Scripture Verse

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his Name’s sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister.

— Hebrews vi:10, Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion

Cookie Walk

Only 1 month and 13 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!

Sign up to come to our Pretend Sleepover!

Free Birds Theatrical release poster

Free Birds, from Reel FX Creative Studios. Theatrical release poster from Fair use, Wikipedia

Calling all Sunday School Kids! Wear your PJ’s, bring your sleeping bag or favorite “Blankey” and Pillow to a night of full of fun!!!

On Friday, November . . . → Read More: Sign up to come to our Pretend Sleepover!

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.

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Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer

Some prayers flow like water. They roll from your very soul because they are so well thought out by their authors. Of course, the very best author of prayer is God Almighty in the person of Jesus Christ!

The Lord’s Prayer is so beautiful in its simplicity and directness. It tells us of God’s love, . . . → Read More: Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer

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

Saint Etheldreda, Queen and Abbess of Ely

St Æthelthryth (Etheldreda)

Saint Æthelthryth (Etheldreda) of Ely from the Benedictional of St. Æthelwold

O God, who didst call thy servant Queen Etheldreda to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her faith may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the crown of peace; through Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Etheldreda, Queen and Abbess of Ely

A vital life lesson from a Roman soap opera

Fr Hawtin

Television has never come high among my priorities. Truth to tell, I have never developed the habit of watching much other than the news. This is possibly a consequence of several years of working behind what used to be called the Iron Curtain—a place where television programs were as dull as the architecture. One, I . . . → Read More: A vital life lesson from a Roman soap opera

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

Latimer and Ridley burned at the stake

Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley burnt at the stake, from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servants Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favour, and rest in thy peace; for the sake . . . → Read More: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

Podcast for Trinity XX

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity XX is now available as a podcast.

http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Trinity-20.mp3

Sermon for Trinity XX, 2018

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Here is Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity 20, 2018.

Cool curmudgeons preserve traditions

Fr Hawtin

Tradition is a vital ingredient in the cement that binds society together. And it is the casual shucking off of ancient traditions, for no better reason than they are ancient, that reflects that growing uncouthness that characterizes not only public debate, but so many aspects of society.

Folks who deplore the abandonment of time honored . . . → Read More: Cool curmudgeons preserve traditions

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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