Saint Jerome

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that after the example of thy blessed Saint Jerome, we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the . . . → Read More: Saint Jerome

Saint Michael and All Angels

O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Fair Weather

St Stephen’s used the following collect as a prayer of special intention at the services on Sunday, September 25th.

Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, wherewith thou hast afflicted us. And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth . . . → Read More: For Fair Weather

Silly Suppers and Harvest Festival

All good things must come to an end, at least for a season, and so this Thursday we will have our last Silly Supper of the summer. Be sure to stop by at 5:30 PM for a wonderful repast: salad, entrée, and dessert, all for $10 ($5 for children), and beverages at a nominal cost. . . . → Read More: Silly Suppers and Harvest Festival

We need your favorite drinks for our Cookbook

Our new Cookie Walk 2011 Cook Book is going to be an encyclopedia of beverages. Well, perhaps it is not going to be so much an encyclopedia, but more a comprehensive guide to the art of making beverages—alcoholic and non–alcoholic.

To this end we are calling for your recipes for punches, teas, shrubs, smoothies, malts, . . . → Read More: We need your favorite drinks for our Cookbook

Change isn’t always as good as a rest

Clergy of all denominations frequently joke that our parishioners assume we work only one day a week. But we are only joking. We don’t really believe you think we are such slackers.

On the other hand, the nature of work has changed so radically over the past half century, and it is not unreasonable that . . . → Read More: Change isn’t always as good as a rest

Sermon for September 25th Trinity XIV

Here is the sermon for Sunday September 25th: Trinity 14, 2011

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXII 38

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Matthew

O Almighty God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew