
Romans 10:5-15 Hearing and confessing the word of faith
Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus walking on the sea

August 20: 11th Sunday after Pentecost
In our gathering we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 A house of prayer for all peoples
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 God’s mercy to all, Jew and Gentile
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 The healing of the Canaanite woman’s
daughter

August 27: 12th Sunday after Pentecost
From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.
Isaiah 51:1-6 The enduring foundation of God’s salvation
Romans 12:1-8 One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
Matthew 16:13-20 The profession of Peter’s faith






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