Parish News

Our Vacation Bible School Helpers
We want to thank all of our wonderful helpers for VBS 2017.  We had 41 children attending from our church and our Child Development Center, and had a great time learning about three heroes of the Old Testament:  Noah, Jonah, and David.  We also raised $76.59 for our mission project which was Loads of Love.  Pictures from VBS are on the Saint Stephens Episcopal Huntsville Youth and Children Facebook page.  Check them out to see what we did each day. 
This year’s helpers were:
Lisa Gruner                               Annie Phillips
Erin Hannah                             Matthew Shapiro                                  
Gina Hannah                            Ana Tamm-Daniels
Hudson Haynsworth                Hunter Wade
Beverly Penaranda                  Theresa Wade


Spiritual Direction offering to St. Stephen’s in July, Aug, and Sept.

Exploring Spiritual Direction Trifold v4


Hanging out at St. Stephen’s this summer!

While I’d like to say I learn something new, every day, I know that’s simply not true. In fact, I’m not sure I learn something new every other day! What I do know is true is that I have learned some new things in and about St, Stephen’s on this “tour of duty” that I may have not known before. One of the “learnings” of the past five months is that you like to come together. You like to come together share food…conversation… thoughts and ideas…prayer. All this was clearly evident as you faithfully attend our Wednesday Lentin teaching series and catered supporters. I heard from many of you that you were very sorry to see the series end…that you enjoyed the whole ball of wax…and you wished we could do more of this kind of thing. I couldn’t agree with you more! Ans while we won’t be bringing in any speakers nor offering a class, we will be offering four opportunities to come hang out together at St, Stephen”s during June, July and August. Check the events calendar for the line-up and description of events.

HAVE YOU EVER… considered serving St. Stephen’s as a Lay Eucharist Minister (chalice bearer), a lector, an usher, an alter server, or soundboard operator? Now might be a good time for you to consider doing so! On either, all those already involved in these ministries will be meeting for approximately 45 minutes in the nave for an in-service and we would love to have any new, interested persons join us as well. The content of the meeting will be identical, so pick the one that best suits your schedule and plan now to attend.


Who knew life could get so complicated? Not this interim rector, for sure! When the original tracing session dates were picked, Mother’s Day and a regularly scheduled vestry meeting were not on the radar screen. They are now! All this is to say that the trainings scheduled for 14 May and 21 May are postponed until Sunday 4 June following the 10:00 service or Wednesday, 7 June at 6:30 pm.  You do not have to both times. Pick the one that fits your schedule best and plan to attend that training.

Lynn Bullard recently delivered an Outreach check to Rock Steady Boxing Rocket City, Carolyn Rhodes Director. The organization helps Parkinson Disease patients through a special boxing program. Our donation was made from half of our Easter Offering.

Welcome Our new Nursery Worker – We have a new helper in our nursery. Please stop by and welcome Megan Scott. Megan is finishing her junior year at Alabama A&M and is preparing for a career as a social worker.

Current Status of the Self Study Committee ( or Team)