Sunday Services

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Holy Eucharist (Sunday School and Nursery Care)
11:00 AM Choral Mattins (First Sunday of the month: Holy Eucharist)

For details, see the full list of services and directions to the church.

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Fall Parish Picnic

new church tower with weathercock

The Fall Parish Picnic will be held at the church on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at 1:00 PM. (This will give everyone time to assemble and set things up after the 11:00 AM service.) The Parish Life Committee will provide meat for grilling; attendees are asked to bring a side, salad, or dessert. Seating . . . → Read More: Fall Parish Picnic

Altar Flowers — Trinity X, 25 August 2091

Altar Flowers — Trinity X, 25 August 2019

Altar Flowers — Trinity X, 25 August 2019. Given to the Glory of God by Tracy Collins and Jaclyn McNaney in loving memory of Robert Smutny (Dad).

National Day of Healing

The view from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument on August 28, 1963, the date of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. US Government Photo, public domain. From Wikimedia.

O God our Father, whose love reachest to the uttermost parts of the earth: Open our eyes and hearts to . . . → Read More: National Day of Healing

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Bartholomew

St Bartholomew (Last Judgement)

St Bartholomew displaying his flayed skin, detail from The Last Judgement, by Michaelangelo (1475–154).

O Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word: Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word which he believed, and both to preach and . . . → Read More: Saint Bartholomew

Confession from the kitchen: man can’t live by snails alone

Fr Hawtin

Cooking, I must confess, is really not my bag. But since Charlotte was obliged to abandon the kitchen some four years ago, I have improved 100 percent. In all honesty, it has not been such a praiseworthy achievement as I started out from a very low threshold.

The sad fact of the matter is that . . . → Read More: Confession from the kitchen: man can’t live by snails alone

The Latest Newsletter

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 32 August 27th

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot

Francisco Ribalta Christ Embracing St Bernard

Christ Embracing St Bernard, by Francisco Ribalta (1565– 1628). From Wikipedia.

Enable us, O Lord, with Saint Bernard and all thy blessed servants, to bring the talents and graces of thy giving unto the sole service of the Holy Catholic Church, the Body of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; who liveth with . . . → Read More: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot

On the Kalendar: Louis IX, King of France, Confessor

Mort de Louis IX le Saint

Louis taken prisoner during the Seventh Crusade, by Gustave Doré (1832–1883). From Wikipedia.

Louis IX of France is the only French king to have been canonized. Born in 1214, he was crowned king at the age of 12. As an adult, he successfully defeated Henry III of England at Taillebourg, halting Henry’s attempt . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Louis IX, King of France, Confessor

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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