Scripture Verse

Man that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

— Job xiv:1,2, The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]

Cookie Walk

Only 1 month and 16 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!

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.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Ávila

Saint Teresa of Ávila by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

Harken unto us, O God our Saviour, that as we rejoice in the festival of blessed Teresa, Thy virgin, so we may find food for the nourishment of our souls in her heavenly doctrine, and be instructed by the affection of pious devotion; through Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Teresa of Avila

King Edward the Confessor

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Edward the Confessor and Duke William of Normandy, from the Bayeux Tapestry, embroidery, 11th century, located at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux, France.

O God, who art the King of kings and Lord of lords: Give grace, we beseech thee, to the earthly rulers of thy people, that they, following the . . . → Read More: King Edward the Confessor

Saint Philip the Deacon

St Philip baptizing the eunuch, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669).

St Philip baptizing the eunuch, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669).

O God, who didst inspire Saint Philip the Deacon to preach Christ unto the people, and leddest them thereby to thy Holy Sacraments: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning . . . → Read More: Saint Philip the Deacon

Discourtesy is to blame for bitter partisanship

In recent years we have been treated to much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the media about the bitterly partisan atmosphere in Washington, where the political denizens have elevated it to the level of an art form—albeit a notably ugly and intellectually dishonest one.

Actually, it’s hard to believe the media hasn’t noticed that . . . → Read More: Discourtesy is to blame for bitter partisanship

The Sermon for Sunday October 8th – Trinity XVII

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday October 8th: Trinity 17, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 39

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

William Tyndale

William Tyndale

William Tyndale, from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Almighty God, who didst plant in the heart of thy servant William Tyndale a desire to bring the Scriptures to thy people in their native tongue, and didst endow him with felicity of speech and the strength to persevere: Reveal to us thy Word which he set . . . → Read More: William Tyndale