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The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest Newsletter: Saint Stephen’s News XXX No 16, May 4th (Special British Garden Party Edition)

Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Garden Party maypole

Well, our British Garden Party has almost arrived. In a few short days our outdoor extravaganza (this Saturday) will be upon us, and everyone connected with this enterprise is quite excited and rarin’ to go. Needless to say, there are a lot of things that still need to be done during this “run up” week . . . → Read More: Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Saint Catherine of Siena

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482)

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who keep the heavenly birthday of thy holy Virgin Saint Catherine may be conformed to the pattern of her hidden life with thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or . . . → Read More: Saint Catherine of Siena

The Liberation of Dachau

Theresienstadt concentration camp archway

For the Victims of Genocide

The Theresienstadt concentration camp archway. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Shoah. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest we forget . . . → Read More: The Liberation of Dachau

Maypole at the Garden Party

Maypole in Progress

Don’t be a Puritan Roundhead—come to the Cavalier side and join in the Maypole Dance. It’s fun for the whole family. (You don’t have to tell your kids what it’s all about.) The Dance Magnet Students of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts will perform a Maypole Dance at 1:30 PM. . . . → Read More: Maypole at the Garden Party

Jumble at the Garden Party

White Elephant booth

One of the highlights of St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête is the Portobello Road White Elephant Booth. This booth features some of the most elegant jumble in the state of Maryland. Glassware, china, kitchen appliances, knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, curios—you name it. The objects range from the mundane to the eccentric. And everything is reasonably . . . → Read More: Jumble at the Garden Party

Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

There are all sorts of activities for children at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête. To begin, there are all sorts of interesting crafts to entertain the children. For $1, kids can paint a sun catcher, and for $3, they can paint a flowerpot. Or, for $1, they can have their face painted. . . . → Read More: Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

The First Sunday after Easter

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Easter

The British Garden Party is coming soon!

Maypole in Progress

Well, it is only a few days now (May 4th) until our annual British Garden Party, and there is still a lot to be done. The long-range weather prognostication given earlier by our resident forecaster, Fr Hawtin, for good weather seems to be holding up so far.

The Parish Life Committee (PLC) is getting . . . → Read More: The British Garden Party is coming soon!

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The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 15 April 30th, 2019