Scripture Verse

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

— Psalm li:17, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Lent]

Cookie Walk

Only 12 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!

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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Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Hugh of Lincoln

Altarpiece from the Carthusian monastery of Saint-Honoré, Thuison-les-Abbeville, France, depicting Saint Hugh of Lincoln with his swan.

O merciful Father, who didst endow thy servant Hugh of Lincoln with a wise and cheerful boldness, and didst teach him how to commend the discipline of holy life to kings and princes: Grant that we, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

You simply can’t redefine sin by the discernment process

Fr Hawtin

For the past half a century or so, America’s mainline churches have shown an increasing enthusiasm for embracing ideas that are unequivocally condemned in the Bible—an inclination that has seriously undermined their standing as arbiters of morality among much of the population.

The curious thing about the controversies embroiling America’s mainline churches—partly, but by no . . . → Read More: You simply can’t redefine sin by the discernment process

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland. Detail from a medieval manuscript.

O God, who didst call thy servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom, and didst give her zeal for thy Church and love for thy people: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her this day may be fruitful in . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Samuel Seabury

We give thee thanks, O Lord our God, for thy goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by thy holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the . . . → Read More: The Consecration of Samuel Seabury