St. Stephen Lutheran Church & School

Church services: Thursday 7pm Sunday 9am with Bible Hour @ 10:15am School hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Synodwide Holy Week messages

Coming from the WELS... Brothers and sisters in Christ, Many congregations throughout the synod have been, or soon will be, forced to find alternative ways to gather around God’s Word. My wife and I have already spent two Sundays worshiping at home via the online worship

Devotion for Sunday, March 29.

Our message for today--Jesus is the resurrection and the life! (Readings, children's message, hymns, and choir pieces are posted in the comments.)

Lent 4 Midweek Devotion

Devotion for March 25. (Video of the passion history and links to music are in the comments.)

Welcome to St. Stephen! - sermons

A special message for March 24 is posted. Click here:

Welcome to St. Stephen! - sermons

The next worship video (3-22) is posted. You may watch it anytime. You may also watch any previous sermons anytime you want. Just click below:

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Welcome to St. Stephen! - sermons

Please watch today's worship video now posted on our website. It is titled, "Passion Lesson 3." Click here:

If you wish to follow along, today's Passion History reading will be Lesson Three. You can download it here and scroll to Lesson Three:

Lamb - (Cordero de Dios) † WELS - Morning Chapel (Martin Luther College)

Opening hymn: CWS 714, "The Lamb"

WELS - Morning Chapell, 03-30-12 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church New Ulm, MN

MLC College Choir - "His Robes for Mine"

The St. Stephen Senior Choir was practicing this one... Focus on the words presented so clearly. The gospel is clear and comforting!

College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kermit Moldenhauer, presents this selection as a witness to the Easter joy we all receive through Jesus Christ. May our…

All scheduled in-person activities are cancelled through April 1st. See the letter we've sent out explaining in more detail how ministry will continue at St. Stephen during this time.

Pastor Keller's first attempt (ever!) at making a video message from his office... 😬

[02/28/20]   St. Stephen Lutheran School & Preschool will be closed Friday, February 28. Our games for tomorrow night are also canceled.

[02/27/20]   St. Stephen Lutheran School & Preschool will be closed tomorrow, February 27.

[02/26/20]   St. Stephen Lutheran School and Preschool will be closed for Wednesday, February 26.

Transfiguration Sunday: Worship at 9 A.M.

MLS Summer camp information.

Registration is now open for our 2020 Summer Camps! Our camps emphasize teaching fundamentals, skills, and knowledge in a positive, Christian setting. Many of our students say their first experience at MLS was a summer camp. We offer camps for all ages and interests.

For more information and to register, visit the link below.

[02/07/20]   St. Stephen Lutheran School & Preschool is closed today, Friday, February 7.

[02/06/20]   St. Stephen Lutheran School and Preschool is closed for Thursday, February 6.

Join us at 10:15 AM in the cafeteria each Sunday!

Come celebrate our Savior's birth at one of our special Christmas services!
Christmas Eve at 6PM -- Children's Service
Christmas Eve at 8PM -- Service of Lessons and Carols
Christmas Day at 9AM -- Christmas Festival Service

Congratulations to St. Stephen Alumnus, Owen Eubank. He was in the class of 2016.

Congratulations to the MLS Varsity football team for receiving 1st team Academic All-State recognition in Division 8 from the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA). Also, a very special congratulations for MLS senior, Owen Eubank (Christ, Saginaw), who was named to the Academic All-State "Dream Team." This team is comprised of the best academic players in every division of football throughout the state of Michigan. Owen is the first MLS football player to receive this prestigious honor!

Plan to join us for Thanksgiving Eve worship at 7 PM! (Wednesday, November 27)


For the past 16 years, congregations in the Michigan District have collected an amazing amount of donations for the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Food Bank. The donations are a blessing to the married seminary students and their families.

This year the truck left Saginaw on Monday, November 11, but the snowstorm caused the trip to Wisconsin to take two days rather than one. All the donations from three locations in Michigan were delivered to the WLS Food Bank on Tuesday. Special thanks to Mr. Ron Shaffer (Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and School; Midland, MI) for braving bad roads and delays to deliver these gifts of love!

The food drive in the Michigan District also brings in a large amount of monetary donations which the Food Pantry uses to purchase gift cards for perishable foods. Additional donations cover the cost of renting the 26 foot moving truck used to take the donations, along with the cost of the gas for the truck. Volunteers drive the truck.

