EVENTS

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St. Stephen’s Santa ministry was created to help provide needy families in the Wimberley community with gifts and food for Christmas. The Santa Ministry is an opportunity for everyone to take part in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season.

Ways to participate in the Santa Ministry:

  • “Adopt" a family by taking an ornament off the tree in the Chapel or Church narthex beginning on Sunday, November 20

  • Bring gifts to McArthur Hall by December 8 (no later!)

  • Make monetary donations in any amount  -  Donate Now!

  • Donate gift wrapping supplies: boxes, wrapping paper, tape, etc.

  • Wrap gifts and/or sort food on immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, December 11

For more information, contact: Sharon Krebs

Episcopal Church Women Cookbook

On Sale Soon ~ $20

On December 4, the ECW will host a good old-fashioned, pre-covid coffee hour after the 10:30am service and we will make some of the delicious recipes from the 2022 ECW cookbook.

 

Cookbooks will be available soon, and would make great Christmas gifts to your friends and family for only $20.

December Children's Sunday School

Sundays, during 10:30 am service

It's time to work on casting our Christmas Pageant, with rehearsals during Sunday School in December.

 

  • December 4: Christmas Card Making

  • December 11 and 18: Pageant Rehearsals

  • December 24: Christmas Pageant

  • December 25: NO Sunday School. Happy Christmas!

 

Mark your calendars for these events, and RSVP to Elisa to let her know your child would like to be in the pageant!

Taizé Service

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Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 pm

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for a Taizé service at 6:30 pm in the Chapel led by Father Phil Mason.

Expect the peaceful candlelight Taizé service to include thirty minutes of worship and reflection, prayers, music, readings, and brief periods of silent meditation. Prayer benches, cushions, or other informal seating methods are encouraged. Music will be led by Tom Dawson, Carol Hofstad, and members The Worship Band.

 

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Roadside Cleanup!

December 10, 2022

Wear the vest!

 

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.

December 10 is our next cleanup date!  Please sign up on the website SignUp via the link: https://signup.com/go/eVBVxnO

We will meet at McArthur Hall around 8 am on Saturday, December 10.  As you check in, Todd will assign a section of road to you and your partner.  Plan on wearing gloves, good closed toe shoes and we will provide the rest!

Great Generations

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
11:30 am

Great Generations Gathering provides a venue where we can come together to exchange the richness of our lives and to express thanks to God for our blessings in a variety of ways. EVERYONE is invited and there are no obligations or requirements for participation in the program.  

Great Generations gathers every 3rd Wednesday at 11:30 am; we may have short informative and/or entertaining programs each month in addition to singing and enjoying the music of others.  A luncheon is provided. 

 

For more information, call or email Carroll Dolezal

Order your poinsettias now!

Only $15 per plant, with your dedication
printed in the bulletin.

  • December 11: St. Stephen's Santa after 10:30 am service

  • December 18: Greening of the Church and Chapel after 10:30 am service

  • December 24, 5:00 pm: Christmas Pageant and Service in the Church

  • December 24, 7:00 pm: Candlelight Service in the Chapel

  • December 25, 10:30 am: ONE Sunday Service in the Church

Stewardship 2023

Pledge cards still being accepted!

Thank you for your generous response to More Than Enough, our 2023 stewardship campaign.   For any questions or additional information, contact Lydia Baese, Office Manager.

Forward Day by Day

Daily Devotionals

Pick up your November-December-January issue of the Forward Day by Day daily devotionals on Sunday in the narthex of the Church and Chapel, or during the week in the Church Office!

St. Stephen's T-Shirts

On Sale - While Supplies Last!

Bright royal blue T-Shirts with the St. Stephen's seal on the front, and sketch of the chapel on the back are now available.  V-neck shirts are also available.

 

Gets yours while supplies last!  Only $10.