Sunday Services

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Holy Eucharist (Sunday School and Nursery Care)
11:00 AM Choral Mattins (First Sunday of the month: Holy Eucharist)

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Scripture Verses

The Scripture Verses which appear on the left side of our web pages are not random quotations, or selections from someone’s chapbook of favorite verses. St Stephen’s is a “parish in the classical Anglican tradition”, which means that, liturgically, we hold the Prayer Book in high regard. So the Scripture Verses which appear randomly in the box on the left are selected from those which are featured prominently in various services in the Prayer Book. For convenience, they are all listed here.

Morning Prayer
The LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk ii:20
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
I was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the LORD. Psalm cxxii:1
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xix:14
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me, and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling. Psalm xliii:3
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah lvii:15
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John iv:23
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the LORD Jesus Christ. Philippians i:2
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer
Repent ye, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew iii:2
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Advent]
Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah xl:3
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Advent]
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD. Luke ii:10, 11
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Christmas]
From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my Name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my Name, and a pure offering: for my Name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi i:11
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Epiphany]
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem. Isaiah lii:1
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Epiphany]
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii:13
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Lent]
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li:17
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Lent]
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. Luke xv:18, 19
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Lent]
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me. Lamentations i:12
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Good Friday]
He is risen. The LORD is risen indeed. Mark xvi:6; Luke xxiv:34
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Easter]
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm cxviii:24
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Easter]
Seeing that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews iv:14, 16
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Ascension]
Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts i:8
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Whitsunday]
Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians iv:6
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Whitsunday]
Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Revelation iv:8
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Trinity]
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs iii:9,10
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Thanksgiving Day]
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Proverbs iii:19, 20
Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Thanksgiving Day]
Evening Prayer
The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk ii:20
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. Psalm xxvi:8
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. Psalm cxli:2
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him. Psalm xcvi:9
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xix:14
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer
Watch ye, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. St. Mark xiii:35, 36
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Advent]
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Revelation xxi:3
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Christmas]
The Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah lx:3
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Epiphany]
I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm li:3
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Lent]
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Daniel ix:9, 10
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Lent]
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i:8, 9
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Lent]
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah liii:6
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Good Friday]
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians xv:57
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Easter]
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Colossians iii:1
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Easter]
Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Hebrews ix:24
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Ascension]
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. Psalm xlvi:4
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Whitsunday]
The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation xxii:17
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Whitsunday]
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah vi:3
Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Trinity]
Holy Communion Summary of the Law
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Mark xii:29-31; Matthew xxii: 40
The Summary of the Law at Holy Communion (1662)
Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Matthew xxii:37-40
The Summary of the Law at Holy Communion (1928)
Holy Communion Offertory Sentences
Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts xx:35
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matthew v:16
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matthew vi:19, 20
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matthew vii:21
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
He that soweth little shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians ix:6, 7
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
While we have time, let us do good unto all men; and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Galatians vi:10
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his Name’s sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Hebrews vi:10
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews xiii:16
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 St. John iii:17
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
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
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. St. Matthew xxv:40
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? Romans x:14, 15
Offertory Sentence for Holy Commuion
Jesus said unto them, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest. St. Luke x:2
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Ye shall not appear before the LORD empty; every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee. Deuteronomy xvi:16, 17
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee. 1 Chronicles xxix:14
Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion
Holy Communion Comfortable Words
Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matthew xi:28
Comfortable Words at Holy Communion
So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii:16
Comfortable Words at Holy Communion
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy i:15
Comfortable Words at Holy Communion
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii:1, 2
Comfortable Words at Holy Communion
Burial Service The Burial Sentences
I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. St. John xi:25, 26a
The Burial Sentences
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. Job xix:25-27a
The Burial Sentences
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 1 Timothy vi:7; Job 1:21b
The Burial Sentences
Man that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. Job xiv:1,2
The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]
In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased? The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death. The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee. The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]