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Cookie Walk

Only 15 days until the Cookie Walk! Jellies and jams, soup mix, and Jezebel sauce will be available starting December 1st, 2020. Prepackaged boxes of cookies will be available on Saturday, December 19th, 2020, between 9:00 AM and 12 Noon.

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Thanksgiving Day Service

Fr Hawtin

Despite COVID-19, we still have much for which to give thanks. We shall be holding our Thanksgiving Day Eucharist, as usual, on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th at 10:00 AM—repeat 10:00 AM. Let join together to show God our appreciation for his all blessings before we tuck into turkey and all the trimmings on Thursday, November . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving Day Service

A Prayer in the Time of Plague

The_Plague_at_Ashdod

Almighty God, who in thy wrath in the time of King David didst slay with the plague of pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and yet remembering thy mercy didst save the rest: Have pity upon us miserable sinners, who are now visited with great sickness and mortality; that like as thou didst then command thine . . . → Read More: A Prayer in the Time of Plague

Saint John of Damascus

St John of Damascus with his foster brother St Kosmas

St John of Damascus with his foster brother St Kosmas

Confirm our minds, O Lord, in the mysteries of the true faith, set forth with power by thy servant John of Damascus; that we, with him, confessing Jesus to be true God and true Man, and singing the praises of the risen Lord, . . . → Read More: Saint John of Damascus

Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon Founder of the Little Gidding Community

Nicholas Ferrar

Nicholas Ferrar, by Cornelius Janssen (1585–1638). From Wikipedia.

Lord God, make us worthy of thy perfect love; that, with thy deacon Nicholas Ferrar and his household, we may rule ourselves according to thy Word, and serve thee with our whole heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee . . . → Read More: Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon Founder of the Little Gidding Community

Saint Clement of Alexandria

Martyrdom of St Clement

Martyrdom of St Clement, by Bernardino Fungai (1460–1516).

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Clement of Alexandria: Enrich it evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and doctrine may set forth to all men the truth . . . → Read More: Saint Clement of Alexandria

Saint Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East

Saint Francis Xavier preaching in Goa

God of all nations: Raise up, we beseech thee, in this and every land, evangelists and heralds of thy kingdom, that like thy servant Francis Xavier we may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Saviour Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Saint Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East

Saint Birinus

Celtic Cross

We beseech thee, O Lord, to pour thy grace on all who go to other lands, publishing the Word of salvation: That, following the patient labours of Saint Birinus, who brought to us the Gospel from beyond the sea, they may gather many believers into the fold of thy holy Church; through the merits . . . → Read More: Saint Birinus

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 most recent newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 50 December 3rd [sic]

On the Kalendar: Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia

December from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“December”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Nicholas was born to a wealthy Greek christian family in Patara, a Mediterranean port in Asia Minor, and a suburb, . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia

Saint Andrew, Apostle

crucifixion of St Andrew

Crucifixion of St Andrew, by Carlo Maratta (1625–1713).

Almighty God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up . . . → Read More: Saint Andrew, Apostle

Sunday School Activity Sheet No 28

Sunday School

Because of the COVID-19 quarantine, Sunday School is informal. But Mrs Novicki is providing Sunday School Activity Worksheets for children who can’t make it to church. Here is the latest installment.

Kid’s Corner Week 28

For now, past Worksheets can be found in the Sunday School section of the Christian Education page.

Videocast: Advent I, 2020

Here is a video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Advent I, 29 November 2020. You can also watch the videocast of the Trinity Eucharist on YouTube, or on the parish’s Facebook pages: Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, and Isaac’s FB page.

Here is the video for the Holy Eucharist “in . . . → Read More: Videocast: Advent I, 2020