Scripture Verse

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

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross logo
Only 4 days until the next Red Cross Blood Drive. There are sign-up sheets at the church, or you can call the Parish Office at (410) 560-6776, or you can drop an email to Happy Riley, the Director of Pastoral Care, at dpc@ststeve.com, or call her directly at (410) 252-8674. The drive runs from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 26

Reflections on the meaning of the Fourth of July

The media has recently gleefully reported a shocking lack of patriotism among members of America’s Millennial generation. Actually, the Millennials’ lack of patriotism should in no way come as a shock. Indeed, it is entirely surprising any of them show any degree of patriotism.

Blame for the Millennials’ lack of patriotism lies squarely at the . . . → Read More: Reflections on the meaning of the Fourth of July

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity 

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity 

Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Logo

We’re going into the height of the summer season, and, as always, there is a critical need for blood donations. You can save a life with a single pint donation. With an increasing number of people who are ineligible to donate blood, now would be a good time to bring a friend, and get them . . . → Read More: Summer Red Cross Blood Drive

Root around in your yards to beautify the churchyard

The strip of grass along the entrance driveway has been cleared by Scott Taylor and his crew of volunteers. Now we are seeking perennial plants from home gardens to put in that space. Suggestions for plant donations are Stella D’Oro lily or other day lily, dusty miller, corabells, columbine, and any other deer resistant plants. . . . → Read More: Root around in your yards to beautify the churchyard

Independence Day

Fourth of July fireworks behind the Washington Monument 1986

Fourth of July fireworks behind the Washington Monument, 1986. Photo by SSgt Lono Kollars, USAF. From Wikimedia.

O Eternal God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness . . . → Read More: Independence Day

Why not join us to sit back, relax and have a ball (of wool)?

Are the cares of the world weighing on your shoulders? Do you lay awake all night worrying about the kids, the grandkids, the outcome of the election? Are you swallowing antacid pills by the handfull? Or do you not give a hoot what the neighbors think and you don’t have a worry in the world? . . . → Read More: Why not join us to sit back, relax and have a ball (of wool)?

Altar Flowers — Trinity III, 2017

Altar Flowers, Trinity III, 2017

Altar Flowers, Trinity III, 2017

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Visitation of the BVM

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mosaic from the Clyde Adoration Chapel of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of thine incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping thy word: Grant us who honour the exaltation of . . . → Read More: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Sermon for Sunday July 2nd – Trinity III

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 3rd: Trinity 3, 2017