It is truly an encouragement to see God's people at work. Praise the Lord!

[11/12/19]   St. Stephen Lutheran School and Preschool are closed today. A searchable online Bible in over 150 versions and 50 languages.

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Barbara Louise Nieman - View Obituary & Service Information

Barbara Nieman - long-time faithful Sunday School teacher - Christian funeral in church on Monday at 11 AM Share Memories and Support the Family.

Tuesday Bible Class 7 PM

Wartburg Project

[08/27/19]   For those interested, the MLS JV football team will be playing their first game at Addison High School on Wednesday, August 28 at 5:30. Go Cardinals!

Wartburg Project

We are offering a special prayer in worship this weekend. Pastor Kieta serves Peace (WELS) in Livonia, MI

Hannah Kieta, daughter of Pastor Geoff and Becky Kieta, was called home to heaven Wednesday afternoon as the result of a fatal car accident in Sun Prairie, WI. Geoff and Becky were in North Carolina at the time visiting family, and are currently making their way up to Wisconsin. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Please join me in praying fervently for Geoff and Becky, for their sons Benjamin and Joe, and for all of their extended family as they deal with their grief. We find our comfort in knowing that Hannah is now at home with Jesus, whose blood made her his own, and whose gospel kept her in the faith.

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation" (Isaiah 12:2).

In Christ,

Pastor Mark Voss
Divine Grace Lutheran Church & School
Lake Orion, MI

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School

Enroll your child for the 2019-2020 school year!

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School

St. Stephen Lutheran Church & School

Looking for a Pre-K for your child? St. Stephen Lutheran School is adding Pre-K this Fall. Call (517) 263-1775 for more information. Find out if St. Stephen is right for your Pre-Kindergartener!

Former St. Stephen Lutheran School Alum (Class of 2016) will be presenting an organ recital. Congratulations Owen! May God continue to bless you as you use your talents to glorify His name!

Owen Eubank, a senior at MLS, will be presenting an organ recital at St. Paul, Mayville, on Sunday, July 21, at 4:00 PM.

A free-will offering will be given to the recitalist.

Please consider supporting our young WELS musicians by attending!

St. Paul is located at 6115 First St. in Mayville

Congratulations to our member, Kathryn Johnson, who graduated from Blissfield High School. May God continue to bless you!

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School

Congratulations to Sand Creek Senior Hunter Wiedyk on his graduation. SSLS Class of 2015! May God continue to bless you!

Congratulations to the MLS class of 2019 including our own Brittnee Byers! God's blessings!

Congratulations to the Michigan Lutheran Seminary class of 2019, including our own Isabelle Kettler and Olivia Urbain-Drews!

Congratulations also to Brittany Boyd (MLS class of 2015), who recently received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (elementary education major) from Martin Luther College..

Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw is one of two high school preparatory schools and Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN is the ministerial education college of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool is enrolling NOW for the 2019-2020 school year! Stop in for a tour or call us for more information.
(517) 263-1775

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool is enrolling NOW for the 2019-2020 school year! Stop in for a tour or call us for more information.
(517) 263-1775

Join us for our special Holy Week services:
Maundy Thursday (April 18) — 7 pm
Good Friday (April 19) — 1 pm / 7 pm
Easter Sunday (April 21) — 6:30 am / 9 am

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Devotion for Sunday, March 29.
Lent 4 Midweek Devotion
Luke 2: The Christmas Story in Song
Bible Basics radio invite
Matthew Chapter 5



632 S Madison St
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General information

School (K -8th Grade) St. Stephen offers a Christ-centered education, with God’s Word as the foundation for all our learning. Whether it is our daily study of Bible stories or exploring our wonderful, complex world through our academic curriculum, we never lose sight of what God tells us in His Word. We marvel at the world God has created for us, and we encourage the students to use the gifts God has given them. Mr. Neil Neumann I have the wonderful privilege of being the principal and one of the five teachers on our staff. It’s a privilege for me to be a part of the children’s growth throughout the elementary grades. I get to see them grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, but most importantly – spiritually. What a joy it is to help prepare children for higher education, adulthood, and ultimately - eternity. I would like the opportunity to discuss all that our school has to offer. If you’ve never been to our school, please call and I would be happy to give a tour of our wonderful facilities and discuss the possibility of enrolling your child in our school. Let us know how we can be of service to you.
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