Charlotte Hawtin, R. I. P.

Charlotte Hawtin and her husband at Afternoon Tea, at the 2014 Garden Party

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charlotte Hawtin.

Remember thy servant Charlotte, O Lord, according to the favor which thou bearest unto thy people; and grant that, increasing in knowledge and love of thee, she may go from strength to strength, in the life of perfect service, in . . . → Read More: Charlotte Hawtin, R. I. P.

Dutch Treat: Speculaas

We had quite the crowd at the 2017 Cookie Walk!

Note: This year, the Cookie Walk has been moved to the second Saturday in December—December 14th!

Dutch Treat: Speculaas 2 cups unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1½ teaspoons grated lemon rind 4½ cups sifted all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground cardamon

Cream . . . → Read More: Dutch Treat: Speculaas

Annual Parish Meeting

church with cross and weathercock

The Annual Parish meeting will take place on Sunday, November 17th between the 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM services. The rector and officers will present reports on the parish’s progress during the year past and elections for the vestry will also take place.

Retiring vestry members offering themselves for re-election are not Mrs Collins and . . . → Read More: Annual Parish Meeting

The State of the Parish: The Rector’s Report 2018/19

Fr Hawtin

For Saint Stephen’s, the year 2018/19 has been marked by a number of notable changes and transitions. Not least, our vicar, The Very Reverend Michael Kerouac, his wife Caroline and their family left Saint Stephen’s for Florida. Shortly after their arrival, Bishop John Vaughan installed Fr Kerouac as the Dean of St Patrick’s ProCathedral at . . . → Read More: The State of the Parish: The Rector’s Report 2018/19

The End of Daylight Saving Time

Fall Back

Well, no, not permanently, just for the year. It ends this Sunday, November 3rd. Remember to set your clocks back an hour, to reclaim the time you lost back in the spring. Otherwise you’ll be early to everything all day, which is arguably better than being late.

In honor of the resumption of Standard . . . → Read More: The End of Daylight Saving Time

Choral Evensong, Sunday, 6 October 2019

Saint Stephen’s Choir of Men and Boys cordially invites to you to attend their first Choral Evensong of the academic year.

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 of Men & Boys on the First . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong, Sunday, 6 October 2019

Cancellations because of Synod


Because of the Synod (and the preparations in advance of the Synod), most parish activities will be cancelled the week of August 12th. There will be no Bridge Group on Monday, no Knitting Group on Thursday, and no Bible Study, either with Brock Johnson on Thursday afternoon or with Fr Hawtin on Friday morning. . . . → Read More: Cancellations because of Synod

Bon Voyage, Fr Kerouac!


After Synod, Fr Kerouac will be leaving Saint Stephen’s to take up his position as Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Port St John (Cocoa), Florida (on the coast, due east of Orlando). The coffee hour on August 11th was a celebration of his ministry at Saint Stephen’s, and to thank him and Carolyn for . . . → Read More: Bon Voyage, Fr Kerouac!

Ordination of Deacon Dan Bursi

Nicolas Poussin The Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter)

God willing, on August 14th, the Right Reverend John Vaughan, Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, will ordain Deacon Dan Bursi to the order of priest. The ordination will take place during the Synod Solemn High Mass at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to this momentous occasion in the life of the . . . → Read More: Ordination of Deacon Dan Bursi

Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones! An hour of your time and a pint of your blood can make a difference for three people. Plan on giving the gift of life at Saint Stephen’s Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 24th, from 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM. You can sign . . . → Read More: Summer Red Cross Blood Drive