Parent's Night Out!
Sep
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Parent's Night Out!

Parent's Night Out is back!!  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 29th from 6:30-9pm!  Come support this Youth fundraiser and drop your kiddos off at the church and have a date night or just some time to yourself!  Your kids will be well taken care of with activities and light snacks!  (And they will have youth AND adult supervision!)  $20 for 1 child and only $10 for each additional child in the same family.  Please RSVP to Taylor Swift or Lyndsey Walton (swifty_t85@yahoo.com or lyndsey.walton@ttu.edu) and please plan to sign a release form ahead of time or when dropping off.

 

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Rally Day
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Rally Day

Rally Day is a yearly celebration for the ministries of our church.  It is a time to sign up for ministries and to become involved in the parish.  It is also a great time of fellowship with our church family!  This year Rally Day will begin immediately after the 10:30am service (and we will only have one service on this day)!  Wear your picnic-type clothing to church that day and stay for a cookout, ministry fair and lots of fun family games!  Bring a side dish for the cookout.

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Newsletter Deadline
Sep
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Newsletter Deadline

Please have all articles and events for the October newsletter turned into the office by noon today.  Feel free to contact the office at 806-799-3439 or email the Office Administrator, Kristin Killough at kristin@ststephens-lubbock.org.

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EYC Chomp & Chat
Sep
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

EYC Chomp & Chat

The youth meet twice a month during the fall, winter and spring months at St. Stephen's!  They will meet for a meal and study!  All youth are welcome!  Contact Lyndsey Walton (lyndsey.walton@ttu.edu) or Taylor Swift (swifty_t85@yahoo.com) for more info!

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Veterans Group Gathering
Sep
16
8:30am 8:30am

Veterans Group Gathering

The parish veterans group has moved from Thursdays to the 3rd Saturday of the month!   The gathering will be in the parish hall and is a potluck breakfast.  All persons who have served in any military group, as well as spouses, and friends are welcome!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rhonda  at lalligaggin1@hotmail.com or 432-816-0560.

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50+ Movie Theology Group
Sep
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

50+ Movie Theology Group

This month the group will be meeting at the Ehmer's (9205 Gardner Ave) and will be discussing the movie, Arrivalstarring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner & Forest Whitaker.  Please watch the movie ahead of time and be ready for great discussion!  Please bring an appetizer to share and BYOB!

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Inquirer's Class
Sep
10
to Oct 22

Inquirer's Class

An Inquirer's Class is starting on September 10th and will meet every Sunday morning at 9:15am until October 22nd!  This is a class for anyone wanting to join St. Stephen's by confirmation, baptism or reception.  It is also open to anyone who is just curious about what the Episcopal church believes and why.  Father David Perdue will be leading the class.  If you would like to attend, please contact the church office ASAP.  (kristin@ststephens-lubbock.org or 806-799-3439)

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Adult Christian Education Class
Sep
10
to Oct 15

Adult Christian Education Class

An adult christian education class about the Parables of Jesus will begin on September 10th at 9:15am.  It will meet every Sunday morning for approximately an hour, with the exception of September 17th.  The class will meet for 5 weeks, ending on October 15th.  Paige McKay will be leading the class.  There are no materials needed for the class and each class is "stand alone" so even if you have to miss one, please still attend the rest of the session!

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FRANK
May
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

FRANK

FRANK is a fellowship of young adults who meet together to explore the Episcopal faith and who we are as members of the body of Christ. We meet every other Tuesday at the church to share a potluck dinner, a few drinks, & some great conversation! All ages are welcome (21 & up to participate in BYOB) and childcare is provided! We hope to see you there! 

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Graduate Sunday!
May
21
10:30am10:30am

Graduate Sunday!

Calling all 2017 graduates!!  Are you graduating from high school or college this month?  We want to know!!  Call or e-mail Kristin in the church office so we know who to honor on May 21st!  806-799-3439 kristin@ststephens-lubbock.org.

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Spring Fling Fundraising Event!
May
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Spring Fling Fundraising Event!

Come to the annual Spring Fling event on Cinco de Mayo!!  Over 80 items have been donated for the live and silent auctions!  Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased in the church office or at the door!  Your ticket includes a wonderful fajita meal by Abuelo's restaurant, wonderful music and a great time with friends!  Don't miss out!

Money raised will go to four charities this year:  Four-Legged Friends of Lubbock, St. Benedict's Chapel, the St. Stephen's Choir and the Bowie Buddy Bag Program!

The event this year will be held at the home of Ben & Shirley Edwards:  220 FM 1730 (only 14 miles from the church.  Go South on Slide....look for the adobe house and barn on the west side of the road!  There will be balloons tied to the gate!)

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Easter Day!
Apr
16
10:30am10:30am

Easter Day!

In order for our entire parish to worship together, we will hold only one service on Easter morning.  This is a glorious service celebrating our Risen Lord.  Upon entering the nave, parishioners are invited to help flower the cross, which will lead the procession.  The music and hymns all reflect the joyful "Alleluia" attitude that light has overcome darkness and life has conquered death!  Easter lunch and a kid's egg hunt will follow the service.  Please make plans to stay for food and fellowship.  Please sign up to let us know how many in your family are attending lunch and if you are able to bring a salad, dessert, vegetable or if you can help with serving and clean-up.

