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.
Lent starts with Ash Wednesday, March 5, in the Chapel
8:15am Saint Stephen's Episcopal School Children's Chapel with Holy Eucharist and ashes
10:00am Holy Eucharist Worship and Healing service with ashes and anointing
6:00pm Halftime Holy Eucharist service with ashes
Click the "Services" link to find out about the weekly services offered here at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Holy Week Schedule April 13-19, 2014
Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 13
8:00am - Holy Eucharist, Chapel
10:30am - Holy Eucharist, Church
Monday, April 14 - 10:00am - Morning Prayer, Chapel
Tuesday, April 15 - 10:00am - Christ Centered Prayer, Chapel
Wednesday, April 16
10:00am - Holy Eucharist, Chapel
5:00pm - Christ Centered Prayer, Meeting Room
6:00pm - Halftime with Holy Eucharist, Chapel
Maundy Thursday, April 17
7:00pm - Holy Eucharist and washing of the feet ceremony, Church
7:00pm - Silent Prayer Vigil, Chapel, starts 8:00pm, ends Friday at 7:00am
Good Friday - Stations of the Cross, April 18
12:00pm - OFFSITE: First Presbyterian Church in Wimberley
Saturday, April 19 - 10:00am - Morning Prayer, Chapel
Easter - April 20
6:30am - Sunrise Service with Holy Eucharist Outdoor Chapel (Nature Trail) (Bring your Flashlights!!!)
8:00am - Easter Service with Holy Eucharist, Church
10:30pm - Easter Service with Holy Eucharist Church
Much of the ethos of Saint Stephen's is both set by and reflected in the 51-acre church campus in a natural Hill Country setting. The original church structure is now used as a chapel, while the sanctuary, built in 2002, provides 350 seats and reflects the early, traditional Spanish mission-style in Texas. Adjoining the chapel is an open courtyard surrounded by native stone buildings that house the parish hall, church and school offices, and other facilities. Also on the campus are the cemetery and columbarium. The campus includes an outdoor chapel, a permanent stone labyrinth, and a one-mile-plus nature trail featuring folk art Stations of the Cross and Stations of the Resurrection that were designed by a parishioner and crafted by parish members. The grounds lend a sense of pastoral beauty that is treasured by the congregation.
Nestled in the verdant Wimberley Valley, the Village of Wimberley is an oasis in the rocky Hill Country. A comfortable commuting distance from Austin and San Antonio, Wimberley has long been a retreat for artists, musicians and writers, inspired by its natural beauty and water features, such as Blue Hole.
Wimberley's exemplary public school district and a High School that Newsweek Magazine just ranked in 2012 as one of the top 1000 High Schools in the country, a State Football Champion in 2012 Class 3-A football, and our beautiful St. Stephens Episcopal Private Pre-school and Elementary Schools continue to attract young families to the our area.
The official population of the Village of Wimberley is approximately 3,000, but the Postal Service delivers to more than 14,000 homes in the immediate vicinity.
In addition to Wimberley, parishioners hail from Kyle and Plum Creek, South Austin and Canyon Lake, as well as the Driftwood area.
A vibrant arts community, excellent schools both public and private, mild climate and beautiful scenery make Wimberley a unique spot in the Hill Country of Texas.