For the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

This collect was first used on Sunday, April 21st, in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Old North Church, Boston. Photo by Halliday Historic Photograph Company.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing

Sermon for Sunday April 21st – Easter III

Here is the Sermon for Sunday April 21st: Easter III, 2013

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIV No 15

The Third Sunday after Easter

Almighty God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday after Easter

Saint Anselm

Graciously enlighten thy Churchm, we beseech thee, O Lord: that being illumined by the teaching of blessed Anselm thy confessor and Bishop, it may attain unto eternal gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday morning discussion group

Join us on Sunday mornings between the 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM services for a lively discussion of the collects and lessons appointed for that day.

We meet upstairs in the Rector’s office immediately following the 9:15 AM service. The discussions are led by Dan Bursi.

St Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr

O God, who didst adorn thy blessed Bishop Alphege with the dignity of the priesthood and with the palm of martyrdom: Mercifully grant that we may be so assisted by his intercession before thee, that we may rejoice with him in eternal happiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O loving God, . . . → Read More: St Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr

Help wanted: No experience necessary

With just over three weeks to go before the Garden Party we’re shifting our efforts into high gear to make this the best Garden Party ever.

So now’s the time to drop off your jumble for the Jumble table. Please rummage the corners of your closets for bric-a-brac, collectibles, books, DVDs, CDs and oddities for . . . → Read More: Help wanted: No experience necessary

A note from Annie

I would like to thank you for the many cards and gifts I received following my recent retirement. Heartfelt thanks go out to Jim and Rosa Halbert for hosting my wonderful party at their beautiful home. I was totally overwhelmed to have seen so many there.

I so enjoyed my role as Director of Pastoral . . . → Read More: A note from Annie

Canon Mike Kerouac joins parish as vicar

Canon Michael Kerouac’s quiet, kindly manner and thoughtful sermons have won him a whole parish full of friends since he arrived here five months ago to help take care of the parish while I was recovering from surgery.

To say I am grateful to Fr. Mike and his wife Carolyn greatly understates the case. Indeed, . . . → Read More: Canon Mike Kerouac joins parish as vicar