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The Great Vigil of Easter w/Lighting the New Fire
Apr
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Great Vigil of Easter w/Lighting the New Fire

The Great Vigil of Easter is the most important service of public worship of the liturgical year.  It is the first celebration of the Gloria during the fifty-day long celebration of Easter, marked by the first use, since the beginning of Lent, of the exclamatory "Alleluia," a distinctive feature of the Easter season.

We are reminded that Christ is the "light" in the darkness of life for Christians everywhere.  The great hymn, the Exsultet, is sung, the sweeping story of salvation history is recounted, the Resurrection of Jesus is proclaimed with the ringing of bells.  The congregation renews their baptismal vows and the Liturgy of the Eucharist continues as usual,.  This is a moving and glorious service to begin our Easter celebration.

Childcare is provided for this service.

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Prayer Vigil of Good Friday
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Prayer Vigil of Good Friday

The gospels tell us that after the "Last Supper" Jesus led his friends to the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where he was soon to be arrested.  Jesus went off by himself to struggle in prayer about the coming ordeal telling his closest disciples, "I am deeply grieved, even unto death, remain here, and stay awake with me."  A little later he came back only to find that the disciples had fallen asleep, so he gently chided them saying, "Could you not stay awake with me one hour?  Keep awake and pray..."  Our participation in an overnight prayer vigil is a response to this questions and command.  The church will remain open from 9pm Thursday until 10am Friday for any who wish to spend time in prayer.  Even if you have not signed up, you are invited to come and spend time in prayer and contemplation.

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Holy Eucharist with Washing of feet, Stripping of Altar
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Holy Eucharist with Washing of feet, Stripping of Altar

On Maundy Thursday we remember how Jesus washed his disciples' feet before he gathered them for his Last Supper.  Coming from the Latin Mandatum Novum, or "New Commandment," Maundy refers to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples: "Love one another as I have loved you."  At this service, Christ's commandment is enacted by foot washing.  After the foot washing, we proceed with the celebration of the Eucharist.  Every Sunday, we hear the Words of Institution during the Eucharistic Prayer.  The service concludes with the stripping of the altar as an act of preparation for Good Friday.  The church is left barren, dark and silent.

Childcare is provided for this service.

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Tenebrae Service
Apr
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tenebrae Service

The word "tenebrae" means "darkness."  It is an ancient service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles.  This symbolic darkening, along with readings, help to portray the events of Holy Week.

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Holy Week Schedule & The Presiding Bishop!
Apr
9
to Apr 16

Holy Week Schedule & The Presiding Bishop!

Please look over the schedule carefully and make your plans for Holy Week.  Please note the events that require signing up or RSVP's ahead of time!  Contact Kristin in the office if you have questions and/or would like her to add your name to a sign-up sheet (806-799-3439).  Contact the hosting churches to RSVP for the Presiding Bishop's events!  (Phone numbers and details on the picture, in the April newsletter, and on the St. Stephen's Facebook page.)

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It's An Art Thing!
Mar
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

It's An Art Thing!

Our fifth annual It's an Art Thing! event is scheduled for March 24th from 5-7pm.  Set up will be 10am-3pm the same day.

We each have individual talents that God has given us to enrich our lives and those around us.  What is your hobby?  What do you like to do in your spare time?  Let us get to know you and your gifts better!  Bring your creations to display.  Come and see the talents of your St. Stephen's family.  Enjoy a fun evening of fellowship.  Everyone is invited!

For more info and/or if you would like to participate and reserve a table for your treasures, contact Erin Schambureck (eschambureck@gmail.com) or Jenna Jenkins-Reid (jenna.jenkins.reid@gmail.com).

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Lenten Study & Supper
Mar
8
to Apr 5

Lenten Study & Supper

Join us for our Lenten Study every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm starting March 8th and ending April 5th.  A light supper will be served.  Books for the study are available in the church office for $15 each.  If you would like to help provide supper one evening, please see the sign-up sheet outside the church office.  We would like 2-3 people to sign up for each Wednesday.  Please call the church office if you have any questions.  806-799-3439 or e-mail Kristin at kristin@ststephens-lubbock.org.

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Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist
Mar
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist

On Ash Wednesday, as Lent begins, worshipers' foreheads are marked with ashes in the sign of the cross.  The ashes traditionally come from burning palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday.  In Old Testament days, ashes were a sign of mourning and repentance.

Please join us for Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at 7:00pm.

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Safeguarding God's Children Training
Feb
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

Safeguarding God's Children Training

Do you volunteer in the nursery?  Or help out with the youth or in children's Sunday School activities?  If so, please plan to attend our next training, which is required for everyone at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church who helps/works with kids in our church in any capacity, as well as our church leadership - including vestry members.  If you have already participated in the training in previous years, please keep in mind it needs to be renewed every 3 years.  If you aren't sure if you are up for renewal this year, please contact Kristin in the church office at 806-799-3439 or kristin@ststephens-lubbock.org.  She has a master list of who was trained and when.

Please RSVP for this training.  Thank you!

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Youth Christmas Gathering
Dec
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Youth Christmas Gathering

Regular program w/ bible study and meal (Christmas), 6-7:30pm

        *this will be the final time we meet before January

        *This will be at Father David’s house!!!! (4409 17th St.)

        *Please bring a small gift under $15 for a gift exchange

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