FRANK
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

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! 

Finance Committee
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Finance Committee

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

The Finance Committee will meet for their monthly meeting in the Parish Hall at 5:30pm today.  

Vestry Meets
Jun
19
5:30 pm17:30

Vestry Meets

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

St. Stephen's vestry will have their monthly meeting in the Parish Hall at 5:30pm today. 


Graduate Sunday!
May
21
10:30 am10:30

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.

Newsletter Deadline
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Newsletter Deadline

Please have all articles and events for the June 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.

Parent's Night Out!
May
19
6:30 pm18:30

Parent's Night Out!

The first Parent’s Night Out was such a success, we have made it a monthly event!  Mark your calendars for Friday, May 19th from 6:30-9pm!  Come support the Youth Mission Trip to Austin, TX 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.

 

Veterans Group Gathering
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Veterans Group Gathering

A new parish veterans group will have a 3rd Thursday of the month gathering.  The gathering will be in the parish hall.  All persons who have served in any military group, as well as spouses, and friends are welcome!

Spring Fling Fundraising Event!
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

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!)

Easter Day!
Apr
16
10:30 am10:30

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.

The Great Vigil of Easter w/Lighting the New Fire
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Prayer Vigil of Good Friday
Apr
13
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.

Holy Eucharist with Washing of feet, Stripping of Altar
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Tenebrae Service
Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

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.

Holy Week Schedule & The Presiding Bishop!
Apr
9
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.)

It's An Art Thing!
Mar
24
5:00 pm17:00

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).

Lenten Study & Supper
Mar
8
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.

Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Feb
26
3:00 pm15:00

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!

EYC S'mores & Movie Night!
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

EYC S'mores & Movie Night!

The youth are invited to enjoy S'mores & a movie at the church!  We will gather at 7:00pm.  The movie is TBD.  Come have fun with the other youth at St. Stephen's!

Youth Christmas Gathering
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

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

Eucharistic Minister Training
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Eucharistic Minister Training

Training for new and experienced eucharistic ministers is required for licensing through the Diocese.  Please contact Michael Pullen for more info or if you have questions.

Youth Service Project
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Youth Service Project

The youth of St. Stephen's will be gathering at the church to separate & bag Legos to get them ready for the Bowie Elementary kids.  Pizza provided!

Youth Turkey Bowl
Nov
26
1:00 pm13:00

Youth Turkey Bowl

The youth will be having their first annual Turkey Bowl at the church!  This is exactly what it sounds like.....bowling with a frozen turkey!  This event will include a pie eating contest, nacho bar and possibly s'mores.  There will be a prize for the winning team!

Parish Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
20
5:30 pm17:30

Parish Thanksgiving Meal

Everyone is invited to join our annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner on November 20th, following the Evensong Service.  Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board outside of the church office.  Please sign the sheet to let us know how many people are attending from your family.  There is a second sheet to sign up if you would like to bring a favorite salad or dessert to share!

St. Benedict's Chapel Ministry Meeting
Nov
13
5:00 pm17:00

St. Benedict's Chapel Ministry Meeting

The annual "round-up" meeting to plan for the coming year of ministry at St. Benedict's Chapel will take place at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 13th at the Bosscher's Home (4002 88th Place).  Drinks will be provided.  Please feel free to bring an appetizer to share!  Have any questions?  Contact Karen Bosscher at 806-535-4191.

Oktoberfest
Oct
30
12:00 pm12:00

Oktoberfest

The Men of St. Stephen's will be serving Klemke's sausage and brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and strudel following the 10:30am service!  Join us for this church family meal and fellowship!  No charge!

EYC Pool Party
Sep
24
3:00 pm15:00

EYC Pool Party

All St. Stephen's Youth....join us for a pool party!! It will be September 24th from 3-6pm at the Weindorf residence (1810 Bangor Ave). We are asking that people bring pool games if they have them and a snack to share.   Contact Virginia Stokes with any questions @ 832-588-5831 or virginia.stokes16@gmail.com.

Rally Day
Sep
18
5:30 pm17:30

Rally Day

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

In a galaxy far, far away there was RALLY DAY 2016.  This year, St. Stephen's will be celebrating Rally Day Star Wars style with a movie and picnic on the lawn.  Festivities will begin in the afternoon with old fashioned family picnic games.  At dusk, the movie and picnic will begin in the yard behind Mann Hall.  Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite picnic side, and St. Stephen's will provide sandwiches and drinks.  Don't come Solo; bring the family.  

Parish Workday
Aug
27
8:00 am08:00

Parish Workday

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Show up at the church on Saturday morning to help beautify the church for the fall.  Take part in indoor and outdoor projects.  If you have anything that should be added to the list of chores, contact David Weindorf at david.weindorf@ttu.edu. 

Blessing of the Backpacks
Aug
21
10:30 pm22:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

The annual Blessing of the Backpacks will take place during the 10:30am service today.  Bring your backpacks to have them blessed for the upcoming school year. 

VBS
Aug
8
Aug 12

VBS

  • St. Paul's-on-the-Plains

St. Stephen's, St. Christopher's, and St. Paul's are teaming up again this summer to share Jesus' love and how we can FOLLOW THE LIGHT!  VBS will be held at St. Paul's (1510 Ave X) at 5:30PM-8:00PM from August 8 to August 12.  Dinner will be served each night.  Ages 4 (potty trained) to 5th grade!  Contact the church office at 806-799-3439 for more information.  The registration form can be found here