Scripture Verse

The LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

— Habakkuk ii:20, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer

Cookie Walk

Only 1 month and 10 days until the Cookie Walk! Choose from a wide assortment of home-baked cookies, homemade jams and jellies, peanut brittle, Christmas puddings, and other delights. Doors open at 9:00 AM, and many items sell out, so be sure to arrive early!

Buy a memorial poppy

The armistice that brought an end to “War to End All Wars” was concluded at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. To honor the dead, handmade poppies—simulating the flower that covered so many of the battle fields—were sold to the public. Since then, the poppy has been worn . . . → Read More: Buy a memorial poppy

Altar Flowers — Trinity XIX, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity XIX, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity XIX, 2017

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 41

A year that brings the Curate’s egg to mind

State of the Parish 2016/2017—Part I

Our Parish Meeting takes place between the 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM services on Sunday, October 29th. Here is the first part of the Rector’s State of the Parish Report that will be offered at the meeting. The second part will be published in next week’s newsletter.

Best part . . . → Read More: A year that brings the Curate’s egg to mind

Saint Frideswide

St Frideswide

The Legend of St Frideswide

O God, who didst endue with heavenly grace thy servant Saint Frideswide: Mercifully grant that we, who commemorate her life of charity and holiness, may be fruitful in good works, and attain by thy grace to the reward of the poor in spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Saint Frideswide

Saint Luke

St Luke the Evangelist

St Luke the Evangelist (Icon from the royal gates of the central iconostasis of the Kazan Cathedral in Stt Petersburg), by Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757–1825). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Saint Luke the Physician, to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Manifest in . . . → Read More: Saint Luke

Altar Flowers — Trinity XVIII, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity XVIII, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity XVIII, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this weeks’ newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 40

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.