Worship Opportunities

Worship is at the heart of St. Stephen’s. We are firmly rooted in the Lutheran tradition and adhere to the precepts of the ELCA. St. Stephen’s is a Reconciling in Christ congregation and welcomes anyone and everyone to worship with us.

Program Year Sunday Worship Times

We worship together as the Body of Christ in two communion services every Sunday morning, at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with educational and fellowship opportunities for all ages at 9:40 a.m.


8:30 AM: Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary with Communion
10:30 AM: Contemporary 
Worship in the Sanctuary with Communion

For more information about Sunday Worship at St. Stephen’s, please click here.

Memorial Day through Labor Day:  9:30 am worship.


Other Weekly Worship Opportunities

Tuesday Staff Devotions

Our staff gathers every Tuesday morning at 9:30 for devotions and prayer.  Anyone wishing to join us is welcome in the Sanctuary.

Thursday Ecumenical Morning Prayer

Thursday mornings at 8:00, join a small ecumenical gathering drawn from members and clergy of St. Stephen’s, Monona United Methodist, First Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist, and others, for Morning Prayer (Matins).  Fellowship and treats follow the service.

Other Seasonal and Festival Worship Opportunities

Lenten Worship

St. Stephen’s traditionally gathers for Lenten worship on the Wednesday evenings during Lent. Midweek Lenten services (February 21-March 21, 2018) using Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen begin at 6:30 pm.  Soup suppers begin at 5:45 in the Agape Room.

Ash Wednesday communion worship:  7:00 pm February 14, 2018

Maundy Thursday communion worship:  7:00 pm March 29, 2018

Good Friday worship:  7:00 pm March 30, 2018

Palm Sunday Procession and Worship

More information coming soon.  Please check back.

Easter Sunrise Worship

Our Easter sunrise service begins outdoors just prior to dawn on Easter morning.  Weather permitting, the service continues to unfold outdoors as the sun rises, with scripture, song, meal, and prayer.

Sunrise in Monona on April 21, 2019:  6:06 am.

Easter Sunrise Worship 2018 begins at 6:30 am under the pergola at our South Entrance.

Pentecost Worship (with Confirmation)

Sunday, May 20, 2018.

 God’s Work.  Our Hands. (Rally Day)

Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Reformation Worship

Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Regular schedule of 8:30 and 10:30 worship services.

Wednesday Midweek Advent Worship

More information to come.  Please check back.

December 5, 2018

December 12, 2018

December 19, 2018

Christmas Eve Worship

Monday, December 24, 2018.  More information to come.  Please check back.