Scripture Verse

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

Red Cross Blood Drive

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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.

Cookie Walk

The 2016 Cookie Walk is Saturday, December 3rd, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM!

The Cookie Walk is St Stephen’s premier Fall community event. What’s a cookie walk? Well, shortly after St Stephen’s was founded, we held our first Christmas bazaar. A parishioner suggested we make our annual parish fund raiser a “cookie walk”. What’s that, our volunteers asked? And then he told us: “a cookie walk is a large assortment of homemade cookies that prospective buyers browse, walking down a long table stacked high with cookies”. He suggested each parish family make five pounds of cookies so we would have a wonderful selection. We would sell the cookies by the pound and let our customers mix and match their holiday selection.

We liked the idea very much and Cookie Walk was born. That first year we had over 250 pounds of cookies for sale, which sold out in less than four hours. In each successive year we have had more cookies. In recent years we have had in the vicinity 1000 pounds of cookies and our selection is unbeatable. We regularly sell out in a few hours, and there is usually a line of people waiting for the doors to open. In addition to cookies, we make homemade jams and jellies, ornaments, table decorations, and decorated fresh wreaths. (There are also bags of greens so you can make your own decorations.) We have a children’s corner, a gift table, and hard–to–find special items. Cookie Walk has been and continues to be a wonderful success. It has been a St Stephen’s favorite from that day to this. Along the way we have offered some of the most wonderful cookies in Baltimore.

You can check out this year’s prices here (subject to minor adjustments over the next few days.). We never quite know what varieties of cookies will be available: that depends on the mood of our parishioners. But all of your favorites are likely to be there. We’ll also have your favourite flavors of homemade jams and jellies.

And don’t forget the vast array hand-knitted items available in a silent auction to benefit Heifer International. Photos of the items will be available shortly, but they’re already on display in the hallway of the church. Stop by to take a look.

Cookie Walks Past

Here are some photos from Cookie Walks Past—some from as far back as 2002. The cookies have completely taken over the Parish Hall (which was enlarged a couple of years ago), so some displays have moved to the lobby and the hallway.

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