Call to Prayer!
Our Rector's request to all of our Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church congregation.
Please prayer this prayer at noon and 5:00pm.
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Diocese of West Texas: From Bishops Lillibridge and Reed
Our prayers continue for the families and congregation of those persons murdered at their church in South Carolina this week. Once again, senseless violence calls us all to stand with those directly affected, and with one another, to bear witness to the need for deep reconciliation in our country. Please remember the victims, their congregation, and their families and friends in your prayers in the coming weeks.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move human hearts that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease. Have mercy upon us, and help us to eliminate cruelty and injustice wherever it is encountered. Strengthen those who are grieving, and strengthen those who offer themselves as instruments of your grace and mercy through times of healing and the rebuilding of lives. Grant us perseverance to work together with mutual forbearance and respect, that divisions may be healed and that we may live in your peace which passes all understanding. We ask all of these things through our Lord Jesus Christ, who calls us to follow him in his work of reconciliation. Amen.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Chapel - Greet the morning with music and prayer as we celebrate Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Gather in the Chapel (a replica of Mission Espada in San Antonio) for worship with a small ensemble, a thoughtful sermon, and a warm and welcoming fellowship. This worship service lasts about one hour and is followed by coffee and doughnuts near the fountain in our beautiful Main Courtyard.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church - At this largest service of the morning, gather in the main church with lively preaching, full choir, blended music accompanied by a concert grand piano, and the same open spirit of welcome present in the first service. This service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes, and it is followed by refreshments at Coffee Hour in McArthur Hall.
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Our Vision and Mission Statements
Vision Statement: "As a "Jubilee parish" we will work to lift the brokenhearted, restore the dignity of all people, and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ."
Mission Statement: To know God and make God known through love, witness and service to all.
Our Core Values: SERVE
- Spiritual Formation
- Enthusiastic Bible Study
- Radical Welcome
- Vibrant Outreach
- Exuberant Joy