Our Hymn Auction raised an amazing one thousand dollars

St. Stephen’s Transfiguration Sunday Hymn Auction on August 6th raised a breathtaking $1,025 for the Choir’s adopted charity: The Christ Child Society of Baltimore. The fundraising effort was all the more remarkable because only some 20 diehards attended the event—a reflection of summer vacation season.

Despite the relatively small numbers—far fewer attendees than we . . . → Read More: Our Hymn Auction raised an amazing one thousand dollars

Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

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We’re going into the height of the summer season, and, as always, there is a critical need for blood donations. You can save a life with a single pint donation. With an increasing number of people who are ineligible to donate blood, now would be a good time to bring a friend, and get them . . . → Read More: Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

☆ ★ ☆ Patriotic Hymnfest ☆★☆

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Patriotic Hymnfest Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 6:00 PM Reception to follow

Come put your patriotism on display and raise your voice in a musical celebration of American Independence Day! The programme will include the usual patriotic spectaculars, supplemented by some of the parish’s most popular hymns. The boy choristers will be on hand . . . → Read More: ☆ ★ ☆ Patriotic Hymnfest ☆★☆

Wonderful Afternoon Tea in June!

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Annie Hawkins served up yet another wonderful Afternoon Tea last week. We have a gallery of pictures (courtesy Carolyn Kerouac) which might entice you to sign up for the next tea.

Frs Hawtin and Ludwig at Tea

Choral Evensong, June 4th, 2017

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Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6pm and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

This month’s service music includes a setting of the Preces . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong, June 4th, 2017

Vacation Bible School starts on June 19th: Register now!

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The Archangel Michael. From Wikimedia.

The Sunday School is calling for every child in the neighborhood to put on “The Armor of God” this summer at St Stephen’s Vacation Bible School. It starts on June 19th and runs to June 23rd. Every “new squire” will learn the Shield of Faith, the Shoes of . . . → Read More: Vacation Bible School starts on June 19th: Register now!

A little bit of Britain in the heart of Timonium

The John F. Nicoll Pipe Band performs during the opening ceremonies of St Stephen's British Garden Party and Fête.

There were sunny smiles—if not sunny skies—at this year’s Garden Party and Fête. Again St Stephen’s provided a bit of Britain to the neighborhood with authentic food, pub offerings, a maypole, and a festive lawn party atmosphere as only the British can provide. Gross receipts totaled over $7,000.

The John F. Nicoll Pipe . . . → Read More: A little bit of Britain in the heart of Timonium

Financial Peace University

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Join us for Financial Peace University, a presentation of Dave Ramsey’s video series. Financial Peace University changes lives through wise money management focused on building wealth and eliminating debt. Learn how God’s principles for finance can make a difference in your life and improve your relationships.

There are over 2,000 verses in the bible . . . → Read More: Financial Peace University

Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

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There are all sorts of activities for children at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête. One of the favorite attractions is the Windsor Bouncing Castle, which is available for children under 12 years in age and under 5 stone (70 pounds) in weight, for the nominal fee of 50¢. (Children playing in the . . . → Read More: Children’s Activities 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 . . . → Read More: Jumble at the Garden Party