A Pop Tart foretells the shape of things to come

It is now quite apparent that the animating philosophy of the nation’s governing elite is largely derived from the Wizard of Oz. At least, much of our social and economic policy is demonstrably based on wishful thinking.

Trouble is—unlike most second graders—the folks who run the country haven’t yet figured out that clicking the . . . → Read More: A Pop Tart foretells the shape of things to come

Tuesday in Holy Week

O Lord God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Annunciation

Because this Feast falls during Holy Week, the observance is properly transferred to an open day immediately following Easter Tuesday.

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion . . . → Read More: The Annunciation

Monday in Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Monday in Holy Week

Sermon for Sunday March 24th – Palm Sunday

Here is the sermon for Sunday March 24th: Palm Sunday, 2013

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s Newsletter:St. Stephen’s News XXIV No 11

Palm Sunday

¶ This Collect is to be said every day, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Good Friday.

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should . . . → Read More: Palm Sunday

Ahh, Spring!

The last threat (we hope) of heavy snow passed us by and signs of spring are appearing in the form of crocuses and daffodils growing taller by the day. And so our thoughts turn to – what else? – Garden Party.

Believe it or not, in less than eight weeks there’ll be dancing around . . . → Read More: Ahh, Spring!

Anne Hawkins’ Retirement Party

Come celebrate Anne’s retirement on Saturday April 6th, 2013. The party will take place at Rosa and Jim Halbert’s home, 7929 Ruxway Road from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Maps and directions will be available closer to the date. We are asking you to bring an hors d’oeuvre, salad, or dessert. Please RSVP to either . . . → Read More: Anne Hawkins’ Retirement Party

Saint Cuthbert

Almighty God, who didst call thy blessed Saint Cuthbert from following the flock to be a Shepherd and Bishop of souls: Inspire all Bishops and Pastors to tend their flocks after his pattern with gentleness and strength; that thy people may be shepherded with the holy love of our Redeemer Jesus Christ, who liveth and . . . → Read More: Saint Cuthbert