Our extravaganza needs you! No experience required

Baskets and Wreaths

While our volunteer sheets continue to be filling up, there’s still room for you. Our annual Cookie Walk has many faithful patrons from years past, and we hope to attract many more of our local friends and neighbors to help kick off the Christmas season at Saint Stephen’s.

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Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia and Martyr

Martyrdom of KIng Edward

Martyrdom of KIng Edward. Illumination from a medieval manuscript. From Wikipedia.

O God, in whose strength Saint Edmund the King stood firm against the heathen, and at the cost of his own life was the saving of his people: Let him be a leader to encourage us to vanquish every assault of the . . . → Read More: Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia and Martyr

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Marianne Stokes St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor

St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor, by Marianne Stokes (1855–1927). From Wikipedia.

O merciful God, enlighten the hearts of thy faithful people, that, following the example of blessed Elizabeth, they may learn to set their affection on things above where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

The Twenty–Fifth Sunday after Trinity  

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power . . . → Read More: The Twenty–Fifth Sunday after Trinity  

Saint Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

St Hilda memorial with ammonites

O God, the author of all virtues, by whose gift thy blessed Saint Hilda chose the heavenly vision before the fleeting glories of the world: Grant that we may learn by her example to despise the passing things of earth, and seek after the things which are eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Hugh of Lincoln

Altarpiece from the Carthusian monastery of Saint-Honoré, Thuison-les-Abbeville, France, depicting Saint Hugh of Lincoln with his swan.

O merciful Father, who didst endow thy servant Hugh of Lincoln with a wise and cheerful boldness, and didst teach him how to commend the discipline of holy life to kings and princes: Grant that we, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland. Detail from a medieval manuscript.

O God, who didst call thy servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom, and didst give her zeal for thy Church and love for thy people: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her this day may be fruitful in . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Samuel Seabury

We give thee thanks, O Lord our God, for thy goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by thy holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the . . . → Read More: The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Veterans Day

Remembrance Day poppy

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun . . . → Read More: Veterans Day

Saint Martin

San Martín y el mendigo

San Martín y el mendigo (Saint Martin and the beggar), by El Greco (1541–1614). From Wikimedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst endue thy soldier Saint Martin with the spirit of sacrifice, and didst exalt him as Bishop to be a great defender of the Faith: Grant us grace to follow in his . . . → Read More: Saint Martin