Scripture Verse

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. — Psalm xlvi:4, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Whitsunday]

Cookie Walk

Only 0 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!

Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Sun
8:00 AM Said Eucharist
Said Eucharist
Dec 4 @ 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
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9:15 AM Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist
Dec 4 @ 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
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11:00 AM Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist
Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dec
6
Tue
2:00 PM College Manor
College Manor
Dec 6 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Dec
7
Wed
9:00 AM Joseph Richey Hospice – Visits @ N. Eutaw St.
Joseph Richey Hospice – Visits @ N. Eutaw St.
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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For the Victims of the Wildfires in Eastern Tennessee

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For the Victims of a Natural Cataclysm

O Lord of Hosts, who lookest on the earth, and it trembleth; who touchest the hills, and they smoke: in thy great mercy, soothe the suffering of thy servants devastated by the wildfires in eastern Tennessee. Grant peace to them that perished, and comfort to them that mourn . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Wildfires in Eastern Tennessee

Saint Birinus

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We beseech thee, O Lord, to pour thy grace on all who go to other lands, publishing the Word of salvation: That, following the patient labours of Saint Birinus, who brought to us the Gospel from beyond the sea, they may gather many believers into the fold of thy holy Church; through the merits . . . → Read More: Saint Birinus

The Sermon for Sunday November 27th – Advent I

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Here is the sermon for Sunday November 27th: Advent 1, 2016

Saint Andrew, Apostle

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Crucifixion of St Andrew, by Carlo Maratta (1625–1713).

Almighty God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ourselves . . . → Read More: Saint Andrew, Apostle

The First Sunday in Advent

¶ This Collect is to be repeated every day, after the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas Day.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy . . . → Read More: The First Sunday in Advent

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 45

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr

The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria

The Martyrdom of St Catherine of alexandria, Altarpiece in the Cesi chapel, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, by Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta (1521–c. 1580). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst endue blessed Catherine, thy Virgin, with grace to witness a good confession, and to suffer gladly for thy name: Grant us, we . . . → Read More: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr

The Sermon for Thursday November 24th – Thanksgiving

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Thursday November 24th: Thanksgiving, 2016

The Sermon for Sunday November 20th – Next Before Advent

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Sunday November 20th: Next Before Advent, 2016

Welsh delicacies at the Cookie Walk

British Goods by Annie

One of the highlights of St Stephen’s annual Cookie Walk—something you are unlikely to find anywhere else—is our abundance of ethnic foods—specifically, English and Welsh delicacies. Annie must spend the entire week before Cookie Walk baking and cooking. The result is a wonderful assortment of genuine Christmas Puddings (hard sauce available separately), Welsh cakes, and . . . → Read More: Welsh delicacies at the Cookie Walk