EVENTS

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Lifelong Learning Series

Sundays through May 22 ~ 9:15 am each Sunday

Led by Reverend Kevin, this spring we will expand our Sunday morning offerings with a Lifelong Learning series.  This series began Sunday, April 24 and continues through Sunday, May 22, beginning at 9:15 am so that those who attend either worship service may easily join this great discussion series.

Community of Hope

Community of Hope Training:  May 21 or June 10-11

Community of Hope training equips lay people to serve in all forms of pastoral care by being “present” in a listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner for the purpose of representing God to others and seeking to respond to spiritual needs.

There are two remaining sessions:

  • May 21 at the guest house of David and Judy Holmes.

  • June 10-11 at the lake house in Canyon Lake of Tom and Gina Fulkerson.

Through this rewarding ministry, you could make a difference in your life, knowing you helped make a difference in someone else’s.

Additional information will be provided as the application process progresses. If you have questions, or want to consider participating in this ministry, please contact Nancy Jenkins, Sharon East, Becky Denton , or Dot Green.

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Great Generations

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
11:30 am
(Immediately following 10:30 am Healing service)

Great Generations will meet Wednesday, May 18, 11:30 am in McArthur Hall for lunch and fellowship.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call or email Carroll Dolezal

Pentecost Sunday

and Recognition of Jeannetta Watson Retirement
Sunday, June 5

Wear red and join us at regular Sunday worship at St. Stephen's on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022.  We will be recognizing the retirement of Jeannetta Watson as Parish Administrator after nearly 28 years of service.  Come celebrate with us!

Roadside Cleanup

Saturday, June 11, 2022
7:00 am
(Start anytime between 7 am and 8 am!)

Its that time again!  Come join the fun and satisfaction of cleaning the 10 miles of Roadside that Saint Stephen's is responsible for cleaning with TXDOT.  It will be warmer on June 11, so we will go ahead and start as early as 7 to avoid the heat.  However if that is a bit early for you anywhere from 7 am to 8 am is just fine.  We will have some summer hats you will have a chance to win for your participation!   

Contact Cindy Taylor, or signup yourself by following this link: https://signup.com/go/fXHabcm

 

We hope you will be part of our Roadside Cleanup Team and wear the orange vest!

New Liturgical Ministers Training

Sunday, June 12, 2022
11:30 am
(Immediately following 10:30 am service)

We invite you to serve as a Liturgical Minister, and to stay after worship on Sunday, June 12, for a short training session.  New members are welcome to serve as Acolytes, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, and Altar Guild members.  

Summer is a great time to join and get oriented to these ministries!

Vacation Bible School
Passport to Peace

August 8-12, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Each Day
Cost:  $30
(to cover snacks and craft supplies)

This year at Vacation Bible School, we will travel the world as peacemakers! Your child will make new friends, sing fun songs, meet peacemakers in the Bible, do art projects and science explorations, and play active games. Your child will practice strategies for experiencing peace inside and learn how to live at peace with others.

We need volunteers to make VBS a success!  There are many tasks to do before, during, and after the session. Prayerfully consider how you can support the children of this congregation and the local community.  Particular needs are story-telling, arts and crafts, and leading games.  A Safe Guarding course will be schedule prior to VBS to ensure all volunteers are trained.

Contact Elisa Webster for more information and to volunteer to help!

And, Register Here!

Safeguarding God's Children

Contact Elisa Webster to Sign-up
Required for all Volunteers involved in children's ministries;
recommended for all Members to raise awareness of Health and Safety.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is committed to maintaining an environment in its churches, schools, and institutions that is free of abuse of children and youth and of sexual exploitation and harassment of adults. It is a commitment the diocese requires all ministers of the Church, lay and ordained, to make and uphold.

Safeguarding God's Children (SGC) is an in-depth educational and training program for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse in everyday life and in ministry. In order to increase awareness of this abuse and how perpetrators of sexual abuse can gain access to and groom children and youth, this training is required for all church and school personnel or volunteers who work with or around minors, to protect our children and youth from sexual abuse.