Scripture Verse

Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity.

— Tobit iv:8, 9, Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion

Garden Party

Only 1 month and 13 days until the British Garden Party and Fête! Come experience a bit of Jolly Olde England right here in Timonium. Have High Tea in the Parish Hall Tea Room, or have Cornish and Welsh Pasties, Ploughman's Lunches, wine, and beer on tap at the Pheasant and Firkin Pub on the parish grounds. Hear a Pipe Band and join in for some English country dancing.

Holy Week at St Stephen’s

Holy Week is always a busy at St Stephen’s. There is at least one service every day between Palm Sunday and Easter Day, and several of them feature the Choir. Our favorite service is the Great Vigil of Easter, held Saturday evening, which features the blessing of the Paschal Candle, and the singing of the Exsultet; readings from the prophecies by candle light with psalms sung by the Choir (the Vigil part); and the First Mass of Easter, initiated by a singing of the Gloria in excels is accompanied by bells rung by the Choir and the congregation. There’s generally plenty of room at the Vigil (sadly), but the Easter Day services are generally packed, so make sure you show up early to get a seat.

Be sure to check out the schedule of Holy Week and Easter services.