Scripture Verse

Jesus said unto them, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.

— St. Luke x:2, Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion

Red Cross Blood Drive

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Only 28 days until the next Red Cross Blood Drive. There are sign-up sheets at the church, or you can call the Parish Office at (410) 560-6776, or you can drop an email to Happy Riley, the Director of Pastoral Care, at dpc@ststeve.com.

July 17th 1:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Info on donating blood.

Time to sign up for the Vacation Bible School

St Stephen’s Vacation Bible School will run on the afternoons of Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. It is open to children from four to twelve. The theme for this year’s event will be “Jesus is our superhero”. We are asking for a nominal $20 contribution per child . . . → Read More: Time to sign up for the Vacation Bible School

Vestry Meeting

There is a Vestry meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the upstairs library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in seeing how the parish is administered. Feel free to drop by: no reservations are required.

The Third Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

St Basil of Caesarea

mosaic of St Basil of Caesarea (St Basil the Great), in the Cathedral of St Sophia, Kiev (11th century). From Wikimedia

Almighty God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Basil, to walk as one family in the excellent paths . . . → Read More: Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

Saint Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua by El Greco (1541–1614). From . . . → Read More: Saint Anthony of Padua

Down home truths about learning to read and write

My father—aka the Sage of Dedham Vale—maintained that the only way to be genuinely progressive was to be implacably opposed to progress. And the proof of this philosophical pudding is evident to all in the epidemic of functional illiteracy that afflicts our nation.

In 1900, some 90 percent of the American population were able to . . . → Read More: Down home truths about learning to read and write

Saint Barnabas

St Barnabas healing the sick

St Barnabas healing the sick by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). From Wikimedia

O Lord God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; . . . → Read More: Saint Barnabas

The Sermon for Sunday June 10th – Trinity II

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Here is the sermon for Sunday June 10th: Trinity 2, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 22

The Second Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: The Second Sunday after Trinity

Pray for your life—it works

Folks who have gotten out of the habit of saying their prayers frequently feel self-conscious and embarrassed about taking it up again. But it’s vitally important to make the effort—and by no means solely for the sake of your spiritual health.

Recent scientific studies show that prayer is good for your physical health as well. . . . → Read More: Pray for your life—it works