Quick Updates & Links

The church office is temporarily closed to minimize COVID exposure, in accordance with Gov. Evers recommendations.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment so we can better prepare to help you. If you can conduct your church business via mail rather than in-person, please do so.  Please plan to wear a mask in our building, practice social distance, and wash or sanitize your hands. Let us all work together to minimize the spread of COVID. Thank you for doing your part. Stay healthy! 

New Member Fellowship January 24th at 11:30 AM

A great opportunity for our prospective members to meet with Pastor Mike.

Breakfast with the Pastor: Join Pastor Mike on January 30th at 9 am for breakfast. 

This event will be limited to the first 10 participants that sign up. 

Click the link /congregational-life/breakfast-with-the-pastor or give the church office a call at 715-536-7322 to sign up.  

Save The Date: Budget Meeting January 31st at 10:30 after worship via zoom. This event is limited to 50 participants in person. If you are in the high risk category for COVID, please attend via Zoom. Check your midweek email or call the church office for the link and password. Click the link to sign up to attend in person /resources/budget-meeting-2021.

Current Worship Status Worshipping Virtually and Via Radio Broadcast. 

We have NOT yet returned to in-person worship, and we do not have immediate plans to do so. Local COVID-19 infections are on the rise, and many families in our church community have been exposed to or affected by the virus. At this time, we do not have a date set when worship will begin again in person. 

Please check back here for updates and also subscribe to our newsletter to get the most up-to-date information.

Sunday School:  We're doing Sunday School Virtually! Want to join our Sunday School Program? Get your child registered if you want to participate so we can make you a Sunday School activity bagand then mark your calendar to stop in at the beginning of each month to pick up your child's activity bag. Children who have already registered for Sunday School can pick up a Sunday School bag for the month of January in the church office now.

You can also register for Youth Group or Confirmation Class here. Click the link below.

Newsletter:  Published monthly ... The Interpreter is the best source of complete news and updates. Be sure to sign up for electronic updates.


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Worship in a Pandemic

The way we worship has temporarily changed. But that won't stop us from worshiping! Because ... 

We ARE the Church! 

The church is not the building, it's the people!

Click on one of the below icons to worship with us from right where you are!


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Praying Together

While we are together ... but apart ... let us pray together and for one another.

Submit your prayer requests and pray for others ... 

Check out our new "Prayer" page.

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!