Monday, March 4, 6:00 pm
singer, songwriter, poet, and priest
Singer-songwriter, Matthew Wise, has been touring Texas with Americana band Down for the Count for the last 13 years. When the pandemic shut down most venues and prevented the band from playing live shows, Matthew got back to writing.
His first solo album, entitled “We Ain’t Finished Yet” was co-produced with the legendary Lloyd Maines, and was released on October 6th. The album’s style reflects the influences of Texas artists from Hayes Carll to Lyle Lovett, and features dancehall tunes as well as retrospectives on marriage and parenting. Drawing upon his own experiences as an Episcopal priest, husband, and father, Matthew's lyrics reveal a vulnerability and depth you don’t often hear on country radio.
Visit Matthew's website at: www.matthewwisemusic.com
Lent at St. Stephen's
Ash Wednesday, February 14
Our Lenten journey begins with two services for Ash Wednesday.
8:15 am - Service in the main church for St. Stephen's Episcopal School students, families, and parishioners
10:30 am - Chapel Service
We will also have a special Lifelong Learning Program for Lent, and additional opportunities for prayer and worship.
Stations of the Cross - Every Friday at 10:30 am
Matt Wise in Concert, Monday, March 4, 6 pm
An Episcopal priest at St. Mark's, San Antonio, Matt will be performing from his recently released solo album. Wise’s style of storytelling in folk and Texas Country/red-dirt music led him to form and front the Americana band ‘Down for the Count.’ But, he continued to create a growing repertoire of his own songs. His newly released his first album ‘We Ain’t Finished Yet,’ includes songs about rites of passage — leaving one’s hometown, lost loves, the joys and challenges of long-term relationship/marriage, children, and parenting.
Wimberley Valley Big Band Concert, Saturday March 16, 6 pm
Titled Psalm 150, this will be a different kind of community event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wimberley. We will “…make a joyful noise unto the Lord…”, and will benefit a program at St. Stephen’s. Music Director, Doug Gillory; more information may be found at www.wimberleyvalleybigband.org
Lenten Quiet Day, Saturday, March 23, 9 am- Noon
All are encouraged to attend a morning of silence and reflection hosted by the St. Stephen's Community of Hope International. You will have opportunities for Lenten spiritual reflection, with intentional silence which allows you to listen for God’s call through the exploration of a new spiritual practice; or a number of other means to revitalize and strengthen your prayer life and connection to Him. All are welcome!
Palm Sunday, March 24
Our complete Holy Week schedule will be announced soon!
February 21, 11:30 am
We're excited to be back at our February gathering, after having the bad weather cancellation last month. We'll have a sort of Italian theme, maybe throw in a little Valentine stuff even though it will be late for that - lasagna for the main course, so any sides or desserts that go with that will be much appreciated (though, as always, not required!).
Our very special program will be Father Kevin showing and telling about his experiences in archeology (pre-priesthood). Plan to come, bring friends and neighbors, and join the joy . . . even though it will be during Lent, we can have a bit of time to enjoy each others' company and a good nourishing meal, as well as a great learning experience.
See you there!!
Blessings, Carroll and Charlie
For more information email Carroll Dolezal.
March 2, 2024
Discover the before and after of Roadside Cleanup!
Would you like to make a difference to our beautiful Wimberley Valley Community? Discover the before and after of Roadside Cleanup. We clean two sections of highway (about five miles) four times a year as part of the Texas Department of Transportation's "Adopt a Highway" Program. Serve God, our wonderful church and community, and get gentle exercise and fresh air all at the same time? After no more than two hours our roadside is transformed. This will put a smile on your face. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Save the dates on your calendar for all of the 2024 cleanups!
March 2, 2024
June 8, 2024
September 14, 2024
December 14, 2024
Sign up here for our March date: https://signup.com/go/NfoPeVb
For more information on how to participate contact:
Youth Group Activities!
Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
ALL meetings start with a Dinner Meal!
Join us every Wednesday evening!
Monthly Mid-Week Eucharist
Wednesday, March 6, 10:30 am
Join us the first Wednesday of each month for a mid-week Eucharist with healing prayers, held in the chapel.
Trailblazers Work Days
Saturday, March 16, 8 - 11 am
Join our Trailblazers team in a regular workday to help clean, clear, and make our trail safe for all visitors.
We meet four times per year, reflecting the times of peak usage of the trail, to improve the trail for all!
Join us this Spring from 8 am to 11 am each date:
March 16, 2024
April 20, 2024
St. Stephen's Nature Trail is open for all to enjoy!
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. That’s the reason for GriefShare.
Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
Summer Camp Registration
Register now for 2024 Summer Camps at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Family Camp, and Duncan Park Summer Camp and Family Camp!
Father Kevin will be at the Family Camp II at Duncan Park, June 30 - July 5.
Tim will be attending the Mustang Island Family Camp with his family on July 18-21 (8th session).
Spaces fill up fast, so register now!! Learn more about all camping programs at dwtx.org/camps.
Forward Day by Day
Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.
Print copies of the new issue are available at the church office!