Scripture Verse

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.

— Psalm xix:14, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross logo
Only 26 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

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

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: III

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

3 Hope of Relief through God’s Mercy

I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

My flesh and my skin hath . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: III

Are you a friend of Isaac?

Isaac on Epiphany

Isaac on Epiphany

Did you know that Isaac the Eagle (our loquacious lectern) has a Facebook page? It’s And Isaac has a page for St Stephen’s: Facebook presence is the cornerstone of the parish’s publicity program using social media.

Back in the fall of 2016, instead of spending several thousands of dollars . . . → Read More: Are you a friend of Isaac?

Summer Solstice

Appearance of Christ to the People

O Lord Christ, who wast born in the bleak mid-winter, and yet was the Light of the world: shine thy love upon us even as the mid-summer sun shone upon the birth of thy cousin blessed John Baptist; and enkindle faith in our hearts, that we may join him in preparing thy way, even as . . . → Read More: Summer Solstice

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: II

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

Zion’s Sorrows Come from the Lord

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: II

World Refugee Day

Destruction of Jerusalem

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70, by David Roberts (1796-1849). From Wikipedia.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto our cry: We are strangers with thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: bondmen whom thou leddest out of oppression through . . . → Read More: World Refugee Day

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: I

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

The Sorrows of Captive Zion

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: I

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 23


Union soldiers accompanying freed slaves

O Lord God of hosts, who with a mighty arm delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt: Let not our hearts be hardened like Pharaoh’s, but incline our hearts to mercy; that we might fight against slavery of body and mind, and oppression of the soul. Help us to welcome the liberated into the fulness of . . . → Read More: Juneteenth

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.