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Welcome to Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church Web Site!
St. Stephen's is a member congregation in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

221 N. Main Street in Fall River, Wisconsin.  
Our Services are held on Sundays at 9:45am.

Our sister church, served by the same minister is Saint John's Lutheran Church (WELS) N4141 Thompson Street, Doylestown, Wisconsin. 
The same service at St. John's is 8:15am Sundays.

      In his time and in his way our God has blessed us with a new Pastor, following the retirement of Pastor Bolda.   Pastor Tim H. Gumm has accepted our call and has been with us since May.
 
    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.




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