Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday choir singing

The Maundy Thursday service featured Harold Darke’s Communion Service in A minor, Déodat de Séverac’s setting of Tantum ergo, and William Byrd’s Ave verum corpus, sung by the Choir of Men and Boys.

The Maundy Thursday altar. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

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The Children’s Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross 2019

Because of inclement weather, the Children’s Stations of the Cross was held indoors this year. This educational activity takes place every year on Good Friday at 3:30 PM (after the conclusion of the Good Friday Meditations upon the Seven Last Words).

Stations of the Cross 2019. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

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The Ladies Who Lunch

Lunch at Basta Pasta

For the April outing, the Ladies Who Lunch went to Basta Pasta on April 17th. If you’re interested in joining them, watch for the announcement of the date and location in the upcoming newsletter.

The Ladies Who Lunch dined at Basta Pasta on Wednesday, April 17th. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

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Only two weeks left to go! Get ready to party!

White Elephant booth

It is later than you think! In two short weeks we will be celebrating Saint Stephen’s Annual British Garden Party on Saturday, May 4th. I have it on good authority (Fr Hawtin) that we can expect another excellent day, weather wise, with sunny spring-like temperatures. However, just in case something should fall through, it probably . . . → Read More: Only two weeks left to go! Get ready to party!

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Garden Party panorama

You don’t have to travel to England to have a genuine Afternoon Tea. You can find one right here in the Baltimore suburbs—at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête, Saturday, 4 May 2019, from 11:00 AM to the last seating at 2:00 PM. (Note that the last seating is an hour before the . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!

Punch & Judy

Have you ever seen a Punch & Judy show? We mean, a real Punch & Judy show? If you haven’t, now’s your chance. And if you’ve seen Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at previous Garden Parties, you’ll know how riotously funny it is. (And how can you pass up a chance to see the . . . → Read More: See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!

Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar

Here is a selection of beautiful spring flowers to decorate the church for Easter. Please make your choice and either fill out the form available at the church or enclose a list (indicating the quantities of each flower) with your check when you mail it. All forms and checks must be received by the church . . . → Read More: Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar

Don’t look now! The party is just around the corner!

Teacup

Don’t look now but May 4th is fast approaching! What is so important about May 4th you say? Haven’t you been reading my articles? Tsk Tsk!! I cannot believe that you haven’t been paying attention.

With an enticement like this, how could you not visit the Garden Party Tea Shop?

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Flower Guild Preparations for Palm Sunday and Easter

Easter Altar 2014

For all Flower Guild members, and anyone else who would like to help:

This is a reminder for all that are able to attend, that there will be a group decorating for Palm Sunday on Saturday, 13 April. We will meet at the church from 10:00 AM until about 11:30 AM.

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A Service of Lessons & Anthems for Passiontide

Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy

Passion Sunday April 7th, 2019, at 6:00 PM

Christ in the Wilderness, by Ivan Kramskoy (1837–1887). From Wikipedia.

This month, in lieu of Choral Evensong, we offer the Lenten equivalent of a ‘Carol Service’ on Passion Sunday, 7 April. The service will begin at the usual time of 6.00 pm and conclude within . . . → Read More: A Service of Lessons & Anthems for Passiontide