Scripture Verse

I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.

— St. John xi:25, 26a, The Burial Sentences

Red Cross Blood Drive

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Only 4 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, or call her directly at (410) 252-8674. The drive runs from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

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We’re going into the height of the summer season, and, as always, there is a critical need for blood donations. You can save a life with a single pint donation. With an increasing number of people who are ineligible to donate blood, now would be a good time to bring a friend, and get them . . . → Read More: Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

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St Margaret and the Dragon, from Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, by Jean Bourdichon (1457 or 1459 – 1521). From Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the flame of thy love in the hearts of thy saints: Grant to our minds the same faith and power of love: that , . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

The Sermon for Sunday July 16th – Trinity V

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 16th: Trinity 5, 2017

Life at the other end of the guessing game

Before I took Holy Orders I worked as a foreign correspondent covering, among other places, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It was not an entirely comfortable life: the Communists treated all Western journalists as spies, while the Western security services suspected—with good reason in a few cases—that we were Soviet agents or fellow travellers.

. . . → Read More: Life at the other end of the guessing game

Saint Osmund

Celtic Cross

O God of grace, who didst turn the thoughts of thy servant Saint Osmund from the cares of this world to the right ordering of thy worship: We humbly beseech thee that thy people, ever standing in the old paths and guided by the Holy Spirit, may offer unto thee an acceptable sacrifice of . . . → Read More: Saint Osmund

This week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 27

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Swithun of Winchester

Celtic Cross

Most gracious God, who didst glorify the Church by the life and labours of thy holy Bishop Saint Swithun: Send down, we beseech thee, showers of blessing upon thy people, that they may grow in grace, and in the knowledge and love of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Saint Swithun of Winchester

Saint Silas

St Silas, apostle

Icon of St Stilas, Apostle. From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner–stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be mad an holy temple acceptable . . . → Read More: Saint Silas

The Translation of Saint Benedict

St Benedict medal (front)

Almighty and Everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Give us grace, following the teaching and example of thy servant Benedict, to walk with loving prayers; and prosper with thy blessing the work of our hands; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Benedict

The Sermon for Sunday July 9th – Trinity IV

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 9th: Trinity 4, 2017