Scripture Verse

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

Cookie Walk

Only 2 months and 9 days until the Cookie Walk! Choose from a wide assortment of home-baked cookies, homemade jams and jellies, peanut brittle, Christmas puddings, and other delights. Doors open at 9:00 AM, and many items sell out, so be sure to arrive early!

Saint Lambert

St-Lambert-Liège

Martyrdom of Saint Lambert, part of the diptych of Henri Palude, 15th century. From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, after the example of blessed Lambert, thy Bishop and Martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth, that we may be grounded in divine love and moved from its perfection by . . . → Read More: Saint Lambert

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

New podcasts!

There are three new podcasts available in our podcast library: Fr Hawtin’s sermon for Trinity VII, 30 July 2017 Fr Belt’s sermon for Trinity IX, 13 August 2017 Fr Belt’s sermon for Trinity XIII, 10 September 2017

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Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Saint Ninian

Saint Ninian preaching to the Picts (from the Book of the Hours of the Virgin and Saint Ninian)

O God, who by the preaching of thy blessed servant Saint Ninian, didst cause the light of the Gospel to shine in the British Isles: Lead us by its brightness to become sons of a new . . . → Read More: Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross, from Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry.

Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take . . . → Read More: Holy Cross

Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage

Heiliger_Cyprianus

Saint Cyprian, by the Master of Meßkirch (active 1515–1540). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Cyprian boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give . . . → Read More: Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage

Church mowing opportunity

St Stephen’s brand spanking new Model 140 John Deere tractor/mower needs some friends to help it keep the lawn pretty. The machine has been tested and found to be easy to run. The current operator now needs 2 or 3 helpers so that each team member need only mow once a month (more often . . . → Read More: Church mowing opportunity

Saint Deiniol

Celtic Cross

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Deiniol to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word, and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: Saint Deiniol

For the Victims of the Recent Natural Cataclysms

Jesus Stilling the Tempest, by Gustave Doré

Jesus Stilling the Tempest (Mark iv:39) by Gustave Doré

O Lord of Hosts, who lookest on the earth, and it trembleth; who touchest the hills, and they smoke: in thy great mercy, soothe the suffering of thy servants devastated

by the floods in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal; by the earthquake in Mexico; by the . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Recent Natural Cataclysms

A vital lesson Ancient Rome offers America

Moving house is a bittersweet experience—especially if you’ve lived in the place for 30 years or more. Downsizing is painful. It means necessarily parting with things that have been part of your life for 40 or 50 years—some of which you can cheerfully bid adieu; others that evoke sentimental memories.

My mother had no problem . . . → Read More: A vital lesson Ancient Rome offers America