Holy Week Schedule

Monday before Easter March 29th 6 P.M. Communion

Tuesday before Easter March 30th 6 P.M. Communion

Wednesday before Easter March 31st 6 P.M. Communion

Maundy Thursday* April 1st 7 P.M. Choral Eucharist

Good Friday April 2nd Noon The Seven Last Words 3:30 P.M. Childrens Way of the Cross 6:00 P.M. Communion of the Presanctified

. . . → Read More: Holy Week Schedule

For New Year’s Eve

La nouvelle Jérusalem

O God, who in the beginning of all things didst create heaven and earth: Grant that at this beginning of the year we may create a world filled with compassion and kindness, with mercy and forgiveness, with beauty and wonder; and help us, we beseech thee, to prepare for that last day when thy Son . . . → Read More: For New Year’s Eve

COVID Cookie Walk 2020 and Knitting Auction

The items for St Stephen’s 2012 Cookie Walk Silent Auction stretch the length of the hallway and around into the lobby.

Even though we are all limited by the pandemic, the knitting auction will take place starting 1 November 2020 at the church, and end on 19 December 2020.

We have over 50 . . . → Read More: COVID Cookie Walk 2020 and Knitting Auction

William Tyndale

William Tyndale

William Tyndale, from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Almighty God, who didst plant in the heart of thy servant William Tyndale a desire to bring the Scriptures to thy people in their native tongue, and didst endow him with felicity of speech and the strength to persevere: Reveal to us thy Word which he . . . → Read More: William Tyndale

Good Friday livestreams on Facebook

2017 Good Friday Preaching Service

A screenshot from the livestream of the Good Friday Preaching Service. Note that this is a screenshot, and not a link to the service. To watch the service, go to Isaac’s Videos page on Facebook.

Given the widespread closures due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our traditional Good Friday Preaching . . . → Read More: Good Friday livestreams on Facebook

Latest COVID-19 Update: 19 March 2020

church with cross and weathercock

The latest update from Fr Novicki:

This morning, Governor Hogan issued a directive that all mass meetings greater than 10 are forbidden. Accordingly, Sunday Services are cancelled pending the lifting of this restriction. Clergy will remain available during the week from 10:00 AM–3:00 PM.

The Latest COVID-19 Update

Fr Hawtin

The latest notice from Fr Novicki on the parish’s response to COVID-19:

The Vestry meeting for March is cancelled. I have received word the Garden Party has been cancelled. This was done at this juncture to give vendors adequate notice. Unless the Governor decrees otherwise, there will be services on Sunday. Parishoners self isolated at . . . → Read More: The Latest COVID-19 Update

An update on COVID-19

church with cross and weathercock

The following message is from Fr Novicki:

Services will continue. The Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon is postponed. Lenten Study is postponed. Those who attend services may make their own determination as to whether they take the cup. The Clergy is mindful of the situation and taking extra precaution in handling anything related to the Host. . . . → Read More: An update on COVID-19

Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Pythagoreans celebrate sunrise

Almight God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn the loss of an hour and dread the earlier coming of thy most bright and glorious morning light; that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love and tender mercies . . . → Read More: Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.


Don’t forget! Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday You don’t have to get up in the wee hours (2:00 AM, specifically) to change your clocks. You can change them when you get up; or maybe better, you should change them before you go to bed. If you’re late for the 8:00 AM service, you . . . → Read More: Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.