Scripture Verse

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]

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross logo
Only 23 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.

July 17th 1:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Info on donating blood.

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 23

Juneteenth

Union soldiers accompanying freed slaves

O Lord God of hosts, who with a mighty arm delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt: Let not our hearts be hardened like Pharaoh’s, but incline our hearts to mercy; that we might fight against slavery of body and mind, and oppression of the soul. Help us to welcome the liberated into the fulness of . . . → Read More: Juneteenth

Vestry Meeting

There is a Vestry meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the upstairs library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in seeing how the parish is administered. Feel free to drop by: no reservations are required.

The Third Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

St Basil of Caesarea

mosaic of St Basil of Caesarea (St Basil the Great), in the Cathedral of St Sophia, Kiev (11th century). From Wikimedia

Almighty God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Basil, to walk as one family in the excellent paths . . . → Read More: Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

Saint Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua by El Greco (1541–1614). From . . . → Read More: Saint Anthony of Padua

Down home truths about learning to read and write

My father—aka the Sage of Dedham Vale—maintained that the only way to be genuinely progressive was to be implacably opposed to progress. And the proof of this philosophical pudding is evident to all in the epidemic of functional illiteracy that afflicts our nation.

In 1900, some 90 percent of the American population were able to . . . → Read More: Down home truths about learning to read and write

Saint Barnabas

St Barnabas healing the sick

St Barnabas healing the sick by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). From Wikimedia

O Lord God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; . . . → Read More: Saint Barnabas

The Sermon for Sunday June 10th – Trinity II

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday June 10th: Trinity 2, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 22