Join Us for Worship ... 

Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM with Nursery provided,
Sunday School MOST Sundays during the Program Year (September-May), 
followed by Coffee Hour ... coffee, treats & fellowship!

Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM, usually with Communion. 

(Time changes to 6:30 PM during Lent.)

Bring a friend, bring the family, bring a stranger ... ALL are Welcome!

You don't have to be a member to belong here!

We have ministry that appeals to all ages, from adults down to toddlers and every age in between. 

Free nursery provided during worship for children 0-3, Sunday School for three-year-olds through sixth graders, Faith Formation for  seventh and eighth graders, Confirmation classes, and both Middle School and High School Youth Groups.
For more information, call the church office at 715.536.7322.

Or come for a visit one Sunday and stay a while!

Can't make it to worship? 

Tune in on the radio at Bluejay 96.3 WJMT to hear our worship service broadcast live every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM.


Eight young people were confirmed into the faith and membership of Saint Stephens United Church of Christ on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Shown above:  Front Row from Left to Right:  Brenna Allen, Angela Hinner, and Paige Plautz. Back Row from Left to Right:  Taylor Zastrow, Lydia McIntyre, Alex Goetsch, James Krueger, David Golisch, and Rev. Lucas Williams.

Emma Pajtash was confirmed on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at our 6:00 PM Wednesday evening worship.

Congratulations to each and every one of you, and welcome into the fullness of membership at Saint Stephens United Church of Christ, where all are welcome! We are excited to see how you will continue to grow in your faith as individuals and how you will embrace your church community in the weeks, months, and years to come. Get involved, stay involved, and help be the church that welcomes everyone ... No matter who they are or where they are on their journey in life.

Making the Story of Jesus ... 

             OUR STORY

We talk a lot about stories here at Saint Stephens. Every one of us has a story. You have a story. I have a story. And stories are important.

In fact, Jesus taught by telling stories . . . or parables, if you prefer to call them that. But they are still stories.

The stories we grow up hearing and telling one another are an important part of who we are. The stories of what we have each been through makes us the person we are. They influence how we see the world around us. Always, we must be conscious of the fact that every one of us can tell a different story.

So here in this place, we incorporate our stories . . . we welcome you . . . "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here." . . . and we share the stories of Jesus . . . so that we can make them OUR STORY.

Creating Community

None of us live our lives in isolation. People need people. We need each other. 

As Christians, we value time spent with one another. We like to share the stories of our faith with one another, to worship together, to build each other up, to lift one another up in prayer, to build community. That community is an integral part of who we are here at Saint Stephens.

We build community, not only with one another as fellow Christians, but with the people around us, people who may or may not belong to Saint Stephens. Much of our energy here is directed toward outreach and building community . . . through our Dinner @ Five community meal every Monday evening . . . through our support of the local Food Pantry . . . through providing meals for area youth filling backpacks during the school year and free Taco Tuesdays in the park during the summer months . . . through Vacation Bible School that is open to any child in our area . . . to our mission work in support of Re-Member, a non-profit organization that works with the Oglala Lakota Nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota . . . and in so many other ways. 

Click on our Community link to learn more about all the ways we work together to meet the needs we see in and around our community, locally and beyond. Learn more about what is happening "Under the Bridge," our new Blessing Closet, the Medical Ministry Loan Closet that serves the Merrill area, and so many other programs. We are here for one another.

Living & Loving One Another

Here at Saint Stephens, we genuinely LIKE each other, and we want to spend time with one another. 

We create and nurture opportunities to share time together. From Coffee Hours every Sunday morning after the 9:00 AM service ... to Vacation Bible School fun for a week in the summer with the kids ... to our Music Ministry ... to volunteer opportunities ... to Mission Ministry ... well, take a peek at our Congregational Life page and all of our fun photos and see for yourself!