Scripture Verse

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

— Psalm xcvi:9, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer

Cookie Walk

Only 9 days until the Cookie Walk! Choose from a wide assortment of home-baked cookies, homemade jams and jellies, peanut brittle wreaths, and other delights. Doors open at 9:00 AM, and many items sell out, so be sure to arrive early!

Our extravaganza needs you! No experience required

Baskets and Wreaths

While our volunteer sheets continue to be filling up, there’s still room for you. Our annual Cookie Walk has many faithful patrons from years past, and we hope to attract many more of our local friends and neighbors to help kick off the Christmas season at Saint Stephen’s.

We certainly don’t want to disappoint all . . . → Read More: Our extravaganza needs you! No experience required

It’s caveat emptor when it comes to commentaries

Fr Hawtin

Laity, and many clergy for that matter, would be well advised to bring a skeptical eye to bear when studying many of the books on religious subjects currently on sale. This applies to histories, books on archaeology, and, well, the many commentaries on the scriptures.

The reason for this arises from an intractable fact of . . . → Read More: It’s caveat emptor when it comes to commentaries

Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia and Martyr

Martyrdom of KIng Edward

Martyrdom of KIng Edward. Illumination from a medieval manuscript. From Wikipedia.

O God, in whose strength Saint Edmund the King stood firm against the heathen, and at the cost of his own life was the saving of his people: Let him be a leader to encourage us to vanquish every assault of the . . . → Read More: Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia and Martyr

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Marianne Stokes St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor

St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor, by Marianne Stokes (1855–1927). From Wikipedia.

O merciful God, enlighten the hearts of thy faithful people, that, following the example of blessed Elizabeth, they may learn to set their affection on things above where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXV, 18 November 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXV, 18 November 2018. Given to the glory of God by the Darrell Family in thanksgiving for the men and boys of our choir.

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXV, 18 November 2018. Given to the glory of God by the Darrell Family in thanksgiving for the men and boys of our choir.

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This Week’s Newsletter

hermit at work on a manuscript

Here is this week’s Newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 45

Tick Tock, Tick … goes the Cookie Walk Clock

getting ready for the 2017 Cookie Walk

Our Cookie Walk extravaganza is fast approaching! While our Sign-Up Sheets are starting to fill up, there are many, many gaps to plug, and time is getting a bit short. We only have about three weeks to go before CW Day.

getting ready for the 2017 Cookie Walk

I would like to, again, encourage . . . → Read More: Tick Tock, Tick … goes the Cookie Walk Clock

The Twenty–Fifth Sunday after Trinity  

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power . . . → Read More: The Twenty–Fifth Sunday after Trinity  

Silent Auction at Cookie Walk 2018

Once again, the Knitting Circle has produced a spectacular array of knitted items for the Cookie Walk Silent Auction—from shawls to hats and scarves, and even a plush penguin!

To bid, just add your name to the sheet with the amount you wish to bid. (Note that there are some specified bid increment sizes.) Check . . . → Read More: Silent Auction at Cookie Walk 2018

Saint Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

St Hilda memorial with ammonites

O God, the author of all virtues, by whose gift thy blessed Saint Hilda chose the heavenly vision before the fleeting glories of the world: Grant that we may learn by her example to despise the passing things of earth, and seek after the things which are eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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