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St. Stephens Lutheran Church (WELS)


    Pastor Gumm is a 1983 graduate of our Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.  He is married to Linda (Zastrow).  All the Gumm children are grown and no longer live at home.  Pastor Gumm has served two congregations prior to coming to serve St. John’s and St. Stephen’s.  For the first ten years of ministry he served as an associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran in West Allis.  For the last twenty-five years he has served Peace Lutheran in Loves Park, IL (just north of Rockford).  He has served outside his current congregation as a Circuit Pastor for the Blackhawk South Circuit of our Western Wisconsin District of WELS.  Pastor Gumm has written several Bible Studies that have been published by Northwestern Publishing House and are used throughout our Wisconsin Synod.  Fairly popular are the “19 Minute” Bible Studies on Luther’s Small Catechism and on 52 “Very Important” Chapters of the Bible.
    We are thankful to Jesus, the Lord of the Church, for providing us another shepherd to lead us to the “green pastures and quiet waters” of his saving Word that we might find our eternal salvation in Jesus and share this treasure with people around us.

Due to our recent change in Pastors, our Thursday evening worship service is discontinued until further notice. If you found the Thursday service to be convenient for you, we're  sorry for the inconvenience, but encourage you to make use of the Sunday worship opportunities at either St. Stephen's or St. John's.



This is what we believe and teach to each other.

Confidence in Christ
Hebrews 10:32-39; Matthew 16:18; Proverbs 28:1; Romans 13:3

Endurance in Troubles
2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Habakkuk 2:2-3; John 10:4

God is Amazing
  Job 37:5; Isaiah 40:13; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Hebrews 1:1-2; Psalm 90:1-2; Genesis 17:1; Jeremiah 23: 23-24; Hebrews 4:13; Exodus 34:6

Eternal Life
Psalm 133:3; John 10:28; John 6:27; John 5:24; Psalm 21:4; Titus 1:2; Romans 5:17

The Necessity of our Salvation
 Romans 3:23; James 2:10; Proverbs 28:1; Romans 13:3

Salvation by Faith not by Works
  John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:17

Christ Alone is Our Savior 
Romans 3:24; John 1:29; 1 John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:28; John 20:31

The Bible is True 
2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 17:17; John 10:35; Matthew 5:18

Our Gospel Motivation 
1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Matthew 25:31-46; Psalm 5; 2 Corinthians 9:13