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 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., with educational and fellowship opportunities for all ages at 10:15 a.m.
9:00 AM: Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary with Communion
11:00 AM: Contemporary Worship in Agape with Communion
For more information about Sunday Worship at St. Stephen’s, please click here.
Check back for our summer worship schedule.
Other Weekly Worship Opportunities
Tuesday Staff Devotions
Our staff gathers every Tuesday morning at 9:15 for devotions and prayer. Anyone wishing to join us is welcome in the Sanctuary.
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
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 1, 2018: 6:39 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. More information coming soon. Please check back.
God’s Work. Our Hands. (Rally Day)
Sunday, September 9, 2018. More information coming soon. Please check back.
Sunday, October 28, 2018. More information coming soon. Please check back.
Wednesday Midweek Advent Worship (Dinner Church)
St. Stephen’s gathers for Dinner Church in the Agape Room during the Wednesdays in Advent. During Dinner Church, members come together for fellowship and worship around the meal, as much of which is prepared on site as possible. Worship begins with the setting of tables and ends with the washing of dishes, and all ages pitch in by volunteering for a few small tasks, from scripture readings to chopping vegetables.
December 5, 2018
December 12, 2018
December 19, 2018
Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24, 2018. More information to come. Please check back.